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2016 SXT 2dr Coupe
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Price:   -  From $26,995
2016 R/T 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $31,995
2016 R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $37,995
2016 SRT 392 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $49,195
2016 SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $62,495
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Last year was a momentous one for Dodge's retro-classic muscle coupe. Redesigned on a new platform, Challenger gained new features, additional models, and even hotter performance.

Heading the excitement was the new Challenger SRT Hellcat, an aptly named screamer destined to enter the auto history books. Based upon the 1971 Challenger, the revived model debuted for 2008 to tease Ford’s Mustang and, two years later, the retro-look Chevrolet Camaro. Neither of those models has a lineup close to the diversity of Dodge’s two-door muscle car.

What's New for 2016

Updates are minor for 2016: most notably, a Blacktop Appearance group that can give SXT and R/T models a blacked-out look. Plum Crazy has been revived as a “heritage” color for 2016 models, while the Hellcat gains Laguna leather upholstery.

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Choosing Your Dodge Challenger

In SXT coupes, the 3.6-liter V6 engine makes 305 horsepower, teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

  • HEMI-engine fanciers have a choice of two normally aspirated V8s: a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter in the R/T, and a 6.4-liter with 485 horsepower in the R/T ScatPack duo and the SRT 392.
  • The ferocious Hellcat’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 stirs up a jaw-dropping 707 horsepower, transforming the Challenger into the fastest muscle car ever produced.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard with any V8; the eight-speed automatic is optional.

The Challenger lineup consists of ten trim levels:

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Gets the V6 engine and automatic transmission, plus a power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a full-length center console, keyless entry/ignition, a 5-inch touchscreen display, 18-inch aluminum wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with an SD card reader and USB/aux inputs.

SXT Plus

Adds to the SXT upgraded brakes, suspension and 20-inch wheels, along with a batch of interior extras: Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rearview camera, 8.4-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio, 3D navigation capability, and 276-watt audio with Alpine speakers.


V8 power starts here with the 5.7-liter HEMI and manual or automatic transmission. R/T includes a limited-slip performance rear axle, low-restriction dual exhaust system, foglamps, and 20-inch satin-finish aluminum wheels. Other equipment mirrors the SXT. Fuel-saver technology provides a four-cylinder mode.

R/T Plus

Combines the R/T's performance upgrades with the comfort/convenience features of the SXT Plus. You can add the R/T Classic Package, which mimics the look of the original early-1970s Challenger, including dual striping, HID headlights, leather/suede seating, and forged aluminum 20-inch wheels.

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R/T Shaker

Adds a shaker hood scoop, black stripes, 20-inch aluminum wheels with black pockets, and equipment from the Super Track Pak.

R/T Plus Shaker

Includes amenities similar to the R/T Plus to the R/T Shaker model.

R/T Scat Pack

Packs the 6.4-liter HEMI V8, along with specially-tuned suspension and active exhaust systems, Brembo brakes, and premium cloth sport seats. Navigation capability and a 276-watt, six-speaker sound system are included. The available Leather Interior Group adds a Nappa leather interior with heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker

Contains the 485-horsepower V8 and a functional shaker hood.

SRT 392

Builds on the Scat Pack with additional performance features such as launch control, larger Brembo brakes, and an adaptive sport suspension. The 392 also gets its own Viper-inspired hood with functional air intakes. Inside are an 18-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon sound system and Nappa leather seating.

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SRT Hellcat

Adds the outrageous supercharged 707-hp 6.2-liter Hellcat engine, plus selectable driving modes and special exterior styling details. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; the optional eight-speed automatic has full manual control and three SRT-unique selectable modes.

Challengers can get several advanced safety features as options, including forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Dodge also offers a dizzying array of appearance packages to customize a Challenger.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Dodge revived the Challenger nameplate in the 2008 model year in an attempt to compete in the resurging muscle car segment. Not only did the new Challenger meet the power and speed needs of the muscle car world, but its retro look also made is very desirable to a broader audience.

As we head into the 2016 model year, the Challenger continues to offer the power and looks that muscle car buyers want, and a 707-horsepower V8 that makes supercar owners take a look over their shoulders.

Pricing and Equipment

The 2016 Dodge Challenger comes in a wide range of trim levels that includes four engine options, and plenty of features. The base trim level for the Challenger is the SXT, which starts at $26,995 and comes standard with:

  • Cloth-upholstered sport seats
  • Power windows
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic headlights
  • 18-inch wheels

For buyers looking for more from their Challenger, there are eight other trim levels to choose from, including the SXT Plus, the R/T, the R/T Plus, the R/T Shaker, the R/T Plus Shaker, the R/T Scat Pack, the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, SRT 392, and the mighty SRT Hellcat.

Performance Pros

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From top to bottom, the 2016 Challenger comes with powerful engines. The Hellcat, however, is in a class all its own.

  • Base 3.6-liter V-6 injects 305 horsepower, while its optional V8s produce between 375 and 485 horsepower.
  • The SRT Hellcat leads the Challenger back into iconic status with its jaw-dropping 707-horsepower rating.
  • The Challenger has a surprisingly comfortable ride for a muscle car.

Performance Cons

  • We are not fans of electric power steering, and that includes the Challenger's -- it feels pretty numb in all models but the Hellcat.
  • Handling is also just average. This is true straight-line muscle car that can't be described as nimble.

Interior Pros

The Challenger’s cabin has an up-to-date look and all the premium features that buyers are looking for:

  • The front seats are thick, comfortable, and supportive.
  • Plenty of features come standard, and buyers can load up on an array of options.
  • The Challenger has a massive trunk by the standards of its class.

Interior Cons

The Challenger is a coupe, so it won't surprise you that most of our complaints focus on the rear seats:

  • Legroom is very tight, and back seats are much less supportive than front seats.
  • The middle-seat passenger has to deal with an uncomfortable hump.
  • Accessing the rear seat is pretty difficult.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

We already knew the Challenger was a great performer, but we were not expecting the level of craftsmanship and the attention to detail paid in the cabin. The fit and finish are great, and its style is just right.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

We don't expect the rear seat of a coupe to be an especially comfortable space, but it's especially troublesome in the Challenger. Entry and exit are difficult, legroom is lacking, and supportive seats just aren't there.

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a muscle car and will rarely have anyone in the back seat, the Challenger may be the car for you. It is fast in all trim levels, and borders on insane in its range-topping SRT Hellcat trim, making it an ideal ride for speed buffs.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 268 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd AUTOSTICK w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 30 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 305 HP / 268 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 30 / 24 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
197.9 "
Exterior Width
75.7 "
Exterior Height
57.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
33.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,834 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents / Black
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
8-way (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
6 / 9 Performance / 6 Performance / 18 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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