Compare the Dodge Charger vs Dodge Challenger in Odessa TX

Pick Your Muscle Car Legend - Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger

The choice between the Dodge Charger and Challenger is more than choosing between two impressive muscle cars. It's deciding which iconic model fits best into you're chosen speed and style. Believe us when we say, between engines, features, and additional packages, there are a lot of options to wrap your head around. But your first choice is whether the four-door Charger or two-door Challenger are the best bet.

Because ultimately, the biggest differentiator between these two models is their mission. Both Charger and Challenger come with the same engine lineup, and similar power output, and even options. But while the Charger can double as a family sedan with a willingness to show off its potency, the Challenger is better as a two-seater affair. Ultimately your choice may depend on your daily driving needs.

 Charger Front
Challenger Front

Charger vs. Challenger: Design

The roots of both the Charger and Challenger go back to the days of big-block V8s, long hoods, and analogue everything. But where each model draws inspiration from their respective pasts, they're both thoroughly modern. Take the Challenger, for example. Although it's evolved considerably over the years, the dual headlights, forward grille, and even the dash design have elements of its popular 1970s iterations. The Charger is a slightly different beast-which retains a similar roofline to its forebears, but otherwise appears modern, and quick.

Engine Comparison

 Charger Engine
 Challenger Engine

Performance & Engines

Dodge Charger
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft torque (SXT), or 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque (SXT Plus Super Track Pack, GT, GT Plus).
  • 5.7-liter HEMI V8. 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque (R/T, Daytona).
  • 6.4-liter HEMI V8. 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque (R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, Daytona 392).
  • 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8. 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque (SRT Hellcat).
Dodge Challenger
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.  305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7-liter HEMI V8. 372 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, or 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.4-liter HEMI V8. 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8. 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque (SRT Hellcat), or 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque (SRT Demon w/ 100 octane fuel).

You might notice some similarities in power between both Charger and Challenger. But while the Charger bundles engines with specific trims, it's easier to get your flavor of Challenger how you want it. Both models come available in SRT guises, including the SRT Hellcat, but only the Challenger can be had in the frighteningly powerful SRT Demon form.

Interior and Rear View Comparison

Charger Interior
Charger Rear
Challenger Interior
Challenger Rear

Style and Features Comparison

You'd be hard pressed to one-up the SRT Hellcat as a feature, but that's just the tip of the iceberg with the Charger and Challenger. Both models come standard with a rearview camera, power windows, a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and more. Owing to the Charger's family-friendly bent, it also comes standard with parking sensors. Move up through the trim grade on both vehicles, and more impressive equipment comes into play. The Beats Audio system on the Charger, upgraded infotainment screens on both models, and Challenger with the Performance Handling package are all recommended.

Have You Decided on the Dodge Charger or Challenger Yet?

Our Dodge dealership in Odessa, TX--also serving Midland, Big Spring and Andrews--is always happy to help you make your car-buying process a smooth one. If you have any questions about these two models, you can contact us at your convenience for answers, or to schedule a test drive.