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2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Charger

Blue 2018 Ford Mustang on City Street vs Black 2018 Dodge Charger on City Street at Night

Do you crave horsepower-fueled thrills? Are you drawn to an athletic design that is at home on the track? The iconic Ford Mustang will fit the bill and remains a top contender in a sports car segment that is loaded with tough competitors. An athletic style, power-packed engines and track-ready performance features promise to make the Ford Mustang a fan favorite. Explore the latest updates to the Ford Mustang design at Marshal Mize Ford with this in-depth 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Charger comparison.

Armed with a wealth of updates and performance upgrades, the 2018 Ford Mustang is more attractive than ever and promises next-level performance. An updated front and rear style will ensure that you turn heads when you get behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang at Marshal Mize Ford that features all-LED lighting, a bold grille design, a new front splitter and much more. Next-generation Ford Mustang models are available in four premium grades – EcoBoost®, EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle.

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2018 Ford Mustang VS 2018 Dodge Charger
$25,680 Starting Price $28,995
310-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® Four-Cylinder Base Engine 300-Horsepower 3.6-Liter V-6
8-Inch Ford SYNC® 3 Infotainment System 7-Inch Uconnect®
Coupe and Convertible Body Styles Sedan

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

Style is a main component of any car-buying decision and within the scope of this 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Dodge Charger comparison, the iconic Ford Mustang wins out. With your choice of coupe or convertible platforms that start at just $25,680, the Ford Mustang will make your automotive dreams come true at Marshal Mize Ford. Dodge Charger variants employ a larger sedan platform that starts at $28,995 and puts more focus on practicality rather than style and performance like its Ford counterpart.

Under the hood, the Ford Mustang employs an entry-level 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that is anything but – making 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Married to a six-speed manual or an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang EcoBoost® will earn up to 32 mpg on the highway with the automatic gearbox.

An upgrade to the Mustang GT means an upgrade to the venerable 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 that shells out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. When paired with the 10-speed transmission, the Mustang GT will achieve 25 mpg on the highway. Drivers who really want to amp up their day-to-day commute can upgrade to the track-ready Shelby GT350® or Shelby GT350R® that feature a 526-horsepower 5.2-liter V-8 engine.

Dodge Chargers lure drivers in with a smorgasbord of powertrains available in 10 trim levels that may leave car shoppers overwhelmed. A standard 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission to earn a lackluster 30 mpg on the highway. Power upgrades include a 370-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8, a 485-horsepower 6.4-liter 392 HEMI® V-8 and the Hellcat-exclusive 707-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that will break the bank. While elite Dodge Charger trim levels deliver exceptional power, a larger, heavier frame leads to lackluster handling at high speeds.

Inside the 2018 Ford Mustang cabin, you will enjoy a wealth of next-generation technology that upgrades comfort, connectivity and entertainment. Armed with the available Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system, drivers will have one-touch access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and Ford SYNC® Connect Wi-Fi via an 8-inch touchscreen display. Highlights include a customizable 12-inch LCD digital display, advanced driver-assistance systems, MyColor® ambient interior lighting and much more.


Overhead View of 2018 Ford Mustang Coupe with Couple Next to Driver's Side
Close Up of 2018 Ford Mustang GT Rear Exterior
2018 Ford Mustang Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC Touchscreen
Close Up of 2018 Ford Mustang 12-Inch Digital Display