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Dodge Challenger vs. Subaru WRX

When comparing the Dodge Challenger to the Subaru WRX, the Dodge Challenger has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Subaru WRX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Challenger versus the Subaru WRX, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Dodge Challenger versus Subaru WRX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Dodge Challenger ranges from $23,994 to $73,659 while a used Subaru WRX from the same model year range is priced between $25,755 to $41,630. For a new model, the Dodge Challenger's price is between $31,622 and $82,899, with the Subaru WRX priced between $30,948 and $44,328.

Dodge Challenger versus Subaru WRX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Dodge Challenger is 8.0 out of 10 while the Subaru WRX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Dodge Challenger being ranked 3 out of 14 Best Sports Cars and the Subaru WRX being ranked 10 out of 51 Best Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Dodge Challenger’s base engine makes 303 horsepower, and the Subaru WRX base engine makes 271 horsepower. The Challenger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Challenger uses regular unleaded, and the WRX uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Subaru WRX, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Dodge Challenger, a sports car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room and trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Dodge Challenger and the Subaru WRX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Subaru WRX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Subaru WRX

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$31,622 - $82,899

Used Asking Price:

$23,994 - $73,659

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

24.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,948 - $44,328

Used Asking Price:

$25,755 - $41,630

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 14
3 / 14
3 / 6
6 / 14
9 / 14

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 51
23 / 51
26 / 51
27 / 51

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

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

Base, Premium, Limited, GT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

303 hp @ 6350 rpm

Torque:

268 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

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

0.079 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

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:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.9 inches

Cargo Space:

16.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3841 lbs

Width:

85.4 inches

Height:

57.7 inches

Length:

197.9 inches

Wheelbase:

116 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17