2019 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Charger’s most natural competitor is its stablemate, the Chrysler 300.

The cars share a platform and V-6 and base V-8 engines, but the 300 is tuned for more luxury and without the performance of the Charger.

The Cadillac CTS will outhandle the Charger and offers more luxury as well, but it’s more expensive and its turbo-4 won’t inspire muscle car fans.

The Nissan Maxima is overtly stylish and comfortable, but it can’t match the performance of any V-8 Charger.

The Genesis G80 offers real interior luxury and while it handles well it doesn’t have the attitude of the two high-end Chargers.

If comfort is your preference, the Buick LaCrosse will deliver and it also offers more driving entertainment than expected.

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Quick Specs
Aging gracefully, the 2019 Dodge Charger can be a V-6 family sedan or a genuine American muscle car.
The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is old-school luxury with a new-school hybrid battery bump. It's a quiet, comfortable sedan that doesn't make many mistakes.
The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is arguably the greatest American performance sedan ever, and we will miss it dearly when it's discontinued after 2019.
If it’s a certain retro appeal you’re after in a four-door sedan, few vehicles can compete with the moderately priced 2019 Chrysler 300.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a break from the familiar mid-size four-door sedans.
The 2019 Genesis G80 strikes a commendable balance between luxury, performance, and value.
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