2017 Dodge Challenger
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The 2017 Dodge Challenger is modern and classic in a ferocious package. It's the world's most powerful muscle car, boasting 707 horsepower in its top model and unmatched acceleration. After hearing that, it's hard to imagine that the Challenger is also a practical option, but Dodge has done a fantastic job of balancing comfort and fuel economy with pure raw speed. New for this year is an active exhaust on all HEMI V8 engine option Challengers. Additionally, there are three all-new models-the Challenger T/A, T/A Plus, and T/A 392. The Challenger SRT Hellcat now features new 20 x 9.5-inch aluminum five-spoke wheels, chopping 16 pounds off the total weight of the coupe and further improving dynamics. LED illuminated badging now resides in the steering wheels of the SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat, in white and red, respectively. Four new paint colors and signature Houndstooth cloth seats are now standard for the SXT, R/T, R/T Shaker, and R/T Scat Pack trims.
Under the Challenger's Hood
Engine options vary based on trim level, but there are four total available engines. The first option, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, is standard for the SXT and SXT Plus and is rated at 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. The second option, a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, is standard for the R/T, R/T Plus, T/A, T/A Plus, R/T Shaker, and R/T Plus Shaker trims. It powers them with 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque is equipped with an automatic transmission, or 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque if equipped with a manual transmission. The third option, a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 powered by SRT, is standard for the R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, T/A 392, and SRT 392. It provides 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. The fourth option, a supercharged 6.2-liter SRT HEMI Hellcat V8, is standard for only the Challenger SRT Hellcat. It is rated at 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Design of Dodge Challenger
Altogether, there are thirteen trims and subtrims. The five main trim levels are SXT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. A 5-inch touchscreen, a superb sound system composed of six speakers, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, a power driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror all come standard on the base SXT. With a move up to the R/T, there are foglights, upgraded brakes, 20-inch wheels, and an active sport exhaust. A black decklid spoiler, Brembo performance-oriented brakes, a sporty suspension, sport seats, an Alpine audio system, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen complete with satellite and HD radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera are all included with the jump up to the R/T Scat Pack. One of the most valuable trims is the SRT 392, which adds in xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, navigation, a power-adjustable sport steering wheel that's heated, heated and ventilated front seats, configurable driving modes, an 18-speaker audio system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, improved Brembo brakes, a special air intake, leather upholstery, and power-folding mirrors. Stepping up to the SRT Hellcat gives you sportier suspension, automatic high beams and wipers, quad exhaust tips, and Hellcat-exclusive exterior styling.
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The 2017 model year Dodge Challenger received a top score of five stars overall in government crash testing. While the Challenger has many of the latest and greatest technologies in safety and security, much of this high score is contributed to its high-quality, high-strength steel body. For supreme safety and a remarkably fun drive, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is a great option. Come to Pearsons DCJ today to take one for a spin and learn more about what the Challenger can do for you!
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