2016 Dodge Challenger Review, MPG

2016 Dodge Challenger the American Muscle Car line-up has long tradition. The Challenger’s production started back in 1958, which makes this model one of the richest automobiles on the market, when it comes to their history. Last model year brought changes and 2016 Dodge Challenger will stay mainly the same as its predecessor. Previous model received some new styling cues and transmission upgrade, as well as the new SRT Hellcat. So, let’s see what we can expect from the upcoming Challenger 2016:

2016 Dodge Challenger front

2016 Dodge Challenger Exterior and Interior

The first thing we see and love about the Challenger is its retro look. Dodge managed to keep its muscle cars fresh and updated without ruining the essence of their exterior. 2016 Dodge Challenger could bring minor revision, some new paint or few additional features. Other than this, this iconic vehicle will stay the same. Interior was also upgraded for previous model, so 2016 model buyers will be able to enjoy in latest technologies, and great materials used for interior upholstery. This five-seat coupe is available in 7 trim levels, including SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. Base standards include 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and entry, power windows, locks and mirrors, cruise control, automatic A/C, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel wrapped in leather, a trip computer, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio), voice commands and audio system with 6-speakers, a CD player and an AUX jack.

2016 Dodge Challenger rear

2016 Dodge Challenger Engine and MPG

Believe it or not, 2016 Dodge Challenger offers four engine choices. Starting with the base, SXT trim, Dodge offers a 3.6-liter V6 engine that cranks out 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Engines and transmissions depend on trims, but all Challengers come with a rear-wheel drive, so we won’t mention it further on.

Second engine in the line-up is placed under the hood of R/T trim and it is a 5.7-liter V8 with 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. However this output numbers are available if the engine is mated to the standard gearbox- 6-speed manual. When combined with optional 8-speed automatic, the V8 engine delivers 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Third engine is a 6.4-liter V8 that pumps out 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. This engine empowers the R/T Scat Pack and SRT trims. Transmission choices are the same as for previous engine.The top trim SRT Hellcat comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with output of 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with same transmissions as all V8 engines. Fuel economy of the 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT is EPA-rated at 23 mpg in combined ride, R/T trim and 5.7-liter V8 engine are rated at 18 mpg (manual) and 19 mpg (automatic). R/T Scat Pack and SRT models deliver a mile less than the Challenger R/T, while SRT Hellcat offers the lowest mileage at 16 mpg in combined ride regardless of transmission choice.

2016 Dodge Challenger interior

2016 Dodge Challenger Price and Release

2016 Dodge Challenger is expected to appear on the market late this year. Its prices will not differ much from the previous ones, so expect it to start around $27,000 – $28,000 for the base version and up to $60,000 – $61,000 which is expected price of the 2016 SRT Hellcat model.

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