Compare Dodge Challenger vs. Ford Mustang vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

Compare the Dodge Challenger against the Ford Mustang and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Challenger, Mustang and MX-5 Miata stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Challenger, Mustang and MX-5 Miata. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2011 Dodge Challenger 2011 Ford Mustang 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2011 Dodge Challenger 2011 Ford Mustang 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe R/T
  • 2dr Cpe R/T Classic
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Special Edition
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Special Edition


MSRP $24,895 $22,145 $23,110
Invoice $24,128 $21,078 $21,385
Avg. Paid $18,280 $14,545 $14,750

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 9.0 7.6
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.7 9.3
Performance 8.2 9.2 9.0
Interior 7.5 8.2 6.5
Cost to Own 8.8 9.2 9.0
Safety N/A 9.4 N/A
Reliability 5.0 4.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful base engine
  • Spacious interior
  • Refined manual transmission
  • Powerful engine choices
  • High reliability score
  • High safety score
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Nimble handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Responsive engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Boring interior design
  • Complicated navigation system
  • Hard-to-read gauges
  • Cramped back seat
  • Small trunk
  • Tight cabin

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V6 3.6L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible


Wheelbase(in) 116.0 107.1 91.7
Length, Overall (in) 197.7 188.1 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.7 73.9 67.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 55.6 49.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3834 3453 2447

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.5 83.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.5 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 53.4 50.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 51.6
Second Hip Room (in) 48.6 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.2 13.4 5.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/- TBD - 3.7L/227 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 305 @ 6350 305 @ 6500 167 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 4800 280 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 38.9 33.4 30.8


Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.1 16.0 12.7


Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 3-Link Solid Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Five-Link w/Panhard rod


Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.