Sports-car enthusiasts of Athens, AL have a lot to be excited about; Dodge has ushered in a new era of muscle cars, which started with the Dodge Charger in 2006. Here at Champion of Decatur, Inc., we're excited about this new era of American muscle cars. Ford's legendary Mustang has always been an athletic performance vehicle, but recently they have upped their game. Let us see how the Mustang compares to the Dodge Charger here in Decatur, AL; you will find Champion of Decatur, Inc. less than 40 minutes outside of Huntsville.

Style and Performance

The latest Charger is a four-door sedan as opposed to the two-door coupes of past generations. It comes with a variety of engine choices and is an interesting mix of a family sedan and track-worthy performer. The Charger R/T Scat Pack comes equipped with a Hemi V8 that can produce 485-horsepower. This trim package can get you from zero to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

The new Ford Mustang comes in a more traditional two-door body style. You'll get much less room in the rear seats, but this is a regularity from most muscle cars. One of the most popular models, the GT, is powered by a V8 engine that cranks out 460-horsepower. A special Bullitt edition is available with an additional 20 horses, bringing it closer in line with the Charger.


Despite the lower horsepower numbers, the Mustang excels at steering and handling. It's also a lot lighter than the Charger. The Charger wins out in a straight line, while the Mustang shines on more technical tracks. The Charger offers more room and comfort on the inside to benefit your passengers in Madison, AL.

Check Out the Dodge Charger Today

Both vehicles are excellent choices, so the choice ultimately depends on what the driver seeks. Some want a pure track car, while others will want the vehicle to do double duty as a daily driver and family vehicle. If you want to enjoy a muscle car that can do it all, then come check out the new Dodge Charger, available for sale or lease at Champion of Decatur, Inc. Contact our sales team for a test drive and visit us today!