Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Dodge Charger

2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$31,965MSRP
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2023 Dodge Charger
2023 Dodge Charger
$34,230MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$31,965MSRP
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2023 Dodge Charger
$34,230MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$31,965

MSRP

$34,230

Average price

$18,931

Average price

$27,336

Listings

3738

Listings

9208
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Manual transmission available (for now)
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Poor ergonomic design
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Fun to drive
  • Stylish design
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine

Reviews Summary

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI was introduced for the 2022 model year and enters 2024 essentially unchanged. The main news is that 2024 marks the last year a manual transmission will be available in this classic hot hatchback. Volkswagen is making a 380 special edition package standard on all stick-shift GTIs to commemorate that. A more substantial update is expected for the 2025 model year.

Verdict: The GTI is a great all-rounder held back by poor interior design choices and a staid personality.

Reviews Summary

Hooligans and cops everywhere are saying their final goodbyes to the Dodge Charger, a full-size sedan both sides of the law have exonerated for intimidation and respect. The Charger, along with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger coupe that share its 1990s-era Mercedes platform, will be discontinued after the 2023 model year. At one time the most powerful production sedan in the world—and still the most powerful running on gas—the Charger's replacement will be a trendy EV that Dodge doesn't really want to build. That's the law, though, so the Charger departs in full smoke and fury with three special edition Last Call models built in limited numbers for its final year. We drove one, a 2023 Charger Swinger, for a proper send-off.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

3.6L 292 hp V6

Drive Train

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

Horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

MPG City

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

30
2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$31,965MSRP
Overview
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2023 Dodge Charger
2023 Dodge Charger
$34,230MSRP
Overview
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2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$31,965MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Dodge Charger
$34,230MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$31,965
$34,230
Average price
$18,931
$27,336
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.6
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

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7.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Manual transmission available (for now)
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing design
  • Poor ergonomic design
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Fun to drive
  • Stylish design
Cons
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
Summary

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI was introduced for the 2022 model year and enters 2024 essentially unchanged. The main news is that 2024 marks the last year a manual transmission will be available in this classic hot hatchback. Volkswagen is making a 380 special edition package standard on all stick-shift GTIs to commemorate that. A more substantial update is expected for the 2025 model year.

Verdict: The GTI is a great all-rounder held back by poor interior design choices and a staid personality.

Hooligans and cops everywhere are saying their final goodbyes to the Dodge Charger, a full-size sedan both sides of the law have exonerated for intimidation and respect. The Charger, along with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger coupe that share its 1990s-era Mercedes platform, will be discontinued after the 2023 model year. At one time the most powerful production sedan in the world—and still the most powerful running on gas—the Charger's replacement will be a trendy EV that Dodge doesn't really want to build. That's the law, though, so the Charger departs in full smoke and fury with three special edition Last Call models built in limited numbers for its final year. We drove one, a 2023 Charger Swinger, for a proper send-off.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.6L 292 hp V6
Drive Train
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG City
19
MPG Highway
30
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