Compare 2012 Dodge Challenger vs 2012 Ford Mustang

2012 Dodge Challenger
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2-Door Coupe SXT Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 19 29 $21,245 $22,310
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 19 29 $24,399 $26,310
2-Door Convertible V6 19 29 $25,845 $27,310
2-Door Coupe GT 17 26 $27,459 $29,710
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 19 29 $28,899 $31,310
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 26 $31,059 $33,710
2-Door Convertible GT 17 26 $31,959 $34,710
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 26 $35,559 $38,710
2-Door Coupe Boss 302 17 26 $36,999 $40,310
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 15 23 $44,161 $48,810
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 15 23 $48,611 $53,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,359
$21,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,195
$22,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI. The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 51.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 29.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.5 83.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 188.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P215/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
100 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3834 3453
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6350 305 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 280 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ERB 99M
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.53
Trans Order Code
DGJ 44X
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Five-Link w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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