Relative to its rivals, the fresh 2018 Dodge Challenger may lack the corner-taking prowess, but it counters with superior comfort, practicality, and handling. Some of its highlights include an excellent touchscreen interface, a relative supple ride, highly customizable, an actual room for adults, strong engines, 707- Hellcat, and tons of standard features even for the base model. Its release date has been set for the 1st Q of 2016.
Install for 2018 are several subtle changes and new features including but not limited to new wheel and trim options. Also, the Plum Crazy paint has returned for the 2018 model. Thinking of getting one for yourself, this is what you need to know: it is the most hyped American muscle car today; it rides and feels sophisticated; and it is single most car that combines modern and classic styling. Surprisingly though, it may not be the most agile.
The Challenger has managed to remain a popular hit ever since it debuted almost seven years ago. The most appealing aspect about the Challenger according to us is the practicality that it comes with and not necessarily the obvious appeal or the muscle car styling. Adults can actually fit comfortable in the backseat which is a rarity for muscle cars.
The feature and technology fronts are chock full of new and upgraded ones, ranging from convenience, comfort, high-tech safety, and entertainment items. Even the V6 impresses with its superior fuel economy ratings.
Here you are looking at a car that is pleasing in almost every situation from taking your kids to school, participating in a burnout competition, or simply driving across the country.
True, it might be the only vehicle with such versatility, but the Challenger is undoubtedly worth purchasing. Some of the alternatives include the 2018 Ford Mustang, 2018 Dodge Charger, and 2018 Chevy Camaro.
Available Trims – Dodge Challenger
The two-door coupe is available in dizzying number of trims which you are better off understating U.S tax codes than memorizing them. Nonetheless, they are detailed below.
Exterior Colors & Interior Pictures – 2018 Dodge Challenger
Starting off the lineup is the SXT that comes equipped with a six-way driver’s seat, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights automatic climate control (dual-zone), 18” wheels, two-tone leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, LED running lights, rear air vents, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cruise control, a 5” touchscreen interface, SD card slot, USB port, leather wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, auxiliary audio jack, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Opting for the Cold Weather Group gets you additional features such as steering wheel shift paddles, six-speaker premium sound system, a shorter rear-axle ratio, and a more powerful alternator.
The R/T distances itself from the SXT’s feature list with its rearview mirror, deck-lid spoiler, upgraded brakes, and 20” wheels.
Next up is the R/T Shaker trim that comes equipped with a special two-tone leather upholstered seats, Super Track Pak performance features, and a larger cold air induction.
The R/T Scat Pack builds upon what the R/T Shaker trim comes with and adds a heated sport steering wheel, Brembo performance tires, an upgraded exhaust, and a larger 392 V8.
Opting for the ‘plus’ versions of the above trims gets you foglights, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, a power adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, and 20” wheels.
Still with us? The Super Track Pak available as an option adds a trip computer, performance tuning, a shorter axle ratio, 20” wheels, and a 0-60 timer.
Engine Specs – 2018 Dodge Challenger
The SXT comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 305 hp and 268 pounds of torque. The rear wheel drive is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system. All the R/T models come fitted with a 5.7L V8 engine good for 410 pounds of torque and 375 horsepower.
Generating 485 hp and 475 pounds of torque is a 6.4L V8 engine that comes equipped under the hood of both the Scat Pack and SRT 392 trims.
Finally, if power is atop your list of priorities, the 6.2L V8 engine good for a mouth-gapping 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque is your best bet.
Price 2018 Dodge Challenger Release Date
The 2018 Dodge Challenger will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $26,995. As for its release date, expect the vehicle sometime during the 1st Q of next year.