While hunting for a powerful muscle car, you’ve probably come across the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger. Who hasn’t heard of these slick, fast cars? In popular culture, they’ve made a name for themselves.
So, which one might be the best to own for a driver living in Rockwall, Mesquite, or Garland, TX? To help answer that question, Rockwall Ford has put together this comparison. Give it a read to find out which vehicle starts your engine.
Engine and Performance: Mustang vs Charger
The Mustang and Charger both have a few engine options to choose from, depending on how much power you want.
The Charger’s standard engine is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You’ll get an EPA-estimated 19 city and 30 highway MPG with this engine.
The standard engine in the Ford Mustang gives you a bit more power and better fuel economy. The 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine puts out an impressive 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Combined with 10-speed automatic transmission, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 22 city and 32 highway MPG. You can go further without stopping for gas in the Mustang.
Exterior Dimensions: Mustang vs Charger
When you’re cruising down packed roads in Texas looking for that perfect parking spot or hoping to get through traffic to go home a little faster, the size of your vehicle matters.
The Charger is a good sized vehicle for finding those smaller parallel parking spots or squeezing through traffic with its 198.4 inches in length.
However, the Mustang is built to navigate those city streets and snag those parking spaces better. The Mustang is slightly smaller at 188.5 inches, which could be the difference between nailing that tight parallel parking space and finding a different spot to park.
Safety and Driver-Assistive Systems: Mustang vs Charger
While you’re on the road, you want to know that your Mustang or Charger will protect you should the unexpected happen. Both vehicles have driver-assistive systems, like a standard Rear View Camera. This camera is great for backing into parking spots, parallel parking, or backing out of a driveway since you get a clear view of obstacles behind your vehicle.
The Charger and the Mustang begin to separate over which features are standard or available at a given trim level.
The Charger has the Lane-Departure Warning and the Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning system available on the base trim level and standard on higher levels. The Mustang starts its base trim level with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane-Keeping System and continues to build on them the higher in trim levels you go.
Test Drive the Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang and Dodge Charger are in a tight race when you compare them. However, when you look a bit closer at the Mustang’s engine, performance, dimensions, and driver-assistive systems, it pulls ahead of the Charger.
Those drivers interested in seeing the Mustang or taking it for a test drive visit Rockwall Ford. Our team is happy to work with people from Rockwall, Mesquite, and Garland, Texas, and answer whatever questions you have.
Contact us today to schedule a test drive!