2008 Dodge Challenger vs. Its Competition

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Mustang is a perennial player in the muscle car segment.

Unlike the Challenger and Camaro, the Mustang never went out of production.

Comparing today's models, the 2008 Mustang is nowhere near as large as the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

You can seat three in back in a Dodge; don't try that in the current Mustang or the upcoming 2010 Camaro, which we bring up here even though it doesn't go on sale until 2009.

If you like your muscle with additional practicality, perhaps the four-door Pontiac G8 GT is more up your alley.

It has a rumbling V-8 and rear-wheel drive to boot, and a new 402-hp version with a manual transmission is on the way for 2009.

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Quick Specs
One look at the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 makes you want to stomp on the throttle and light up its big fat radials.
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MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Midsize sedanCompactLarge Sedan
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe SRT82-Door Coupe LS4-Door Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2dr Cpe4 Door Sedan
AutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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