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.

 

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The Challenger is a well-outfitted performance sedan that can be customized as you see fit.
Consumer Reviews ( 17 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.9
Overall Rating
 4.9

The Challenger has brought back the classic muscle car with a modern twist.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The Dodge Challenger merges speed and capability with plenty of features and amenities.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 11 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 3.6
Interior Comfort
 4.2
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.1
Overall Rating
 4.8

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 11 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.4
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.8

Unchanged for 2013, the Challenger R/T trim level grants the driver a 5.7-liter V8 engine that yields 375 hp.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 13 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 4.1
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.9

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 4.4
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.6
Overall Rating
 4.6

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

The 2010 Dodge Challenger is a two-door sports car that provides a modern link back to the excitement of the Muscle Car era.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.7

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.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

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.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0