Pontiac GTO vs Dodge Challenger

2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO
$31,990MSRP
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2023 Dodge Challenger
2023 Dodge Challenger
$31,965MSRP
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2006 Pontiac GTO
$31,990MSRP
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2023 Dodge Challenger
$31,965MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$31,990

MSRP

$31,965

Average price

$41,479

Average price

$31,060

Listings

160

Listings

9371
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

5.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Terrifying to drive (in a good way)
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Advanced safety features are not standard

Reviews Summary

Like the original, the modern 2006 Pontiac GTO puts a big engine in a midsize coupe. This time around, the GTO is based on the Holden Monaro, the only suitable rear-drive model in the global General Motors product arsenal. It’s built in Australia and shipped to eager Pontiac performance aficionados in America.

Reviews Summary

In celebration of their final year turning perfectly good 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros into black stripes and circles on pavement, the Hemi V8-powered 2023 Challengers come in several “Last Call” special-edition models. Based on the R/T Scat Pack, the Challenger Shakedown and Swinger versions are limited to 1,000 examples each. Dodge will build 3,000 SRT Demon 170 models for the U.S. market, each making 1,025 horsepower. The rarest “Last Call” 2023 Challenger is the Black Ghost, limited to 300 units.

Verdict: For better and for worse, the 2023 Dodge Challenger is a time capsule, sending drivers back to an era where horsepower was the ultimate goal and fuel economy was a merely trivial anecdote. As it enters its final year, the Challenger offers more power than ever before, giving a dose of muscle-car performance heavy enough to match its irresistibly cool looks.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

6.0L 400 hp V8

Engine

3.6L 303 hp V6

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

4

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

400 hp @ 5200 rpm

Horsepower

303 hp @ 6350 rpm

MPG City

14

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

19

MPG Highway

30
2006 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO
$31,990MSRP
Overview
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2023 Dodge Challenger
2023 Dodge Challenger
$31,965MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2006 Pontiac GTO
$31,990MSRP
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Dodge Challenger
$31,965MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$31,990
$31,965
Average price
$41,479
$31,060
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.6
Expert reviews

5.8 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Terrifying to drive (in a good way)
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Summary
Like the original, the modern 2006 Pontiac GTO puts a big engine in a midsize coupe. This time around, the GTO is based on the Holden Monaro, the only suitable rear-drive model in the global General Motors product arsenal. It’s built in Australia and shipped to eager Pontiac performance aficionados in America.

In celebration of their final year turning perfectly good 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros into black stripes and circles on pavement, the Hemi V8-powered 2023 Challengers come in several “Last Call” special-edition models. Based on the R/T Scat Pack, the Challenger Shakedown and Swinger versions are limited to 1,000 examples each. Dodge will build 3,000 SRT Demon 170 models for the U.S. market, each making 1,025 horsepower. The rarest “Last Call” 2023 Challenger is the Black Ghost, limited to 300 units.

Verdict: For better and for worse, the 2023 Dodge Challenger is a time capsule, sending drivers back to an era where horsepower was the ultimate goal and fuel economy was a merely trivial anecdote. As it enters its final year, the Challenger offers more power than ever before, giving a dose of muscle-car performance heavy enough to match its irresistibly cool looks.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
6.0L 400 hp V8
3.6L 303 hp V6
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
4
5
Horsepower
400 hp @ 5200 rpm
303 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG City
14
19
MPG Highway
19
30
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