2016 Dodge Challenger Specs
Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines…GO! That’s the speech that runs through every driver’s mind when waiting at a red light and behind the wheel of a muscle car. You know the ones. Here’s a hint…anything in your path may want to dodge. Get it? We’re talking about the Dodge Challenger and all of its glory across ten trims. Dang, and to think it’s getting four more trims added to the lineup, such as the Challenger ADR, GT AWD, and a oldie but a goodie, the Challenger T/A and T/A Plus. Before that all happens though, let’s look at what makes the Dodge Challenger kick butt.
Standard Highway Fuel Economy
When talking about the Challenger and its four available engines, one can’t help but be in awe a bit. We begin with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that delivers a solid 305-horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The next engine in line is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that generates 375-horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, and it only gets better from here.
Bigger engines, more power! Anyone who owns a Challenger with SRT in the name knows one of two engines are under the hood. It’s either the 6.4L HEMI V8 engine, growling out best-in-class 485-horsepower, 475 lb-ft of torque, and blazing up to 60 mph in about four seconds…or the Hellcat. Dropping down to 6.2 liters, a HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine is supercharged to deliver 707-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, going from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Try to dodge that!
Driving and Handling
When it comes to switching gears, drivers who love the classics get a 6-speed manual transmission with their Challenger, standard on all trims but the SXT and SXT plus. Other choices, depending on the trim, are various TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmissions; on the SXT and SXT Plus an AutoStick automatic transmission comes standard. An AutoStick transmission, best explained, is a hybrid between manual and automatic where drivers switch gears manually, but the mechanical process happens automatically.
Fuel economy also varies, not only between trims but the engine, too. However, it’s safe to say they’re all relatively the same until we get to the SRT trims. Here’s the fuel economies for each engine – 3.6L V6 – 19/30 mpg; 5.7L V8 – 15/23 mpg; 6.4L V8 – 14/23 mpg; 6.2L SRT Hellcat – 13/21 mpg.
Oomph, that body!
The Dodge Challenger is unmistakable for any other due to its design, especially if it has a shaker popping through the hood. The iconic styling of every Dodge Challenger is a nod to pay homage to its roots, and every time you see the back spoiler or the shaker scoop, you know it’s got attitude. One of the best things about Dodge Challengers is a buyers ability to customize their new muscle-car, such as picking from a range of over ten colors to paint it, including some HIP Legacy colors, if Dodge lets them out to play.
It all depends on the trim, but some of the features to look forward to on the Dodge Challenger’s exterior are automatic headlamps with high beam control, dual rear exhaust tail pipes, heated exterior mirrors, and solar control glass. Depending on the trim, drivers may have a functional hood scoop to allow more air intake for the engine, although they can always install performance parts from Mopar for a muscle car that tears up the streets. In addition, depending on the trim, the choice to add black side stripes, a black hood, and various tire options will become available, along with badges that come standard such as SRT and Scat Pack.
Get Inside, Now
Don’t have to tell us twice. Who doesn’t want to jump into a Challenger like the boys from “Dukes of Hazzard?” It seats up to five people, and the seating trims are an array of choices from standard premium cloth to fancy Nappa leather and Alcantara suede. Drivers can also switch out the standard seats for sport seats if they so desire – we did say you can customize a lot on and in a Challenger.
So what are some of the features inside? The Challenger has best-in-class interior volume and cargo volume, so there’s plenty of room for your friends and baggage. Depending on the trim, drivers will enjoy the heated and ventilated front seats and 6-way power adjustment for the perfect driving position for them. On some Challenger trims, the steering wheel is heated, as well as wrapped in leather. A 7-inch configurable instrument display is standard on all trims, as is dual-zone automatic temperature control and the option of a power sunroof.
Now that’s entertainment!
The Challenger is not without its gadgets, with sound systems ranging from six speakers to 18 speakers with two subwoofers, all controlled by steering wheel mounted audio controls. A 5.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen display is also installed, and a respective Uconnect system will come with it. Uconnect NAV and Access are also options (or come standard) across all trims. For convenience, drivers can make use of Bluetooth voice command to make and take calls if necessary, and use GPS navigation if they get a little lost.
Just because it’s a muscle car and goes fast doesn’t mean Dodge didn’t take the necessary precautions when designing it. Passengers are protected by airbags throughout the cabin and active front head restraints, and surrounded by a solid high-strength steel frame complete with front and rear crumple zones. Of course there’s also the basics like electronic stability control, ABS, and the such. Depending on the trim and available options, drivers can also get blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and a ParkView rear back up camera or ParkSense rear park assist system, amongst other security and convenient implementations.
Every Challenger is protected by the following Dodge warranties: a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance, and 5-year/100,000-miles rust-through coverage.
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