Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 56 advantages that the Infiniti G Coupe has over the Dodge Challenger.
|Infiniti G Coupe|
The G Coupe has a larger standard engine, a 3.7L V6, than the standard engine in the Challenger SXT, which has a 3.6L V6.
The standard engine in the G Coupe 3.7L V6 is more powerful, with more horsepower than the standard engine in the Challenger 3.6L V6, 330 HP vs. 305 HP.
With 270 lb-ft of torque, the standard engine in G Coupe 3.7L V6 has more low-end power than the standard engine in the Challenger 3.6L V6, which has 268 lb-ft of torque.
Power-to-weight ratio illustrates the relationship between curb weight and horsepower (Curb Weight / Horsepower). As a rule, the lower the ratio, the faster the vehicle. The G Coupe, has a lower power-to-weight ratio than the Challenger, as detailed below by trim level and engine:
|Power To Weight Ratio|
|G Coupe 37 3.7L V6||11|
|G Coupe 37 Journey 3.7L V6||11|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT 3.7L V6||11.2|
|G Coupe 37x AWD 3.7L V6||11.6|
The standard engine in the G Coupe 3.7L V6 has an larger displacement than the standard engine in the Challenger 3.6L V6, 3696 cc vs. 3604 cc. Engines with larger displacements can produce more power, with less stress, reducing wear and prolonging engine life.
The Standard adaptive automatic transmission in the G Coupe (37, 37 Journey, 37x AWD) is a computer-controlled system that automatically adapts response and performance according to driving styles and road conditions. For example, the system selects optimal shift points and determines the proper gear necessary to climb steep grades or drive downhill. This type of transmission is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SRT8 392).
The G Coupe (37, 37 Journey, 37x AWD) has a Standard manually interactive automatic transmission. This type of automatic transmission gives the driver complete gear control, like a manually-shifted transmission, but without the inconvenient clutch. The type of transmission is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SRT8 392).Warranty
Infiniti's basic warranty provides better coverage than Dodge's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
Infiniti's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Dodge's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months|
Infiniti's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Dodge's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months||Corrosion Warranty Miles|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The G Coupe has a larger fuel tank than the Challenger, 20.0 gal. vs. 19.5 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The G Coupe is more fuel efficient than the Challenger. Superior fuel efficiency makes the G Coupe both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the Challenger.
|Fuel Economy City|
|G Coupe 37 3.7L V6||19 mpg.|
|G Coupe 37 Journey 3.7L V6||19 mpg.|
|Challenger SXT 3.6L V6||18 mpg.|
*Mileage statistics shown are for each vehicle with its standard transmission. Fuel economy is only compared for like engines (i.e. 4 cyl. to 4 cyl.)
The G Coupe 3.7L V6 gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the Challenger 3.6L V6, 440 mi. vs. 409.5 mi.
Cost to Own
Federal gas guzzler taxes are levied against vehicles as penalties for poor fuel efficiency. Being less fuel efficient, owners of the the Challenger SRT8 392 pay higher gas guzzler taxes than the G Coupe, $1,030 vs. $0.
The base MSRP on the G Coupe is less than the base MSRP on the Challenger as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|G Coupe 37||37,800|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||39,250|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||40,900|
|Challenger SRT8 392||43,995|
Both the G Coupe and the Challenger feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
The G Coupe features the following available engine drive types, shown by trim:
The G Coupe has a Standard remote fuel door release which allows the driver to open the fuel door from inside the vehicle. Because the fuel door cannont be opened from the outside, access to the vehicle's fuel tank is restricted, preventing tampering with the fuel supply. A remote fuel door is Not Available on the Challenger.
A Standard locking fuel door/cap on the G Coupe is a safety feature that prevents unwanted access to the vehicle's fuel tank. This safety feature is Not Available on the Challenger.
Fog lights are Standard on the G Coupe but they are Optional on the Challenger SXT. Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights offer several advantages over standard headlights - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use. HID headlights are more common on the G Coupe than the Challenger, as shown below:
|High Intensity Discharge Headlights|
|Challenger SXT||Not Available|
The G Coupe has a Standard speed-sensing wiper interval system, which automatically varies the wiper interval depending upon the vehicle's actual speed. This feature is Not Available on the Challenger.
The G Coupe (37 Journey, 37x AWD) has Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the Challenger.Capacities
The G Coupe (37, 37 Journey, 37x AWD) has more passenger volume than the Challenger, 92.4 cu. ft. vs. 91.5 cu. ft.
The G Coupe has more interior space than the Challenger in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Head Room, Front|
|G Coupe 37||43.8 in.||39.4 in.|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||43.8 in.||39.4 in.|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||43.8 in.||39.4 in.|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT||43.8 in.||-|
|Challenger||42.0 in.||39.3 in.|
Payload and Towing
The G Coupe has a higher towing capacity than the Challenger, meaning it can pull a larger total weight - trailer and contents.
|Tow Capacity, Max||Tow Capacity, Std|
|G Coupe||1,000 lbs.||1,000 lbs.|
|Challenger R/T||-||Not Recommended|
|Challenger SRT8 392||Not Recommended||Not Recommended|
The G Coupe has a higher minimum ground clearance and is more capable than the Challenger of traversing rough terrain without problems, as detailed below:
|G Coupe||6.3 in.|
|Challenger R/T||5.1 in.|
|Challenger SRT8 392||4.8 in.|
|Challenger SXT||5.2 in.|
The G Coupe is shorter than the Challenger, making it easier to handle and maneuver as detailed below:
|G Coupe 37||183.1 in.|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||183.1 in.|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT||183.7 in.|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||183.1 in.|
The G Coupe is narrower than the Challenger, 71.8 in. vs. 75.7 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The lower profile tires (aspect ratio) that come standard on the G Coupe may provide better handling capability than those on the Challenger. Details below:
|Tire Aspect Ratio|
|G Coupe 37||50|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||50|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT||45|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||50|
The Standard multi-adjustable power passenger seat in the G Coupe allows the front seat passenger to customize their seating position for maximum comfort. Multi-adjustable power passenger seats are Not Available in the Challenger.
A front power memory seat is a convenience feature that allows the driver to store their customized seating position then conveniently activate it when they get into the vehicle. This feature is more commonly found in the G Coupe than the Challenger, as shown below:
|Front Power Memory Seat|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||Optional|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT||Standard|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||Optional|
A heated front seat is Standard in the G Coupe (37 Journey, 37 Sport 6MT, 37x AWD), providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SXT).
Leather seating is a much sought after feature for new car buyers, offering exceptional luxury and style, superior comfort, ease of maintenance and improved resale value. Leather seating is Standard in the G Coupe but is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SXT).
The G Coupe (37 Journey, 37 Sport 6MT, 37x AWD) features a Standard built-in universal remote control system that is able to learn the codes for other remote controlled devices such as garage door openers, gate openers, etc., then allow you to control them from your vehicle with the touch of one button. This type of universal control system is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SXT).
The G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT features a Standard navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Optional in the Challenger.
Illuminated vanity mirrors are Standard in the G Coupe but Optional in the Challenger SXT.
The G Coupe (37 Journey, 37 Sport 6MT, 37x AWD) features Standard dual-zone climate controls, allowing the driver and front passenger to control their own climate conditions. Dual-zone climate controls are Not Available in the Challenger.
The G Coupe has a Standard compass that helps drivers determine their geographic direction. A compass is Optional in the Challenger (R/T, SXT).
The Optional intelligent cruise control system in the G Coupe (37 Journey, 37x AWD) allows it to keep moving at a set speed, without using the gas pedal, while automatically maintaining a set interval from the vehicle traveling in front. Intelligent cruise control is Not Available in the Challenger.
The G Coupe (37 Journey, 37x AWD) features Optional genuine wood interior trim, made from real wood veneers. Real wood interior trim is Not Available in the Challenger.
An automatic tilt-away steering column moves the steering column up and away from the driver allowing for easy entry and exit of the vehicle. This convenience feature is more commonly found in the G Coupe than the Challenger, as shown below.
|Automatic Tilt Away Steering Column|
|G Coupe 37 Journey||Optional|
|G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT||Standard|
|G Coupe 37x AWD||Optional|
With a Standard power sunroof, a touch of a button is all G Coupe 37 Sport 6MT owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Challenger as a power sunroof is Optional.
The G Coupe (37 Journey, 37 Sport 6MT, 37x AWD) features Standard automatic headlights that control their on/off capability. Automatic headlights are Optional on the Challenger SXT.
Heated exterior mirrors are Standard on the G Coupe (37 Journey, 37 Sport 6MT, 37x AWD), keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Optional on the Challenger (R/T, SXT).
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