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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2021 Dodge Charger Review

Picture of the 2021 BMW 540

2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $31,125 to $72,125
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Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $30,047 to $68,306
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 12 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 21 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 292-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 300-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 370-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 485-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 717-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 hp 292 - 717 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 198.4 - 201.0 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 75.0 - 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Charger than the BMW 540, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the Dodge Charger in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 540 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Dodge Charger, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 540 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Dodge Charger, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 540 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Charger.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 540 is much slimmer than the Dodge Charger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 540 is slightly shorter than the Dodge Charger, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW 540 has about the same turning radius as the Dodge Charger, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 540 is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Charger. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 540 has much less torque than the Dodge Charger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Dodge Charger.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 540 than that of the Dodge Charger.