Sales: Dodge Challenger declares – Muscle Car War is Not Over

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Dodge Challenger

You hear a lot about the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro rivalry, but not as much about the Dodge Challenger.  Well, now the Challenger clears its throat and announces its presence with a 42% year-over-year sales growth in March 2013.  This is while the leading Camaro and second place Mustang both experience double-digit declines.  This is especially impressive given that Dodge still does not offer a convertible version of the Challenger, while the other two have them.

March 2013 # March 2013 / 2012 % Q1 2013 # Q1 2013 / 2012 %
2013 Chevrolet Camaro 8,102 -12.8% 19,198 -12.4%
2013 Ford Mustang 7,688 -15% 17,320 -14%
2013 Dodge Challenger 6,132 42% 14,540 38%

Here is a fun TFLcar First Drive of the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8:

Please enjoy this fun TFLcar Mashup video with the 2013 Ford Mustang:

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or scouring the internet and other media for various automotive, mechanical, and computer related information.