2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Fiat Spider

June 4th, 2018 by

There’s a short list of vehicles that many consumers view as being affordable performance vehicles. We will take a look at the 2018 Dodge Charger up against the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider and compare their differences. What attracts buyers to either vehicle? Both vehicles carry a strong allure and both look sporty as each car brings a bold appearance. However, as you’ll find out, what’s underneath the hood and inside these vehicles is a huge difference.

To make this comparison fair, we will only compare the base trim of the 2018 Dodge Charger in the SXT trim. Let’s talk speed, comfort and all things you need to consider with these cars.

You Get What You Pay For

For many drivers, the driving performance is what makes a performance vehicle worth what it’s worth. When it comes to pricing, yes, the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider does cost less than the 2018 Dodge Charger. The base model for the Dodge Charger begins at $28,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) which is more than the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider’s MSRP of $24,995 (plus destination fee).

However, you get what you pay for, and Fiat Spider only possesses 161 hp. (You can find 10 year old Honda sedans with more horsepower than the 2018 Fiat Spider). By contrast, drivers of a 2018 Dodge Charger SXT trim brings 292-horsepower. The greater the horsepower, the greater the power of the vehicle to move you forward and haul your vehicle ahead.

We really feel that for just a few thousand dollars more, you can receive the better vehicle. Let’s take a look at some more of the biggest differences between these two vehicles. Both of them handle sharp turns and can make your driving experience more exciting, but there’s not much else they share in common as they both have unique qualities.

Major Performance Differences

Different people will notice, right off the bat, the performance is also not the same. This is because Dodge is a superior brand compared to Fiat. Sales between these two brands reflects that. Let’s examine the differences in 0-60 mph. With the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider provides a six-speed manual transmission that allows drivers can go from 0 to 60 in 6.8 seconds. That’s not bad considering the horsepower differences, but the 2018 Dodge Charger goes 0-60 in 6.2 seconds with its 292-horsepower 3.6-Liter, eight-speed automatic with standard rear-wheel-drive.

Fuel Economy Differences

One of the few victories the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider has over the 2018 Dodge Charger is its slightly better fuel economy. The 2018 Dodge Charger averages 31 mpg on the highway, which is a little bit lower than the Fiat 124 Spider’s fuel economy of 35 mpg on the highway. This is due to having the smaller engine and vehicle, but that supports another reason many side with the 2018 Dodge Charger.

Spacing Differences

Buyers get more space with the 2018 Dodge Charger as it is a five passenger vehicle, but the Fiat Spider that only has seating for two passengers. There’s way more space for cargo and passengers with the 2018 Dodge Charger. Most people don’t want either of these vehicles for interior room, they want to drive a fast in an electric looking ride. Every trim of the 2018 Dodge Charger can seat five, as the base trim, SXT has standard cloth seating as does the Fiat 124 Classica, the base trim of the Fiat Spider. They both offer leather seating as well..

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