In their heyday, muscle cars like the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger ruled the roads

 Today’s Camaro offers several variants, including the 650-hp ZL1. 

The equally impressive Challenger SRT Hellcat harnesses a monstrous 707 hp.

New models command over $75,000, putting them out of most consumers’ reach.

However, a used Camaro or Challenger can deliver thrills on a budget.

Peruse our side-by-side 2018 Chevy Camaro vs. 2018 Dodge Challenger comparison.

These base models prove cool cars under $25,000 exist.

The 2018 Camaro uses the same GM Alpha platform as the Cadillac ATS and CTS.

 This muscle car, available with a V6 or V8, offers excellent performance

handling capabilities while boasting the latest tech features of that model year.

Where the 2018 Camaro falls short is the cramped back seat, minimal cargo-carrying

capacity, and relatively sluggish entry-level engine.