2019 Dodge Challenger vs 2019 Chevy Camaro
When it comes to purebred American muscle, the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro top the list of icons. Over the years, Dodge has made a name for itself with its powerful HEMI engines, while Ford continues to garnish admiration for its short-stroking pistons. Either model is guaranteed to pack a visceral punch with an adrenaline-pumping drive and dangerously good looks.
Still, we’re not convinced the Camaro has the credentials to take on the Challenger. That’s why we’ve decided to delve deeper into the latest installment of this classic muscle car rivalry with this comparison of the 2019 Dodge Challenger and 2019 Chevy Camaro.
2019 Dodge Challenger
2019 Chevrolet Camaro
|3.6L V6||Base Engine||2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder|
|3.4 sec (Challenger Hellcat Redeye)||0 – 60 mph||4.1 sec (Camaro SS)|
|19 city / 30 highway||Fuel Economy||22 city / 31 highway|
|16.2 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||9.1 cubic feet|
Comparing the Performance and Interior Space of the 2019 Dodge Challenger and 2019 Chevy Camaro
We know you’re here for the power specs, so let’s get right to it. On top of the standard 3.6-liter V6, the Challenger lineup offers three additional engine options – a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 (372 hp), a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 (485 hp) and a ground-shaking 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 (717 hp on Hellcat, 797 hp on Hellcat Redeye).
The Camaro lineup also offers three more engine options, though they’re not at all on par with the Challenger. Those available engines include a 3.6-liter V6 (335 hp), a 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp) and a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 (650 hp). When it comes to true high-octane performance, the Challenger lineup goes unparalleled.
What’s more, the Dodge muscle car manages to blend the menacing power and good looks of the traditional muscle car with the interior space and comfort of a large sedan. Sure, interior space isn’t usually a top priority in a muscle car, but it's hard to go back with space offerings this good.
The Challenger offers seating for five passengers, while the Camaro can only fit four. Backseat passengers enjoy far more space in the Challenger than the Camaro with 3.2 inches more legroom and 3.5 inches more shoulder room. The Challenger also boasts nearly 2x the cargo space, packing 16.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats compared to the Camaro’s 9.1 cubic feet.