2016 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Dodge Charger blends elements of family sedan and muscle car, playing both roles well.

Its platform mate, the Chrysler 300, shares the same drivetrains with a more overtly luxurious interior.

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

The Chevrolet SS competes with the Scat Pack and SRT 392 models, offering even better dynamics as well as strong V-8 punch.

The Ford Taurus has a weighty 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 is considerably less assertive, though more refined.

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance2016 Dodge Charger
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2016 Chevrolet SS2016 Chevrolet SS
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2016 Chrysler 300S2016 Chrysler 300
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2016 Nissan Maxima2016 Nissan Maxima
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2015 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View2015 Ford Taurus
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2015 Hyundai Genesis  -  First Drive, April 20142015 Hyundai Genesis
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Quick Specs
7.8
With rear-wheel drive and available V-8 power, the 2016 Dodge Charger is a family sedan with a muscle-car heartbeat.
7.4
Think of the 2016 Chevrolet SS as a four-door Camaro, with the power, handling, and interior space to live up to that promise.
8.2
Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power.
8.6
The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
8.0
8.8
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is no longer just a great luxury-car value; it's a legitimate alternative to the heavyweights.
MSRP From     
$27,995$46,575$32,260$32,510$27,055$26,750
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan SE RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition RWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S4-Door Sedan SE FWD2-Door 3.8L Manual Base w/Black Seats
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555554
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanCoupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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