Challenger Trims R/T Shaker, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Challenger Trims

2016 Black Mountain Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger is a powerful and popular performance vehicle that first hit the streets in 1969. Over the years there have been many trims and renditions of the vehicle released. Now, flash forward to 2016 there are ten different trim levels of the Challenger.

The base Challenger is the Challenger SXT and it is equipped with a 3.6-liter engine. While the Challenger SXT is a great vehicle with the muscle car looks, the best part about the Challenger lineup is the variety of engines. In addition to the base engine, there are three other engines for buyers to choose from. Here’s a look at three different Challenger trims all with different engines, R/T Shaker, SRT 392 and the SRT Hellcat.


Dodge Challenger Engines Kendall

The engine that comes standard with the 2016 Challenger R/T Shaker is a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine paired with a six-speed manual TREMEC transmission. This same engine is also used on the Challenger R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, and R/T Plus Shaker.

The engine on the SRT 392 is the second most powerful engine in the Challenger lineup. This engine is a 485-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine that pushes out 475 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed manual transmission the Challenger SRT can reach 60 mph in just over 4 seconds. This engine is also available on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and the Challenger 392 Scat Pack Shaker.

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest production muscle car available today. The SRT Hellcat is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 Hemi Hellcat engine that cranks out 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The Challenger SRT hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. This engine is exclusive to the Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat trim, however, it will be available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee sometime in 2017.


The 2016 Challenger body style is a sports coupe with a boxy and aggressive stance. The third-generation Challenger was introduced in 2008 and it had an exterior build and style to the classic version, but with modern technology and coloring. Add on racing stripes and the Challenger looks like a blast from the past.

One major noticeable difference of the Challenger R/T Shaker is on the hood. A few of the Challenger trims are equipped with a hood shaker, hence the name. Basically, the shaker, which is the air intake attached to the top of the engine, functions to force cool air to the engine, thus adding horsepower to the heart of this beast. Because the intake is placed directly on top of the engine the movement of the engine, due to torque, makes the scoop look it’s shaking – which it is! The R/T logo is also proudly displayed on the grille of this trim.

The Challenger 392 SRT has an SRT badge is displayed on the grille of the vehicles, and the 392 HEMI badge is displayed on both sides of the car. The SRT trims also come with red Brembo brakes which are visible on the wheels.

The SRT Hellcat comes with the Hellcat logo on the sides of the vehicles, and the SRT logo on the grille like the 392. This model comes standard with the same Brembo brakes, a rear spoiler, heated exterior mirrors, and interval wipers. This model also has a high-flow front fascia to get the most airflow as possible to the engine.


Interior Trims Challenger

The interior of all the upper-level trim models is very similar. All three of these vehicles have sports seats and a 6-way driver’s seat. There is, however, one major difference between the R/T Shaker trim and the other two trims. The seating in the R/T Shaker is premium black cloth with the option of upgrading to black leather. Both the SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat come standard with leather trim seats in four different color options with front ventilated seats.

Prices and Warranties

The pricing for the Challenger R/T Shaker begins at $36,490, pricing starts at $49,195 for the Challenger SRT 392, and the MSRP for the Challenger SRT Hellcat pricing begins at $62,495.

The warranties for each of the trims are all the same three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.