2015 Ford Mustang vs Dodge Challenger

April 3rd, 2017 by
2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger are two of the hottest muscle cars on the road. Drivers love their speedy engines and sharp, sporty exteriors. Both models can be equipped with a wide range of modern comfort and convenience features. Their safety features work to keep passengers protected. If you’re having trouble deciding between these two models, read our four-category comparison.

2015 Mustang vs Dodge Challenger

Power and Performance

The newly redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang offers three powerful, fuel-efficient engines. On the road, its smooth ride and responsive handling give it the edge over the Challenger. The Mustang’s standard 3.7-liter V6 delivers 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet for swift acceleration. The EcoBoost model comes with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 310 horses and 320 pound-feet of torque. The EcoBoost engine offers the line’s best EPA ratings. Paired with the manual transmission, the EcoBoost achieves 22 city/31 highway mpg. The automatic transmission changes those ratings slightly, to 21/32 mpg. Finally, the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 generates an incredible output of 435 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. It’s a great choice for drivers who crave incredible speed.

The Dodge Challenger’s standard V6 engine delivers 305 horses. Shoppers can also choose from two powerful V8 engines, a 5.7-liter Hemi and a 6.4-liter V8. The Hemi generates 375 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque. The larger 6.4-liter V8 impresses with its 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the Challenger goes from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds. New for 2015 is a special SRT Hellcat model. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 makes a beastly 707 horses and 650 pound-feet of torque.

Features

When it comes to high-tech features, the 2015 Ford Mustang takes the lead. Standard equipment includes quite a few infotainment features. The Sync voice control system lets drivers browse apps without taking their eyes off the road. A standard rearview camera increases safety as drivers back in and out of tight spaces. Keyless ignition and entry means drivers can simply jump in and go. The available MyFord Touch interface lets users interact with a wide range of infotainment apps.

The Challenger is a close second, offering a variety of high-tech features. The available Uconnect touch-screen system gives users access to an array of infotainment apps. The navigation system helps drivers explore unknown territory.

Passenger Comfort and Style

Inside, the 2015 Ford Mustang offers a stylish cabin and roomy, supportive seating, making it our pick in this important category. It’s easy to find the perfect position behind the wheel, thanks to a wide range of adjustments. Generous seating and a newly redesigned dash create a spacious cabin.

Inside, the Challenger is sporty and stylish. Drivers can count on supportive seating. Available perks, including leather upholstery and heated and ventilated seats, create an even more luxurious space.

Safety

We like the 2015 Ford Mustang’s impressive range of standard safety equipment. Items like antilock disc brakes and traction and stability control guard against careless accidents. The Ford MyKey system sets speed parameters for teenage drivers and valets. On models with manual transmission, standard hill-start assist keeps them from rolling backward at stops. On top trim models, shoppers can add high-tech safety equipment designed to increase driver vigilance, including blind-spot and cross-traffic warning systems.

Challenger shoppers can now also choose from an array of available safety systems, including forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control. Its optional blind-spot monitoring technology keeps drivers informed about what they can’t see.

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2015 Ford Mustang

Both the 2015 Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger have a lot to offer, but the Mustang is our overall pick. Inside, drivers can count on supportive, comfortable seating. A wealth of available features enhances passenger convenience and entertainment. Every engine in the lineup delivers swift acceleration and a smooth ride. Safety equipment protects passengers from harm.