2009 Dodge Challenger vs. Its Competition

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Sporty cars like the 2009 Dodge Challenger invite paper comparisons where horsepower, torque, and available performance options rise to the top of the priorities list.

This focus on performance limits the Challenger's competition to its two historical competitors (Mustang and Camaro).

Compared to these competitors, the Challenger's trunk is larger at 16.2 cubic feet, and it does have marginally more rear seat room, although none of these cars offers a truly roomy backseat.

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Quick Specs
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Gas Mileage  
13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
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Midsize sedanCompactCompact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe SE2-Door Coupe LS2-Door Coupe V6
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear wheel drive
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Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2dr Cpe2 Door Coupe
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