2009 Dodge Challenger Values
Select a 2009 Dodge Challenger trim level
2009 model year changes
The 2009 Dodge Challenger, which borrows its shape and styling cues from the early 1970s muscle car of the same name, is based on the Charger sedan chassis. Last year, the car came only in SRT8 guise and was limited to just 5,000 examples. For 2009, it still retains the 6.1L Hemi V8, and it gains an optional 6-speed manual transmission. New for 2009 are two more models, the 5.7L Hemi V8 R/T and the 3.5L V6 SE. The base SE starts at $21,320, while the R/T costs $29,320. The SRT8 model has increased by $2,000 to $39,320. A new color, "Torred," is now available
Three engine choices, competitive pricing, SRT8 performance; nostalgic muscle-car styling
Special features for 2009
The Dodge Challenger rings a nostalgia bell for muscle-car enthusiasts, especially fans of the original late-1960s and early-1970s machines. In potent SRT8 trim, a loud, torquey, high-power V8 fits the bill for those who want a true American muscle car. With the range expanded for 2009 to include the 5.7L Hemi V8-powered R/T and 3.5L V6 SE, the car's appeal has widened. The Challenger takes a serious stab at reviving the pony war with Detroit's cross-town rivals, and its fresh looks are worth checking out.