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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Lexus IS 300 Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$30,570 to $70,570
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$39,050 to $41,050
Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $36,318 to $38,178
MPG - City 12 - 19 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 26 - 31
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Charger than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Charger.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 300 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). The Dodge Charger is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 Charger is much higher than that for the Lexus IS 300.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Charger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
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 IS 300.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it slightly more difficult to 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 IS 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Lexus IS 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Dodge Charger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Charger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 300.