2016 Chevrolet SS vs. 2016 Dodge Charger

2016 Chevy SS

Chevy SS

2016 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

The 2016 Chevrolet SS and the 2016 Dodge Charger are both large, rear-wheel drive, American sedans. In fact, they are effectively the only large, mainstream, American sport sedans on the market today. It’s no big surprise that you’re comparing them, and we’re here to help—take a look at our comprehensive comparison below.

Powertrain and Performance

While the Charger starts with a V6, every Chevrolet SS gets a V8. You can upgrade the Charger with bigger, more powerful engines, but compare base models, and the Charger simply loses. Take a look:

  • The Dodge Charger comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that makes 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds according to Top Speed.
  • The Chevrolet SS comes standard with a 6.2L V8 engine, capable of cranking out 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power to propel the SS from 0 to 60 mph only 4.7 seconds.

Plus, for the true enthusiast, it’s worth noting that the Chevy SS offers a traditional six-speed manual transmission, and a six-speed automatic, while the Charger is only offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.


When it comes to space, you’ll find more of it in the Chevy SS. It comes with 123.3 cubic feet of cabin space, compared to the 120.8 cubic feet of space in the Charger, and that results in more front and rear head room, and more front leg room. These two cars offer identical cargo area.

Features and Options

The Chevy SS is simply more upscale and better equipped than the Charger. Take a look at some of the features that are standard in the SS and simply missing in the Charger:

  • Navigation
  • Heated seating
  • Parking assistance
  • Automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • In-car WiFi hotspot
  • 4G LTE connectivity

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Chicago

Come check out the latest Chevy SS here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Chicago! We’re located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, so come visit us today or contact us online to learn more about the SS!