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10 Best Muscle Cars For 2019

US News & World Report - Cars Logo US News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 14: For over half a century, muscle cars have earned a place in the hearts of drivers and non-drivers alike. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger, among others, have been offering supercar speed at a comparatively low price point for generations.

The big question: Are muscle cars evolving? Can they match consumer demand for better fuel economy, improved ride quality, and modern tech trappings? If 2019 is any indication, the future of the muscle car – with a few modern twists – is bright.
In this list, we’ve chosen 10 standout muscle cars, including old-school coupes, muscled-out sport utes, and cutting-edge electric speed demons. Factors such as horsepower, torque, acceleration, and driveability have all been considered, as well as U.S. News overall performance scores. Some of our choices may surprise you. 
Please note that the zero-to-60 times are based on the highest-performance versions of each model. We gathered the times from a combination of manufacturer specs and testing done by professional automotive reviewers from Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and others. Also, custom-tuned models, such as Hennessey’s Dodge Demon, are not eligible for this list.
Now, strap in and read on to learn more about our favorite musclers of 2019.

Minimal Frills, Maximum Thrills

For over half a century, muscle cars have earned a place in the hearts of drivers and non-drivers alike. The Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Dodge Challenger, among others, have been offering supercar speed at a comparatively low price point for generations.

The big question: Are muscle cars evolving? Can they match consumer demand for better fuel economy, improved ride quality, and modern tech trappings? If 2019 is any indication, the future of the muscle car – with a few modern twists – is bright.

In this list, we’ve chosen 10 standout muscle cars, including old-school coupes, muscled-out sport utes, and cutting-edge electric speed demons. Factors such as horsepower, torque, acceleration, and driveability have all been considered, as well as U.S. News overall performance scores. Some of our choices may surprise you. 

Please note that the zero-to-60 times are based on the highest-performance versions of each model. We gathered the times from a combination of manufacturer specs and testing done by professional automotive reviewers from Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and others. Also, custom-tuned models, such as Hennessey’s Dodge Demon, are not eligible for this list.

Now, strap in and read on to learn more about our favorite musclers of 2019. Continue reading in the gallery above.

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