2015 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2015 Dodge Charger R/T  -  Quick Drive, December 2014
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2015 Dodge Charger blends elements of family sedan and muscle car, playing both roles well.

Its platform mate the Chrysler 300 hasn't been updated as recently, but shares the same drivetrains with a more overtly luxurious interior.

The Ford Taurus has a similar visual presence, but it's cramped in the rear and needs the turbocharged EcoBoost engine to win for driving engagement.

The softer and smoother Hyundai Genesis falls more on the comfort side of the equation--and considerably less assertive.

The Chevy Impala, new last year, is surprisingly luxurious and spacious inside, though it fights the rental-car image earned by its predecessors.

Finally, the Jaguar XF may appear to be a left-field outlier, but it too has distinctive and elegant lines and strong V8 performance--making it more of a match for the high end of the Charger lineup than you might think at first glance.

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Quick Specs
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The 2015 Dodge Charger looks strikingly different, ditching the retro for sleek modernity, but its V-6 and V-8 engines and rear-wheel-drive chassis make it a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
8.2
The 2015 Chrysler 300 adds more style, features, and efficiency to an already confident, capable large family sedan.
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8.8
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is no longer just a great luxury-car value; it's a legitimate alternative to the heavyweights.
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The 2015 Jaguar XF covers a broad range of needs, from the efficient 2.0-liter turbo model, to the over-the-top XFR-S performance sedan.
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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.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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