The all-new 2017 Dodge Challenger may perhaps the most hyped American muscle coupe available today. For starters, most respect for the Challenger comes from its power offerings. It comes in a wide array of trim models that offer anything ranging from an output of around 305 horsepower for the base Challenger SXT up to the stonking Challenger Hellcat that offers a nuclear 707 horsepower from a mammoth supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. The Dodge Challenger 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017, though there are some rumors that put it around this fall.
True, the newest Dodge Challenger 2017 may lack corner-taking abilities in comparison to its foes, but it manages to counter its inadequacies with superior comfort and practicality. It’s all-rounded and it’s downright awesome just like the models before it. Much of its appeal, in addition to the above-mentioned specs, comes from its strong engines, a relatively supple ride, a highly customizable interior, an enormous trunk, spacious passenger space for four adults, and a superb infotainment system.
For the legion of Dodge fans out there, our stating that the Dodge Challenger is awesome probably comes as an affirmation than a surprise. Indeed, the vehicle has been a hit ever since it debuted on the market. But besides the power and an-all American flare, its practicality is something deserving of praise. The backseat is adult-friendly unlike those of its peers. Furthermore, the cargo volume is voluptuous and merits a thumbs-up from cynics.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger interior has been revamped and now comes laden with upgraded materials and equipment. In addition to the ample cabin space, occupants have lots of standard features for convenience, entertainment, and control functions. These features make it a versatile companion that you can enjoy regardless of the errands you’re running.
Some of the alternatives available include the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro, and Ford Mustang. At the end of the day and depending on your priorities, the ultimate decision lies with you. But even so, nothing can afford you the luxury of saying to your beer buddies: “Yep, it’s got more power than a Lamborghini Aventador.”
2017 Dodge Challenger Review of Trims
Eight core trim models are offered for the 2017 Dodge Challenger ranging from the base Challenger SXT to the top-of-the-line Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Exterior Dodge Challenger colors: Maximum Steel Metallic, Ivory White, Jazz Blue, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pitch Black, B5 Blue, Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Pitch Black and Plum Crazy. Given the silence treatment Dodge has embraced recently, changes to the palette can be expected on its release date.
2017 Dodge Challenger Redesign to Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard features available for the base Challenger SXT include a two-tone cloth upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a six-way power drive seat, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a five-inch touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rear air vents, and heated mirrors.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack adds a heated sport steering wheel, Brembo performance brakes, an upgraded exhaust, a rearview camera, twenty-inch wheels, deck-lid spoiler, an 8.4” touchscreen display, a power-adjustable steering wheel, satellite radio, ventilated front seats, smartphone app integration, and leather upholstery.
Upgrading to the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 adds an upgraded leather upholstery, an eighteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a sportier power steering settings, upgraded Brembo brakes, high-performance adaptive suspension system, a trip computer, forged alloy wheels, and power-folding mirrors.
Finally, the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat makes the features above standard plus automatic wipers, a different steering wheel, a supercharged V8 engine, automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic wipers.
2017 Dodge Challenger Engine Specs
Four engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Dodge Challenger: a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lbs. ft. of torque offered fir the Challenger SXT models; a 5.7L V8 good for 410 pounds-ft. of torque for the Challenger R/T models; a 485-horsepower – generating 6.4L V8 available for the Scat Pack and SRT 392 models; and the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine rated at a stonking 707-horsepower and 650 pounds of torque for the Dodge Challenger Hellcat 2017.
The Challenger Hellcat 0-60 mph takes around 4.1 seconds with the automatic.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.2 in. (116.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.9 in. (197.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.7 in. (75.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 110.1 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3885 lbs.
Top Speed: 176 mph
0-60: 4.4 sec
MPG: 14/23 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl, Torred Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
2017 Dodge Challenger Release Date & Price
Its availability is set for early 2017, with the base Challenger SXT coupe expected to go for sale for $26,995.
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