2019 Dodge Challenger

Buyer's Guide

Dodge's purest expression of automotive muscle, the Challenger coupe, gets a significant refresh for 2019 that broadens the performance envelope of a car that already stuffs a lot of performance into a mid-size package.

The Demon is gone after just one model year, but its engine lives on in a new Hellcat Redeye trim, a new range-topping beast with 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque, which Dodge says is the most powerful production V8 engine and makes the Redeye the quickest (0-96 km/h in 3.4 seconds) and fastest muscle car (quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds at 210 km/h and a top speed of 326 km/h).

But 2019 also brings a bunch more changes to this mid-size coupe.

The standard Hellcat sees gains of 7 hp and 6 lb-ft of torque, for new totals of 717 hp and 656 lb-ft and all Hellcat models get a new dual-snorkel hood that recalls Dodge muscle cars of the 1970s.

The Challenger Scat Pack 392 Widebody gets the same fender flares as the Hellcat along with a power-bulge hood that used to be exclusive to the Hellcat.

And at the bottom of the range, the Hemi-powered Challenger R/T and a new RWD GT variant gain a high-performance suspension and better steering, as well as 20-inch painted wheels, new hood and front splitter and more aggressively bolstered front seats in houndstooth cloth. Additionally, the R/T can be optioned with 20-inch forged wheels, limited slip differential and improved handling balance.

The Hellcat's engine is a supercharged 6.2L V8, while the Scat Pack uses a 6.4L naturally aspirated motor good for 485 hp/475 lb-ft. R/T trim gets a 5.7L making 372 hp and 400 lb-ft, and the GT and SXT share a 3.6L V6 that makes 305 hp and 268 lb-ft.

Six-cylinder cars come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It's available in all variants, but most V8-powered variants can also be had with a six-speed manual.

Even without the Demon halo model, Dodge is clearly eager to maintain its position as the maker of some of the wildest muscle cars you can buy today. The Challenger handily outpowers its closest competitors: The Ford Mustang tops out at 526 hp in the Shelby GT350, while the Chevrolet Camaro's most potent variant is the ZL1 with its 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel consumption estimates range from 12.4/7.8 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 3.6L engine to 16.7/10.4 in cars with the 6.4L engine and manual transmission.

2019 Dodge Challenger Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $33,595 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
SXT RWD $33,595 5 Coupe
SXT RWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SXT RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
SXT RWD
SXT RWD N/A
SXT RWD
SXT RWD
GT RWD $35,995 5 Coupe
GT RWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
GT RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
GT RWD
GT RWD N/A
GT RWD
GT RWD
SXT AWD $36,995 5 Coupe
SXT AWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
SXT AWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
SXT AWD
SXT AWD N/A
SXT AWD
SXT AWD
GT AWD $39,195 5 Coupe
GT AWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT AWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
GT AWD
GT AWD N/A
GT AWD
GT AWD
R/T RWD $39,490 5 Coupe
R/T RWD 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
R/T RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
R/T RWD
R/T RWD N/A
R/T RWD
R/T RWD
Scat Pack 392 RWD $51,195 5 Coupe
Scat Pack 392 RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
Scat Pack 392 RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
Scat Pack 392 RWD
Scat Pack 392 RWD N/A
Scat Pack 392 RWD
Scat Pack 392 RWD
SRT Hellcat SE RWD $75,945 5 Coupe
SRT Hellcat SE RWD 797 hp @6300 rpm 707 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT Hellcat SE RWD 197.5" 75.7" 55.7" 116.2"
SRT Hellcat SE RWD
SRT Hellcat SE RWD N/A
SRT Hellcat SE RWD
SRT Hellcat SE RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD $75,945 5 Coupe
SRT Hellcat RWD 717 hp @6000 rpm 656 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT Hellcat RWD 197.5" 75.7" 55.7" 116.2"
SRT Hellcat RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD N/A
SRT Hellcat RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD

Expert Review Articles

by Jil McIntosh
June 29, 2018
No snoozing on this Redeye.

Owner Reviews: 2019 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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