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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

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2020 Lexus
RC 350

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MSRP*
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$28,870 to $59,570
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$44,225 to $50,905
Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $41,130 to $47,341
MPG - City 13 - 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Lexus RC 350. The Lexus RC 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Challenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Challenger as you will with the Lexus RC 350, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Dodge Challenger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RC 350. 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 Lexus RC 350.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger is much wider than the Lexus RC 350, 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 Lexus RC 350.

Drivetrain
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 Lexus RC 350.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 350. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Dodge Challenger offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RC 350, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Challenger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RC 350.