Sport coupes, it seems, are more popular than ever, and muscle cars are no longer a thing of the past. Drivers on the roads of Monroe Township, Freehold, Farmingdale, and Asbury Park, however, want more than just performance. They want the best in comfort and technology options. as well.

For a long time, the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro have stood as prime examples of the best this segment has to offer, but which one will perform the best when they go head-to-head? Check out this straight-up comparison of what to expect from the 2018 Dodge Challenger vs. Chevy Camaro and learn where to test drive the winner.

Dodge Challenger vs Chevy Camaro

 The Dodge Challenger really kicks up its game this year. Already a powerhouse with a 707-horsepower Hellcat engine, now it gets an 808-horsepower Demon engine focused on performance supremacy. The new SRT widebody brings some updates to the Hellcat, and 5.7L V8 models get a new Performance Handling package, with a bigger standard touchscreen. At all trim levels, you'll get rearview camera and standard smartphone app integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

New Chevy Camaro

Chevy also brings a few new options to the table, but they're nothing like the Challenger's Demon level. You get a new Extreme Track Performance Package at the very top trim level, the ZL1 turbocharged level. Other than that, you get nothing new this year, save the base trim that was added late in 2017.

Performance Differences

The Chevy Camaro is a vehicle with a long legacy. Thanks to this legacy, it's a respectable car with a sleek profile, making it fun to drive. The problem is, however, that the new Challenger engine options blow it out of the water. The top-level V8 engine on the Camaro puts out 455 horsepower, while the top-level Challenger engine with the new Demon puts out a mind-blowing 808 horsepower, and the Hellcat engine is still there kicking out 707 horsepower.

The base engine of the Camaro is somewhat superior to the Challenger, at 335 horsepower vs. the Challenger's 305 horsepower. Still, from there, the Challenger simply takes off.

Dodge Challenger vs Chevy Camaro: Base Technology

 Both the Challenger and the Camaro have great starting tech, with a basic 6-speaker sound system. This year, both come standard with a full infotainment system, including a 7-inch touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone app integration.

In prior years, the Challenger has outperformed the Camaro in base technology. This model year, though, the Camaro has successfully played catch-up. The technology packages you get in each are about equal, though the Challenger does feature heated auto-dim mirrors, which are only available as an upgrade on the Camaro.

Test Drive the Challenger at Freehold Dodge

In the end, the Dodge Challenger simply adds more bang for your buck overall, though it's hard to say anything bad about a classic muscle car like the Camaro.

If you'd like the check out the 2018 Dodge Challenger for yourself, and you're in Monroe Township, Farmingdale, Asbury Park, Freehold, or the surrounding areas, stop into Freehold Dodge and ask about getting behind the wheel for a test drive today!


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