This is the battle between two American muscle cars. First, what is an American muscle car? A car designed as a two-door sports coupe built for high driving experience and performance from its high-powered engine.

The Dodge Challenger is an American muscle car and the Chevy Camaro is another. Let’s see how these two lines up against each other by comparing them based on these criteria: engine, cabin, trunk, chassis, price, and technology.

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According to the engine specs, these two muscle cars come with the choice of four engines. Under the Camaro hood, there are engine choices of 2L turbocharged inline-four, 3.6L V6, 6.2L V8, and 6.2L supercharged V8 engines, all with different torques and mpg traits; under the other hood, the Dodge Challenger has engine choices of 3.6L V6, 5.7L V8, 6.4L V8, and 6.2L supercharged V8 engines, all with different torques and mpg traits as well.

The Dodge Challenger delivers more engine power at the top of the range than the Chevy Camaro but at the base, the latter delivers more than the former and is more inexpensive on the fuel side of performance.


Both muscle cars are not high end but they are popular for the comfy nature of their front seats. However, their back seats tell different tales on both sides: on the Camaro side of the story, the back seats are mostly incommodious and accommodate four passengers only; on the Challenger side of the story, the back seats are super-comfortable with great legroom space and accommodates five passengers.


Trunk-wise, it is really simple: the Challenger over the Camaro. (No need for extended talk).


Which car has a better exterior look? It is hard to tell on this because it depends on who is asking. If there is a preference for the Challenger based on this, it is because of its olde worlde look and if the preference lies in the Camaro, it is because of its new-age look. That aside, the Challenger is only available as a coupe whereas the Camaro is available as either a coupe or a convertible.

To wrap up this chassis section, it is noteworthy to lay down here that the Challenger is bigger in size (5” up & 10” long) which explains the trunk size and bigger back seat space but the Camaro is smaller and lighter giving credence to its easy and swift movement.


The Camaro takes this home on both the base model and the high-end model.

The base model starts at $3,095 cheaper than the Challenger while the high-end model (the ZL1 Convertible) starts at $10,295 cheaper than the Challenger.


Bar the backup camera available, standard safety technology is sparse in both cars. Coming to other technology features though, the Challenger challenges with an Adaptive Cruise Control and the Camaro counters with a Head-Up Display, a Rearview Camera Mirror and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot; both cars come with the following: a) 7” infotainment system b) Apple CarPlay c) Android Auto.

There are options for the addition of Driver Assistance Technology to both muscle cars such as Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Parking Sensors, Forward-Collision Warning, and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

Route 1 USA (CDJR) welcomes you to her dealership where you can find these two beautiful cars: the Dodge Challenger and the Chevy Camaro. Walk into our Lawrenceville dealership on 2700 Brunswick Pike, NJ 08648-4107 or call Sales 877-320-6709 and see/hear for yourself which fits/suits you more.