The newest Dodge Challenger for 2018 offers plenty of reasons why a shopper in the segment should consider buying one. Some of these reasons include nifty interior, strong engines, an excellent touchscreen interface, a relatively cushioned ride, an enormous trunk, and also a spacious interior accommodation for four adults. The Dodge Challenger release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018.
The Good Stuff First
For starters, the Dodge Challenger is an all-American muscle car that makes available a wide variety of engines ranging from a stout base V6 all the way to a no-nonsense 707-horsepower option available on the high-performance 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
Aside from performance, we are particularly impressed by the car’s styling and appeal. And while you may be overwhelmed by the car’s performance especially that of the Hellcat, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger interior offers plenty of head- and legroom even for the backseat occupants. The seats are both comfortable and supportive. Once you’re behind the wheel, there’re lots of convenience, entertainment, comfort features, and high-tech safety features. It is one such car that you’ll undeniably find appealing whether you’re taking your kids to school, participating in a burn-out contest or driving for a cross-country on the weekends.
True, both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are better suited for hustling round turns, however the Challenger, relative to the two, offers more power much more than even the Aventador, and four-door sedan versions. Another rival to the Challenger would be the Charger.
Dodge Challenger 2018 Competition
The latest Dodge Charger sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $27,995, and for that value you get features such as spacious interior, an excellent touchscreen electronics interface an available all-wheel drive system, hugely potent V8 engines, and smooth yet controlled ride. In terms of the performance, the top-of-the-line Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.
For 2018, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets a new colors and a standard Track Package. The new colors include Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue, and Ruby Red Metallic. The powertrain returns unaltered, therefore, expect the same 5.2L V8 engine rated at 526 hp and 429 lb. ft. of torque.
What Trim Levels Does The New 2018 Dodge Challenger Has?
A whopping nine trim levels are available for the 2018 Dodge Challenger: SRT Hellcat, SRT 392, 392 Scat Pack Shaker, Super Track Pak, Plus (SXT, R/T, R/T Shaker), R/T Scat Pak, R/T, R/T Shaker, and the SXT trim model.
2018 Dodge Challenger Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the SXT trim model include a six-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch wheels, an SD card slot, two-tone cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a USB port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear air vents, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.
The top-of-the-range 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat adds a different steering system, high-beam headlight control, automatic wipers, forward collision alert, automatic headlights and wipers, upgraded Brembo brakes, eighteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a high-performance adaptive suspension system, upgraded leather upholstery, sportier power steering settings, and a trip computer.
2018 Dodge Challenger Specs For The Engine
Four engines are provided under the hood of the 2018 Dodge Challenger: a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.7L V8 good for 375 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque, a 6.4L V8 good for 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque, and a nuclear 6.2L V8 rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat mpg with the manual returns 13/21/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 13/22/16 mpg with the automatic.
2018 Dodge Challenger Release Date & Price
Rumors within the industry circles allege the vehicle will probably be available for sale sometime in the first half of 2018.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker price starts from $42,795, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack from $37,995, the Challenger Sedan from $26,995, and the Challenger Cobra from a whopping $99,500.
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