Sunroof, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Laguna Premium Leather Seats, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Remote Start, Steering Wheel Shift Paddles, Decklid Spoiler, Super Track Pak, Brembo Performance Brakes, Heated Sport Steering Wheel, Blind-Spot Warning System, Remote Start, Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column, harman/kardon Speakers & 900w Premium Amplifier, Uconnect with an 8.4-inch touch screen, AM/FM/HD radio, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth, Red Seat Belts, 20-inch wheels, 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic, 6.2L Supercharged V8 Hemi and ONLY 7,400 kms
So you’re thinking about the 2016 Dodge Challenger, eh? Here’s what you need to know first and foremost: It’s awesome.
For Dodge fans, our stating that the Challenger is indeed awesome probably comes more as an affirmation than as a surprise. It’s been a hit with consumers ever since the latest generation debuted back for the 2008-’09 model years. But while the muscle car styling and menu of powerful engines are of obvious appeal, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is. Adults can fit in the backseat. It has a trunk a full-size sedan could be proud of. The ride quality is comfortable. The features list is packed full of comfort, convenience, entertainment and high-tech safety items. The Challenger is a car that will please whether you’re taking the kids to school, driving across the country or participating in a burnout contest.
“Yep, it’s got more power than a Lamborghini Aventador.” So rest assured, good muscle car shopper: The 2016 Dodge Challenger is awesome.
WORLD’S FASTEST MUSCLE CAR. EVER.
The statement is bold and the numbers behind it robust: 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2-litre Supercharged HEMI ® SRT® Hellcat V8 engine is the most extreme example of unrelenting power. To withstand this powerplant’s intensity, it features unique, specially tuned and heat-treated parts. Owners are handed both a red and black key fob at delivery — the black key restricts power to approximately 500 horsepower, while the red key unlocks the full 707 horsepower.
A tamer Hellcat experience can be found within the “SRT Performance Pages” of the car’s standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system. Here, owners can adjust the Hellcat’s dampers, traction control, shifting, and horsepower settings. The latter function offers options to keep the stable doors open and let all 707 horses run free or to corral 207 of those ponies. The same settings can be accessed by swapping between the Hellcat’s red and black proximity keys—the former defaults to the high-horsepower mode and the latter to the less-powerful option. Either way, the Hellcat remains a handful.
One of the 2016 Dodge Challenger’s signature traits is its excellent ride quality. You could take this big coupe on an all-day road trip and feel as if you never left your sofa.
In government crash tests, the Challenger received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Challenger its top safety score.