What Kind of Cars Are Similar to the Dodge Challenger?by Jen Davis
The Dodge Challenger is one of several newly redesigned American muscle cars. The new Challenger was introduced to the market in 2008. There are three different models of Challengers, including the 6-cylinder SE, the R/T, which comes with a 5.7-liter Hemi and the SRT8, which is equipped with a 6.4-liter V8. The Challenger SE gets an estimated 15 to 25 mpg, while the R/T gets between 16 and 23 mpg. The 2010 Challenger SE has a base price of $23,245 and the Challenger SRT8 has a base price of $42,930. All other models fall in-between.
There are several vehicles currently on the market that are comparable to the Dodge Challenger in terms of motor sizes and options, fuel economy and price.
The newer model 2010 Dodge Charger is another remake of a classic American muscle car. Famous for its role in the Dukes of Hazard television series and movies, the Charger has a reputation to uphold among American-made sport cars. The 2010 Charger is available with many of the same options as the Challenger, including the same motor choices and gas mileage. The Charger also is available in the more family friendly four-door sedan option and has a lot more options on the low-end models. Charger's base price starts around $24,950 and the base model SRT8 Charger runs just under $40,000.
The newly redesigned Chevrolet Camaro reappeared on the market in 2010 after being absent for several years. The 2011 Camaro LS, 1LT and 2LT models are comparable to the Challenger SE models with a 3.6-liter, 6-cylinder motor. The 1SS and 2SS feature 6.2-liter V8 engines. The 6-cylinder Camaros get between 17 and 28 mpg, while the 6.2-liter engine gets between 16 and 19 mpg. The base price for the Camaro is just over $22,000 and can go up to $75,000 for the limited edition 2011 Neiman Marcus Camaro.
Ford has been continuously producing its Mustang sports car since the 1960s. The new 2011 Ford Mustangs offer similar options to the Challenger, Charger and Camaro. The Mustang is available in coupe or convertible options, comes with either a 3.7-liter, 6-cylinder motor or the 5.0-liter V8. The 6-cylinder motor boasts a fuel economy of 19 to 31 mpg and the V8 is estimated to get between 17 and 25 mpg. There are quite a few different models of Mustang available, with the least expensive being the V6 Premium Convertible, starting at just over $30,000, and the most expensive being the $53,645 Shelby GT500 convertible.
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