2014 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2014 Dodge Charger
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Dodge Charger isn't a luxury car, and most of its variations don't quite make it into muscle-car or full on sport sedan territory, but it's good at playing both of those roles.

The Chrysler 300 is the Charger's platform-mate and closest competitor, sharing the same drivetrains while offering a more upscale interior.

The Ford Taurus is more engaging than the Charger if it's equipped with Ford's EcoBoost V-6, but its rear seat is disappointingly small.

The Hyundai Genesis sedan is tuned more softly than the Charger, making it a less assertive alternative.

The Nissan Maxima looks like a sport sedan, but in truth it's more comfortable and luxurious than engaging to drive.

The Jaguar XF may seem like it comes out of left field here, but its strong V-8 and overt styling make it a solid contender for the HEMI-equipped Charger R/T and SRT.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Dodge Charger's interior may surprise luxury car shoppers, but it'll definitely delight the blue collar crowd.
The Chrysler 300 is loaded with comfort and technology features, and it comes as either a near-luxury sedan, or an monstrously powerful muscle car.
The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
With backseat space as the one caveat, the 2014 Jaguar XF lineup can at once be refined, nimble, and a scorcher of a performer in XFR or exclusive XFR-S guise.
The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
The millionaire next door just might be driving a Hyundai Genesis; it's a luxury-car bargain, with a well-finished interior, plenty of power and good fuel economy.
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