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Dodge Challenger Continues to Outsell the Chevrolet Camaro in 2019

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After usurping the Camaro from its second-place position in the muscle car segment, the Challenger is now ready to take on the Mustang for the top spot

The Challenger is continuing to leave the Camaro behind in the dust
Photo: Dodge

When it comes to domestic muscle cars, the Ford Mustang still wears the crown. Yet, over time, a new second-place champion has begun to emerge.

The Dodge Challenger outsold the Chevrolet Camaro during the first quarter of 2019.

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This development should come as no surprise, due to the Dodge Challenger’s sales success back in 2018. Last year was one of the Challenger’s best years on record, with 66,716 vehicles sold.

At the same time, the Chevrolet Camaro lost ground in terms of sales. Chevrolet sold 50,963 Camaros in 2018, a sales decline of 25 percent.

By the end of 2018, the Challenger had successfully usurped the Camaro from its second-place position in the muscle car segment. That advantage over the Camaro has lasted well into 2019.

While Camaro sales are climbing up again, it’s not enough to catch up to the Challenger
Photo: Chevrolet

By the end of the year’s first quarter, Dodge had successfully delivered 13,431 Challenger vehicles. While that accounted for a 24 percent sales decline, it was still ahead of the Chevrolet Camaro.

The Camaro actually managed to gain sales year-over-year, with a slight sales increase of 2.5 percent. Still, that only accounted for 12,083 units sold, more than 1,000 models behind the Challenger.

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The Mustang still managed to outsell both of its rivals, with 16,917 Mustang vehicles sold during the first quarter. However, the gap between the Mustang and the Challenger is gradually closing.

GM has stated that it is optimistic about the Camaro’s performance in 2019 and is ready for the model to compete with the Challenger. If current sales trends serve as evidence, though, the more heated rivalry may be between the Challenger and the Mustang in a fight to claim the title of top muscle car in America.

News Source: Detroit Free Press