2009 Dodge Challenger

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      372/401
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $30,220
  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      250/250
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,220
  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      425/420
    • ENGINE
      6.1L V8
    • MSRP
      $40,220
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2009 Dodge Challenger Review

A retro-styled sport coupe with impressive, modern features.

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Overview

The 2009 Dodge Challenger is a large five-passenger sports car. Dodge has come up with a range of Challenger models to cater to the needs and likes of car lovers. Available in three trim levels—SRT8, SE, and R/T—the 2009 Dodge Challenger comes equipped with stylish features, which add not only to the passengers’ comfort but also to the look of the vehicle. The nostalgic exterior style of the new 2009 Dodge Challenger attracts car lovers. Its five-seat capacity, rear drive layout, strong bodylines, HEMI V-8 power, and bold nose make this vehicle unique. Vehicle lovers like the classic look of this car along with its features.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger comes equipped with modern features, even in the base SE trim model. Some of the key features include added graphics, larger wheels, and rear spoilers. SRT8 and R/T editions focus more on performance and appear even more sophisticated.

The Range

Body Styles: Sports car
Engines: 3.5-liter six-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, 6.1-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Challenger SRT8, Challenger SE, Challenger R/T

What's New

The 2009 Dodge Challenger comes well-equipped with iconic and stylish features. It offers impressive performance as well as extreme passenger comfort.

Exterior

The 2009 Dodge Challenger comes equipped with features that some of the previous versions couldn’t have even dreamed of. Some of the standard features include a sport suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels wearing 245/45 high-performance tires, a rear spoiler, xenon headlights, and heated side mirrors.

Optional equipment includes a sunroof and ultra-performance summer tires.

Interior

The 2009 Dodge Challenger boasts standard features that include air-conditioning, an eight-way power driver’s seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry, and a CD/MP3 player. The R/T model comes equipped a leather-wrapped steering wheel, full power features, and a shift knob. The standard version also offers a 13-speaker premium audio system with a six-CD changer, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, an auxiliary audio jack, and a music server system, which makes the vehicle unique.

Performance & Handling

The modern interpretation of a classic muscle car, the 2009 Dodge Challenger offers three engine choices, like the 6.1-liter HEMI, which produces 425 horsepower. It is the only model available in the SRT8 edition. The SRT8 may also be integrated with a six-speed manual transmission. The model gets quite impressive performance, with a max speed of over 170 mph and fuel economy of 16/25 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The 2009 Dodge Challenger comes with numerous safety features, such as dynamic stability control, side curtain airbags, an antiskid system, anti-lock brakes, and traction control; all of which offer added safety for the driver and other passengers.

EPA Fuel Economy

Challenger 3.5-liter six-cylinder: 17/20 mpg city/highway
Challenger 5.7-liter eight-cylinder: 16/19 mpg city/highway
Challenger 6.1-liter eight-cylinder: 14/16 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Classic exterior styling
  • Generous cargo capacity
  • Strong braking system on SRT8
  • High ripping performance
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like

  • Disorderly interior styling
  • Confusing multitude of interior features
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Outdated four-speed automatic

Sum Up

A retro-styled sport coupe with impressive, modern features.

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