Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Charger
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At a Glance: Mustang vs. Charger
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They say the Dodge Charger is at the top of the muscle car food chain. Well, the Ford Mustang has something to say about that. Let’s take this rivalry to the streets of Buena Park, Long Beach, or Orange County, CA and see which one really runs the show.

Our team at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore is here to break down the 2023 Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Charger. Let’s burn some rubber!



310 HP | 292 HP
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350 lb-ft | 260 lb-ft
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Available | N/A
Mustang vs Charger
2 Muscle Cars; 1 Heavyweight Champion
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The Dodge Charger may be in the Brotherhood of Muscle; that’s only because the Ford Mustang is in a league all its own. In fact, Dodge’s Brotherhood of Muscle only exists because the Mustang has been defining what it means to be a muscle car for nearly six decades.

Off the Starting Line

The Ford Mustang rips out of the gate with a more impressive standard engine. Its 2.3L I-4 GTDI engine kicks up 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6L Pentastar® V6—standard on the Dodge Charger—tops out at 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

If you need more oomph, both models are also available with V8 engines.

Ever Heard a Mustang Roar?

Whether you’re looking to announce your arrival or make a stealthy getaway, the 2023 Ford Mustang has your back. It’s available with a class-exclusive, High-Powered Sports Car active valve performance exhaust that lets you control the noise level. In Sport or Track settings, you’ll hear every purr and crackle, while Quiet Start will let you slip away without a trace.

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Power only matters when you have the confidence to wield it. That’s why both the Mustang and the Charger bring several track-tuned performance elements to the table. Couple that with a bevy of advanced safety features, and you’ll have complete command of your ride.

Handles Like a Dream

The Dodge Charger comes with an Adaptive Damping Suspension that features three modes to help smooth out your ride. The MagneRide® Damping System—available with the Ford Mustang—takes things a few steps further. It reads road conditions and driver inputs, then adjusts each damper individually up to 1,000 times per second. Talk about a quick response!

Safety in Spades

Both models come with a litany of smart driver-assistance systems to help give you supreme confidence. Only the Ford Mustang integrates them all into one succinct safety suite. It’s called Ford Co-Pilot360™, and it comes standard with:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Rear View Camera

When you’re ready to bring all that power to a safe halt or carve up a tight curve, the Brembo™ brakes will come in handy. They’re available for both models with either four or six pistons and are designed to meet the high demands of a performance vehicle.

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Where does raw power meet refined comfort? In the cockpit of the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger, that’s where! Whether you’re keeping it cool or getting a little crazy, the interior of these muscle cars will let you flex. Let’s step inside!

At the Helm

Sit back, relax, and find your sweet spot. Both models are available with leather-trimmed seats. You’ll only find race-inspired, RECARO® leather-trimmed sport seats available with the Ford Mustang, however. Heated and ventilated front seats are also available with both vehicles, so you can stay comfortable regardless of the weather at the track.

Staying in SYNC®

You have your favorite Victory Lane soundtrack. Whether it’s about your “Eye of the Tiger” or how you “Started from the Bottom,” you can play it all through the infotainment systems found in these models. SYNC® 3 is available with the Mustang, while Uconnect® is offered with the Charger. They both give you access to systems like:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Premium sound system

You can also keep track of your vehicle’s performance metrics with Track Apps®. This feature comes standard with the 2023 Ford Mustang and measures things like g-forces, lap times, and even engine temperature. The Charger has a similar feature called Performance Pages.

The Mustang Makes It Look Easy!
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Between the smooth sailing of the MagneRide® Damping System, a more powerful standard engine, and the signature sound of the performance exhaust, it’s clear that the 2023 Ford Mustang is the one at the top of the food chain.

When you’re ready to tear up the asphalt around Buena Park, Long Beach, or Orange County, CA, visit Norm Reeves Ford Superstore for a test drive!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Mustang for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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