2019 Dodge Challenger Review

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A rare blend of toughness and practicality, the extensive array of 2019 Dodge Challengers caters to those who want a new family vehicle to those who really want to put the muscle in American-made muscle car. The Demon has been retired to make room for the all new 797 horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye. The lineup also provides enhanced performance in the lower tiers as well, now offering AWD and RWD SXT and GT models for 2019. This revised lineup makes features more accessible while still retaining the same budget friendly price bracket, bringing Challenger power and flair to everyone who wants one of these great cars.


  • Technology

  • SXT/GT 3.6L Pentastar powertrain
  • All new 797hp SRT Hellcat Redeye
  • Demon-borrowed performance tuned technology

Safety Features

  • Standard speed, traction, and stability control monitoring
  • All new Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller equipment
  • Stand-alone optional blind-spot and rear cross-path detection

Vehicle Design

  • 94 cu.ft passenger volume / 16 cu.ft trunk space
  • New WideBody Scat Pack configuration
  • Coupe or convertible builds

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How does functionality match the 2019 Challenger's personality?

For forty years, the Challenger has satisfied that craving for amazing power and style that's iconic in a great muscle car. In the modern day, this doesn't come at the detriment of interior comfort and practicality. The rear seat is truly large with a 33-inch legroom and 48-inch hiproom, giving ample spaciousness for three passengers across the bench. The cruising length also goes to delivering you a giant trunk space, as well, built with a best-in-class cargo volume of 16.2 cubic-feet. Technology, too, has kept up with a modern demand. Provided standard is a seven-inch touch audio display screen that comes with Bluetooth, Uconnect apps, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Higher models offer a 8.4-inch upgrade with additional HD Radio, SiriusXM, navigation, and local weather. Two USB ports are also equipped within all Challenger models for music connectivity and device charging. But you come to the Challenger for that amazing silhouette and design aesthetic. The Challenger can come either in a coupe or convertible style, riding on wheels that range from 18- to 20-inch wheels that are 9 to 11 inches wide. Fourteen distinct color options provide a rainbow of exterior paint options that can be further enhanced by race stripes on the hood or sides, graphics, and trim-unique badging.

How do the powertrains' performances compare in the Challenger's trims?

A multitude of engines are available through the trims of the 2019 Dodge Challenger, starting with the base 3.6L Pentastar V6 provided in both the SXT and GT. 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque reliably power forward the RWD or AWD configured models channeled through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The R/T is your most cost effective way into the sound and performance famous of a HEMI, this trim coming with a 5.7L V8 engine to generate 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. This engine can come either with the same eight-speed automatic, or a six-speed manual for heightened control and drive experience. Even larger, a 6.4L V8 is built into the R/T Scat Pack, generating 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Within this bracket, too, comes an introductory package of performance tuned equipment, including a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, Launch Control, and Line Lock. Climbing those performance stats up, the SRT Hellcat comes with a supercharged 6.2L V8. This powertrain produces 717 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, aided by another upgraded suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes, quad exhaust tips, and a dual-snorkel hood. Topping the pack is the SRT Hellcat Redeye enhancing the Hellcat's engine with the largest supercharger available on the market plus technology borrowed from the Dodge Demon. These added fine-tunings produces 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque.

Tell me about the handling and performance specialization.

Well endowed with handling and performance technology, all systems of the 2019 Challenger has been carefully engineered to maximize horsepower, torque, and speed. All speed traction control, electronic stability control, roll mitigation, and speed control all monitor the tire performance around corners and through straights, ensuring the traction never sleeps and, should it detect slide, automatically apply slight brakes to maintain a safe control of the vehicle. All models have a specially tuned high-performance suspension and brakes, with real performance-heavy equipment being equipped in the R/T and steadily increasing through the Hellcat Redeye. Demon borrowed technologies include an adaptive damping suspension, launch control, launch assist, torque reserve, and line lock, all designed to enhance drag performance. For the first time, the SRT Power Chiller is equipped to the Redeye to lower intake air temperature and directly cool the supercharger, and the After-Run Chiller minimizes heat soak effects, automatically engaging after engine turn-off to reduce engine heat.

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Final Thoughts on the 2019 Dodge Challenger

Everyone from the everyday muscle car and speed enthusiasts to the experts at drag racing tracks will be happy to see these amazing new models rolling out of Dodge. The 2019 Challenger gives better than ever access to this great vehicle for every driver interested. We invite you to look at our growing inventory of 2019 models and come test out the Challengers we have in stock.

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