2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Challenger

It seems like we talk about how much more impressive the new Ford Mustang is each and every model year. And it’s always true, as the Mustang is routinely and habitually enhanced and upgraded for each new model year. But we don’t think it’s ever been more true than it is for the 2018 model year. That’s because the 2018 Ford Mustang has been fully updated with a new, more powerful and more efficient standard engine, an interior that’s packed with more advanced and premium features than ever and new handling capabilities that promise to take you for the ride of your life.

Since we mentioned the new Ford Mustang’s new standard engine, which is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, now is a good time to tell you that we’re using that engine for the purposes of this 2018 Ford Mustang versus 2018 Dodge Challenger head-to-head model comparison. Along those lines, we’re also using the standard engine for the new Dodge Challenger, which is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.

2018 Ford Mustang


2018 Dodge Challenger

310 HP Horsepower 305 HP
350 lb-ft. Torque 268 lb-ft.
21 MPG City Gas Mileage 19 MPG
31 MPG Highway Gas Mileage 30 MPG

Get More Horsepower, More Torque and Better Gas Mileage with a 2018 Ford Mustang from Brandon Ford in Tampa FL

Having already told you about the standard engines of both the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Dodge Challenger, now’s the perfect time to compare the horsepower and torque offerings of each. As you can see, you’re getting more of both with the new Ford Mustang thanks to it offering 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Conversely, the new Dodge Challenger offers only 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque.

Seeing the horsepower and torque advantage of the new Ford Mustang may lead you to believe the new Dodge Challenger gets better gas mileage. But that would be inaccurate, as the 2018 Ford Mustang gets you up to 21 city miles per gallon and 31 highway miles per gallon while the 2018 Dodge Challenger only gets you up to 19 city miles per gallon and 30 highway miles per gallon. You may be thinking that’s not really that big of an advantage, but just remember that your better fuel efficiency is in addition to all that additional horsepower and torque.

If you’d like more information on everything the 2018 Ford Mustang can do, please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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