2014 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe vs. 2014 Dodge Challenger
If you’ve decided to treat yourself to a classic sports car this year there are a few options out there, but none are better than the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro. The 2014 Dodge Challenger, a worthy opponent, may have a few things going for it, but in the end, you won’t be as satisfied with the Challenger as with the Camaro. Here at Tom Gill Chevy, we’d be happy to choose the Camaro just on looks, but there’s a lot more that pretty sheet metal under the hood.
Powertrain and Performance
This is a muscle car after all, so you’re probably most worried about what’s under the hood. When it comes down to the brass tacks, the Camaro simply has the Challenger beat.
- Looking for a muscle car that doesn’t guzzle gas? The Camaro can yield as much as 30 mpg based on EPA estimates. The best the Challenger can do is 27 mpg on the highway.
- Looking for maximum performance? Take a look at the Camaro ZL1—with a 6.2L supercharged V8 good for 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque your challenge won’t be pulling away from the competition; it’ll be keeping all that power under control. Even the SRT8 Challenger only makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The Camaro is also available in the track ready Z/28 trim—this pared down, lightened up version is ready to tackle the fastest tracks in the world. In fact, at the Nurburgring in Germany, the Camaro put up a lap time that put to shame cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche… you get the picture. And based on Edmunds.com testing the Camaro beats the Challenger in a 0 to 60 mph sprint: the Chevy does the job in 4.4 seconds while the Camaro lags behind by a tenth of a second.
Visit Tom Gill Chevy
If you’re in the market for a sports car you should drive the Camaro. The 2014 Camaro is a practical bargain in a world of overpriced underperforming “premium” performance cars. We also carry the rest of the Chevrolet lineup if you’re looking for something a little bit tamer. Tom Gill Chevy is your local Cincinnati area Chevy dealer—we’re located just a few minutes south in Florence, KY and we hope to see you soon!