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If you’re looking to start or spruce up your car collection with a muscle car or two, you’ve got a few options. However, not all muscle cars are created equal. If you want the most from your beloved beast, you’ll have to shop smart. Here are iSeeCars’ picks for the best modern muscle cars, like the Dodge Charger R/T and the Ford Mustang

  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Mustang
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Dodge Challenger

Is the Dodge Charger a good car?

The Dodge Charger tops the list of modern muscle cars. Dodge’s flagship sedan snagged the highest quality score from iSeeCars. In order to do that, the Mopar sedan outscored the competition in safety ratings, longevity, resale value, horsepower, and torque figures. Regarding safety, the 2022 Dodge Charger R/T earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

The Dodge Charger R/T tops the list of the best modern muscle cars.
2015 Dodge Charger R/T | Stellantis

Better yet, the Charger has a lower three-year average used car price than the Ford Mustang and its sibling, the Dodge Challenger. Finally, if you want one of the most powerful sedans ever, the library of supercharged Charger Hellcats will deliver.

How much do Ford Mustangs cost?

Ford Mustangs have new car prices starting at around $27,205 for the entry-level four-cylinder EcoBoost. However, if you want a serious performance car in your Mustang, you’ll opt for the Ford Mustang Mach 1 or the always formidable Shelby GT500. According to TrueCar, the Mach 1 has a starting cost of $56,665. Although if that track-ready pony car is too expensive for your liking, the V8-powered GT is cheaper and still fast enough to outrun a Dodge Charger R/T.

The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a track-ready modern muscle car.
Ford Mustang Mach 1 | Ford

Is the Chevy Camaro a good car?

Although the Chevy Camaro has difficulty keeping up with the sales of the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, it’s a good car. The Camaro has an average three-year used car price of $35,329, making it the most cost-effective option on iSeeCars’ list. However, the entry-level Camaro’s 275-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder engine is the most anemic offering of all the muscle cars.  

Is Dodge getting rid of the Challenger and Charger R/T?

On the other end of the list from its four-door sibling, the Dodge Challenger is still a muscle car worth consideration. Even the lowest trim Challenger produces over 300 horsepower and has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. However, if you want the most authentic expression of retro muscle car attitude, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcats are the last words in the conversation. Still, you might want to buy one soon, because Dodge is discontinuing both the Challenger and the Charger. 


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Should you buy a modern muscle car like the Charger R/T?

Modern muscle cars are more reliable and faster than their classic counterparts. Also, each of these iSeeCars’ choices has a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. However, if you want sedan sensibility in your V8-powered muscle car, the Dodge Charger R/T or R/T Scat Pack are difficult to beat. 

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