Compare 2021 Dodge Challenger vs 2020 Ford Mustang

2021 Dodge Challenger
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GT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger GT AWD 18 27 $34,959 $35,725
Challenger GT RWD 19 30 $32,109 $32,725
Challenger R/T RWD 15 23 $36,170 $37,000
Challenger R/T Scat Pack RWD 14 23 $40,289 $41,775
Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody RWD 14 23 $40,289 $41,775
Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 21 $59,468 $61,150
Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye RWD 13 21 $59,468 $61,150
Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody RWD 13 21 $59,468 $61,150
Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD 13 21 $59,468 $61,150
Challenger SRT Super Stock RWD 13 21 $59,468 $61,150
Challenger SXT AWD 18 27 $31,849 $32,450
Challenger SXT RWD 19 30 $28,999 $29,450
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Bullitt Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang Bullitt Fastback 14 23 $44,370 $46,705
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 28 $30,883 $32,170
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 30 $25,603 $26,670
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 28 $35,326 $37,185
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 30 $30,101 $31,685
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $34,086 $35,880
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 15 24 $43,112 $45,380
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $37,886 $39,880
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback 12 18 $67,429 $70,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,959
$44,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,725
$46,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Dodge Challenger muscle coupe is more than a one-trick pony. It looks great while going fast, too. The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 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)
58.4 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)
12.6 13.9
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)
13.6 13.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P275/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TVJ NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR20 P255/40WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TVJ NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4078 3705
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800 420 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
ERB 990
Displacement
3.6 L/220 5.0 L/302
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
303 @ 6350 480 @ 7000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 14
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.69
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.43
Trans Order Code
DFT 44X
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.31
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.65
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
8.4 10.5
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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