If you’re one of the drivers who needs to feel the rumble of an engine, who seeks out white-knuckle performance, and who lives for the smell of burning rubber, you’re probably in the market for an American muscle car. Today these vehicles feature all the safety and performance upgrades of any modern sports car - they’re just louder and more aggressive than your typical sports car import.
Two of the top contenders for this segment are the 2020 Dodge Charger and the 2020 Ford Mustang. Both are impressive vehicles, but only one comes out on top. We’re taking a comparative look at them both so you can make the best decision for your wallet and your wild side.
Starting Price - $29,895 MSRP
Engine Options - 4
Seating - 5
Passenger Space - 104.7 cubic feet
Cargo Space - 16.5 cubic feet
Starting Price - $35,360 MSRP
Engine Options - 6
Seating - 4
Passenger Space - 79.2 cubic feet
Cargo Space - 13.5 cubic feet
Off the bat, you’ll notice that the Mustang is still a 2-door coupe with the backseats throw in almost as an afterthought while the 2020 Dodge Charger has evolved into a much more practical 4-door hotrod that can accommodate four adults comfortably without sacrificing it’s drag strip cred.
If we look beyond the extra 10 inches of rear legroom found in the Charger, we get to the trunk. The Mustang offers more cargo space than you’ll find in most sportscars, but the Charger out does it by a substantial 3 cubic feet. That’s about the size of a large suitcase.
Both the Mustang and the Charger come standard with rear-wheel drive, but the Charger makes all-wheel drive available with its V6 engine. While the Mustang doesn’t offer a V6, it’s turbocharged inline four puts out comparable performance numbers.
Numbers are a good reference point, but what truly matters is speed and the Charger hits a top speed of 196mph while the Mustang only climbs to 180mph. The top of the line Charger hits 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds, while the top Mustang does it in 3.7 seconds.
So, if you want more power, more cargo space, and more passenger room for less money, you want the 2020 Dodge Charger. Comes get your muscle car fix at Benny Boyd in Gonzales today!