2015 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2015 Dodge Challenger

    By Autolist Staff | September 20, 2018

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    Automotive Website Analyzed


    84%

    Really Good

    You should buy it

    92%

    The Best

    You should buy it

    Our User's Take

    What owners think


    63%

    Would Buy Again

    8 Ratings

    79%

    Would Buy Again

    19 Ratings

    What’s better about the Camaro?

    Power. Whether you choose the base V6 engine, mid-level V8 or optional V8, the Camaro tops the corresponding Challenger for horsepower with the exception of the bonkers Challenger Hellcat model. The Chevy’s V6 has 323 horsepower versus the Dodge V6’s 305 horsepower, the Chevy’s SS 6.2-liter V8 makes 426 horsepower compared to the 375 horsepower in the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 in the Dodge and the supercharged Camaro ZL1 packs 505 horsepower compared to the Challenger 392 model’s 485 horsepower.

    Convertible. Buyers looking for the one-two punch of a muscle car that’s also a convertible don’t have such an option with the Challenger – but they do with the Camaro. Three of them actually: the base V6, SS V8 model and LT1 supercharged V8 models all come in either coupe or convertible form.

    It can turn. While Camaro drivers won’t be able to carve canyons like Porsche 911 drivers (though some have tried) numerous reviews found the Chevy to be far better at turning and handling than the heavier, more cumbersome Dodge Challenger. If the roads you want to drive fast have any sort of turns, consider this.

    What’s better about the Challenger?

    You can see out of it. While the Challenger won’t have the outward visibility of a minivan, it’s definitely better than the Camaro – which has some of the worst outward sightlines of any car currently on the market. This is why you test-drive cars – to make sure you know what you’re signing up for.

    Hellcat. The Challenger’s ace in the hole for the horsepower wars is the truly wild Hellcat model. Using a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, the Hellcat makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Nothing in the Camaro family comes close to those numbers.

    It’s bigger. This is a bad thing in terms of curb weight but a very good thing in terms of cabin space and trunk space. If you’re looking for everyday livability and comfort in addition to the thrills a muscle car provides, know that the Challenger has considerably more room for you (cabin) and your things (trunk) than the Camaro.

    Better safety features. The Challenger offers a host of modern active safety features including pre-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection. These aren’t offered on the 2015 Camaro.

    Autolist’s take:

    This one will come down to personal preference: which one do buyers feel most comfortable driving and owning on a daily basis? Neither of these is an agile sports car; though they have muscle car heritage, think of them as large, performance-oriented grand touring coupes. If you prioritize handling, choose the Camaro since it offers more power in its engines (except against the Hellcat) and better handling. But we’ve found the Challenger to be more comfortable to live with on a daily basis; its space and approachability go a long way. So we say Buy the Challenger.

    Cost of Ownership

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    Annual Fuel Costs

    $1,672
    15k miles at $2.563/gal
    $2,746
    15k miles at $2.563/gal
    Fuel Economy

    19 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    12 mpg (miles per gallon)
    City
    30 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway
    18 mpg (miles per gallon)
    Highway

    Safety

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    NHTSA Crash Test Results

    5 stars
    Overall
    5 stars
    Overall
    Safety Features

    -
    Autonomous Braking
    -
    Autonomous Braking
    Available
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    -
    Blind-Spot Warnings
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Standard
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    -
    Lane-Keep Assist
    -
    Lane-Keep Assist
    Available
    Cross-Traffic Alert
    -
    Cross-Traffic Alert

    Interior

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    Interior Features

    Available
    Leather
    Available
    Leather
    Available
    Moonroof
    Available
    Moonroof
    Available
    Heated Seats
    Available
    Heated Seats
    -
    Keyless Entry
    Standard
    Keyless Entry
    Standard
    Climate Control
    -
    Climate Control
    Technology

    -
    Apple Carplay
    Available
    Apple Carplay
    -
    Android Auto
    -
    Android Auto
    Available
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Satellite Radio
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    Standard
    Bluetooth
    Available
    Navigation System
    Available
    Navigation System

    Under the Hood

    2015 Dodge Challenger

    2015 Chevrolet Camaro

    Powertrain

    8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
    Transmission
    6-Speed Manual
    Transmission
    RWD
    Drivetrain
    RWD
    Drivetrain
    Drivetrain

    305+ HP @ 6350 RPM
    Horsepower
    323+ HP @ 6800 RPM
    Horsepower
    268+ lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
    Torque
    278+ lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
    Torque
    V6
    Cylinders
    V6
    Cylinders