2023 Dodge Challenger vs Dodge Charger

As you’re shopping for your next vehicle, you may decide to buy a muscle car, like the 2023 Dodge Challenger or the Dodge Charger. While both look cool, could one be better for your treks around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts?

An ideal way to find out—besides taking a test drive—is by reading a comparison of the two models. Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) has put these cars side by side to compare their features. This guide can help you decide which vehicle will best suit you and your needs.

Dodge Challenger vs Charger Engines

The Dodge Challenger provides more versatility when it comes to power. You’ll have the choice of five engines, which include the standard 3.6L Pentastar® V6 motor. This produces 303 horsepower, while the Charger’s identical engine produces 292 horsepower.

The other engines available in the Challenger depend on the trim and capabilities of the model. You’ll get the upgraded Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine, with 717 horsepower, and the optional 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine, with 375 horsepower.

The Dodge Charger offers the choice of four engines, two of which can also be found in the Challenger. They include the available 392 HEMI® V8 engine and the available Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® High-Output SRT V8 engine. These powerhouse engines produce 485 and 807 horsepower respectively.

Unlike the Challenger, the Charger can be equipped with the 345 HEMI® V8 engine that produces 370 horsepower.

Dodge Challenger vs Charger Brakes

Your Challenger puts on the brakes using three diverse systems. The Sport Brake System comes standard, while you can choose between the other two. You can opt for the 4-piston or 6-piston Brembo Brake System in more specialized trims, like the Scat Pack for the latter, or through various packages. In the Charger, the two latter braking systems are available.

To make a splash, the color of your brake calipers can contrast or coordinate with the exterior of the car. You can also add a hue that expresses your personal style. With the 4-piston braking system, you’ll have the choice between red and black. The 6-piston system adds extra colors, such as gunmetal gray, yellow, blue, or orange, to the mix.

Dodge Challenger vs Charger Interior Perks

Before we cover the interior amenities, let’s look at the dimensions. Both the Challenger and the Charger offer sizable trunks. at 16.2 cubic feet and 16.5 cubic feet respectively.

Here are the rest of the dimensions:

Dimensions Front/Rear

Dodge Challenger

Dodge Charger


39.3/37.1 inches

38.6/36.6 inches

Hip Room

55.3/47.8 inches

56.2/56.1 inches


42/33.1 inches

41.8/40.1 inches

Shoulder Room

58.5/53.9 inches

59.5/57.9 inches

One way that the Challenger and Charger differs centers on the type of steering wheel you select. You can customize your dashboard with a distinctive and stylish steering wheel. The Challenger offers six diverse wheels, suited for the tastes and needs of a range of drivers.

Some of the wheels feature leather wrapping, a flat bottom, or both! For the SRT® trim, you’ll enjoy a heated steering wheel for raw days in the Bay State. There’s even a swanky Wildwheel Alcantara® suede-wrapped steering wheel available to you.

The Charger offers a choice of two styles of steering wheel. The SRT® leather-wrapped steering wheel comes standard or you can upgrade to the Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel.

Which Muscle Car Suits You Best? 2023 Dodge Challenger vs Dodge Charger

After reading this comparison of the 2023 Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger, you may be swayed one way or the other. Either way, you can schedule a test drive of both at Harr CDJR. We’re conveniently located near Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA.

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