2021 Dodge Charger vs. Its Competition

2021 Dodge Charger
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Full-size sedans are out of fashion.

Bummer.

The Chrysler 300 is mechanically related to the Dodge Charger and has similarly good looks, although it’s most certainly the softer of the trio that includes the Dodge Challenger.

The Challenger? It’s ready to sacrifice all of the gas and most of our money at the altar of horsepower.

The Nissan Maxima isn’t what it used to be; it’s an OK sedan that forgot its performance pedigree.

The Toyota Avalon never had one, but it’s available in a TRD version that’s reasonably entertaining.

A turbo V-6 G80 is a sleeper luxury sedan that’s fun to drive.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2021 Dodge Charger is a retro sedan with silly performance potential. Speed doesn’t go out of style.
5.5
Whether the 2021 Chrysler 300 is old school or just old, it’s still pretty good.
6.0
The 2021 Dodge Challenger muscle coupe is more than a one-trick pony. It looks great while going fast, too.
7.0
The 2021 Toyota Avalon lives its best life as a luxury-car companion.
7.4
The 2021 Genesis G80 drops the mic with fastback style and fast-forward features.
6.7
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
MSRP From     
$30,570$31,370$28,870$36,125$47,700$34,450
Gas Mileage     
12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
SXT RWDTouring L RWDSXT RWDXLE AWD (Natl)2.5T RWDS 3.5L
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanCoupeSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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