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Dodge Charger vs. Tesla Model 3

When comparing the Dodge Charger to the Tesla Model 3, the Dodge Charger has the advantage in the areas of 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 Dodge Charger versus the Tesla Model 3, the Dodge Charger is a better car than the Tesla Model 3.

Dodge Charger versus Tesla Model 3 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Dodge Charger ranges from $27,492 to $75,845 while a used Tesla Model 3 from the same model year range is priced between $41,999 to $61,797.

Dodge Charger versus Tesla Model 3 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Dodge Charger is 8.8 out of 10 while the Tesla Model 3's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Dodge Charger being ranked 2 out of 8 Best Large Cars and the Tesla Model 3 being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Dodge Charger’s base engine makes 292 horsepower, and the Tesla Model 3 base engine makes 201 horsepower. The Charger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 267 miles. The Charger uses regular unleaded, and the Model 3 uses electricity.

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 and rear leg room. The Tesla Model 3, a electric compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear head room, and trunk space.

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2022 Dodge Charger

2022 Tesla Model 3

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:

-

Used Asking Price:

$41,999 - $61,797

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

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:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 25
2 / 11
2 / 11
3 / 15
4 / 25

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

Long Range, Base, Performance

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

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 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:

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:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

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

0.052 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

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 555 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

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:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

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:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

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:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 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:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 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 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18