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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $28,870 to $59,570
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $74,950
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Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $70,453
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 10.0 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 303 - 807 hp 429 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Dodge Challenger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Challenger, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Dodge Challenger is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Challenger is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Challenger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Utility
The Dodge Challenger offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.