When you are comparing cars such as the Ford Mustang vs. Dodge Charger, the first thing everyone is going to begin with is the chassis
. The 2022 Dodge Charger and the Ford Mustang are fairly close in terms of specifications, so this really comes down to what features you need in a vehicle.
The Dodge Charger, after all, is a hatchback, whereas the Mustang is a fastback/two-door convertible (really, who counts those tiny rear seats, anyway?).
Two-doors are considered to be more sporty, so it is not surprising countless buyers would flock to a Ford Mustang (or Camaro, or Camaro, even) instead of something like a Dodge Charger.
Of course, the Ford Mustang is a coupe, while the Dodge Charger is (these days) a four-door hatchback/muscle car. Horsepower and torque are close, but not nearly close, with Dodge Chargeras producing 370 hp and 395 lb-ft, while the Ford Mustang gets 310 hp and 350 lb-ft.
The Ford Mustang does, however, actually achieve slightly better combined mpg, with 29 mpg to Dodge Chargeras 19 mpg. Between the two trims being compared, the Dodge Chargeras Police RWD and EcoBoost Fastback, the Ford Mustang is cheaper with a MSRP of $27,470, whereas the Dodge Chargeras has an MSRP of $36,355.