2010 Dodge Challenger vs. Its Competition

2010 Dodge Challenger
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The muscle-car revival is still in full force, with the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro replaying an old rivalry.

Only this time, all three cars are a lot more practical and day-to-day livable.

The 2010 Dodge Challenger has the most usable backseat of the three, but none of them are particularly spacious.

Relative to the Mustang and Camaro, the Challenger has a bit more space for front-seat occupants and would likely be more comfortable for a road trip.

The V-6 SE model matches reasonably well against the Mustang V-6, but the Camaro’s V-6, now with more than 300 horsepower, easily beats them and is a step above in refinement.

At the top of the range, the Camaro SS and Mustang GT match up nicely with the Challenger SRT8, but the powerful Shelby GT500 Mustang holds a huge horsepower advantage over the SRT8.

One other new model to consider is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, an all-new rear-wheel-drive coupe that has a completely different flavor but takes on V-6 models of the Mustang and Camaro.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2010 Dodge Challenger is the most retro of 'em all, but don’t let that make you think it’s disappointing in features, comfort, or refinement.
7.8
After what felt like an eternity of waiting, the 2010 Chevy Camaro is here—and it's good.
8.4
Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
8.2
For $22,000, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0t represents a heck of a performance value.
MSRP From   
$23,245$22,680$21,395$22,000
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class   
MidsizeCompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe SE2-Door Coupe LS2-Door Coupe V62-Door 2.0T Manual
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear wheel driveRear Wheel drive
Passenger Capacity   
5444
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2dr Cpe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Transmission   
AutomaticManualManualManual w/OD