If you’re into muscle cars, you know that the name Challenger is legendary. The Dodge Challenger is a fast and furious behemoth packed with technology and performance.
It’s an affordable midsize sports car built for power and speed. Whether driving to the beach or on a road trip with the family, this iconic muscle car will take you wherever you want to go — in style.
The new 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine produces a best-in-class 807 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to an all-new, TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission, offering the best fuel economy and performance combination in its class.
The Challenger features an adaptive suspension that can adjust to various driving conditions and a line lock feature that keeps your car stationary while you burn out the tires during drag racing or autocross events.
The car also has a launch control feature that allows instant acceleration starting from a stoplight or stop sign. This feature can be handy when trying to avoid collisions or simply trying to beat someone at a stoplight race.
The car’s line lock feature simulates a burnout by locking up the rear brakes on each side while leaving the front wheels free to spin. This allows the driver to get smoky burnouts without worrying about spinning out of control.
The Challenger features a race-inspired exhaust that gives it a throatier sound than other vehicles in its class. The vehicle’s exhaust can be controlled with a button on the dash panel.
The Dodge Challenger offers the Road Guardian feature, which is a part of the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system and uses radar technology to detect vehicles in front of you. If the road becomes too narrow for a safe lane change, Road Guardian will automatically steer your car back into its lane when it detects an obstruction in front of you.
Road Guardian also has a driver warning system that alerts you if another vehicle is approaching from behind while you’re backing up. This is especially helpful if someone in your rearview mirror is about to back out of their parking space without looking.
The Challenger uses a front-mounted camera and radar sensors to detect potential collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, and large animals. The system will provide an audible warning if it detects a potential impact and an early warning when approaching another vehicle at high speed. If the driver does not take action to avoid the collision, the system will automatically apply the brakes at full force to help reduce the impact speed and mitigate damage.
The Challenger also includes technology that alerts drivers when the front-mounted camera and radar sensors have detected a pedestrian.
The vehicle offers automatic high-beam headlights, switching between high and low beams depending on the light in front of the car. The auto-high beams feature uses a pair of sensors mounted on either side of the vehicle designed to detect oncoming traffic.
The Challenger comes with all-speed traction control. This system automatically reduces engine power and applies the brakes to individual wheels if the vehicle begins to slip or skid. All-speed traction control enhances vehicle stability during sudden maneuvers, such as lane changes and evasive steering moves.
The Challenger has a four-wheel anti-lock braking system that detects wheel lockup under hard braking and automatically applies maximum braking force on any wheel that is about to spin. This enables the driver to maintain steering control during panic braking events.
The electronic stability program (ESP) helps prevent rollover crashes by applying corrective action automatically if the vehicle begins to sway excessively or “tail slide” out of its lane. The ESP monitors steering angle, speed, and yaw rate (vehicle rotation) to determine when corrective action is needed, then applies individual brakes and reduces engine power to help keep the vehicle upright.
The exterior of the Challenger SRT Hellcat features the new hood, which features the largest functional cold air intake in its class for improved performance and engine cooling. The hood is a lightweight carbon fiber composite material, less than half the weight of a conventional steel hood.
The car also offers optional lightweight forged aluminum wheels that reduce unsprung mass by more than 10 pounds per wheel, reducing rotational inertia and improving on-track performance.
The vehicle comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and voice control functionality. Additional cabin tech features include keyless entry/start, push-button start, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and a six-speaker audio system or an 11-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
The UConnect touchscreen navigation system is a high-tech solution for drivers who want to get the most out of their car’s infotainment system. The UConnect system features built-in navigation and radio capabilities and apps that can be downloaded from the App Store.
The built-in voice recognition technology allows you to send texts, call contacts, or search for directions without taking your hands off the wheel. You can even use voice commands to control your phone’s music playback and other functions.
The Challenger has a spacious interior and seats up to five passengers. The front seats are comfortable and well-bolstered. The rear seats can be folded for extra cargo space, and the center console slides forward to create additional room for more oversized items.
The Challenger is a superb vehicle with a long history on the road as one of America’s most influential and sought-after supercars. These muscle cars were pivotal in the progression of the automotive field, and they’re still trendy today.
Elder Dodge offers the Dodge Challenger for sale in Gun Barrel City, TX, with personalized service to match. Take a look around our online showroom and call our sales team at (903) 910-3026 if you have any questions.