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While one is more associated with luxury and the other with power, the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon, and Dodge Challenger are two of the most popular sedans among consumers. Let’s look at how the Volkswagen Arteon and Dodge Challenger stack up. 

In what areas does the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon beat the Dodge Challenger? 

One area in which the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon comes out on top in a matchup with the 2023 Dodge Challenger is the area of warranty. Kelley Blue Book reports that the basic warranty of the Volkswagen Arteon is for four years or 50,000 miles. In comparison, Kelley Blue Book shows that the Dodge Challenger’s basic warranty is only three years or 36,000 miles. 

In addition, the Volkswagen Arteon offers a superior fuel economy rating compared to the Dodge Challenger. The Volkswagen Arteon’s fuel economy is 22 mpg for city driving and 32 mpg for highway driving equating to an average fuel economy of 25 mpg. In comparison, the Dodge Challenger’s fuel economy is 19 mpg for city driving, 30 mpg for highway driving, and an average fuel economy of 23 mpg.

A final area where the Volkswagen Arteon reigns superior when compared to the Dodge Challenger is in the area of cargo capacity. The Volkswagen Arteon is a 4-door sedan that seats five. Additionally, the Volkswagen Arteon provides consumers with 27.2 cu-ft of cargo space. The Dodge Challenger is a 2-door muscle car that seats four and offers consumers only 16.2 cu-ft of cargo space. 

Overall, the Volkswagen Arteon and Dodge Challenger have much to offer consumers. However, in the areas of warranty, fuel economy, and cargo space, consumers will get more out of the Volkswagen Arteon. 

The sleek 2023 Volkswagen Arteon sedan

A silver 2023 Volkswagen Arteon parked indoors.
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The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon is a sleek midsize sedan that sports an attractive exterior design, spacious interior, and variety of premium features. It has proven to be a favorite in the luxury car space. Volkswagen is offering the 2023 Arteon in the trims: SE R-Line, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium R-Line. The base-level SE R-Line trim starts at $42,530.  

According to Consumer Reports, the Volkswagen Arteon models feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 Volkswagen Arteon has impressive acceleration and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. In addition, consumers can choose either front-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system.  

What can consumers expect from the 2023 Dodge Challenger?  

The Dodge Challenger is one of the most iconic muscle cars on the planet. These powerful vehicles have long been a favorite among car enthusiasts. Sadly, for muscle car enthusiasts, Dodge is set to discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of 2023. Therefore, the 2023 Dodge Challenger will be the “Last Call” for this iconic muscle car as Dodge moves to transform their muscle car line into the world of electric vehicles. 

With the “Last Call,” the 2023 Dodge Challenger base trim is expected to be equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 offering 303 hp and start at $30,000. According to Car and Driver, the 2023 Dodge Challengers will sport commemorative plaques under the hood to indicate the final model year of the current generation. Dodge will also offer consumers popular colors from the Challenger’s past, like Plum, Crazy, B5 Blue, and Sublime Green. The first of the seven special edition Dodge Challengers will be the Dodge Challenger Shakedown


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