Sep 30, 2016
Inside The New Dodge Challenger
The Dodge Challenger is a high performance muscle car manufactured by the automaker Chrysler/Dodge. It is one of the most popular cars on the market due to its appearance, features and performance. With the Dodge Challenger, drivers can enjoy a car that is among the fastest and most powerful available.
In terms of the size and trim, the Dodge Challenger is among the largest cars on the market. This vehicle weighs between 3885 to 4202 pounds and is among the heaviest cars. The car is a midsized coupe that provides plenty of interior room. The body opening width is 43 inches, ground clearance of 5.2 inches, and an overall body width of 75.7 inches. This car has an overall length of 198 inches.
Drivers looking to purchase the Dodge Challenger will be able to get this vehicle in a number of different trims. You can get the base model SXT that offers a V6 engine with 305 horsepower. There’s also the SRT 392, and the top model: the one and only SRT Hellcat.
The performance features of the Dodge Challenger are some of the most distinguished in the automotive industry. The Dodge Challenger puts you behind the wheel of one of the fastest and most powerful vehicles on the market. A base model Challenger known as the SXT offers a V6 engine with 305 horsepower. As a result, you will be able to drive a high performance car even at the lowest trim level.
There is also the RT that offers a HEMI V8 engine with 375 horsepower and the SRT 392 that offers a HEMI V8 engine with over 400 horsepower. Lastly, there is the gnarly SRT Hellcat that offers a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine with 707 horsepower. You can get the vehicle in either manual or automatic transmission.
Another thing that makes the Challenger one of the top vehicles on the market is its safety features. First, there is electronic stability control and roll stability control. This ensures that your vehicle will help protect you on slippery or uneven terrain. The Challenger also includes a ParkView Back Up Camera which will help drivers back out of spaces more safely.
There are also side impact beams that help detect an oncoming crash on the side of the car. You’ll also benefit from a blind spot sensor and a rear collision sensor to help ensure you can easily avoid a collision. There are also driver and passenger airbags and also a knee airbag to help protect a driver’s legs in case of a crash.
With the Dodge Challenger, you will also be able to take advantage of a number of entertainment features. These features include a UConnect 8.4 radio, wireless streaming, a window grid antenna and also SiriusXM satellite radio. There is also a 900-watt premium amplifier, 6 speakers, and a SiriusXM Traffic Real Time traffic display. The Challenger also comes with a touchscreen, HD radio and a media hub with a USB port for MP3 players.
Dodge Challenger Vs. The Competition
Like any other vehicle, the Dodge Challenger has competitors in its class. However, the Challenger stacks up very well against its rivals.
The main competitors of the Dodge Challenger are the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. While these two vehicles are among the best on the market, the Challenger has features that make it stand out from the crowd.
One of the main competitors of the Dodge Challenger is the Chevrolet Camaro. The Camaro is a sports car and muscle car that is offered by the automaker Chevrolet of General Motors. A Chevy Camaro is a smaller vehicle that has very good performance and handling. It is among the fastest cars on the market and offers three engine options: a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, a V6 engine and a V8 engine. While the Camaro has a lot to offer, the Challenger has advantages over this vehicle in terms of space, practicality, performance and visibility.
The other main competitor of the Dodge Challenger is the Ford Mustang. This vehicle has been around for nearly 50 years and is among the most popular cars on the market. It has been in production every year since the late 1960s. The Mustang is more spacious and practical than the Camaro but offers less space than the Challenger. With a Ford Mustang, consumers can get a vehicle that offers a V6 engine, 4 cylinder ecoboost engine and a V8 engine. However, the Challenger is a superior vehicle in terms of performance, technology and also fuel economy.
With a Dodge Challenger, you will get some of the best fuel economy in its class. The base model SXT has a fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway with an EPA average of 24 miles per gallon. A RT with a HEMI V8 engine offers 16 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway. The SRT model offer 15 in the city and 25 on the highway. Lastly there is the SRT Hellcat that offers a combined 16 miles per gallon in either automatic or manual transmission.
Pros and Cons
While there are a number of pros and cons with this vehicle, it is still one of the most enjoyable vehicles that you can own and drive. Here’s the bottom line:
In terms of its pros, the Dodge Challenger offers many.
- First, this car is the most spacious and practical in the class. While it is only a two seat coupe, it has enough space to for 5 people. In fact, it has a capacity that rivals mid size sedans.
- It also has a large trunk which allows you to store lots of items.
- A Dodge Challenger is also the top vehicle in its class in terms of performance. With a wide selection of V8 engines that range from 372-707 horsepower, you will have one of the fastest and most powerful vehicles on the market.
- Finally, the entertainment and safety features are among the best in the auto industry.
While the Dodge Challenger has a lot of positive characteristics, it also has its cons.
- One of the main cons of this vehicle is the fuel economy. The higher trim levels offer some of the lowest amounts of gas mileage in the auto industry. As a result, this is not the best vehicle to drive if you need to go on long commutes.
- This vehicle is also quite expensive to get insured due to its high performance V8 engines and sports car classification.
- A Dodge Challenger is quite large and is therefore heavy and can be difficult to park at times.
- Lastly, the Dodge Challenger is known to be among the least reliable vehicles as well.