2018 Dodge Challenger Review

19/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.5  Sec.
0-60 MPH
2
Doors
5
Seats
16.2  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Dodge Challenger?

This year, Dodge introduces a new SRT Widebody model. It's based on the infamous Hellcat, and, like the Hellcat, the SRT Widebody comes with the 707-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. Its wider stance and tires improve the car's handling and road grip. In addition to the SRT Widebody, Dodge is bringing out its drag-race-ready Demon. It's the most powerful muscle car to ever come off an assembly line, with a supercharged engine that produces 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque on 100-octane race fuel. Its specialty equipment - including adaptive suspension with a drag mode and launch control - are designed to get you to the finish line in less than 10 seconds.

Trim Options and Features

When you test-drive this five-seat, two-door coupe, you'll find a wide range of trim models from which to choose. The major ones include: the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T 392, SRT 392, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Demon.

The entry-level Challenger SXT is sporty and modern, with a 305-horsepower V6 engine and a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Contemporary features, like dual-zone automatic climate control and keyless ignition and entry, help your day go by smoothly. The base model also includes a savvy infotainment system, with complete smartphone integration. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology display smartphone apps, like Maps and Messages, on the SXT's 7-inch touchscreen.

The Challenger GT features the SXT powertrain, and it's the only Challenger model with all-wheel drive. If you live in a snowy or wet climate, this is the model for you, because it enhances traction over wet pavement. Inside, it increases comfort levels with heated and ventilated front seats. The larger 8.4-inch touchscreen helps you locate the right app without distracting you from the road. Interior ambient lighting gives the cabin a cool modern glow.

In the Challenger R/T, you can step up to the V8 engine and still keep costs down. This model also includes upgraded performance features, like bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential.

The R/T 392 is also focused on performance, with an even bigger V8 engine. It also delivers Brembo performance brakes and a sport-tuned suspension, so you'll be at home on both the road and the track. Inside, you'll find the latest edition of the Uconnect infotainment system and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

The SRT 392 builds upon the R/T 392 with even bigger front Brembo brakes and adaptive suspension dampers. Inside, leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats give you the star treatment. You'll also find an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, so your favorite albums sound better than ever.

The SRT Hellcat burns serious rubber with its 707-horsepower engine. Its unique exterior styling makes it stand apart from the rest of the Challenger crowd. The new SRT Demon builds on the Hellcat's muscle with even greater engine output - 840 horses - and drag-friendly hardware, like the eight-speed automatic transmission an adaptive suspension with a drag mode.

Powerful Engine and Transmission

2018 Dodge ChallengerWhen you shop for a 2018 Challenger, you can choose from a wide range of powertrains. In the SXT and GT, you'll find a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. When you upgrade to the R/T, you'll eget a 5.7-liter V8 engine. With the six-speed manual transmission, this engine makes 375 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque. When you choose the eight-speed automatic transmission, the same engine produces 372 horses and 400 pound-feet of torque. In the Challenger R/T 392 and SRT 392, you'll find an even larger engine - a 6.4-liter V8 that generates 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. Next up, there's the infamous Challenger Hellcat. It gets a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which blows you back in your seat with 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there's the SRT Demon, a new model designed for supremacy on the drag strip. Its supercharged engine delivers 840 horses and 770 pound-feet of torque, the most of any mass-produced V8 on the market.

Challenger Safety Equipment

2018 Dodge ChallengerThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Challenger a perfect five stars for overall protection. It also earned a five-star rating for side-crash protection. You'll also find the full range of high-tech safety aids. All models come standard with a rearview camera, helping you back out of a narrow driveway with maximum visibility. The blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert warns you about vehicles you might not be able to see, so you can switch lanes or pull out of a parking space without sideswiping anyone.

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