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2019 Dodge Challenger
Select a Different Model (16 Available): GT AWD Coupe
Fair Market Price $ 37918
MPG (EPA) 18 CTY /27 HWY
Horsepower 305@6350
Torque 268@4800
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2019 Dodge Challenger MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Punchy V-8 engines
  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet interior

You Won't Like

  • Heavy curb weight
  • Subpar fuel economy on V-8 models
  • No auto emergency braking

New for 2019

Two new high-performance models join the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup, the 797-hp Hellcat Redeye and the R/T Scat Pack 1320, both of which are ready for drag racing. The standard Challenger SRT Hellcat gains more power. Line lock and launch assist are now standard on the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack. The R/T Scat Pack is also now available in widebody guise, gets a standard power bulge hood, and the Air Catcher headlights. The 1320 package for the R/T Scat Pack adds Transbrake and Torque Reserve functions, street-legal drag radial tires from Nexen, a rear-seat delete, and Air Catcher headlights.

R/T and R/T Scat Pack models are now available with a rear-seat delete option while the GT model is now available with rear-wheel drive. A new exterior color called Triple Nickel has been added while SXT variants are now offered with Caramel Nappa leather upholstery.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is a rear-drive coupe available in six trims.

SXT: The base SXT trim gets you a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, FCA's UConnect interface with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera. Opting for all-wheel drive deletes the sport-tuned suspension and gets you 19-inch alloy wheels.

GT: Moving up to the GT grade gets you fog lights, a functional hood scoop, 20-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters, and rear parking sensors. Checking the box for all-wheel drive, as in the SXT grade, means you lose the sportier suspension and get 19-inch alloy wheels as standard.

R/T: The R/T is the first trim that gets you a V-8 engine (the 5.7-liter) and it comes with features like an active exhaust system, in addition to all the standard features you get on the GT.

R/T Scat Pack: Moving up to the R/T Scat Pack gets you a 6.4-liter V-8, a center air intake with dual heat extractors, heated front seats, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, a heated steering wheel, a six-speaker Alpine audio system, Brembo brakes, launch control, line lock, and HID headlights. A wide body variant is also available. The 1320 Drag Pack adds black 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, drag radial tires, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, drag mode suspension, Dodge's Performance Pages, a Transbrake function, front and rear passenger seat delete,  an Air Catcher headlight, and unique badges and floor mats.

SRT Hellcat: Opt for the Hellcat if power is what you're looking for. Available in standard or wide-body guises, the 717-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat adds a competition-tuned suspension, and adaptive dampers.

SRT Hellcat Redeye: Now the new range-topping model, the Hellcat Redeye adds even more power (for a total of 797 hp), the SRT Power Chiller system, a flat-bottom steering wheel plus all the standard features on the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack.

Options include ventilated front seats, summer performance and street-legal drag radial tires, Nappa leather upholstery, navigation, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and appearance packages that add stripes, a painted hood, and graphics on the exterior. GT models can be had with more aggressive suspension setups and summer performance tires via the Performance Handling and Performance Plus groups.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Challenger is available with four engine choices including three V-8s

Model: Challenger SXT, Challenger GT
Engine and Transmission: 3.6-liter V-6 - eight-speed automatic transmission
Power: 305 hp/268 lb-ft of torque
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 19/30 mpg city/highway (SXT); 18/27 mpg (GT)

Model: Challenger R/T
Engine and Transmission: 5.7-liter V-8 - six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
Power: 375 hp/410 lb-ft (manual); 372 hp/400 lb-ft (automatic)
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 16/25 mpg (auto); 15/23 mpg (manual)

Model: Challenger R/T Scat Pack, Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
Engine and Transmission: 6.4-liter V-8 - six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
Power: 485 hp/475 lb-ft
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 14/23 mpg (manual); 15/24 mpg (automatic)

Model: Challenger SRT Hellcat, Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye
Engine and Transmission: Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 -six-speed manual (Hellcat only) or eight-speed automatic
Power: 717 hp/656 lb-ft (Hellcat); 797 hp/707 lb-ft (Hellcat Redeye)
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 13/21 mpg (manual); 13/22 mpg (automatic)

Safety

The 2019 Challenger received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS tests, the 2019 Challenger received a Good score on the moderate overlap and side impact tests, Acceptable on the roof strength and head restraints and seats test, and Marginal on driver's side front small overlap test (Good is the highest possible score). In the front crash prevention test, the 2018 model received a Basic rating for having forward collision warning (Superior is the highest score on the front crash prevention test).

Forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on all trims as part of the Technology or Driver Confidence groups.

Utility

The 2019 Challenger has a 16.2-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2015 First Test of a V-6 powered Challenger SXT we said that even lower-end models come well-appointed with high-quality materials. FCA's UConnect infotainment system is easy to use and the retro-styled instrument cluster gives off a cool vibe. The eight-speed automatic shifts seamlessly and the 3.6-liter V-6 offers plenty of power despite its hefty curb weight. Handling is good but this Challenger drives more like a grand tourer thanks to its quiet cabin and smooth ride.

Move up to the R/T Scat Pack and you'll get strong acceleration despite its 4,235-pound curb weight. However, the Challenger's heft and size limits its handling capabilities, as we noted in a . Despite its grippy tires and nicely-calibrated suspension, the R/T Scat Pack is less at home on tight winding roads.

The potent Challenger SRT Hellcat offers you so much power that it essentially shreds its tires, making it perfect for burnouts. In a straight line, the Hellcat has superb performance, but its focus on drag strip performance means its handling falls behind the likes of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, as we noted in a comparison test.

Cool Fact

  • The Challenger SRT Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye feature snorkels in their inner headlights that funnel air into the engine for additional cooling.

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2019 DODGE CHALLENGER SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.6 Liter PentaStar
Transmission Name
Transmission, TorqueFlite® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (845RE)
Trim
GT AWD Coupe
Class
Sporty/Coupe
Horsepower
305@6350
Standard MPG
18/27
Body Style
Coupe
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Cold Weather Group

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Heavy Duty Alternator; Passenger Seat, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated
$441 $495

Blacktop Package

INCLUDES: Audio System, Satellite Radio; Axle Ratio, 3.070; Black Fuel Filler Door; Black Grille with Bezel; Black Top Floor Mats; Challenger Black Top Badge - Grille; Exterior Decoration; Fender Badge - HEMI Blacktop; Front Fog Lights; Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim; Spoiler, Black Lip Trunk/Hatch; Tires, P245/45R20; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [M28] Body Side Stripes; [RSD] SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Island Country); [TBK] Spare Tire, Compact; [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
$886 $995

Driver Convenience Group

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener; Headlights, Bi-Xenon; Mirror, Electrically Adjustable Driver; Mirror, Electrically Adjustable Passenger; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert; Remote Engine Starter
$975 $1095

Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub

INCLUDES: 900 Watt Amplifier; Amplifier; Speakers, 18 Upgraded Harman/Kardon® with Subwoofer NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ATL] Alpine Audio Group with Sub; [TBK] Spare Tire, Compact
$1420 $1595

Alpine Audio Group with Sub

INCLUDES: 506 Watt; Amplifier; Speakers, 9 Alpine with Subwoofer and Surround Sound NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [AMA] Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub
$886 $995

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter PentaStar

Std Std

Transmission, TorqueFlite® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (845RE)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Maximum Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Granite Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Indigo Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Destroyer Grey

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, F8 Green

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Plum Crazy Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, B5 Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Torred

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Octane Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Go Mango

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Knuckle

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pitch Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Yellow Jacket

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch (1)

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.070

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering

Std Std

Driver Modes

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.5 Gallon

Std Std

Heavy Duty Alternator

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Engine Block Heater

$85 $95

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Black Fuel Filler Door

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Black Grille with Bezel

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Challenger Black Top Badge - Grille

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Exterior Decoration

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Fender Badge - HEMI Blacktop

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Sunroof

$1153 $1295

Body Side Stripes

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ADX] Blacktop Package
$352 $395

Spoiler, Black Lip Trunk/Hatch

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Black Top Floor Mats

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console And Instrument Panel ; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Heated Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Electrically Adjustable Driver

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Electrically Adjustable Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Plum Crazy Pearl Paint

$62 $70

B5 Blue Pearl Paint

$61 $69

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Bi-Xenon

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Convenience Group
Pkg Pkg

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 10-Way Power Heated Sports; Passenger Seat, Sports

Std Std

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Houndstooth Cloth

N/C N/C

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [ADE] Cold Weather Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service

CONTAINED IN: [RSD] SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Island Country)
Grp Grp

506 Watt

CONTAINED IN: [ATL] Alpine Audio Group with Sub
Pkg Pkg

900 Watt Amplifier

CONTAINED IN: [AMA] Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub
Pkg Pkg

Amplifier

CONTAINED IN: [ATL] Alpine Audio Group with Sub; [AMA] Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub
Pkg Pkg

Antenna, Roof

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Audio System, Satellite Radio

CONTAINED IN: [RSD] SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Island Country); [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country); [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Audio System, Uconnect® 4C AM/FM Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Island Country)

INCLUDES: 1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service; Audio System, Satellite Radio NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ADX] Blacktop Package; [UAQ] Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)
$174 $195

Six Speakers

Std Std

Speakers, 18 Upgraded Harman/Kardon® with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [AMA] Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub
Pkg Pkg

Speakers, 9 Alpine with Subwoofer and Surround Sound

CONTAINED IN: [ATL] Alpine Audio Group with Sub
Pkg Pkg

Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4" Display (Island Country)

INCLUDES: Antenna, Roof; Apps Control; Audio System, Satellite Radio; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; Driver Modes; Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch (1); Navigation System, with Internal HD; Telematics; Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ADX] Blacktop Package; [RSD] SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Island Country)
$975 $1095

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Spare Tire, Compact

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ADX] Blacktop Package; [AMA] Harman Kardom Audio Group with Sub
$441 $495

Tires, P245/45R20

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg

Tires, Michelin P235/55R19 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [ADX] Blacktop Package
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
36
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models for eligible Military personnel. 01-02-2020
$1000 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer for customers who finance through Chrysler Capital. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-01-2019
$500 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models to customers currently leasing an FCA vehicle. 01-02-2020
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Dodge announces APR rates on select models. 04-01-2019
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 48 Months - Dodge announces APR rates on select models. 04-01-2019
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 60 Months - Dodge announces APR rates on select models. 04-01-2019
$500 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer to consumers currently leasing a competitive vehicle who will be purchasing or leasing a vehicle. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-01-2019
$0 4.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Dodge announces APR rates on select models. 04-01-2019
$500 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer to consumers currently leasing a competitive vehicle who will be purchasing or leasing a vehicle. 01-02-2020
$750 Dodge announces Customer Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-01-2019
$750 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 04-01-2019
$1000 Dodge announces a Bonus Cash offer on select models. 04-01-2019
$500 Dodge announces Lease Cash on select models. 04-01-2019