2019 Dodge Charger vs 2019 Ford Mustang - Albuquerque NM

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Vehicle Overview

The modern Dodge Charger is considered by many to be the definitive modern American muscle car, and a number of automotive journalists credit the Charger with now setting the bar for the entire segment. Still, the Ford Mustang may be the most iconic pony car ever made, and while its current version is less muscular than you might expect, it remains among the most popular cars on the road. Chances are that any car buyer thinking about one of these is contemplating the other as well. With that in mind, what follows is a comparison that should help you see why you might want one or the other.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Charger's Overview

Exterior - 2019 Dodge Charger

One of the big changes for the 2019 Dodge Charger was an overhaul of the available trim levels. The base SXT and next step up GT are V6 vehicles aimed at the average consumer. The R/T is similar to the GT but boasts a V8 engine, and this trim level is the affordable entry into V8 Chargers. The R/T Scat Pack is similar but the engine is bigger in order to meet the requirement of the name-a quarter mile in 14 seconds-and Dodge offers many different versions that let Charger lovers really dial in their perfect muscle car. The SRT Hellcat is the top of the food chain and boasts the biggest engine available.

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Interior - 2019 Dodge Charger in/near Albuquerque NM

Both of these vehicles do a lot right in terms of not only the driving experience of the interior but the build quality and the modern amenities that are available. However, one way that Dodge distinguishes the 2019 Charger not just from the Mustang but all vehicles in the class is interior space. The Charger is a class leader and gives you 104.7 cubic feet of overall space for passengers and 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. The Mustang, on the other hand, offers a respectable 13.5 for the trunk space.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Charger's Interior

Mechanical - Dodge Charger specs in/near Albuquerque

The Charger is synonymous with V8 engines, and at the R/T trim level, you get an impressive 5.7-liter V8 that generates 370 hp and 395 lb.-ft. As mentioned, the R/T Scat Pack has a bigger engine. This is a 6.4-liter V8 that doles out 485 hp and 475 lb.-ft. Finally, you have the choice of the SRT Hellcat, which is in a class of its own and boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that hammers out 707 hp and 650 lb.-ft. All of the engines described here are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Charger's Mechanical
Powertrain - Dodge Charger specs in/near Albuquerque NM

If you are in the market for automotive muscle, the powertrain is an area where the Dodge really stands out in this 2019 Charger versus 2019 Ford Mustang comparison. Before we get into horses and twirl, note that both of these vehicles are rear-wheel drive standard as you'd expect, but if you're in the market for the additional traction offered by all-wheel drive, Dodge offers it and Ford does not.

Technology - 2019 Dodge Charger dealer

These are certainly not your father's muscle car when it comes to tech. The entire segment has made great strides in this department, but it is another area in which Dodge is setting the bar for the segment. Even if you opt for the base SXT model, you are getting a 7-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. Ford, on the other hand, outfits its base model with a rearview camera but a 4.2-inch center display. The good news is that as soon as you step up to the EcoBoost Premium, you get an 8-inch touchscreen, but the upgraded touchscreen for the Charger is among the largest in the class at 8.4 inches.

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