Even though electric vehicles are taking over your local auto dealerships, there will always be a place for rumbling, quick, and stylish muscle cars like the Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang. While these hot rods were more popular in the 60s, there are still plenty of available options today. Even better, new muscle cars are faster, more muscular, and more efficient than ever.
Here are the top four muscle car brands that are still on the market and worth every penny:
The Dodge Charger is the only four-door muscle car powered by a V8 on the market with a starting price under $40,000. Drivers have various engine options, but nothing can compete with the SRT Hellcat Redeye’s 6.2-liter V8 that offers 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque.
Regardless of whether you want a bare-bones muscle car or a fully-loaded luxury mobile, the Dodge Charger has you covered. You can ultimately choose between two body styles, five engines, and five distinct trim levels. That’s how you personalize a muscle car.
The Dodge Challenger is one of the most old-school-style muscle cars available today. The modern design pays homage to the Challengers we love from fifty years ago. This two-door coupe comes with six different engine options, five of them being V8s. The top of the line engine is the same turbocharged V8 that you find in the Dodge Charger.
The Challenger stands out with its various upgrade packages available on practically every trim. You can add things like Technology or the Driver Confidence packages that add various driver-assist features. You might even like the Cold Weather Group that adds heated seats and a steering wheel. You can add leather upholstery, built-in navigation, or an updated Harman Kardon sound system, if nothing else.
The Mustang has been one of the defining muscle cars for over fifty years. It might have a higher price tag than other vehicles in this class, but no one has ever complained that it’s overpriced for what it offers. This rear-wheel drive is known for its two doors, high-performance output, and unbeatable style.
The newest version of the Ford Mustang comes with a historically inspired model called the Mach 1. This top-of-the-line trim comes with just about every performance feature you can imagine, along with some trim-exclusive options. We’re talking sport suspension with adaptive dampers, special styling details, a more powerful engine, active exhaust, and a cue-ball shift knob on the manual transmission option.
The Chevy Camaro reminds drivers of the muscle cars of the street racing era, but with the addition of modern tech. This coupe comes with an emphasis on the driving experience. There are eight different trims, so drivers have some homework to do before deciding.
The top trim ZL1 comes loaded with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that boasts 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. You can even get a version of this beast in a convertible, which is sure to turn heads on the highway.