Dodge Challenger Models and Challenger History

An all-new full-sized coupe built on a modified version of the Chargers platform, the Dodge Challenger featured a compelling balance of classic and modern performance. By the time the Dodge Challenger entered to marketplace, a full-blown pony car renaissance occurred along with the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.


The Dodge Challenger was introduced with an SRT-8 trim in 2008 consisting of a limited run of 5,000 vehicles. A 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine producing 425 horsepower powered the Challenger SRT-8 model. Estimated 0 to 60-mile per hour acceleration for the Dodge Challenger SRT-8 was rated at just less than five seconds.



In 2009, Dodge expanded their Challenger line-up through a pair of slightly more modest models. A Dodge Challenger SE with a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine was positioned as a spirited base coupe while an R/T debuted with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 powerplant. With an available six-speed manual transmission, 376 horsepower motivated the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T. Just like the classic Challenger of the late-1960s, the new Dodge Challenger was rear-wheel driven.



Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system and traction control was a modern touch added standard with the 2009 Challenger SE. In 2011, the six-cylinder Dodge Challenger SE received hefty power boost. The addition of the Pentastar V-6 engine allowed the 2011 Challenger SE model to smoke tires with 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. At the top of the performance scale with coupe, 2011 introduced the 470-horsepower Challenger SRT-8 392 with a three-mode active damping system.



The Dodge Challengers SE trim level changed to the SXT for 2013 and a V-6 powered Rallye Redline model added an extra performance edge with the base engined Challenger. For 2015, big news with the Dodge Challenger is the sale of the 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat.


New and Used Challenger Prices, Dodge Challenger Model Years and History

The Challenger is a well-outfitted performance sedan that can be customized as you see fit.
The Challenger has brought back the classic muscle car with a modern twist.
The Dodge Challenger merges speed and capability with plenty of features and amenities.
Offering seating for five in a spacious interior cabin with plenty of amenities, the Hemi-powered Challenger by Dodge is strikingly attractive and amply equipped.
A classically inspired pony car, the 2014 Dodge Challenger is available in a R/T trim level that produces 470 hp, for a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.
Unchanged for 2013, the Challenger R/T trim level grants the driver a 5.7-liter V8 engine that yields 375 hp.
A pony car that utilizes an F-R layout, the 2012 Dodge Challenger is available in a SRT8 392 trim level, producing 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
A faithful recreation of a classic muscle car, the two-door 2011 Dodge Challenger boasts several advancements such as added standard features, improved handling and a 305 horsepower Pentastar V-6 base engine.
The 2010 Dodge Challenger is a two-door sports car that provides a modern link back to the excitement of the Muscle Car era.
As a modern-day version of an old muscle car, the 2009 Dodge Challenger delivers performance and capability, as well as comfort for five passengers in its two-door coupe frame.
All-new for the model year the 2008 Dodge Challenger, a two-door modern muscle car, is a sight for sore eyes for most muscle car fans and is a showcase of retro-styling combined with modern engineering.