2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2015 Dodge Challenger
Ford has celebrated the Mustang’s 50th anniversary by introducing a jaw-dropping new model. With a beautiful exterior, exceptional handling, and forward-thinking engine options, the 2015 Ford Mustang has Plainfield and Naperville drivers heading to River View Ford in droves to take a test drive. To prove how exceptional this new vehicle is, we’re going to compare it to the closest competitor out there: the 2015 Dodge Challenger.
Class and Power: Combined
Watching the 2015 Ford Mustang burning across the road is a breathtaking experience, but, even sitting in our showroom, it’s a sight to behold. The Mustang has never been known for keeping a low profile, and this model is no exception. The smooth, flowing curves are perfectly complemented by strong, lean lines — this is a vehicle that has combined the luxury looks of a premium sports car with the rugged strength of a true American muscle car.
The 2015 Dodge Challenger isn’t a bad looking vehicle, but the bold design looks pales in comparison to the elegant power of the Mustang. Dodge has failed to push the car to meet modern design preferences, and the Challenger has begun to look a little dated. If you want to turn heads around Plainfield or Naperville, the Mustang is for you.
A Mature Muscle Car
The 2015 Dodge Challenger provides some strong engine options, and, since these are high-performance machines, that’s important to consider. However, the team at Ford has reinvented the game by focusing on providing both a high degree of power and a modern, efficient engine.
The big news this year is the introduction of the all-new turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, and the reality has certainly lived up to the hype. While still delivering a commanding 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, the EcoBoost engine provides best-in-class efficiency figures of 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. This is a vehicle for serious drivers who want a strong engine without sacrificing fuel economy. The best the Challenger can do is 30 mpg highway — not bad, but not as good as the Mustang.
The weight of the standard 2015 Mustang with the EcoBoost engine and an automatic transmission is only 3,524 pounds, over 300 pounds lighter than the Challenger. These trends continue among the V8 models, with the Mustang GT weighing a scant 3,705 pounds, in comparison to the Challenger’s V8 trim, which clocks in at 4,082 pounds.
This difference is partly due to the higher build quality and the modern lightweight materials used in the construction of the Mustang. People don’t often take proper notice of these numbers, but they make a real difference once you’re behind the wheel.
Try the 2015 Mustang at River View Ford
The 2015 Ford Mustang has combined the classic features of American muscle with 21st century technology, bringing the class roaring into the modern world. Lighter, more efficient, and far easier on the eyes, the 2015 Mustang is available now at River View Ford in Oswego, IL. We welcome drivers from Plainfield, Naperville, and the surrounding communities, and we invite you to visit our dealership today.