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Used Car Showdown: Chevy Camaro vs Dodge Challenger

Picture driving down the open road on a beautiful sunny day. Listen to the engine, feel the power, bask in the glory of driving a sports car. At Car City, we have sports cars currently available in our inventory. Known for their performance, sports cars offer drivers the ultimate driving experience. With many used sports cars on the market, drivers of all credit types have access to them.

Just because you have less-than-perfect credit doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this experience. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used vehicles available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

To help you decide which sports car is best for your situation, we’ve decided to compare the two most popular muscle cars on our lots: the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger. These two American sports cars are known for their looks and performance. As a result, we have compared these cars so you can make the best decision possible.

Chevy Camaro

The 2013 Chevy Camaro ranks high among sports cars due to its engine performance, high safety ratings, and reliability score. The 2013 Camaro comfortably seats four, averaging 12-18 MPG in the city and 18-28 on the highway.

2013 Chevy Camaro

According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2013 Chevy Camaro ranks second in its “2013 Affordable Sports Cars” list. The 2013 Camaro has an 8.4 (out of 10) overall ranking, based on critics’ ratings, performance, and reliability.

When it comes to sports cars, drivers are looking for performance. The 2013 Chevy Camaro has two available V8 engines, including a supercharged 6.2 liter at 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque (in the ZL1 trim). A six-speed manual transmission comes standard with all engines.

Dodge Challenger

Now let’s look at the 2013 Dodge Challenger. According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2013 Dodge Challenger ranks ninth in its 2013 “Affordable Sports Car” list and 74th in its “Used Sports Cars under $20k” list—noticeably further behind the Chevy Camaro. The 2013 Dodge Challenger has an overall rating of 6.6 (out of 10), with notably low marks in the interior and reliability categories. Nate Parsons, writer at U.S. News, notes that the Dodge Challenger’s rivals are “nimbler” and slightly easier to handle.

Despite these low marks, the 2013 Challenger possesses strong powertrains and a roomy rear seat. It gets 14-18 in the city and 23-27 on the highway and has a horsepower of 305-470. Three engines are available in the 2013 Dodge Challenger: a base 3.6-liter V6, and two V8 engines. The most powerful of the two V8s is a 6.4-liter.

When it comes to safety ratings, the 2013 Dodge Challenger gained a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), similar to other muscle cars.

Chevy Camaro vs Dodge Challenger: Which used car is right for you?

After reading about the advantages and disadvantages of both the 2013 Chevy Camaro and 2013 Dodge Challenger, you may be wondering: which vehicle is right for me? Both sports cars offer punchy engines and great performance, with the Dodge Challenger lacking nimbleness around turns. The Dodge Challenger does, however, provide greater cabin space in the back seat. The Camaro is rated higher, especially for reliability and cornering ability, than the Dodge Challenger.

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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