Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Midsize Sporty Car: Dodge Challenger

The Dodge Challenger ranked highest among the Midsize Sporty Car category with the Chevrolet Camaro following in second place. The entry-level Challenger sports the American automaker’s 3.6-liter V6 powerplant with 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful Challenger R/T has a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 under the hood with 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque or when mated to a manual transmission, gets 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Those that are really hungry for performance can go with the Challenger SRT which is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 with 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy for the 3.6-liter V6 engine comes in at 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway while the 5.7-liter V8 gets 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission – the automatic is good for 25 mpg on the highway. As for the 6.4-liter V8, expect 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. NHTSA has awarded the Challenger a five-star overall safety rating.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Consumer Reports is a much more reliable source for information.
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.

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