Dodge Charger v Ford Mustang

Comparison: Dodge Charger v Ford Mustang

Miami Lakes Dodge Charger Ford MustangThere’s no hiding the fact that a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger are both American muscle cars, and they are both chosen for speed. Though the two vehicles may seem similar for that reason, there are actually a lot of differences between the two if you take a close look. For this article however, we’re focusing on the most basic trim for each.

Engine

Both vehicles feature V6 engines, but they differ in engine sub-type. A 3.6L 24-valve VVT V6 engine is standard in the Dodge Charger; it’s an engine designed to open or close the valve earlier to improve performance and fuel economy. A 3.7L Ti-VCT engine, which is standard in the Ford Mustang is similar but it operates based on a twin-independent variable camshaft system, also to increase performance.

Coming in at 300 horsepower, the Ford Mustang is capable of generating about 8 more horsepower than the Dodge Charger’s 292 horsepower engine.

The Dodge Charger has a slightly better fuel economy than the Mustang. The Charger gets an average of 19 MPG when in the city and 31 MPG when on the highway and the Ford Mustang averages 17 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.

Exterior

At first glance there is an obvious difference in both vehicles and that is size. The Dodge Charger SE is a full-size, 4-door sedan and five passengers can comfortably fit in the vehicle. The Ford Mustang has only two doors and it is only able to accommodate up to four passengers.

Interior

Both cars have multimedia hubs, just under different names. The Uconnect media hub in the Dodge Charger SE is a communication system that allows the driver to use their phone, hands-free; it includes an SD card slot, a USB port, and an auxiliary cable to connect media devices and play music. The Ford Mustang SYNC system does relatively the same, allowing people to make calls and listen to music via voice command.

Want to test it out for yourself?

We have a variety of Dodge Chargers available at Miami Lakes Automall. Whether looking for the basic Dodge Charger or the 707 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, we have a variety of colors and price points. And for the Mustang, we might be able to find one that someone else traded in for their charger. 😉

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