As we've come to find out straight from the
|Base Price||Engine Size||Horsepower||Torque||MPG||Weight|
|Dodge Challenger||$23,245*||3.6 liters||305 @ 6350||268 @ 4800||N/A***||3819 lb*|
|Chevy Camaro||$22,680**||3.6 liters||312 @ 6400||278 @ 5200||17 / 28||3741 lb|
|Ford Mustang||$22,145**||3.7 liters||305 @ 6500||280 @ 4250||19 / 31||3453 lb|
As you can see, the Dodge very nearly matches up with its main rivals on paper, with slight deficiencies in torque and overall weight, though we don't quite know what the 2011 model's final poundage figure will be. We're also unsure of the Challenger's pricing for the new model year, but we can't imagine it will go up too much from its current spot as it's already the priciest of the three competitors, albeit barely.
In any case, we have ourselves one obvious burning question to consider: Does the new V6 engine improve the Challenger enough in your eyes to go head-to-head with the best six-pot pony cars from The Blue Oval and the Golden Bowtie? Or, to put it another way for you Mopar fans, is the 2011 Challenger V6 Sublime or is Chrysler just plain Plum Crazy? Make your voice heard in our completely unscientific, informal poll below.