2009 Dodge Challenger Long Term Road Test

2009 Dodge Challenger R/T: Why I Like It Better Than the Camaro

October 28, 2009


Yeah, I didn't think I would. The Camaro has all the right specs on paper and it looks pretty good in person. But I got in the Challenger last night after driving the Camaro for a couple days and it simply suits me better.

You don't feel like you're sitting so low in the car and the controls all work together more naturally. Sure, the Challenger feels huge from behind the wheel, but the Camaro is no Caterham either. I like the power delivery of the Hemi too, comes on stronger out of the hole. I know the Camaro is faster and all, but it doesn't always feel like it.

Strangely enough the Challenger's interior works for me too. There's nothing very retro about it either . It's just simple, not gimmicky, it works.

I'm not saying that the Camaro won't grow on me in the coming months, but for now I'd take the Challenger instead.

Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 12,761 miles

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