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BMW 3 Series vs. Dodge Charger

When we compare the BMW 3 Series to the Dodge Charger, the BMW 3 Series has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Dodge Charger has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 3 Series versus the Dodge Charger, the Dodge Charger is a better car than the BMW 3 Series.

BMW 3 Series versus Dodge Charger Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 3 Series ranges from $31,990 to $55,738 while a used Dodge Charger from the same model year range is priced between $27,492 to $75,845. For a new model, the BMW 3 Series's price is between $44,535 and $63,414, with the Dodge Charger priced between $30,879 and $58,399.

BMW 3 Series versus Dodge Charger Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 3 Series is 8.5 out of 10 while the Dodge Charger's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW 3 Series being ranked 5 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Dodge Charger being ranked 2 out of 8 Best Large Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 3 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Dodge Charger base engine makes 292 horsepower. The 3 Series is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. The Charger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The 3 Series uses premium unleaded, and the Charger uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Dodge Charger, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The BMW 3 Series, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.

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2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 Dodge Charger

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,535 - $63,414

Used Asking Price:

$31,990 - $55,738

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,879 - $58,399

Used Asking Price:

$27,492 - $75,845

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 39
5 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 8
2 / 8
3 / 8
5 / 8

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

M340i xDrive, 330i xDrive, 330i, M340i

Trim Levels

R/T, Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat Widebody, GT, Police, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, SXT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1550 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.074 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 36 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

406 / 562 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 30 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 555 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Cargo Space:

13 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

94.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Cargo Space:

16.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

104.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3560 lbs

Width:

81.4 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

185.7 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3940 lbs

Width:

82.7 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

120 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/65R17