2019 Dodge Challenger Features and Specifications
If you want a new vehicle that’s subtle, understated, tame and sedate, you probably won’t be looking at the 2019 Dodge Challenger. However, if you want a modern-day muscle car with even more power and performance than its undeniable swagger suggests, the Dodge Challenger is exactly what you need. If we’ve got your attention, here’s more about its features and specifications.
If you’d love the late 1960s or early 1970s muscle car that’s been upgraded with modern-day underpinnings there are plenty of builders out there who will produce one, but you’re going to need a very serious budget. But if you want all the style and swagger of a classic muscle car with all the latest driver-aids, features and amenities, but you don’t have a six-figure budget, the Challenger is where you need to be. Its large, muscle-bound, retro exterior styling is instantly recognizable, and there really is nothing else out there to compare it to, especially for the price.
The range starts with the SXT, and then the lineup goes to the GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, R/T Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat, SRT Hellcat Widebody, and the incredible SRT Hellcat Redeye that completes the range. The whole range is standard rear-wheel drive, but the SXT and GT can both now be specified with all-wheel drive.
There’s no such thing as a modest engine in a 2019 Challenger as even the entry-level engine is a 3.6-liter V-6 that puts out 305 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque. If that’s not enough we then have a 5.7-liter V-8 that develops 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. in R/T models, although that drops a little to 372 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. if you opt for the optional automatic transmission.
Scat Pack models get a 6.4-liter V-8 that boasts 485 horsepower and 476 lb.-ft. of torque, but that’s still far from the end of the story. The Hellcats now get a boost to 717 horsepower from their 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, and the Hellcat Redeye offers an almost ridiculous 797 horsepower.
Ride and handling
If you think this admittedly large and heavy car will only be good in straight lines on a drag strip, then think again. The Challenger isn’t quite a sports car, but every model drives and handles very well, and every version has its own characteristics. Something like the SXT can be soft, comfortable and competent, the Redeye is quite simply a track beast, and there’s plenty of compromise in between with the rest of the models.
Features and equipment
This is a very nicely equipped car in all its forms. Even the entry-level SXT comes with standard houndstooth cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, an automatic dual-zone climate control system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, and some very smart 18-inch alloy wheels.
For more information about the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup and to experience this quite stunning car for yourself on a test drive, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Douglas Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram, the premier choice Dodge dealership in Venice, FL, and the surrounding area.