Which Challenger Trim Makes the Most Sense For A New Dodge Driver

July 31st, 2019 by

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A car owner should always feel awesome about their car. We can help if that feeling isn’t there right now. How? Simply put, we have a long list of muscle cars that will inject a remarkable passion for owners. There is no greater feeling when starting a vehicle than hearing the purr of a Dodge muscle car. The premier Dodge muscle car is the Dodge Challenger. But, for those who already know they want to feel the high-performance excitement of the Challenger, the question becomes which one? There are many trims and we’re ready to break down the 2019 Dodge Challenger. Ger ready to love driving all over again.

Gain Entry to the Challenger’s Power

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is all about amazing performance, high-octane speed and comfort while enjoying the drive unlike any other. For those who have never been inside the Challenger, even the base trim offers the power of solid muscle engineering. The SXT provides the 305 horsepower of the 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine. Modern features like keyless entry and dual-zone automatic temperature control make drivers feel satisfied. Starting at $28,095 MSRP (Plus destination fee) for the SXT, it’s a steal for the Challenger. Not to mention, with 30 highway mpg, the Challenger is solid on gas despite being a muscle car. 

Mid-Tier Trim Challenger Selection

With the GT trim, the upgrades come fast and often. The SXT has 18-inch wheels, but the GT adds 20-inch Granite Crystal wheels. The leather-wrapped steering wheel, performance hood, and remote vehicle start are fantastic perks for the next trim up. The GT trim starts at $30,645 MSRP (Plus destination fee). The R/T upgrades the engine to the 375 horsepower 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The real power of the Challenger starts to show in the R/T trim, which starts at $34,545 MSRP (Plus destination fee). 

Upper-Tier Trim Challenger Choices

Get ready to enter the extreme-tier Challenger territory, mentioning these trims. The R/T Scat Pack comes with the 392 HEMI V8 engine that has 485 horsepower and 485 lb-ft of torque supplying remarkable strength. The four-piston Brembo performance brakes provide superior braking power, which is perfect because this vehicle moves swiftly and is quite agile. Line lock and launch control helps drivers should they decide to drag race on a strip, which for drivers of the R/T Scat Pack, this is something to consider. Inside the Challenger, the Uconnect 4C with 8.4-Inch touchscreen with SRT performance pages. The R/T Scat Pack begins at $39,245 MSRP (Plus destination fee). There is also the R/T Scat Pack Widebody trim. This trim offers a longer base in the wheels and Widebody fender flares and costs $45,245 MSRP (Plus destination fee). 

The SRT Hellcat Is One of the Primetime Challenger Trims

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has the fantastic supercharged 6.2-Liter HEMI SRT (street racing technology) V8 engine. The powertrain produces 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque, which is immediately more horsepower than just about any other vehicle on the road. (Well, except for the higher trim Challenger options, we’ll get to that.) With a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph, there is genuinely no equivalent to the SRT Hellcat. There is a Widebody option for the Hellcat as well.

Highest Trim 2019 Dodge Challenger

The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the ultimate example of what Dodge engineering can offer. It’s faster than the SRT Hellcat with a quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds. Upgrades in the SRT Hellcat Redeye include a functional dual-snorkel hood with cold air intake, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension, and SRT Power Chiller and After-Run chiller. The Chillers help the engine cool down after runs. The SRT Hellcat Redeye has $76,245 MSRP (Plus destination fee). We’ve talked about the Redeye in-depth before and it’s an excellent read. Want to learn more about the top-tier Dodge Challenger, including the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody trim? 

Find Your 2019 Dodge Challenger With Us

For whatever the Dodge Challenger that makes sense in both budget and perks, we have them in spades at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. If you’re looking for any future maintenance or repairs, trust our knowledgeable service team and we’ll get your vehicle back to you quickly. We hope to see you at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for all your automotive needs!