2016 Ford Mustang vs Dodge Charger  

If you're planning to treat yourself to a premium sports car with incredible performance and power for fun on the road in Arlington Heights, you might be trying to make up your mind between the 2016 Ford Mustang and the 2016 Dodge Charger. Both of these cars bring incredible power to the table for Schaumburg sports drivers, but only one of them has the right features and design that gives you the control you need with incredible speed. Check out this handy comparison guide from Arlington Heights Ford today!


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Ford Power

The 2016 Ford Mustang features a choice of four incredible, powerful engines.

2016 Ford Mustang

The base engine is a 3.7L V6 machine that uses a twin independent variable cam shaft timing system to produce 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, using a sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection system for a smooth and steady stream of power. This engine comes with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission for more control, or a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters for spirited fun on the roadway. It gets up to 28 mpg highway. The Mustang EcoBoost engine is a 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine that produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, getting up to 31 mpg highway with its superior fuel compression.

Upgrade to the Mustang GT, and you'll get a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine that cranks out an impressive 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, topped off by a dual exhaust with rolled and polished tips. Finally, the Shelby GT350 engine is a 5.2L flat plane crank V8 engine that uses a port fuel injection system with twin high flow pumps to produce an astonishing 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The dual exhaust with active valves and quad tips means a clean and smooth drive, with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission providing a smooth and responsive gearshift experience.


Charger Power

2016 Ford Mustang drive modesThe 2016 Dodge Charger also provides a choice of four powerful engines. The base engine is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine, which boasts a compact and lightweight design with high-flow intake and exhaust ports. This base engine lags behind the 'Stang's base in power, producing 292 hp and a mere 260 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 5.7L V8 engine, which uses a hemispherical combustion chamber to produce 370 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, but with more weight and more lag than the relatively light and nimble Mustang engines. The 6.4L V8 engine produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, but it's only available as a pricey upgrade to an already optional "Scat Pack" body package. All engines come with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, which include a sport mode in order to eke even more power out of the engine with a corresponding drop in fuel economy.


Performance Features

2016 Ford Mustang

The 2016 Ford Mustang includes a plethora of performance packages and features to make your 'Stang work its best and look its best. While the Charger's engines may be mighty, it just can't boast the kind of technology that Ford builds into its cars to make them as nimble, spirited, and fun to drive as the sports car you've always wanted. See what you'll get when you drive a Mustang:

Launch control integrates the traction control, powertrain control, and brakes to ensure that you have consistent and smooth starts no matter what the driving conditions are. You'll also get Track Apps, which tracks your real-time vehicle performance information on your in-dash screen and helps you drive like the pros by giving feedback about torque balance, grip, and acceleration.

Electronic Line-Lock is a class-excusive system that keeps the front brakes locked while releasing the rear brakes, meaning you can step on the gas to spin and warm up your rear tires to enhance grip for a speedy and satisfying start. You'll never have to balance the brake and gas again to get the speed you need from your Ford Mustang!

The MagneRide damping system is a unique suspension that uses adjustable magnetic energy instead of traditional metal shocks to shield you from rough road surfaces while improving road feel and reducing dangerous body roll. MagneRide provides optimal damping for control and comfort!


Get Your Ford Mustang Today

Are you ready to feel the thrill of the open road at the wheel of your brand new 2016 Ford Mustang? Arlington Heights Ford can help! To take a test drive of this powerful machine, call us today at (847) 870-1300 or come see us at 801 W Dundee Road in Arlington Heights.