Dodge Challenger vs Charger

We know that Dodge has produced some legendary vehicles over the years. But, there are 2 that have stood the test of time for decades in the Mid Hudson Valley NY: the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger.

Whether it’s getting the latest model or loving the classics, both of these vehicles are designed to take your ride to the next level when you put the pedal to the metal. Each car has had a unique history, but currently give you a lot of the same features. Some of the most popular ones include:

  • Uconnect infotainment system with 7" or 8.4" touchscreen and a variety of entertainment options
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control to keep everyone comfortable
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection
  • Forward collision warning with active braking
  • LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Optional panoramic sunroof for an extra breeze

There are also some the same engine options available to you on both the Charger and Challenger. They are:

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 for the most optimal fuel efficiency
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 for added power
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 for the SRT Hellcat models to deliver 707 hp

However, you’ll see some key differences between the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger at our dealership serving Beacon NY. Let’s take a look at them, so you can make an informed decision when buying or leasing a new Dodge car.

Dodge Charger vs Challenger

Dodge Charger vs Challenger: The Key Differences


The most notable difference between the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger is that the Charger is a 4-door vehicle and the Challenger has 2 doors, so the former gives you and passengers more room. We know that there are differences in the configuration of sedans and coupes, but the interior of both will give you plenty of seating options including those optimized for performance or are smooth leather for extra comfort.

You’ll also notice that the Dodge Challenger still retains its original pony car design, similar to models like the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. The Dodge Charger more so combines the look of a vintage car with a modern sedan. Either way, you’ll turn heads on roads around town or on busy highways like the NY Thruway and the Taconic Parkway.

Dodge SRT Hellcat Beacon NY


Another way these 2 vehicles differ is in a couple of unique engines. Not found in the Challenger is a 6.4L HEMI V8 offered in select Dodge Charger models that's powered by SRT and can deliver 485 hp and 475 lb/ft of torque. However, the Challenger offers an exclusive power boost to the 6.2L HEMI V8 thanks to the new SRT Hellcat Redeye trim that produces 797 hp and 707 lb/ft of torque.

The Challenger also kicks the power up a slight notch compared to the Charger in the non-Hellcat engines. For the 3.6L Pentastar V6, the Charger delivers up to 300 hp & 264 lb/ft of torque and the Challenger increases that by 5 hp and 4 lb/ft of torque. For the 5.7L HEMI V8, the Charger produces up to 370 hp & 395 lb/ft of torque and the Challengers ups the ante by up to 5 hp and 15 lb/ft of torque.

Dutchess Chrysler Jeep Dodge has a great selection of Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger models here at our Poughkeepsie NY dealership location on Route 9. Our team will help you find the right one for your driving needs and budget, so contact our staff to learn more or schedule a test drive of either sports car!

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