The 2023 Dodge Charger vs Chevy Camaro
Sports cars are desirable but competitive, and everyone has their favorite. Dodge and Chevrolet have significant followings among performance car fans, particularly for their Charger and Camaro models. These two sports cars are always competing for bragging rights, so let’s compare the 2023 Dodge Charger and the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro.
Exterior and Trims
The 2023 Dodge Charger is available in seven trim levels: SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak, and SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak. The 2023 Chevrolet Camaro is available in eight trim levels: 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, LT1, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1. The 2023 Dodge Charger draws attention with its lithe yet bulky appearance, using bold American aesthetics that have helped it stand out for decades.
While some may prefer the exterior styling of the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge models provide far more opportunities for you to customize the wheel styles, as well as options for various hood scoops and a widebody form that dates back to the glory days of American muscle cars. In contrast, the Chevrolet Camaro is confined to a handful of fixed packages, most of which are reserved for the priciest versions in the lineup.
The 2023 Dodge Charger has exterior measurements of 198.4 inches in length, 75 inches in width, and 57.8 inches in height, with a 120-inch wheelbase. The Camaro is 188.3 inches in length, 74.7 inches in width, and 53.1 inches in height, with a 110.7-inch wheelbase. If you want the bigger, taller, more visually pleasing of the two, we recommend the Dodge.
The New Dodge Charger has set the standard for comfort and design thanks to its optional Laguna leather-trimmed seats and its meticulous stitching throughout the console, doors, and dash. While the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro, with a seating capacity of four, feels solid and well made, the Charger seats five. The Camaro’s cabin manages to be sleek and contemporary, but you’ll find more plastic pieces and cut corners.
With its two-row, four-door cabin, the 2023 Dodge Charger delivers a roomy and spacious 105 cubic feet of passenger capacity, quite an advantage over the Camaro’s 93 cubic feet. You can expect headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and hip room to all be significantly better on the Charger.
The new Dodge Charger has a 7-inch touch screen as standard equipment, while all higher trims come with an 8.4-inch screen. Both run the brand’s user-friendly Uconnect software, which includes clear menus, large symbols, and fast loading. Both models come standard with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, and some models come with GPS and a nine or 19-speaker stereo, among other options.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro offers the choice of a Bose seven- or nine-speaker audio system. Further, the infotainment system in the Chevrolet Camaro is simple to use and responsive to inputs. A 7-inch touch screen is standard on starting trims, but the position is not as ergonomic, and the 8-inch screen found on the ZL1 isn’t much better.
The Camaro’s standard powertrain is a 2-liter turbocharged engine with 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The power increases to 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque with the optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The available 6.2-liter V-8 engine on the LT1 achieves 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The highest engine, the 6.2-liter Supercharged V-8 on the LT4, has an incredible 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Meanwhile, the standard engine in the Dodge Charger is a 3.6-liter V-6 with 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In some of the higher trims, the same V-6 engine has an increased output of 300 horsepower. The Charger has a variety of V-8 options, including a 5.7-liter V-8 that generates 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. If you feel like you need even more power, you should think about upgrading to the 6.4-liter V-8 for 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
You can also choose between two 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged engines if you want to accelerate at race-car speeds. The higher rated of the two generates an astonishing 797 horsepower, while the other generates 717 horsepower. All told, the Dodge Charger’s powertrains leave the Camaro outclassed.
Six-piston Brembo brakes and an adaptive damping suspension are included as standard equipment on SRT models, and coupled with the Scat Pack Widebody variants, you’ll have an incredible sense of control. Additionally, springs, sway bars, and high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers are part of the update. It gives an EPA fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg overall, which is very good for a track-ready sports car.
As for the 2023 Camaro with rear-wheel drive, it boasts quick handling, excellent road grip, and agile handling. The ride quality is agreeable, and when necessary, the brakes can rapidly rein in the powerful muscle car. The smaller, lighter engines feel more accurate in their handling, while the V-8 with its stickier tires demonstrates a limited agility compared to an equivalent Charger.
The Camaro’s ride quality is excellent, but at times, you might wish that you had the 2023 Charger’s optional Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The total EPA estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg, with highway estimates of 28 mpg and city estimates of 19 mpg. Overall, the Dodge Charger wins out in both efficiency and ride quality.
Both sports vehicles provide basic and optional safety features, and you can count on them both in an emergency. The Dodge Charger’s trims are all equipped with front impact airbags for both you and your passengers, braking assist, rear parking sensors, a panic alarm, and rear child safety locks.
An airbag system, an electronic parking brake, a lower anchors and tethers for children system, a rear vision camera, teen driver mode, a tire fill alert, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a handle for accessing the trunk in an emergency are all included with the Camaro. Both cars also come with optional additional automatic safety and parking assistance features on the right trim.
Try Out a New Dodge Charger Today
The 2023 Dodge Charger effortlessly outperforms the Chevrolet Camaro. Call Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Centerville or explore our online inventory to arrange a test drive. When you visit, be sure to ask our staff members about our affordable Dodge financing options, which may help you realize your dreams of owning your dream 2023 Charger model.