2022 Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Challenger | Saint Charles, IL

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, it’s hard to beat the excitement of leaping off the starting line in a roar of burning rubber and scorching the pavement as you speed ahead of the competition. With the 2022 Ford Mustang, the latest iteration of the original pony car, or the iconic 2022 Dodge Challenger, thrills come standard.

The team at Hawk Ford of St. Charles has written this Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Challenger comparison to gauge their differences and help you decide which is right for you. Check out our Mustang review and explore our Mustang inventory to learn more, then find a finance or lease offer to pair with your preferred model. Experience the 2022 Mustang for yourself when you schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Saint Charles, IL.

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Exterior Features

The 2022 Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger both sport instantly identifiable, retro-inspired looks meant to turn heads. Find a range of wheel and spoiler options on both models, plus the Mustang offers LED headlamps, fog lamps, signature lighting, and sequential tail lights as well as rain-sensing windshield wipers and side mirrors with integrated turn signals and blind spot warning indicators.

Interior Design

Take a seat in the 2022 Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger and you’ll have a range of tech and comfort features at your fingertips. The Mustang boasts aluminum foot pedals and ambient interior lighting. It also has a six- or nine-speaker audio system with an optional B&O® premium sound system by Bang & Olufsen, versus the six-speaker audio system in the Challenger. Available features you can find in both the Mustang and Challenger include:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Power-adjustable front seats with driver’s power lumbar control
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Infotainment system with voice-activated navigation
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ / Bluetooth® technology
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
  • HD Radio™
  • Memory feature for driver’s seat and mirrors

Engine & Performance

At the heart of the 2022 Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger is a powerful, racing-inspired engine. You’ll have your choice of four engine options with the Mustang or five with the Challenger. The Mustang sports rear-wheel drive (RWD) on all trims with an available TREMEC® transmission. The Challenger is RWD as well, but offers AWD on select trims. Find engine options and specs for the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger here.

2022 Ford Mustang Engines

2.3L EcoBoost® I4

Horsepower: 310 HP

Torque: 350 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 5.1 sec.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Horsepower: 450 HP

Torque: 410 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 4.4 sec.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Mach 1

Horsepower: 470 HP

Torque: 410 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 4.3 sec.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Mach 1

Horsepower: 760 HP

Torque: 625 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 3.6 sec.

2022 Ford Mustang Engines

3.6L Pentastar® V6

Horsepower: 303 HP

Torque: 268 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 5.3 sec.

5.7L HEMI® V8

Horsepower: 375 HP

Torque: 410 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 4.8 sec.

392 HEMI V8

Horsepower: 485 HP

Torque: 475 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 4.2 sec.

Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8

Horsepower: 717 HP

Torque: 656 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 3.7 sec.

Supercharged high-output 6.2L HEMI V8

Horsepower: 807 HP

Torque: 707 lb.-ft.

Acceleration: 0-60 MPH in 3.4 sec.

Size & Cargo Space

The 2022 Ford Mustang seats four people comfortably, while you’ll find seating for five in the Dodge Challenger. You’ll also find 13.5 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk of the Mustang, or 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space in the Challenger.

Horsepower

Feel the quake of the high-horsepower V8 and hear its throaty roar when you hit the gas: the 2022 Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger are each a feast for the senses. The base Ford Mustang outshines the base Dodge Challenger in horsepower and acceleration, with 310 horsepower and a zero-to-60 MPH time of 5.1 seconds in the Mustang versus 303 horsepower in the Challenger. At the top of the lineup, the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby® GT500® cranks out as much as 760 horsepower.

Price

Looking to infuse your everyday drive with adrenaline? The 2022 Ford Mustang has a starting MSRP of $27,470, while the 2022 Dodge Challenger has a starting MSRP of $30,825.

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