Poll: Dodge Challenger SRT 392 or Chevrolet Camaro SS?

Poll: Dodge Challenger SRT 392 or Chevrolet Camaro SS?

Which Motorcity muscle machine do YOU prefer, the Dodge Challenger SRT 392 or Chevrolet’s kick-ass Camaro SS? Vote in our latest poll and help us choose a favorite!

You could argue there’s never been a better time for automotive performance than today. There are plenty of big-horsepower vehicles available, models that will roast their tires, yet still deliver respectable fuel economy. They also offer plenty of safety and driver-friendly technology.

Two of our favorite go-fast coupes are built by Dodge and Chevrolet. Starting with the Challenger, in SRT 392 guise it features a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 (that 392 cubic inches if you’re curious). This engine cranks out 485 stampeding stallions and 475 lb-ft of twist. It can be paired with either an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

Shifting gears so to speak, the Camaro SS also features a V8 engine, just as God intended. It’s hauled around by a 6.2-liter LT1 that’s good for 455 horsepower and an equal helping of torque. Mirroring its Mopar rival, a six-ratio manual or eight-speed automatic are you two transmission options.

As for style, both of these cars are sporty and menacing, but the Camaro is a good bit smaller. This means it’s likely faster and handles better. However, the Chevy’s blind spots are HUGE, also, its backseat is rather limited. The Dodge is definitely a larger car, which may mean it’s a little less engaging, but it has a gigantic trunk and a usable back seat that adults can actually fit in, important advantages.

So there you go, which of these modern classics do YOU prefer, the Dodge Challenger SRT 392 or the Chevrolet Camaro? If you still need more information on each of these you can compare them directly right here, and don’t forget to vote in our poll!

  • Smas Mot

    The SS, since I already have something sexy that’s carries extra weight: The Wife

  • Mark Titus

    I’d have to go with the challenger even though I think the Camaro is probably a better built car. The Challenger actually looks like the Challenger of the muscle car days while the Camaro barely does.

  • Thomas Elliott

    Personally I thought the original Challenger was not pretty and the retro version is just as non-pretty. Dodge quality isn’t the best either. I’d tend to go with the Chevy, having had really good service from GM vehicles for decades (since the 70’s).

  • smartacus

    i just rented a 6.2 with 430 lb/ft of torque and 6 speed auto with manual control.
    It was more vicious than Sid Vicious; peel outs and fishtailing took little effort.
    Even sounded like a true musclecar V8 at idle, at tip in, and stabbing the gas.

    Of course i’m talking about …the F350 pickup truck rental at Home Depot
    75 minutes of pump and dump for only $20 bucks. Go Now! Do it!

  • Crooklynz_King

    The challenger all the way, the Camaro just isn’t a muscle car to me anymore. It’s just trying to be something it’s not.

  • Frank Yoster

    Ohh in a sec dodge challenher 392 would be my pick!!

  • Chris Daigle

    If I pick between those two, the Challenger is my pick. It is the best looking design of the big three’s retro designs and it’s NOT a Chevy. The Camaro looks like a cartoon design. Yes, I am a Ford fan.

  • Reckoning Day


  • Mark S

    Chevy – not a fan of the visibility, but the chassis, the weight, the engine, MR and that sound, all good. The Chally is still a great car, especially as a GT, but if I had to go Dodge would want the Charger, has a mean look and presence.

  • Reckoning Day

    Let us know which one you are buying tomorrow.

  • Mark S

    If I had the money Camaro SS

  • Reckoning Day

    Get a loan, that’s what I do…

  • Mark S

    Nah, have no car payments at the moment, which is great and have a fun car (FR-S).

  • Reckoning Day

    Yea, been there, done that. Could still trade that one off though. Buying a dream is just that. It’s about passion. I once traded off a brand new Bronco off on a 3/4 ton 4×4 pickup because I was disgusted with the Bronco. I was happy / my decision. Go and ask at the dealer, you’d be surprised. Talking costs nothing…..

  • Mark S

    Very true, am always kicking tires. Like the FR-S though – if I was going to replace anything it would be the daily driver, with that in mind watching how the used SS (manual with MR) and V8 Charger markets are going. The idea being to have to two cars, with very different personalities.

  • Reckoning Day

    Well I’ve been around @ 62 years old… I found out long ago that one vehicle can’t do or be all. So I have a Vette Z06 (took my 9 years to pay it off !) a souped up ’93 4×4 GMC pickup. And a Caddy Ats4 Turbo for my still working wife. They all serve different functions. Bought all new. Can you imagine that old 1993 truck still working as new ???? You know, you can buy and old Vette cheap, like $15,000 Canadian, $10.000 US. More fun than a new Toyota… Believe me, I know… Never say never man ! The FR-S is not bad at all though. You ain’t suffering.

  • Mark S

    I think a Vette, especially a Z06 would be too much for me on these Cali Canyon roads I like to drive around. The FR-S lack of power helps keep me out of trouble, plus we can take the dog with us using the otherwise useless rear seats. You have beat with the 62 years, but even as I near 50, I know at some point getting in and out of these low to the ground cars will get the better of me – the FR-S is way more comfortable than my NB Miata though.

    The current daily driver, a Fusion has been great but when the time comes to replace a used RWD is what I will look for. While I like the idea of a V8, there are some nice deals on ATS’s out there and the issues with CUE do not bother me and the great comments about the handling all sound good. An aside, was on the Caddie site this week after I heard they were doing leases on the ATS-V, unreal – a very under estimated car.

  • Reckoning Day

    You dah man, man. Whatever floats our boats….

  • Reckoning Day

    OK but you pined for a Camaro…so, am just trying to make it work 4 you as has worked 4 me. See ?…not dissing you. I am privileged as I am a logging truck driver on the B.C. coast, so make huge money. Also any thing that turns, gears and wheels, is(are ?) my hobby. Cars etc. are not mere appliances to me. I get what I want in life, always have ,and have a bonafide divorce of over 32 years together to prove that. Ha ha

  • Mark S

    No worries. The q was between a Camaro and Chally, but if the choice was any car, there a few ahead of these two I would go for (if money grew on trees!).

  • Mark S

    They say the fastest car on the road, is a rental car.

  • wcjeep

    I like the Camaro look. The few I’ve sat in had very poor visibility. Have to go Dodge.