The SXT is the entry-point for the Challenger, starting at $28,990 (all prices include the $1,395 destination charge). As previously mentioned, the SXT gets a V6 with 305 hp; it's a big number, but keep in mind that this is also a big car. If you ask for a Challenger at the rental car counter, this is probably the one you'll get. The SXT comes reasonably well equipped for a base model, with features like keyless entry, cloth sport seats, dual-zone climate control, a sport suspension, a six-speaker audio system, and a seven-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The SXT gets access to quite a few packages that add serious content. First up is the $1,095 Blacktop Package, which includes a variety of appearance changes like black 20-inch wheels, a black fuel-filler cap, a black spoiler lip, a black grille, and black instrument cluster rings. They also give you a leather steering wheel, fog lights, and a 3.07 rear axle ratio for better acceleration. There's also the $1,095 Driver Convenience Group which adds blind-spot monitoring, fog lights, HID headlights, rear park assist, power mirrors, a remote start system, and a garage door opener, as well as the $1,295 Technology Group, which adds adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic high-beams.
The $3,000 Plus Package adds almost everything offered in other packages to the SXT. On this trim, you get 20-inch aluminum wheels, an upgraded speaker system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, performance brakes, heated front seats and steering wheel, Nappa leather sport seats, rear park assist, satellite radio, and some interior trim upgrades. Keep in mind though, that choosing the Plus Package will also force you to get the Driver Convenience Group. Standalone options include a sunroof for $1,295 and an upgraded Alpine speaker system for $995.