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The Dodge Challenger beats the Ford Mustang as the best tuner car

A customized 2010 Dodge Challenger convertible on display at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

When you think of a performance-driven vehicle, chances are you think of the Dodge Challenger or the Ford Mustang. Both are classic muscle cars packed with capabilities that push boundaries. US News listed the 10 best tuner cars and the Dodge Challenger came out on top.

What is a tuner car?

A custom 2010 Dodge Challenger convertible on display at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada

A modified 2010 Dodge Challenger convertible | ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

So you may be wondering what makes a tuner car. Simply put, a tuner car is a car that has had parts changed to make it run faster. The word “tune” is best described as “adjust” or “change”. In addition, any vehicle modified for its performance can be a tuner car, regardless of make or model.