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2017 Dodge Charger Vs. 2017 Ford Mustang Comparison Near Athens, TX

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Compare The 2017 Dodge Charger Vs. 2017 Ford Mustang Near Athens, TX

When you’re shopping for a high performance car it makes sense to compare the 2017 Dodger Charger vs. 2017 Ford Mustang. Both are sleek, stylish, and fun-to-drive high performance vehicles and share heritage as iconic American muscle cars. For this review we’ll pit the 2017 Dodger Charger R/T Scat Pack in Athens, TX, against the 2017 Mustang GT Premium Fastback. 20-inch wheels, LED fog lamps and signature LED tail lamps are standard on both models but the Mustang features HID headlamps where the Charger incorporates bi-functional halogen projector headlamps. And where the Charger R/T Scat Pack offers optional Alcantara® Suede/Nappa Leather performance seats, the Mustang GT Premium comes stock with leather-trimmed bucket seats. But where the Dodge has it over the Ford is the roominess of a 4-door sedan versus the confinement of a coupe and as we’ll discover, far superior under-the-hood performance. Stop by Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and test drive the 2017 Dodger Charger in Athens, TX, and put the pedal to the metal!

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2017 Dodge Charger Vs. Ford Mustang Performance Comparison

Looking at the performance stats of the 2017 Dodger Charger in Athens, TX, we find a 392 HEMI® V8 that churns out a muscular 485 horsepower, 475 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers a 0 to 60 time in the low 4 second range. This beefy engine is married to a TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters that make driving a lot more fun when taking on those long stretches of highway near Corsicana or near Tyler, TX. Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium is a 5.0-liter VCT V8 engine that cranks out 435 horsepower, 400 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission with an available 6-speed SelectShift® automatic with paddle shifters. The Mustang uses double ball-joint MacPherson strut front/integral-link independent with coli springs rear suspension where the Charger comes equipped with Bilstein® high-performance suspension and a 3.09 rear axle. Where the Mustang has power 4-wheel disc brakes the Charger features Brembo® 4-piston high-performance brakes. While the Ford Mustang does have a smaller footprint, the high-performance extras on the Dodge Charger wins the challenge.

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2017 Dodge Charger Vs. Ford Mustang Interior Comparison

Looking at the interior of the 2017 Dodger Charger compared to the 2017 Ford Mustang we discover two race-inspired cockpits. Both of these gorgeous cars feature front power bucket seats with the Mustang winning a point for the aforementioned standard leather trim. The Mustang GT Premium has a 50/50 split-folding rear seat and the Charger R/T Scat Pack utilizes the popular 60/40 configuration; both have automatic dual-zone temperature control, rear back-up camera, aluminum foot petal, leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls and stylish accent trim. For technology, the Mustang has Ford’s SYNC® 3, a chrome-accent 4-gauge instrument cluster and offers an available 12-speaker Shaker™ pro audio system. Conversely, the Charger comes standard with 7-inch reconfigurable digital instrument cluster display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, an available power sunroof, a 180-mph speedometer, Uconnect® 4C with 8.4-inch touchscreen with available GPS Navigation and an available 10-speaker BeatsAudio™ 552-watt sound system. When it comes to technology, the blue ribbon definitely goes to the 2017 Dodger Charger.

The Verdict

When we compare the 2017 Dodger Charger near Tyler, TX, in contrast with the 2017 Mustang, the hands down winner is the Dodge. With greater performance specs, more high-performance chassis features and a much more high tech interior—not to mention the additional passenger room—the Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack leaves the Mustang GT Premium Fastback in the dust. Check out our 2017 Dodger Charger inventory near Tyler, TX, at Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. If you live near Alto, TX, and have wanted to move up to a sharp looking, high-performance ride, it’s worth the drive to take advantage of the terrific deals we have on this fantastic muscle car!

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