The Challenger or Charger – Which is Right for You?

2021 Dodge Charger vs 2021 Dodge Challenger
2022 Dodge Charger


2022 Dodge Challenger

Starting MSRP

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT

Base Engine

3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT
19 city/30 hwy


19 city/30 hwy
292 hp / 260 lb-ft

Base Horsepower/Torque

303 hp / 268 lb-ft



Many Normal drivers struggle to decide between the 2022 Dodge Charger and the 2022 Dodge Challenger. It’s a tough decision to make since both cars look great on Champaign roads. We hope that this information below gives you the things you need to decide whether the 2022 Dodge Challenger or Charger muscle car best fits your lifestyle. Good luck!

Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger – Price

Price is typically a very important factor when considering a vehicle. While both cars are affordable, the Dodge Challenger is slightly less expensive but has only two doors, compared to the Charger which has four doors and has a slightly higher price tag. Regardless of which you chose, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with your purchase. 

2022 Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger – Starting MSRP

  • 2022 Dodge Charger – $31,350
  • 2022 Dodge Challenger – $30,075

Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger – Engine Options

Both vehicles come with very similar base and top engine options. You’ll command Decatur highways with the powerful engine of either muscle car. Enjoy the roar of your engine when you start your car!

2022 Dodge Charger Engine Options

  • Base Engine – 3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT
  • Top 2022 Charger Engine – Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® Hellcat High Output V8

2022 Dodge Challenger Engine Options

  • Base Engine – 3.6L V6 24-Valve VVT
  • Top 2022 Challenger Engine – Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® Hellcat High Output V8

Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger – Performance

Customers typically ask us “Which car has the better performance, the Challenger or the Charger?” Similar to their engines, the performance for these vehicles are also very comparable. Regardless of which model you select, you’ll have the speed, power and strength you’re looking for. The specs are below: 

2022 Dodge Charger Performance Specs

  • Base/Top Horsepower – 292 hp /797 hp
  • Base/Top Torque – 260 lb-ft /707 lb-ft

2022 Dodge Challenger Performance Specs

  • Base/Top Horsepower – 303 hp /807 hp
  • Base/Top Torque – 268 lb-ft /707 lb-ft

Test the Charger and Challenger at Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington Today!

Now that you have the specs, it’s time to experience them in person on the Bloomington roads! Both the 2022 Dodge Charger and Challenger provide a modern muscle car for when you want to curb your need for speed.

With similar engine options and performance, choosing between the two muscle cars will really just come down to your specific needs. Contact us to schedule a test drive and once you make your decision, our finance team will assist you with the purchasing process. Don’t forget to check online for our offers and incentives!

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