Charger vs Challenger: Crosstown's Muscle Showdown


Sun’s out…wheels out! Summer is here and we’re seeing more and more of the redesigned & classic muscle cars out on the roads. Here at Crosstown, we love our classic American Muscle Cars & even sponsor the Brok’n Pistinz Car Show & Stollery Fundraiser happening on June 9, 2018! The classics are hard to ignore, but with new technologies, upgraded engines, and AWD capability. The 2018 Dodge Challenger & Dodge Charger models are making their presence known.

We love that the Charger & Challenger are available with a huge variety of exciting options that cater to so many different lifestyles. Keep your “Cool Dad” status while driving one of these gorgeous beasts!

Not sure whether the Challenger or Charger is right for you? We've created this guide to help you figure out which one is perfect for your needs and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about these two remarkable sports cars:

2018 Dodge Challenger

With its heritage going all the way back to 1959, the Dodge Challenger has become a staple dream car for car enthusiasts young & old. The two-door coupe body style and aggressive front end lends homage to the classic American muscle of the 1970’s. With innovative technology & luxurious interior amenities, the 2018 Dodge Challenger is perfect for anyone looking for a modern twist with a classic look.

With 12 different trim levels in the 2018 Challenger you’re able to choose from a dizzying amount of additional packages to customize your new whip. All new to the 2018 lineup is the GT AWD version of the Challenger. The combination of the 3.6L V6 engine, 8-Speed TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission, and Dodge’s award winning All-Wheel Drive technology, gives you the flexibility to keep driving this baby all year around.

Pumping out up to 305-HP, the 3.6L V6 engine is equipped in the SXT, SXT Plus, and GT AWD models of the Challenger. It's paired with an automatic eight-speed transmission that provides super quick shifting & excellent fuel economy.

Looking for a little more power under the hood? The 5.7L Hemi V8 engine purrs with available 375HP with the 6-Speed Tremec Manual Transmission and the 8-Speed TorqueFlite Transmission. This engine is available with the R/T, R/T Shaker, &  T/A models. Remember, all of these models are RWD!

Ready for even more oomph in your Chally? The 6.4L SRT Hemi V8 puts out a whopping 485 horsepower and can be paired with the 8-Spped TorqueFlite Automatic & 6-Speeed Tremec Manual. This engine pairing can be found in the R/T 392, R/T Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, SRT 392, & T/A 392.

Last but certainly not least… we have the HellCat & Demon models. We really could write a whole post about how incredible these two machines are! Equipped with the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® SRT® Hellcat V8 engine with TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic, the 2018 Challenger HellCat delivers up to 707hp & 650 lb-ft or torque. We probably shouldn’t tell you this…but the speedometer goes up to 340km/h!!! Signature styling, blacked out badging & styling features, and interior embossing make the Challenger Hellcat one sexy beast.

All new for 2018, we have the Demon. This RWD monster is equipped with the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® SRT® Demon V8 with TorqueFlite® automatic with up to 840…YES 840 HP and 770 lb-ft of torque!! It’ll be hard to miss this exclusive addition to the Challenger lineup with it’s unique Air-Grabber™ hood, Brembo® 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with lightweight 4-piston calipers, SRT Power Chiller ™ and of course, the Demon badging. Like we said, we could go on and on about the Demon-but we’ll save our excitement for another post!


2018 Dodge Charger

First released in 1964, the Dodge Charger has become known as a “family friendly” muscle car. With it’s roomy, full sized interior and four-door design, the Charger very easily makes the switch between an everyday family vehicle & pure powered machine.

With slightly fewer options to choose from at nine different trim levels. The Dodge Charger still provides options for those looking for the entry level SXT to the full powered SRT Hellcat.

The 3.6L Pentastar® VVT V6 in the Charger has slightly less horsepower than the Challenger at 292 horsepower & 260 lb-ft of torque. This is equipped in the SXT, SXT Plus, & GT AWD.

Moving up with equipment & engine power, the 5.7L HMI® VVT V8 delivers up to 370hp & 395 lb-ft of torque. We find this engine in the R/T & Daytona models that both have unique exterior & interior styling to set them apart from the crowd!

The Charger Daytona & Daytona 392 give a nod to the racing inspired heritage of the Charger. It stands out with a Satin Black graphics, Mopar® Cold Air Intake System, heated & cooled front seats with Brazen Gold accent stitching and LED ambient lighting.

With 485 hp & 475 lb-ft of torque, the 6.4L SRT®HEMI® V8 engine is available for the R/T 392, SRT 392, and Daytona 392.

Finishing off the lineup is the ever luxurious & powerful Charger SRT Hellcat. It’s equipped with the same 6.2L supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine as the Challenger and provides an exceptional driving experience for those who love the room & power.

Now that we’ve covered the Challenger & Charger, we would love to know which one you’ve fallen in love with. There are so many configurations that it’s an experience in itself to build & customize your new ride. Looking for available models at Crosstown? Check out our Challenger inventory here & our Charger inventory here. We have over 28 sales representatives available at all times to answer your questions, set you up on a test drive, and help you buy the sports car of your dreams! We can’t wait to meet you!

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