2018 Dodge Charger vs. 2018 Kia Stinger

blue dodge charger in garage and red kia stinger in snow

Anyone who knows anything about classic American muscle cars should be at least somewhat familiar with the Dodge Charger. This powerful car has been in production for more than five decades and it has been one of the automaker's most successful and popular cars. Everything from its style to its performance is truly exquisite. But how does it fare against similar vehicles?

The Charger has a new foe on the block. Kia recently released the all-new Stinger as its high-performance sports car. The Charger and Stinger are similar in terms of size and performance, so we thought this would make for a good matchup. Keep reading to see how these powerful cars stack up against each other and determine which one is better for you.

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2018 Dodge Charger Vs. 2018 Kia Stinger
$28,995 Starting MSRP $31,900
292 horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 Base engine 255 horsepower, 2.0-liter I4
395 pound-foot at 4,200 RPM Torque 260 pound-foot at 1,400 RPM
30 Highway MPG 29

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Though the Charger features a much larger base engine, its starting MSRP is about $3,000 less than that of the 2018 Stinger. The Charger also features more powerful engine upgrades. Drivers can upgrade their Kia Stinger to the GT2 trim. That comes with a 3.3-liter V6 engine (still smaller than the base Charger) powered by 365 horses. Not bad. Well, those who are really looking for engine power should check out the Charger's upper trim levels. The R/T comes standard with a huge 5.7-liter V8 engine with 370 horsepower. Wait, it gets better. The R/T 392 and SRT 392 trims come with a 6.4-liter V8 engine powered by 485 horses. And yes, it gets even better from there. The highest trim level, the SRT Hellcat features a monstrous, 6.2-liter V8 engine with 707 horsepower. When it comes to muscle cars, the Charger flexes much harder than the Stinger.

Those interested in learning more about the Charger should come check it out for themselves at MY Jeep Chrysler Dodge RAM. Our sales team will go over all additional details and discuss leasing and financing options. You can schedule a test drive online and be on the road tomorrow! We hope to see you soon!


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