Compare 2017 Dodge Challenger vs 2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Dodge Challenger
2017 Ford Mustang
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392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker Coupe 14 23 $36,716 $37,995
Challenger GT Coupe 18 27 $32,772 $33,395
Challenger R/T Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
Challenger R/T Plus Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
Challenger R/T Plus Shaker Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
Challenger R/T Scat Pack Coupe 14 23 $36,716 $37,995
Challenger R/T Shaker Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
Challenger SRT 392 Coupe 14 23 $48,097 $49,195
Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe 13 21 $60,466 $62,495
Challenger SXT Coupe 19 30 $26,756 $26,995
Challenger SXT Plus Coupe 19 30 $26,756 $26,995
Challenger T/A 392 Coupe 14 23 $36,716 $37,995
Challenger T/A Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
Challenger T/A Plus Coupe 15 23 $32,396 $32,995
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EcoBoost Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 30 $25,016 $26,195
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 21 27 $33,732 $35,695
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 30 $28,534 $30,195
Mustang GT Fastback 15 25 $31,369 $33,195
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 14 23 $40,347 $42,695
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 25 $35,149 $37,195
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang V6 Convertible 17 28 $29,612 $30,685
Mustang V6 Fastback 18 27 $24,304 $25,185

2017 Dodge Challenger vs. 2017 Ford Mustang: Compare Cars

Muscle-car fans aren't like other car shoppers. They know what they want, and they're highly unlikely to switch allegiances from Chevy to Dodge to Ford. 

But maybe you're new to the world of smoky burnouts? Before you buy, it’s worth comparing two of the longest-lived muscle cars on the market: the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,716
$25,016
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,995
$26,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Charting a decidedly different course than the Mustang and Camaro, the Dodge Challenger is a touring coupe with unmatched bravado. From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.9 84.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 34.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
116.2 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
33.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
197.9 188.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 13.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TVH T3H
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TVH T3H
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4232 3532
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
475 @ 4100 320 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
ESH 99H
Displacement
6.4 L/392 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
485 @ 6100 310 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 4.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Type
6 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.54
Trans Order Code
DEC 44X
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Ford Mustang
Body Style
Coupe Fastback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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