2017 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Dodge Challenger

As long as cars have existed, drivers have been drawn to the fastest and sportiest models. Looking at the 2017 Ford Mustang vs the 2016 Dodge Challenger examines how two of the most recent models of these iconic sports cars stack up in direct competition.

Both sports cars begin by offering standard V6 engines on the base trim levels. 2017 Ford Mustang models come equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 engine while the Challenger makes use of a 3.6-liter. Both engines produce just over 300 horsepower.

If fuel economy is an important factor, the Ford Mustang is the clear winner. In addition to the car’s V6 and V8 engine options, Ford offers the Mustang with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. This engine maximizes the Mustang’s fuel economy ratings, checking in at an estimated 22 city/31 highway miles per gallon. Even though the engine only uses four cylinders, it still produces a very respectable 310 horsepower.

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2017 Ford Mustang VS 2016 Dodge Challenger
3.7-liter V6 Base Engine 3.6-liter V6
22 city/31 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 19 city/30 hwy mpg
Yes Four-cylinder engine option No
Standard Rearview Camera Available

2017 Ford Mustang Safety Features and Rating

The high power and performance capabilities of sports cars make safety extremely important. Both the 2017 Ford Mustang and the 2016 Dodge Challenger are well-equipped to keep the driver and passengers safe. A rearview camera has become one of the most important safety features offered on modern cars. Every 2017 Ford Mustang model comes equipped with this feature, regardless of trim level. Only higher level Dodge Challenger trims offer a rearview camera. The 2017 Mustang also offers adaptive cruise control with forward collision alerts and a blind-spot warning system as available safety features. These great features all help to supplement the Mustang’s five-star government safety rating.

In addition to these great safety features, the 2017 Ford Mustang can be equipped with a long list of comfort and technology features. These features are spread out over the sports car’s five trim levels: V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT and GT Premium. Mustang models can be equipped with features like: automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Sync 3 infotainment system, USB, auxiliary and Bluetooth connectivity, LED foglights, Recaro sport seats, summer tires, sport-tuned steering, heated mirrors, leather upholstery, HD radio and a 12-speaker Shaker sound system.

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