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2023 Dodge Charger vs. 2022 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2023 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $32,645 to $77,345
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2022 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $42,150 to $51,330
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MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 292-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 370-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 485-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 717-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 215-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 292 - 717 hp 215 hp
Exterior Length 198.4 - 201.0 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 78.3 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.3 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in

*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 Charger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus ES 300h with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Charger and the Lexus ES 300h in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Dodge Charger, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Charger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Lexus ES 300h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Dodge Charger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. 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 Charger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Lexus ES 300h.