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First off, I normally wouldn't compare a hot hatch to a muscle car but in this case I'm going to because the RS could possibly be in the same price range. The Charger SP starts off around $38,500 and has 485hp.

So with that said let us know who you think the winner is in each of the following categories:

1. Interior Style
2. Interior Quality
3. Exterior Style
4. Power / Performance
5. Handling
6. Fuel Economy
7. Price
 

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This is actually the only performance car I'm cross shopping because its a 4 door but I gotta lean towards the focus rs because it comes in manual. interior wise its probably even, both cars small back seats. Exterior styling I don't like the front end of the 2015 charger. Economy the focus (should) be better but we all know the ford turbos almost never hit their EPA estimated mpg. Handling will be all focus rs because the charger scat pack will weigh 4400+ lbs. Price wise dodge always discounts chargers heavily, like 8,000 grand off so you can probably get one for 35k OTD. Performance wise 0-60 will probably be even 0-60 in 4.2ish. Quarter mile the challenger scat pack guys are getting 12.5 at 113 stock and not on hero runs so the charger should be right there. If I had to guess based on the 2015 wrx sti running 13.1 at 104 I would have to say the RS should be able to do 12.9 at 108+ due to the extra 40ish hp it will have over the STI. Sorry for the long rant its just i hadn't even considered the RS since i never thought it'd come to the USA
 

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If I didn't have to worry about interior space or fuel economy, Scat Pack all the way. V8 soundtrack, awesome ride, competent handling and real presence on the road. The RS is the more enthusiast choice and will probably be more engaging but won't be as emotional as the Charger.
 

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As the owner of a Challenger you would throw this out there for me.

Hands down the Charger. You'd have to ride in one to understand, and those that pooh the fact it's not a standard haven't driven the new A8 with the paddle shifters. And if it did have a stick it would be the same notchy Tremec as the Challenger, Camaro and Mustang.

I have a 6 Speed Challenger. Nice, but not worth not buying the car because it had an auto.

Charger wins in all categories except the handling because it's a bigger heavier car made for a different purpose. With my Challenger as an example:

Interior: Heated leather bolstered seats that doesn't need a stringbean to fit properly.

Power/Performance: It'll put a smile every time on your face. Tends to get picked on by cars much slower thinking because it's big it just must be slow. Solid probably high 12's car.

Handling: Solid driving car. It's a Grand Tourer, not a boy racer. It'll haul 5 full grown adults with luggage all day with headroom and legroom to spare.

Fuel Economy: Highway keeping my foot out of it I can routinely see 26-27mpg. Average city/hwy mix about 21.
 

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For some reason the name "scat" pack is not appealing me whatsoever. Plus, the RS has a cooler history imo.
 

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As the owner of a Challenger you would throw this out there for me.

Hands down the Charger. You'd have to ride in one to understand, and those that pooh the fact it's not a standard haven't driven the new A8 with the paddle shifters. And if it did have a stick it would be the same notchy Tremec as the Challenger, Camaro and Mustang.

I have a 6 Speed Challenger. Nice, but not worth not buying the car because it had an auto.

Charger wins in all categories except the handling because it's a bigger heavier car made for a different purpose. With my Challenger as an example:

Interior: Heated leather bolstered seats that doesn't need a stringbean to fit properly.

Power/Performance: It'll put a smile every time on your face. Tends to get picked on by cars much slower thinking because it's big it just must be slow. Solid probably high 12's car.

Handling: Solid driving car. It's a Grand Tourer, not a boy racer. It'll haul 5 full grown adults with luggage all day with headroom and legroom to spare.

Fuel Economy: Highway keeping my foot out of it I can routinely see 26-27mpg. Average city/hwy mix about 21.
Sounds like you should have gotten the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Me I like the hatchback and though the ST is great the RS will be even better.
 

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