In comparing the 2021 Dodge Challenger's and the 2021 Ford Mustang's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Dodge Challenger has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. The 2021 Ford Mustang has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Dodge Challenger's and the 2021 Ford Mustang's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Ford Mustang is a better car than the 2021 Dodge Challenger.
2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Pricing
A used 2021 Dodge Challenger ranges from $23,599 to $61,035 while a used 2021 Ford Mustang is priced between $25,707 to $90,902.
2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Dodge Challenger loses 24.4 percent of its value and the 2021 Ford Mustang loses 21 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Ford Mustang retains 3.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Dodge Challenger.
2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Dodge Challenger is 7.9 out of 10 while the Ford Mustang's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Dodge Challenger being ranked 2 out of 15 Best Sports Cars and the Ford Mustang being ranked 1 out of 15. Out of 11 Best Coupes, the Dodge Challenger is ranked 3 and the Ford Mustang is ranked 2.
2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Dodge Challenger is 8.0 out of 10. For the Ford Mustang the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Ford Mustang a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Dodge Challenger.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Dodge Challenger’s base engine makes 303 horsepower, and the 2021 Ford Mustang base engine makes 310 horsepower. The Challenger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The Mustang is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles.This gives the 2021 Ford Mustang the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Dodge Challenger the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are sports cars, the 2021 Dodge Challenger has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Ford Mustang has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Dodge Challenger and the 2021 Ford Mustang have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.