2017 Dodge Challenger
The 2017 Dodge Challenger brings with it some big, but fantastic changes, including a few new models and some changes to the exterior and interior styling. Don’t worry, the changes only make the 2017 model even better. Pricing hasn’t changed much and all the features that make the Challenger a true muscle car are still there.
The biggest news regarding the 2017 Challenger lineup is the addition of three new Challenger models -- the revival of the Dodge Challenger T/A (3 trims), and the introduction of an all-wheel drive Challenger (Challenger GT AWD) and a widebody Challenger Hellcat (Challenger ADR). More about the 2017 lineup and the new models below.
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Engine + Trims
The 2017 model year Challenger lineup consists of 16 trims, but there is not a release date for the new Challenger GT AWD or Challenger ADR models, so until they are released the 2017 Challenger lineup will stand strong with 14 trims. Three of these trims are different versions of the throwback 1970 Challenger T/A.
There are four engines available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger lineup and they are the same four engines that were available in 2016. Engine options include a 3.6-liter V6 engine (base engine), a 5.7-liter V8 engine and two SRT-tuned engines -- a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine and a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine.
The 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine is the most fuel efficient as it gets 19 mpg on the city and an impressive 30 mpg on the highway. Next up, the 5.7-liter V8 engine. It produces 375 horsepower and gets a EPA-estimated fuel economy of 15 city mpg and 23 highway mpg. The other two engines are performance engines packing tons of horsepower and torque. The 6.4-liter engine produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque and the supercharged 6.2-liter SRT Hellcat engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque!
Each Challenger trim has it’s own special and unique features, but there are some exterior elements that are shared between all of them. Some features among all trims include the well-known boxy-body, automatic projector headlights and the signature Dodge Challenger LED split taillamp.
Just like the exterior of the Challenger, each trim varies greatly when it comes to features. However, there are some common features that are shared by every model. These features include a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a power 6-way driver's seat, premium cloth seats (or standard leather for higher trim levels), a 7-inch reconfigurable information cluster and a 160 mph speedometer.
Options and Upgrades
A few of the additional exterior features include performance tires, 20-inch wheels, Goodyear tires, high intensity headlamps, and a rear-spoiler. Interior features like a leather wrapped steering wheel, Nappa leather seats, a 200-mph speedometer, and a ruby red interior are some of the optional features inside the Challenger.
Dodge is dedicated to the safety of their drivers as well as passengers. All 2017 Challenger models are all loaded with great safety features and technology, like electronic stability control, hill start assist, rain brake support, speed control, a security alarm, tire pressure monitoring and much more. Additionally, buyers have the option of some upgraded preventative safety tech systems including the ParkView rear backup camera, blind zone monitoring and a park assist system.
There are a variety of standard and available entertainment tech options including a touchscreen (either 5-inch or 8.4-inch), a 6-, 9- or 18-speaker system with two subwoofers (again depends on trim level), voice command with Bluetooth, and UConnect 5.0 or 8.4. Additional features like UConnect Access, navigation, HD radio, and SiriusXM are available as well.
Return of the Dodge Challenger T/A
The Challenger T/A was an exclusive Challenger model made for the Trans Am Racing series in 1970. Less than 2,500 models were produced, so the original Challenger T/A models are highly sought after. In 2017, the Challenger T/A will be available in three trims (Challenger T/A, T/A Plus and T/A 392) that all have similar heritage styling, but different engines. The revival of the classic means that car enthusiasts can now get their hands on a car that is fast, fierce and a story behind it.
T/A MechanicalThe Challenger T/A models feature a variety of performance upgrades that help bring it back to its racing origins. Every T/A comes with an advanced system to enhance air box to increase the engine’s cold air intake, Bilstein shocks and a performance exhaust system to add power and noise to your vehicle. The vehicle has an upgraded chassis and a lowered suspension to enhance performance.
The T/A exterior has it’s own style. Features like Goodyear Eagle F1s wrapped around 20-inch 12-spoke Mopar black finish aluminum wheels, fender decals, exterior logos, and old-school hood pins are all exterior features of the awesome all-new T/A.
Price and Warranty
Pricing for the 2017 Challenger has not been changed much from last years models. The price for the base model begins at $26,995 and it goes up to and over $65,490 for the Challenger Hellcat and additional options.
Warranties including with the 2017 Challenger have been unchanged from previous years. The warranties include a three year or 36,000 mile basic warranty and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.