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The 4 Best Muscle Cars of 2020

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With a new decade comes new American muscle. Check out this guide for the 4 best muscle cars of 2020.

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The Ford Mustang dominated muscle car sales last year, with a total of 72,489 sold. 2020 is a brand new year, and you have options. While the Ford Mustang is impressive, Chevy and Dodge have stepped their game up.

Check out this list of the best muscle cars on the market for 2020. 

  1. Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro is thrilling to drive with excellent handling and a comfortable ride. It comes with several engine options, comfy front seats, and an intuitive infotainment system.

New for the 2020 models is an LT1 trim and an optional 10-speed automatic transmission for the V6 engine.

Performance 

The Camaro isn’t short on power with the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that comes standard. It produces 275 horsepower. If this isn’t enough, there are three available engines.

  1. 335-horsepower V6
  2. 455-horsepower V8
  3. 455-horsepower V8

If you’re concerned about fuel economy, then you’ll want to opt for the standard engine. The mpg goes down as you go up in engine size.

Interior 

While the interior isn’t as luxurious as other muscle cars on this list, it’s still impressive. It seats four, though there’s distinctly more room in the front than the back.

When it comes to technology, there’s an intuitive 7-inch touchscreen that lets you navigate the Infotainment 3 system. There are plenty of features to keep you comfortable.

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Two USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Models 

There are two body styles and eight different trims to choose from 1LS, 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, LT1, 1SS, 2SS, and ZL1. All trims come in the coupe body style, but you can upgrade all except the base model to the convertible body style.

If you’re struggling to pick a trim level, it helps to choose your engine first. This will narrow down your trim level options.

  1. Ford Mustang 

Not resting on their laurels, Ford is adding a Shelby GT500 model, optional high-performance package, EcoBoost Handling package, and FordPass Connect standard. The Mustang is so popular because of the wide variety of engine options, exciting handling, and quality materials in the cabin.

Performance 

Four engines come in the Mustang. The base model comes with a turbocharged 2.3-liter engine. It only gives you 310 horsepower. For more performance, go with the 5-liter V8 that produces 460 horsepower.

Then there are the specialty models, the Bullitt with 480 hp, Shelby GT350 with 526 hp, and the Shelby GT500 with 760 hp.

Interior 

Ford configures the interior of the Mustang to stay true to its roots with its 2+2 configuration for the seats. The two front seats have plenty of room, while the back seats are small and cramped.

When it comes to features, you’ll need to choose a higher level trim. The base model lacks with just the SYNC system and a small display that come standard.

Models 

There are four main trim levels for you to choose from; EcoBoost (or base), EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium. Then you can also choose between the fastback coupe and convertible body styles.

If performance is your priority, then check out the Bullitt, GT500, and the GT 350. These models have the V8 engine and are designed to perform at the top of its class.


  1. Dodge Challenger 

The 2020 dodge challenger has a new offerings for 2020 with new interior and exterior styling options. These new looks are paired with a large trunk, spacious interior, and powerful engines.

Performance 

There are five different engines to choose from for your Challenger, which is almost too many. They range from the 305 horsepower V6 to the 797 horsepower V8. While the fuel economy ratings aren’t out yet for the Challenger, it’s safe to say that the larger and faster options aren’t going to deliver on fuel economy.

Interior 

Unlike other coupes, the Challenger has spacious front seats and plenty of legroom for the rear seats. The materials Dodge used are respectable, though not top of the line.

You’ll have plenty of features with the 7-inch touchscreen and UConnect 4 infotainment system. It comes with several other modern features.

  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Models 

There are six different trim models for you to choose from, the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye. If you’re looking for serious performance, then you need to start at the R/T trim levels for a V8 engine. For some serious performance, though, Choose one of the Hellcat trims that have track level performance specs.

  1. Dodge Charger 

If you’re looking for refined handling, a powerful engine, and user-friendly technology, then the Charger is the muscle car for you. The V6 and V8 engines are sure to impress while the interior is comfortable and roomy.

Keep an eye out for the Scat Pack and Widebody SRT Hellcat models as they are new this year.

Performance 

Standard under the Charger hood is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 300 horsepower. If this isn’t enough, consider the V8 option that jumps the horsepower up to 370. Then there’s the Scat Pack engine that’s a mind-blowing 6.4-liter V8 that produces a head-spinning 485 horsepower.

If even that isn’t enough, then you need the Hellcat. Aptly named, it’s 6.2-liter V8 pumps out 707 horsepower. Prepare to go from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.

Interior 

This muscle car has room for everyone with five spacious seats. While other vehicles on this list focus on the front passengers, three adults can comfortably sit in the back seat of the Charger.

While the interior is comfortable, it isn’t the most modern or luxurious feeling. It can even feel a bit dated.

You won’t be disappointed by the included technology. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen that lets you navigate Dodge’s Uconnect infotainment system. Plus, there are plenty of other standard features.

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Six speaker stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Two USB ports

Models 

There are seven different trim levels for you to choose from, including the SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody, and Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. If you’re craving performance, then look at the R/T trim level or higher.

If you’re looking for an everyday driver with comfort, then the GT or SXT models are the smarter choices.

Buy Only the Best Muscle Cars

So which one of the best muscle cars speaks to your inner speed demon? American muscle cars have been around for decades, but the new 2020 models prove that they are anything but old.

Get your own muscle car this year and get your blood pumping as you experience the impressive performance that is an American muscle car.

Check out our muscle cars for sale section and find your next ride.

 

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