Charger vs Challenger: Crosstown's Muscle Showdown
Charger vs Challenger: Crosstown's Muscle Showdown
Posted on June 11, 2018
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:
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
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
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!
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!