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2020 Dodge Charger vs. 2020 Lexus IS 350 Review

New 2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Dodge
Charger

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New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*
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$29,995 to $69,995
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$42,180 to $44,345
Invoice* $29,481 to $67,746 $39,229 to $41,240
MPG - City 12 - 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 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 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Charger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Charger as you will with the Lexus IS 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 Charger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 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 Charger is much higher than that for the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, 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 350.

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 350.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, 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 350. 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 350. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Dodge Charger will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350.

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