3 New Differences Between 2018 Dodge Challenger and 2018 Dodge Charger
Since production on the Dodge Viper ended in 2017, the Challenger is the only coupe offered by Dodge and though the Charger and Challenger have always been fairly similar, it seems that the two may be developing more unique identities in 2018. Not sure which model is best for you? Well, here are three new differences between both models for the 2018 model year.
- Previous to 2018, the Challenger and Charger have always been available with the same four engine options, but that’s not the case anymore. In 2017, Dodge began production on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and it has a new engine, the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Demon V8 engine giving the Challenger lineup a total of five engine options.
- In 2017, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was just a hair faster than the Challenger SRT Hellcat, but there’s a little more competition from the Challenger lineup in 2018. First, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat doesn’t stand a chance against the 840-horsepower Challenger SRT Demon, which accelerates from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds. On top of that, the 2018 Challenger lineup consists of the new Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, and its wider frame makes it 1 second faster than the non-widebody model. A 0-60 mph race and a quarter-mile race between both SRT Hellcat models would be very, very close.
- The Charger is no longer the only muscle car with all-wheel-drive. Dodge surprised everyone with the addition of an all-wheel-drive Challenger model to the 2017 model year lineup, and the same model will be available in 2018 as well.
All-in-all, there is a lot to look forward to for the 2018 Dodge Challenger and Charger. Looking to stay connected on everything Dodge related? Come visit us at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram or visit our website for available Dodge inventory in Miami.