2019 Dodge Challenger GT RWD Review – The 2019 Dodge Challenger fighters on as a proud muscle auto, offering new high-control models to run with its more commonsense V-6 models. We rate the Challenger a 6.3 out of 10, including focuses for style and power, and additionally simple to-utilize infotainment.
2019 Dodge Challenger GT RWD Review
This year, Dodge supplanted the 840-drive Demon with another model and a choice bundle. The 797-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye gets the Demon’s motor, however it joins the lineup as an all the more balanced road and track auto. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320, a choice bundle for the R/T Scat Pack, includes a significant part of the Demon’s drag-centered gear. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is likewise new this year and it spaces is as the most immovably sprung and track-centered Challenger in the lineup. Whatever is left of the lineup comprises of SXT RWD, GT RWD, SXT AWD, GT AWD, R/T, and SRT Hellcat. The Hellcats and R/T Scat Pack are offered in limited body and Widebody body styles.
While it depends on a Mercedes-Benz-got stage from the 1990s, the Challenger is wide and it’s been adjusted through a couple of ages of utilization by Chrysler. Be that as it may, the Challenger hasn’t been fundamentally refreshed since it was discharged for the 2009 model year. Rather, Dodge has kept it important with new execution variations and present day infotainment to run with its engaging looks.
The Challenger has unmitigated swagger. It’s a return to the muscle autos of the mid 1970s. A wide grille sits in advance, with different kinds of hood scoops above it. The profile is described by conspicuous back rump, and wheel sizes extend from 18 to 20 inches. Execution trims get a front splitter and a back spoiler. The general look is threatening, notwithstanding for the base models.
Motor execution is fair in the base model and purchasers can pick their level of insane strength from that point. The base motor is a 305-pull 3.6-liter V-6 that powers the SXT and GT, the two of which presently offer all-wheel drive and utilize a smooth-moving 8-speed programmed transmission. Standard Challenger R/T models utilize a 375-hp 5.7-liter V-8. A 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8 controls the Challenger R/T Scat Pack.
The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 in the Challenger SRT Hellcat produces 717 hp, 10 more than a year ago, and 656 pound-feet of torque. At the highest point of the stack is the new SRT Hellcat Redeye. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 makes 797 steeds and 707 lb-ft of torque. The majority of the V-8 models are offered with a 8-speed programmed transmission or a 6-speed manual.
The Challenger isn’t a games auto like its Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang contenders. Rather, it deals with a more agreeable character and spotlights on straight-line speed, however the execution models do have some capacity on street courses.
Indeed, even the base Challenger comes very much outfitted with so much highlights as houndstooth fabric upholstery, control movable front seats, double zone programmed atmosphere control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment framework with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 18-inch composite wheels. Top models get greater network, greater brakes, versatile dampers, and other execution treats. Evade offers a large group of alternatives, including a few bundles that should be models, similar to the R/T Scat Pack 1320 and T/A.
Wellbeing is an issue for the Challenger, generally because of its age. It crashes well for the NHTSA, however IIHS scores are fair. Programmed crisis braking, a security should these days, isn’t advertised.
Mileage ranges from 19 city, 30 roadway, 23 mpg joined for the V-6 the distance down to 13/21/16 mpg for the Hellcats. Get out the service station rewards card with the Hellcat.
The Challenger overflows muscle auto. The profoundly inset front grille and round headlights are returns to the mid ’70s. The Challenger is wide, and keeping in mind that it doesn’t show up so in advance, the enormous back hindquarters and chunk sides serve see this is one expansive car dependent on a vehicle structure. Stop it by a Camaro, and the distinction ends up self-evident, particularly with the Widebody bundle that adds another 2.5 creeps to the width as attach bumper flares to cover the fat 305 mm tires.
More forceful hoods, sashes, and spoilers are included for the execution models, and the Widebody flares make the auto resemble a genuine track beast.
Inside, the Challenger has a driver-centered plan with a dashboard that cants toward the driver. The watch is ideal out of one particular year: 1971. In any case, it’s refreshed with 7.0-or 8.4-inch touchscreens. Houndstooth material upholstery is another cool return, and it’s accessible on base and execution models.
The Challenger lineup begins with a 305 strength 3.6-liter V-6 in SXT and GT models. The V-6 does obligation in Ram pickups and Chrysler Pacifica minivans, and here it conveys 268 pound-feet of torque through a 8-speed programmed transmission to either the back or every one of the four wheels. It’s a refined motor with a not too bad measure of fervor, yet the Challenger’s muscle auto searches yearn for a V-8 under its arrangement of scooped hoods.
The base adaptation of the Challenger R/T gets only that, a 5.7-liter V-8 that produces 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque with the standard 6-speed manual. Go for the 8-speed programmed and appraisals drop somewhat to 372 hp and 400 lb-ft. With either transmission, purchasers get the V-8 roll they want, and a lot of American V-8 push.
Go for the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and a 6.4-liter V-8 anticipates in the engine. It makes a loud 485 hp and 476 lb-ft, and furthermore accompanies a 6-speed manual or 8-speed programmed. It’s extra power is anything but difficult to feel, particularly as the revs climb, and the motor note is much more NASCAR-like. The 0-60 mph run takes simply 4.4 seconds, and the R/T Scat Pack 1320 adaptation, which is set up for racing, vanquishes the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds, 0.3 second snappier than the standard R/T Scat Pack.
As though that weren’t sufficient, the SRT Hellcat draws its outrage from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 717 hp, up 10 this year because of more air coursing through the airbox. It can vault from 0-60 mph in simply 3.5 seconds and run a 11.0-second quarter mile.
Be that as it may, pause, there’s additional. New this year is the SRT Hellcat Redeye with a 797-hp rendition of the 6.2. It’s the Demon motor from a year ago with an alternate hood scoop and without the race-gas tune. It cuts the 0-60 mph time to 3.4 seconds and the quarter-mile raced to 10.8 seconds. Straight-line speeding up is, in a word, savage, particularly with the Widebody body style that adds truly necessary elastic to help put such capacity to the ground.
The Challenger is offered in six trims, the initial two of which offer all-wheel drive: SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Include Widebody variants of the R/T Scat Pack and Hellcats, choice bundles that should be models, and various choices, and it will take purchasers time and thought to touch base at the Challenger they need.
Standard hardware incorporates houndstooth fabric upholstery, control movable front seats, a calfskin wrapped directing wheel, double zone programmed atmosphere control, an auto-diminishing rearview reflect, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment framework with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 18-inch combination wheels. Beginning at about $28,600, this is one of our suggested decisions since it is all around prepared, has a solid V-6 motor, and offers the looks Challenger purchasers look for. All-wheel drive is currently accessible on the SXT for $3,000.