2010 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2010 Dodge Charger doesn’t have any direct competition from its fellow domestic brands, but it's hard to look past some foreign rivals like the Hyundai Genesis.

If rear-wheel drive is not a must, the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Impala are both worthy rivals, though their performance is a little blander than the muscle-car-inspired Charger.

The Taurus SHO is a completely different beast thanks to its powerful EcoBoost V-6 engine and all-wheel-drive layout, but it’s rather expensive when compared to the Charger.

The Hyundai Genesis is probably the closest in terms of overall performance, especially in V-8 guise, but its luxury overtones and slightly higher price put it into another league.

The Nissan Maxima offers decent performance for a V-6 sedan, and its styling, inside and out, is eye-catching and sporty.

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View2010 Dodge Charger
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2010 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LT Angular Front Exterior View2010 Chevrolet Impala
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2010 Ford Taurus2010 Ford Taurus
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2009 Hyundai Genesis2010 Hyundai Genesis
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2010 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV Angular Front Exterior View2010 Nissan Maxima
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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old.
6.6
The 2010 Chevrolet Impala is ideal if you’re after a large sedan for a reasonable price; just don’t expect too many frills.
8.4
The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
8.2
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a power play for luxury credibility-and it's just about the equal of mid-size luxury rivals from Lexus and Infiniti.
8.0
The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
MSRP From    
$24,590$24,290$25,170$22,000$30,690
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
LargeLarge CarsLarge CarsSubcompactMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SE FWD2-Door 2.0T Manual4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel driveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODContinuously Variable
Detailed Spec Comparison
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