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2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2021 Dodge Challenger Review

Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Chevrolet

MSRP*: $13,600 to $18,100
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Picture of the 2021 Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge

MSRP*: $29,450 to $61,150
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Invoice* $13,178 to $17,539 $28,447 to $57,981
MPG - City 29 - 30 MPG 13 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 MPG 22 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 98-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 303-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 372-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 717-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), V-8
Transmission Continuously Variable, M/T 8-Speed A/T, M/T, Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 98 hp 303 - 717 hp
Exterior Length 143.1 in 197.5 - 197.9 in
Exterior Width 62.8 in 75.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

The Chevrolet Spark offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Dodge Challenger with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Spark and the Dodge Challenger in the front seats.

With the Dodge Challenger you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over the Dodge Challenger. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Spark carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Challenger.

Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Dodge Challenger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Dodge Challenger.

The Chevrolet Spark has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Dodge Challenger, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Challenger. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Dodge Challenger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Chevrolet Spark offers greater seating capacity than the Dodge Challenger, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

The Chevrolet Spark comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Dodge Challenger.