The modern Dodge Challenger is a massive vehicle with almost unlimited possibilities. From the 305-horse V6 Dodge Challenger with affordable all-wheel drive to the hair-raising V8 to the SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon, this five-seater two-door car combines incredible performance with all the latest technology.
All models feature a classic design with a longer bonnet, shorter rear end and wider stance. The Hellcat Widebody and SRT Demon models differ in widened fenders and other details. Bonnet air intakes, badges and optional stripes add a retro feel. Fortunately, the designers did not get carried away with antique details, so we have a modern, massive and, undoubtedly, powerful car. Various colors are available for those wishing to personalize the Challenger.
The interior of the pre-styling model was not impressive: copied from the Charger, it is too simple and ugly assembled – hanging seals, creaking pseudo-aluminum linings. In the updated coupe, the design was slightly refreshed, and I especially liked the steering wheel: after the boring 4-spoke steering wheel, the 3-spoke steering wheel with multimedia control buttons significantly improved the Dodge’s interior.
Regardless of speed preference, the Challenger is a very attractive vehicle with a mix of classic proportions and modern design. In terms of horsepower, there are 305 horsepower models, the SRT Hellcat with 707 horses and the SRT Demon with 840 horsepower.
High-torque gasoline engines have been preserved under the hood of the Dodge Challenger. The weakest “six” 3.6 Pentastar produces 305 horsepower. It is followed by 5.7 HEMI and her 375 “horses”. Well, the top unit is 6.4 HEMI with a capacity of 485 forces, which is enough to conquer the first hundred in 4 seconds. All three engines are combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF.
The base was a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 363 Nm. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption with rear-wheel drive is 12.4 l / 100 km in the city and 7.8 l / 100 km outside. Next on the list is the 5.7-liter V8 with 375 horsepower and 556 Nm. It is available with six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. With both the first and the second gearbox, the car consumes 14.7 l / 100 km in urban, 9.4 l / 100 km in the suburban and 12.0 l / 100 km in combined cycles.
Summing up the results after the Dodge Challenger test, I would like to note both positive things and those that I did not really like here. The good thing is the reliability and a decent resource of most of the components and assemblies of this car, like a box, engine, suspension and even a body. It is also worth noting the quite comfortable soft suspension for our roads, even with 20 discs. In addition, after all, during normal operation, it is possible to fit into a fuel consumption of up to 15 liters here, and if this is a lot, then it is easy to install HBO here without any problems