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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $28,870 to $59,570
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 14 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 13.5 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 303 - 807 hp 330 - 480 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Challenger than the Ford Mustang. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Challenger as you will with the Ford Mustang, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Dodge Challenger is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Mustang. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
The Dodge Challenger is about the same width as the Ford Mustang. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Challenger, which is slightly longer than the Ford Mustang.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger has about the same turning radius as the Ford Mustang, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger is somewhat more powerful than the Ford Mustang.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Challenger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Ford Mustang.

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

Warranty
The Dodge Challenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Mustang.