2017 Dodge Challenger vs. Its Competition

2017 Dodge Challenger GT, Media drive, Portland, Maine, January 2017
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Ford and Chevrolet have both recently redesigned their muscle cars, making the Dodge Challenger feel even more like a relic than its looks suggest it is.

That said, neither the Ford nor the Chevrolet offer the capacious interior or the same degree of swagger as the Challenger.

The Nissan 370Z is similarly dated, but it's a lot lighter and more precise—even though it definitely lacks the Dodge's personality.

Opt for a higher-spec Challenger like an SRT 392 and you're approaching European performance coupe territory.

The BMW M4 is more polished in every way even though it comes across feeling a little light on emotion compared to the Challenger.

The Audi S5 delivers a totally different take on performance style inside and out, but it makes an interesting rival to the Challenger.

2017 Dodge Challenger GT, Media drive, Portland, Maine, January 20172017 Dodge Challenger
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Quick Specs
6.7
Charting a decidedly different course than the Mustang and Camaro, the Dodge Challenger is a touring coupe with unmatched bravado.
7.0
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7.3
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The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
MSRP From   
$26,995$25,905$25,185$29,990
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
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Mid-Size CarsCompactSubcompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name   
SXT Plus Coupe2-Door Coupe LS w/1LSV6 FastbackCoupe Manual
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Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5442
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
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CoupeCoupeFastbackCoupe
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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