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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$30,570 to $70,570
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 12 - 19 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 31 - 32
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
The Dodge Charger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Arteon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon, the Dodge Charger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon 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). Whether you pick the Dodge Charger or the Volkswagen Arteon, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Dodge Charger is a little wider than the Volkswagen Arteon, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Charger, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Arteon.

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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Volkswagen Arteon. The Dodge Charger has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Charger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Arteon.