2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Dodge Challenger
2016 Ford Mustang 2016 Dodge Challenger
$24,145 Base MSRP $26,995
22/31 mpg Top Mileage (city/highway) 19/30 mpg
3,526 pounds Base Curb Weight 3,834 pounds
44.5 inches Front Leg Room 42  inches

2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Dodge Challenger

Interior dashboard view of the 2016 Ford Mustang

Folks in the market for a fast but affordable car that can burn up the roadways have more and more choices every year, but one of the most classic is the Mustang. The original pony car delivers premium power and handling with a heavy heaping of cool. But there are other muscle cars on the market as well. In our 2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Dodge Challenger comparison, we're going to pit the classic Mustang against the excellent Dodge Challenger. Both of these vehicles are available here on the Akins Ford lot, and either one can deliver premium speed for an affordable price.

Both of these vehicles are two-door sport-tuned vehicles that remain elegant and capable on the road. The Mustang seats four passengers, while the Challenger seats five. While the Dodge Challenger does offer ten more cubic feet of passenger space than its rival, and three people could fit into the back in a pinch, we're not sure that it would be all that fun, given that the Challenger has less than a half-inch of rear hip room more. Meanwhile the smaller dimensions of the 2016 Ford Mustang, matched to its lighter curb weight, means that it offers premium handling and maneuverability.

Power and fuel efficiency on the 2016 Mustang

While the 2016 Dodge Challenger offers the top power in this competition (a breathtaking 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque exclusively available in the Hellcat model), when you look at the lower trim levels, the 2016 Ford Mustang and the Challenger are much more equally matched. The base Mustang V6 hits 300 horsepower (just five less than the base Challenger SXT) and upgrading to the 2016 Ford Mustang Ecoboost delivers 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque along with the best fuel economy in this competition. Best of all, the 2016 Ford Mustang Ecoboost is still available with a lower MSPR than the Dodge Challenger.

It is also worth mentioning in this comparison of the 2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Dodge Challenger that, while both of these cars offer a unique and engaging personal style, they look very different, and that may also be a deciding factor for a customer in the market for the coolest muscle car. The 2016 Ford Mustang offers a sleek, muscled, modern and rounded look, while the 2016 Dodge Challenger has more thoroughly embraced an appealingly retro exterior. For more information on either of these vehicles, or to schedule your test drive for the one that appeals the most, contact Akins at 866-625-1965.

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