2017 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2017 Dodge Charger
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Look at the 2017 Dodge Charger as a performance car and you'll definitely want to look at the Chevrolet SS.

The Nissan Maxima offers lots of style but isn't as polished to drive as any Charger.

At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Genesis G80 (known last year as the Hyundai Genesis).

Its interior is properly luxurious, but it doesn't deliver the driving thrills you'll get from a Charger.

If it's a more comfortable ride you're seeking, the Buick LaCrosse is more entertaining to drive than its staid demeanor may suggest.

And no Dodge Charger shopping trip would be right without a visit to the (often adjoining) Chrysler showroom to check out the 300 that shares its platform and powertrains with the Charger.

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Quick Specs
With standard rear-wheel drive and several flavors of V-6 and V-8 power on offer, the 2017 Dodge Charger is a large family sedan with the heart of a proper muscle car.
An excellent chassis and a nice interior mean the LaCrosse should be on your shopping list. At the low end, it represents an excellent value and should be on any full-size sedan buyer's shopping list.
With V-8 power, agile handling, and a spacious five-passenger interior, the 2017 Chevrolet SS is sedan equivalent of the Camaro coupe.
With its big footprint, big shoulders, and big V-8 power, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is an aging but charming sedan.
The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
The 2017 Genesis G80 is one of the first new cars from the nascent luxury carmaker, and it's a good leg to stand on.
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