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2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Challenger

Are you in search of unrivaled thrills and performance when you get behind the wheel? Do you crave horsepower-driven thrills? Armed with an improved powertrain arsenal, a refined style, innovative technology and an affordable price tag, the iconic Ford Mustang will deliver on all counts. Learn more about the next-generation Ford Mustang with this 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Challenger comparison that pits two iconic muscle cars against one another.

Tailor-made for performance-tuned thrills, the 2018 Ford Mustang is a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford. When drivers opt for the Ford Mustang, they will have a choice of four standard trim levels and two track-ready models – EcoBoost®, EcoBoost® Premium, GT, GT Premium, the Shelby GT350® and the Shelby GT350R® -- that can be tailored to fit your specifications. Updates to the Ford Mustang resume include a more powerful 5.0-liter V-8, a 10-speed automatic transmission, a MagneRide® suspension, Drag Strip Mode, a customizable 12-inch LCD display, advanced safety systems and a refreshed style.

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2018 Ford Mustang VS 2018 Dodge Challenger
$25,585 Starting Price $26,995
310-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® Four-Cylinder Standard Engine 305-Horsepower 3.6-Liter V-6
10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission TorqueFlite 8-Speed Automatic
Yes Available Convertible No

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger?

Power and performance at a budget-friendly price is a trademark of the 2018 Ford Mustang. With a price tag that starts at just $25,585, the Ford Mustang is an affordable automotive masterpiece and a clear-cut winner in this 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Challenger comparison. New 2018 Dodge Challenger models start at $26,995 and deliver sub-par performance when compared to the Ford Mustang.

When you get behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang EcoBoost®, you will enjoy the mechanical machinations of a 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder power core that will make 350 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang EcoBoost® will make 32 mpg on the highway. A do-it-yourself six-speed manual transmission is available as well. The Dodge Challenger counters with a lackluster 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 that makes just 268 pound-feet of torque and 30 mpg on the highway with an eight-speed automatic.

Are you looking for an upgrade in performance? Mustang GT models employ a 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 420 pound-feet of torque. Available with a 10-speed automatic or a refined six-speed manual, the 5.0-liter Mustang will earn 25 mpg on the highway and deliver peerless performance. Track-focused Shelby GT350® and GT350R® models employ a top-of-the-line 526-horsepower 5.2-liter V-8.

Power upgrades for the Dodge Challenger include a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8, a 485-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 and a supercharged 707-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 that will cost you a pretty penny. A perfect combination of straight-line speed and precision handling make the 2018 Ford Mustang a favorite in this debate. While there is no doubt that the Dodge Challenger has power, the Ford Mustang promises impressive power and nimble handling with an available MagneRide® suspension system.

Visit Marshal Mize Ford today to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Ford Mustang in Chattanooga!

Blue 2018 Ford Mustang Front Grille
Orange 2018 Ford Mustang GT Rear End
2018 Ford Mustang Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC Touchscreen
Close Up of 2018 Ford Mustang 12-Inch Digital Display