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2011 Dodge Challenger

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Coupe

    R/T Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      376/410
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $29,895
  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SE Coupe

    SE Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      305/268
    • ENGINE
      3.6L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,895
  • 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Coupe

    SRT8 Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      470/470
    • ENGINE
      6.4L V8
    • MSRP
      $42,780
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2011 Dodge Challenger Review

Brings about fond memories with an updated look.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2011 Dodge Challenger's primary appeal is its nostalgic 1970s look, which has not changed much on this model. However, beneath the vintage look is an ultra-modern vehicle that is a pleasure to drive.

The Range

Body Styles: sports car
Engines: 3.6-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8, 6.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Challenger, Challenger R/T Coupe, Challenger SRT8 Coupe

What's New

In 2011, the Dodge Challenger upgrades from a 6.1-liter engine to a 6.4-liter, Hemi V-8 engine. For the same engine space, the upgrade certainly gives the old look a surprisingly good feel of power.

The 2011 Dodge Challenger has improves greatly on fuel efficiency. A six-speed manual transmission is made standard.

The best improvement yet for 2011 is corner maneuverability. Dodge includes better front control arms and bushes, and reworks the whole front suspension system to ensure good traction without the need to reduce speed. To crown maneuverability, the 2011 Dodge Challenger's steering wheel is made easier to handle, giving drivers room for their arms so they don’t feel like they have to keep their arms wide apart to drive.

Exterior

The 2011 Dodge Challenger’s exterior is varied, with the option of a power sunroof and the white or red center stripe on the front. It manages to keep the original design of past models.

Interior

This is a roomy car by most standards. The 2011 Dodge Challenger comes with front leg room of 42 inches and rear leg room of 32.6 inches. The front passenger seat has an adjustable head rest, and the driver’s seat has a very appealing height adjustment feature.

The 2011 Dodge Challenger comes fitted with a split-folding rear seat, making it convenient when consumers wish to ferry something slightly irregularly shaped. The split folding collapses to a storage compartment down the center and serves as an armrest for that executive ride.

The 2011 Dodge Challenger comes with other convenient features, such as a remote power door locking system, power mirrors, front and rear cup holders, power steering, a tilt adjustment steering wheel, a six-speaker stereo, and an auxiliary input for MP3.

Performance & Handling

The 2011 Dodge Challenger has a Variable Valve Timing VVT, four valves per cylinder, multi-point fuel injection engine. It boasts 305 hp at 6350 rpm and 268 ft-lb of torque at 4800 rpm. The R/T Coupe has a 5.7-liter Hemi Veight-cylinder (OHV) with a multi-point fuel injection engine. It proudly runs on 376 hp at 5150 rpm and 410 ft-lb of torque at 4300 rpm.

The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Coupe is a 6.4-liter OHV with two valves per cylinder and a multi-point fuel injection. It holds its own at 470-hp at 6000 rpm and 470 ft-lb of torque at 4200 rpm. All three trims make for an impressive, powerful drive.

Safety

The 2011 Dodge Challenger features electronic traction control and an anti-lock braking system (ABS), which add to the car’s stability and promote better handling at higher speeds.

The 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Coupe, the R/T Coupe, and the SE Coupe are all fitted with ABS, a rear mechanical slip differential, front and rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar, and coil springs as standard safety features.

EPA Fuel Economy

Challenger: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Challenger R/T Coupe: 15/24 mpg city/highway
Challenger SRT8 Coupe: 14/ 23 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Technology
  • Auxiliary input for MP3
  • Playback stereo and radio
  • Six speakers alongside the 168 stereo output

You Won't Like

  • Outdated 1970s colors

Sum Up

Brings about fond memories with an updated look.

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