2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Chevy Impala
Let’s face it, some choices are easier than others.
If you’re considering a 2018 Dodge Charger or 2018 Chevy Impala, you can’t go wrong with either. But, for fun let’s take a look at the basics and go further. Neither vehicle is slow or lacks impressive turning and handling by any means. They both offer impressive performance and both will turn heads on the road.
So how do they stack up by comparison? Let’s examine what makes both vehicles exciting and different, as they both have their pros and cons (mostly pros) and the choice is yours to decide which one you’ll love more.
Performance matters when choosing a vehicle to drive and both vehicles exceed to delight owners with a responsive, smooth ride and with impressive handling. But under the hood is what really matters and both of the 2018 Dodge Charger and 2018 Chevrolet Impala do not disappoint, even with their base models. The Dodge Charger offers a more powerful engine and more options.
The 2018 Dodge Charger allows for numerous powertrain options ranging from the V6 to V8 with either choice netting owners some serious power. The standard V6 3.6-liter V6 engine is available for the base SXT trim and three variations of the V8 are options. The first is a V8 5.7-liter, a 6.4L HEMI V8 follows and last, but not least the 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 6.4-liter engine. All are exceptional, powerfully tuned engines, with the latter producing up to 707 horsepower.Drivers will get up 485 horsepower in the 6.4-liter V8. Superb Charger. Exceptional horsepower is to be expected of any Charger.
The 2018 Chevy Impala has three trims with two engine options to choose from. Standard engine is the ECOTEC 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection and electric start-stop (ESS) technology to help save owners trips to the gas station. This engine produces up to 197 horsepower and 191-lb-ft of torque. Also available, a powerful 3.6 DOHC V6 engine with up to 305 horsepower and 265-lb-ft of torque.
While neither vehicle offers record breaking MPG, these vehicles are quite respectable in terms of offering high end fuel efficiency, especially considering the high performance engines they both carry.
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala retains better MPG with 22 city and 30 highway MPG. However similarly the 2018 Dodge Charger has 30 highway MPG as well while producing up to 19 city MPG, giving the Chevrolet Impala the slight edge in terms of fuel economy when driving in the city.
Latest Tech Features + Interior
Chevrolet’s MyLink provides the Chevy Impala with very similar features as the Uconnect infotainment system does in the Dodge Charger. Organizing and integrating a driver’s smartphone into an easy to navigate system available to use on a touchscreen in the center console. Making and receiving calls, text alerts and replying has never been easier, so drivers can focus on driving rather than using their actual smartphone. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available for 3 months with purchase.
One great feature is the Teen Driver technology that helps teen drivers gain safe driving habits and a virtual report card is created to gage their safe driving habits. Details like muting the audio in the car until the front seat occupants put on their seat belt are wonderful features for parents or drivers who want to be extra safe. Chevy has a fantastic, updated interior with lots of space, similar in leg room to the Dodge Charger.
Dodge has the incredible Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This provides a smooth and sharp experience with the Uconnect touchscreen that has only improved with time. SiriusXM Satellite radio is also available and nifty features like Vehicle Finder, which means you’ll lose your vehicle in a crowded parking lot again. The technology in both vehicles has never been better.
As far as the interior of the Dodge Charger, there’s plenty of comfort and room for owners to feel safe and not at all snug either. Both vehicles are modern vehicles owners will love.
With the 2018 Dodge Charger has optional rear-wheel-drive, which gives a muscle car feel and the optional all-wheel-drive if an owner wants improved handling when road conditions are slippery. Owners will have standard keyless entry, heated mirrors, power mirrors, remote engine start and optional adaptive cruise control and navigation system. Passenger lumbar and heated rear seats are optional for the powerful 2018 Dodge Charger.
Unique features for the 2018 Chevy Impala include 11 Bose speakers with subwoofer and surround sound including a digital media card, CD player that includes MP3 reading and color touchscreen with satellite radio. They also have standard remote start, rear vision camera and 8 inch touchscreen with OnStar Guidance Plan Limited Trial with built-in wi-fi available as well.
Safety + Price
Both vehicles received five-star overall ratings in crash test results and have high ratings across the board from the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration). Both vehicles are similarly priced. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala starts at $28,770 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Dodge Charger begins at $28,995 (plus destination fee).
The 2018 Dodge Charger has better horsepower and way more options for owners. However, the choice is yours to decide which vehicle won you over. Visit Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to test drive a new 2018 Dodge Charger. Our professional team will help you get out of your old vehicle and into a new one today!