2016 Dodge Challenger

Buyer's Guide

While it might not be the most talked about muscle car on the block, the Dodge Challenger is certainly one that can’t be ignored. Sure, there’s a brand new Camaro out this year, and the Mustang has just been upgraded to Corvette-bashing potential with the arrival of the lightweight Shelby GT350. But neither has an available 6.2-litre supercharged engine that churns out 707 horsepower. And neither has a NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds.

While this is all and good for the almighty Challenger Hellcat, there’s still a plenty of reasons to consider the Mopar. It may not be as agile or nimble as its rivals, but the Challenger strikes back with a usable back seat, a big trunk, and seating for five. Lesser models still offer impressive performance; the standard V6 with 305 hp and an eight-speed automatic still has enough grunt to smoke the rear tires, while the Scat Pack offers up nearly 500 hp for less than $50,000.

Two optional V8 Hemis – a 5.7 and a 6.4 – power the R/T and the Scat Pack / SRT 392. They make 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, respectively. All V8-powered Challengers feature a six-speed manual as standard with an eight-speed automatic as an option. For those serious about performance, Dodge offers the Super Track Pak that includes beefed up sport suspension, Bilstein shocks, performance tires, and a lap timer.

Updated just last year, the Challenger features a refined interior that draws upon the ’71 model. Most receive Chrysler’s excellent 8.4-inch Uconnect display screen, which features a much-needed reverse camera. The modern cabin features plenty of soft-touch materials, vintage-inspired trims (houndstooth upholstery!), and a modern rendition on the Tic-Toc tach. New premium fabric upholstery marks an upgrade from standard cloth seats, while a new Blacktop package adds gloss-black exterior and interior trim, plus gloss-black 20-inch five-spoke wheels. While Sublime has dropped off the colour pallete, Dodge has added two other memorable retro hues: Plum Crazy and Go Mango.

The 2016 Dodge Charger is priced from $31,795 for the SXT. The range-topping Hellcat offers its devastating performance for just $76,445.

2016 Dodge Challenger Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $31,795 MSRP
10.1
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
305 hp @6350 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style Coupe
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2dr Cpe SXT Plus $31,795 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe SXT Plus 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe SXT Plus 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe SXT Plus
2dr Cpe SXT Plus N/A
2dr Cpe SXT Plus
2dr Cpe SXT Plus
2dr Cpe SXT $31,795 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe SXT 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe SXT 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe SXT
2dr Cpe SXT Cloth Seats
2dr Cpe SXT
2dr Cpe SXT
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker $39,895 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker N/A
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker
2dr Cpe R/T Shaker
2dr Cpe R/T $39,895 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe R/T 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe R/T 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe R/T
2dr Cpe R/T N/A
2dr Cpe R/T
2dr Cpe R/T
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker $48,895 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker N/A
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker
2dr Cpe Scat Pack Shaker
2dr Cpe Scat Pack $48,895 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe Scat Pack 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe Scat Pack 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
2dr Cpe Scat Pack
2dr Cpe Scat Pack N/A
2dr Cpe Scat Pack
2dr Cpe Scat Pack
2dr Cpe SRT 392 $57,495 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe SRT 392 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe SRT 392 198" 75.7" 55.9" 116.2"
2dr Cpe SRT 392
2dr Cpe SRT 392 N/A
2dr Cpe SRT 392
2dr Cpe SRT 392
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat $76,445 5 Coupe
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat 707 hp @6000 rpm 650 ft-lb @4000 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat 197.5" 75.7" 55.7" 116.2"
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat N/A
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat
2dr Cpe SRT Hellcat

Expert Review Articles

by Jacob Black
December 16, 2016
Harder and faster

Owner Reviews: 2016 Dodge / Challenger

Average Rating

2010 Dodge Challenger

Trim: RT
by Challenger on 10-25-2012
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T
Great car so far, still a head turner to this day. Slight problem from day one with the electrical but a SW upgrade from dealer fixed the problem.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Dodge Challenger

by SMarks on 10-22-2012
2012 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger is in the same vehicle class as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camero, all 3 offer a nostalgic exterior vehicle styling to look like the old muscle cars of the same names. The Challenger offers a 2 door coupe style body with ample room for the front passengers and an ok amount for the rear passengers. Everything about this car screams sporty and high performance. The rear wheel drive really makes the car corner and drive amazingly. The most fun you'll have on 4 wheels!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Dodge Challenger

Trim: SRT
by madhun on 10-14-2012
Awesomw Car
I've owned this car for 2 years and I love it. I get great gas mileage 9L/100KM on the highway and it is so comfortable to drive. It handles like a dream and can 0-60 in about 4.5 seconds. It is very roomy and carry 4 passengers quite comfortably. The trunk is so huge I could carry 4 large suitcases in it.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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