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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $29,450 to $61,150
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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 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-8 205-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T, Manual M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 303 - 717 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 177.3 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 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
The Dodge Challenger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Civic Si with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Dodge Challenger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Challenger as you will with the Honda Civic Si, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Destination Charge for the Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the Honda Civic Si.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger is much wider than the Honda Civic Si, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Challenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Honda Civic Si.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Civic Si. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Civic Si.

Utility
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Dodge Challenger seats a lot fewer people than the Honda Civic Si.

Warranty
The Dodge Challenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Si.