2023 Dodge Challenger vs 2023 Ford Mustang: Who Will Win?

August 15th, 2023 by

2023 dodge challenger

  • With 5 different engine options, there are over 800 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque available for the 2023 Dodge Challenger.
  • The 2023 Dodge Challenger can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.
  • The gas-powered Dodge Challenger is reportedly retiring after 2023, in favor of electric powertrains.

When you think of American muscle cars, the first images that pop into your head are mostly likely a Dodge Challenger or Charger. With its rambunctious engines, roaring exhaust, and timeless design, the 2023 Dodge Challenger is truly an American icon that’s frequently seen on local roads, highways, and car shows. However, if talking about muscle cars, it’d be remiss to forget about the Ford Mustang. Today, we’ll go over both the 2023 Dodge Challenger and the 2023 Ford Mustang to see which muscle car is for you. (It’s the 2023 Dodge Challenger) Read on to be better prepared for your 2023 Dodge Challenger purchase here atSafford Brown CDJR of Sterling, Virginia.

2023 Dodge Challenger vs 2023 Ford Mustang: Performance

Dodge focuses on two things: performance and options.  The 2023 Dodge Challenger comes with 5 different engine options, all of them with their own unique characters and quirks. Below is a chart comparing the horsepower and torque of both the 2023 Dodge Challenger and 2023 Ford Mustang muscle cars. Oh and before anyone says anything, yes I did include the V6 engine for comparison. Anyone telling you that a V6-powered car isn’t a “real” muscle car is obviously not a “real” car enthusiast and should be promptly ignored.

Model Engine Horsepower Torque
Challenger 3.6-liter V6 303 268 lb-ft
Challenger 5.7-liter V8 375 410 lb-ft
Challenger 6.4-liter V8 485 475 lb-ft
Challenger 6.2-liter supercharged V8 717 656 lb-ft
Mustang 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder 310 332 lb-ft
Mustang 5.0-liter V8 450 410 lb-ft
Mustang 5.0-liter V8 (MACH 1) 470 410 lb-ft

One thing the 2023 Dodge Challenger has over the 2023 Ford Mustang is that 2023 Challengers fitted with a V6 have the option to be equipped with AWD!


2023 Dodge Challenger vs 2023 Ford Mustang: Fuel-Economy

Both the 2023 Dodge Challenger and the 2023 Ford Mustang are high-powered performance vehicles, so fuel economy comparisons become negligible at a certain point. Sure, the 2023 Ford Mustang is efficient when powered by a V6, but the same goes for the Challenger. At the end of the day, when you’re buying a muscle car, you know what you’re getting into.

Model Engine Fuel Economy
Challenger 3.6-liter V6 19/30 mpg (RWD), 18/27 (AWD)
Challenger 5.7-liter V8 16/25 mpg (auto), 15/23 (manual)
Challenger 6.4-liter V8 15/24 mpg (auto), 14/23 (manual)
Challenger 6.2-liter supercharged V8 13/22 mpg
Mustang 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder 21/29 mpg
Mustang 5.0-liter V8 15/24 mpg
Mustang 5.0-liter V8 (MACH 1) 14/22 mpg

2023 Dodge Challenger vs 2023 Ford Mustang: Convenience Features

Depending on the various options, trims, and packages Dodge provides, your 2023 Dodge Challenger can quite literally have anything you’d like. Available and standard features include:

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Power Driver’s Seat
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Stability Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Harman Kardon Audio
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • 6-Way Power Driver’s Seat + 2 way Lumbar
  • Rain Brake Support
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Detection
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Automatic High-Beams

Standard and available convenience features for the 2023 Ford Mustang include:

  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Digital Instrument Cluster
  • 9-Speaker Audio
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 6-Piston Brembo Front Brakes
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Miko Suede

2023 Dodge Challenger vs 2023 Ford Mustang: Concluding Thoughts

The 2023 Dodge Challenger has more power, more customizability, and much more convenience/performance technologies than the 2023 Ford Mustang. If you’re still unconvinced, why not check out our lots here at Safford Brown CDJR of Sterling and discover the 2023 Dodge Challenger for yourself? Also, make sure to check out our Safford Brown CDJR of Sterling  Monthly Deals Page for the latest deals and offers!

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