2020 Dodge Charger SRT vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

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The Charger SRT has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The AMG GT 4-Door doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Charger SRT and the AMG GT 4-Door have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Dodge’s powertrain warranty covers the Charger SRT 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Mercedes covers the AMG GT 4-Door. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the AMG GT 4-Door ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 6 times as many Dodge dealers as there are Mercedes dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Charger SRT’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Dodge Charger SRT’s engines use a cast iron block for durability, while the AMG GT 4-Door’s engines use an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Dodge vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Dodge 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 12th, below the industry average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Dodge vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Dodge 13 places higher in reliability than Mercedes.

Engine

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The Charger SRT has more powerful engines than the AMG GT 4-Door:

Horsepower

Torque

Charger SRT 6.2 supercharged V8

707 HP

650 lbs.-ft.

Charger SRT Daytona 6.2 supercharged V8

717 HP

650 lbs.-ft.

AMG GT 53 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

429 HP

384 lbs.-ft.

AMG GT 63 4.0 turbo V8

577 HP

590 lbs.-ft.

AMG GT 63 S 4.0 turbo V8

630 HP

664 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Dodge Charger SRT (base engine) is faster than the AMG GT 53 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid:

Charger SRT

AMG GT 4-Door

Zero to 60 MPH

3.7 sec

5 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

13.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

124.3 MPH

101.3 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Charger SRT has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The AMG GT 4-Door doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Charger SRT’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG GT 4-Door:

Charger SRT

AMG GT 4-Door

Front Rotors

15.4 inches

14.2 inches

The Charger SRT stops shorter than the AMG GT 4-Door:

Charger SRT

AMG GT 4-Door

70 to 0 MPH

153 feet

155 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

109 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Charger SRT has larger tires than the AMG GT 4-Door (305/35R20 vs. 255/45R19). The Charger SRT’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG GT 4-Door (305/35R20 vs. 275/35R21).

The Charger SRT’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG GT 4-Door’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Charger SRT has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the AMG GT 4-Door.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Charger SRT’s wheelbase is 4.2 inches longer than on the AMG GT 4-Door (120.4 inches vs. 116.2 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Charger SRT’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the AMG GT 4-Door’s (39 feet vs. 40 feet).

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Charger SRT a Large car, while the AMG GT 4-Door is rated a Compact.

The Charger SRT has standard seating for 5 passengers; the AMG GT 4-Door can only carry 4.

The Charger SRT has 8.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the AMG GT 4-Door (104.7 vs. 96).

Ergonomics

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The Charger SRT’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The AMG GT 4-Door does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Charger SRT has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the car heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the AMG GT 4-Door.

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The Dodge Charger outsold the Mercedes AMG GT by over 23 to one during 2019.

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