If sedans are the subject, the Dodge Charger is definitely a notable mention. With a wide fan base spanning all over the country, the Charger is the most noticeable sedan in the American car market. With a potent powertrain coupled with a wide array of options, the Charger is a great pick. But with such great features on offer, there will always be enough competition to go against, and the Volkswagen Arteon is a capable competitor. In this write-up, we are going to see what makes the Dodge Charger better than the Volkswagen Arteon.
In terms of updates, the GT AWD model comes with 20-inch wheels as standard, which are also optional on the SXT AWD. The 2021 Charger is available in seven trims – SXT RWD, GT RWD, R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody, and SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. As far as the price goes, it varies from $30,755 MSRP for the SXT RWD trim and goes all the way up to $81,455 for the top-end SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody variant. Interested in the 2021 Charger? We can help you out. Contact us to schedule a test drive today.
2021 Dodge Charger
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
||2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|292 hp / 260 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||268 hp / 258 ft-lbs.|
|16.5 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||27.2 cu. ft.|
|19 / 30 / 23
||22 / 32 / 25|
|104.7 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume (Cubic Feet)||96.2 cu. ft.|
It is crystal clear from the table above that the Dodge Charger is more powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon. While the Arteon offers only one engine option, the Charger can be spec’d out with a wide variety of engines – 3.6-liter V-6 option that puts out 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque, 5.7-liter V-8 that puts out 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that puts out 717 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and a higher-tuned 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that pumps out 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. All these options give customers an opportunity to configure their Charger based on their requirements. All the engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While rear-wheel drive comes as the standard drivetrain, all-wheel drive is optional for the lower trim and comes as standard on the higher trims.
One great thing about Dodge is the opportunity they give their customers to configure their vehicles with a plethora of features and options that give customers the flexibility to choose what they want. Coming to the features, the 2021 Charger comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Satellite Radio, and four USB ports, to name some of them. If you want to push it further, you can opt for an array of optional features like a sunroof, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six or nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, and navigation, to name a few.
With safety features on offer as optional features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and forward-collision warning, it is clear that Charger is just as safe as it is powerful.
With such an impressive list of options, it is imminent that the 2021 Dodge Charger is a league apart from the Volkswagen Arteon.