When people go car shopping, one of the most important things people look at is the price tag because most people want the lowest price for a car. However, sometimes the best car in the segment is also the most expensive car and people just have to pay for quality. When it comes to muscle cars, that’s exactly the case with the 2022 Dodge Charger, the most expensive muscle car option, but also the best overall, according to Consumer Reports.
The 2022 Chevy Camaro is the cheapest muscle car option
According to Consumer ReportsThe cheapest muscle car right now is the Chevy Camaro. It starts at about $25,000, making it significantly cheaper than the next most affordable option, the Ford Mustang. That price tag will get customers a pretty good muscle car, as it comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 275 horsepower.
While that’s a nice and efficient engine for the base model, muscle car fans are more likely to equip the Camaro with one of the three engines Chevy currently offers. There’s a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 335 horsepower, and then there are two 6.2-liter V8 options. The first is naturally aspirated and gets 455 horsepower, while the other is supercharged and gets 650 horsepower.
The 2022 Dodge Charger is the most expensive, but the best in its class
That said, the best muscle car out there is the most expensive, and that’s the Charger. It starts at $32,500, but can go all the way up to about $75,000. It comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 292 horsepower, and Dodge offers five other engine options for the car. There’s a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 300 horsepower, and then there’s four different V8 options.
cleverness offers a 5.7-liter V8 that gets 370 horsepower, a 6.4-liter V8 that gets 485 horsepower and two 6.2-liter V8s. As with the Chevy Camaro, there’s a naturally aspirated version and a supercharged version of that 6.2-liter V8. The naturally aspirated option gets 717 horsepower, while the supercharged V8 gets 797 horsepower. With that ridiculously powerful Hellcat engine, the Charger can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 203 mph.
Powerful engines are the most important thing about a muscle car, but they’re not the only reason the Charger is the top-rated muscle car option. Consumer Reports also liked its comfort capabilities, as it has a quiet cabin and a “smooth ride.” In addition, this Dodge muscle car has some nice and comfortable seats, which will make drivers and passengers have a great experience in the car.
The 2022 Ford Mustang Is The Worst Option For A Muscle Car
In comparison, the worst muscle car option right now is the Ford Mustang, according to Consumer Reports. It starts at about $27,000, making it much cheaper than the charger, but more expensive than the Camaro. The main reason Consumer Reports gave the Mustang a bad score is because of its very weak reliability history.
In any case, the Mustang is powerful and will also have many engine options. It starts with a 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder that gets 310 horsepower, and Ford offers four other engine options. There’s another 2.3-litre turbo four-cylinder, but it gets 330 horsepower instead. Then there are three V8 options, a 5.0-liter V8 that gets 460 horsepower, a 5.0-liter V8 that gets 480 horsepower and a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 that gets 760 horsepower.
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