2020 Toyota Supra vs. 2019 Dodge Challenger

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Safety

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The Supra has a standard Pre-Collision System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Challenger offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Supra offers optional Emergency Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Challenger doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Supra’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Challenger doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Supra offers optional Intuitive Parking Assist to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Challenger doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

The Supra’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Challenger doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Supra and the Challenger have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Supra’s 5 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Challenger runs out after 60,000 miles.

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Supra for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Dodge doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Challenger.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Supra has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Challenger.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Dodge vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 70 more problems per 100 vehicles, Dodge is ranked 28th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Dodge vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Dodge is ranked 21st.

Engine

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The Supra’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. produces 30 more horsepower (335 vs. 305) and 97 lbs.-ft. more torque (365 vs. 268) than the Challenger’s standard 3.6 DOHC V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the Toyota Supra is faster than the Dodge Challenger V6 (automatics tested):

Supra

Challenger

Zero to 60 MPH

3.8 sec

6.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.5 sec

16.3 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.6 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter Mile

12.3 sec

14.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

113 MPH

95 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Supra gets better fuel mileage than the Challenger R/T Auto (24 city/31 hwy vs. 16 city/25 hwy).

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Supra’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Challenger doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Supra’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Challenger:

Supra

Challenger

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

12.6 inches

The Supra’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Challenger SXT are solid, not vented.

The Supra stops much shorter than the Challenger:

Supra

Challenger

70 to 0 MPH

147 feet

176 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Supra has larger tires than the Challenger (F:255/35R19 & R:275/35R19 vs. 235/55R18).

The Supra’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Challenger SXT’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Supra has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Challenger SXT.

Suspension and Handling

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The Supra’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the Challenger’s (52% to 48%). This gives the Supra more stable handling and braking.

The Supra 3.0 Premium handles at 1.07 G’s, while the Challenger SXT pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Supra’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Challenger SXT/GT/R/T’s (36.1 feet vs. 37.4 feet). The Supra’s turning circle is 2.6 feet tighter than the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s (36.1 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Toyota Supra may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 1100 pounds less than the Dodge Challenger.

The Supra is 2 feet, 1 inches shorter than the Challenger, making the Supra easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Supra has standard flush composite headlights. The Challenger has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Supra 3.0 Premium is quieter than the Challenger SRT Hellcat:

Supra

Challenger

At idle

44 dB

59 dB

Full-Throttle

85 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

73 dB

76 dB

Ergonomics

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When two different drivers share the Supra, the memory system makes it convenient for both. Each keyless remote activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position, outside mirror angle, climate settings and radio stations. The Challenger doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Supra 3.0 Premium/Launch Edition has a standard heads-up display that projects speed readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Challenger doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Supra’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Challenger’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Supra’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Challenger’s power windows’ switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the Supra the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Challenger can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Supra’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Challenger’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

When the Supra is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Challenger’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Supra has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Challenger has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

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