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Dodge Charger vs. BMW M3

In comparing the Dodge Charger to the BMW M3, the Dodge Charger has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The BMW M3 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Dodge Charger versus the BMW M3, the Dodge Charger is a better car than the BMW M3.

Dodge Charger versus BMW M3 Pricing

For a new model, the Dodge Charger's price is between $30,879 and $58,399, with the BMW M3 priced between $74,899 and $96,784.

Dodge Charger versus BMW M3 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Dodge Charger is 8.8 out of 10 while the BMW M3's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Dodge Charger being ranked 2 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the BMW M3 being ranked 12 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Dodge Charger’s base engine makes 292 horsepower, and the BMW M3 base engine makes 473 horsepower. The Charger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The M3 is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 359 miles. The Charger uses regular unleaded, and the M3 uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Dodge Charger, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The BMW M3, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,879 - $58,399

Used Asking Price:

$27,492 - $75,845

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$74,899 - $96,784

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 39
12 / 39

Summary Review

Not yet available

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

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

Competition, Base, Competition xDrive

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:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

473 hp @ 6250 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2650 rpm

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

0.123 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:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

16 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

250 / 359 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.6 inches

Cargo Space:

13 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

95.0 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3840 lbs

Width:

81.4 inches

Height:

56.4 inches

Length:

189.1 inches

Wheelbase:

112.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/40R18