Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
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Dodge prices 2019 Challenger lineup

Dodge prices 2019 Challenger lineup

Bigger and heavier than a Mustang, Corvette or Camaro, the Dodge Challenger relies on the old-school values of its Hemi engines - big displacement, heavily force-fed V8s delivering monumental torque at relatively low revs - to get the job done, and justify calling it "America's most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car".

On the lower end of the spectrum, the Challenger SXT RWD holds steady with a base price of $27,295, featuring a 305-hp 3.6 liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. That'll bring the price up to $30,295. I'm glad it stuck around. The model comes standard with a Super Track Pak which includes a performance suspension, a sportier hood and a front splitter.

The penultimate Challenger trim is the SRT Hellcat, which relies on the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 as before, but power is now up to 717-horsepower from 707.

The real fun starts at $58,650 plus a $1,700 gas guzzler tax on all versions of the SRT Hellcat. That's more than $5,000 cheaper than the Hellcat used to be, which is nice to see. The package also adds cloth Houndstooth seats, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (on automatic models) and 20-inch Granite Crystal painted wheels. The current Hellcat Challenger and Charger without Torque Reserve launches with next to no boost, but with Torque Reserve, drivers can leave the line with almost four pounds of boost pressure - leading to far more initial power and quicker track times.

Torque News acquired a copy of the Challenger dealer order guide, and options on the Hellcat Redeye will run you a little more than the bucket of $1 options on the Demon. The 2019 Challenger lineup starts production this fall in Ontario, with deliveries starting in the fourth quarter of this year.

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