2014 Dodge Challenger vs. Its Competition

2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Over the past few years, there's been a new series of muscle car battles, as Ford and Chevy duke it out to give their retro-looking pony cars modern muscle performance.

The Chevrolet Camaro drives surprisingly well, though it's a tight fit inside and headroom is limited; there's a 580-hp ZL1 model that's a legitimate thriller behind the wheel.

The Mustang is another one that's shockingly quick in its Shelby and Boss 302 models, all while offering an ergonomically-designed interior and nearly as much technology as the Challenger.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe isn't necessarily a pony car, but with rear-wheel drive and an affordable price, it fits as competition against the Challenger V-6.

If you're looking for better handling and sharper driving dynamics, perhaps consider the relatively light, far more raw Nissan 370Z.

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Quick Specs
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The 2014 Dodge Challenger feels like a retro-themed touring car in V-6 guise, but choose one of its HEMI-powered models and you have a tire-scorching muscle car on your hands.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro may have a somewhat gimmicky wrapper, but in its ZL1 and Z/28 guises especially this muscle machine turns into a serious performance car with truly entertaining handling.
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The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that's surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
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The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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When value counts, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of the most impressive performance cars on the market.
MSRP From    
$26,495$23,555$22,510$29,990$24,250
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Turbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsCompactSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersSubcompact
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline2-Door Coupe LS w/1LS2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe Manual2-Door I4 2.0T Manual
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel drive
Passenger Capacity    
54424
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual