2017 Dodge Challenger

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The 2017 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate muscle car. It has been engineered with the highest level of power and personality, harkening back to the golden era of muscle cars while also using the most cutting-edge mechanical technology. The new Challenger has come to the 2017 market with some great updates, including a new throwback T/A subtrim that merges the Shaker trim with styling and performance features found in the Hellcat. A new version of the Uconnect infotainment system will receive both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, and every V8-equipped Challenger will now also have an active exhaust system.

White 2017 Dodge Charger is about to drive head-on into the camera.

Under the Challenger's Hood

There are multiple powertrain configurations offered with the new Challenger, and this will offer drivers at every price point an amazing experience. The fun starts with the base engine, which is equipped with the SXT trim and comes in the form of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. This engine has earned wide praise for its ability to maximize power and efficiency during every drive. The output will come out at 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The next available engine is a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, and it will produce 372 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque on the R/T trim. The Hemi V8 will also work alongside Brembo performance brakes and a sport-tuned suspension, and each trim will add additional performance-oriented features. Finally, the Challenger SRT Hellcat will feature the already-legendary supercharged 6.7-liter Hellcat V8 engine, which delivers an extraordinary 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The SRT Hellcat trim will also have quad exhaust tips, a sportier suspension, and a range of other powerful features.

Interior steering wheel and instrument panel view of a 2017 Dodge Challenger, in stylized red and black coloring, with the iconic charger logo into between the meters.
Rear seats of a 2017 Dodge Challenger, with spiffy red and black color scheme.

Design of Dodge Challenger

It is almost impossible to list the many ways the Challenger can be customized, but it starts with the main trim levels called the SXT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. Many of those main trims will be available with subtrims; for example, the new T/A and T/A 392 subtrims, which are offered with the R/T and R/T Scat Pack trims. Dodge has ensured that there is a Challenger for every driver, and this is made obvious with their well-equipped, powerful, yet affordable base Challenger SXT. The SXT will have 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a comfortable power driver seat. It will also have a 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and both Bluetooth and a USB port. All Challengers are available with a navigation system and a sunroof, and many of the standard features on higher trims will be offered on the lower trims. One of the amazing features offered with the Challenger SRT Hellcat trim is a one-day access pass to the SRT Driving Experience school, where a course will be given to ensure that drivers are getting the most out of their powerful car.

What is the fuel economy of the V8 engine?

The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 will offer up to 25 mpg on the highway!

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Can you tell me more about the Blacktop Package?

The Blacktop Package will feature premium floor mats, a performance steering wheel, 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, and Gloss Black interior accents.


The Challenger not only offers power and customization options, but there are many fantastic driver assistance technologies available for a safer ride. For example, the Technology package, which is available on most trims, will add automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic wipers. We would love to set you up for a test drive in the new 2017 Dodge Challenger, so get in touch with us today at Earnhardt Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!