Clash of the Classics: the Ford Mustang vs. the Dodge Challenger
The Mustang Advantage
While the Challenger proves itself a worthy competitor, there’s no denying both the star power, and literal power, of an original. The Ford Mustang remains one of the best-performing and most efficient pony cars in North America. Compared to the Challenger’s 3.6L V6 engine, the Mustang only rivals it with a 2.3L 4-cylinder engine, but here’s the catch—it’s an EcoBoost engine. With its direct injection technology, the Mustang’s EcoBoost engine allows it to produce even more horsepower and torque for its size, while emitting the least amount of fuel as possible. What you get is up to 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque on the Mustang, at only 64% of the engine size.
|2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2dr Fastback||2018 Dodge ChallengerSXT 2dr RWD Coupe|
|Comparably Equipped price||$32,188||$34,940|
|Engine||2.3L I-4||3.6L V6|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||8-speed automatic|
|Fuel Efficiency – City/Hwy/Combined (L/100km)||11/7.7/9.5||12.4/7.8/10.3|
|Horsepower (hp)||310 @ 5,500RPM||305 @ 6,350RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||350 @ 3,000RPM||268 @ 4,800RPM|
Speaking of fuel emissions, the Mustang and the Challenger closely match each other for consumption rates, which is impressive for the latter’s V6 engine, but the former still takes the advantage, especially when you compare the two’s combined rates from 9.5L/100 km to 10.3 L/100 km.
And there you have it. With the Ford Mustang, you get best-in-class power in a performance coupe without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency at the same time. Looking to experience the Ford Mustang for yourself? Come to Kentwood Ford today and take it out for a test drive in-person!