Both Mustang and Challenger are arch rivals in the American muscle car category for quite some time now, both of them trying to outshine the other in terms of power, performance and style. Same situation is with 2015 Ford Mustang and 2015 Dodge Challenger that both are delivered with changes and improvements.
Both of these have taken forward the muscle car theme to a entirely different level. This vehicle from Ford has evolved over the years to become a fiercer looking machine, it has a lot of road presence and the deep creases that run through its profile giving the car a very distinctive appeal. Upfront the car feels very dominating, thanks to the smoked headlamps and at the rear the large tail lamps keep things simple. The Mustang looks very modern in every aspect while retaining its original roots.
Comparison Of 2015 Ford Mustang And 2015 Dodge Challenger
On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger has retained its old design style of being simple and elegant. It is a big car which imparts a dominating image on the street. Its features like twin headlamps, high shoulder line, prominent trunk etc. all give it a muscular feel. At the rear, the long running strip of tail light looks dated, but still has its own charm.
Although many engine options are available in both the models, but both of them have their top of the line power plants which compete against each other. The ford Mustang is powered by a 5.0 liter V 8 engine that produces 444 BHP and the Challenger is powered by a massive 6.4 liter V 8 engine that churns out 470 BHP, while both cars have more than enough power for propel the at insane speeds, its the Challenger that is more effective, and has a shear straight line speed that cannot be matched.
Both are mated to a six speed manual transmission, which does helps in providing adequate power to the wheels while returning a healthy 15 miles per gallon economy. Automatic transmission is optional but we really liked manual version more because of better control it does offer.
Both cars follow the classic black and silver interiors. Both of them have the same modern aesthetic appeal in their cabin. Quality of material, fit and finish etc. is top notch. The Challenger has slightly more interior space, bringing more comfortable cabin. The seats are firm, which hold the driver while cornering at high speeds. A major difference is that a Dodge challenger can house five people, but the 2015 Ford Mustang is a strict four seater. Both the cars have kept the standard up and provide a premium feel to the user.
Both Mustang and Challenger come loaded with features that cover both comfort and safety fronts. We are getting standard stability control, traction control, ABS, cruise control, steering mounted controls etc. The Challenger has an advantage that it boasts under seat air ducts and automatic climate control which are not present in 2015 Ford Mustang.
2015 Dodge Challenger Vs 2015 Ford Mustang
On the performance front, while both cars produce sufficient power to outshine one another, the way power is delivered is very different. The Challenger is more power centric, it produces outright immense power and behaves like a true American muscle car, it is not easy to control, it does not cut corners precisely and the steering wheel does not give enough feedback. On the other hand, the 2015 Ford Mustang provides a more sports car like performance. Apart from having great power output, model from Ford will offer driving dynamics that are far more superior to Challenger. It takes corners with more ease and provides great steering feel. It is more precise and feels more evolved than the Challenger.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger is available at a price of about $ 27,000 for a base version and for higher trim levels with more powerful engine you will need to pay more than $45,000. Those that would liek to see 2015 Ford Mustang on their driveway will be paying bellow $ 23,000 for a base coupe version and more than $ 27,000 for a convertible. Both these cars are true iconic muscle cars, but it is the Mustang has a light advantage in this comparison.