016 Dodge Challenger is a sports coupe that competes with the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The Challenger is larger than those autos and takes a more retro approach to the modern American muscle car archetype. After a 2015 refresh, the 2016 Challenger adds a brand new Blacktop Appearance group with black accents, available Plum Crazy paint, and, for the Uconnect infotainment system, a drag-and-drop menu, Siri Eyes Free, and a “Do Not Disturb” attribute.
2016 Dodge Challenger Review
The Challenger has always been blockiest of the muscle cars and the greatest, giving it considerable road presence. Looked at through an alternate lens, the Challenger has been slightly more of a touring coupe— comfy and big, with a supple ride. But the Challenger also offers an array of even more powerful, rip-up-the-track versions at the top end for buyers who need to keep pace with the most powerful vehicles in the lines of the contest.
2016 Dodge Challenger Exterior
Brawny and daring, the Challenger might be branded amazing, depending on whose eyes are doing the gazing. The essential body form has a long nose, level decklid, and thick roof pillars inspired by the 1970s versions. Huge and broad, Challenger is more connected to its automotive ancestors than Mustang or Camaro. A split grille sits within a slender front opening, with projector headlamps circled by LED rings. The practical “power bulge” hood may be fitted with various scoops. LED taillamps have a glossy black environment.
2016 Dodge Challenger Interior
Inside, the Challenger has a modern dashboard with soft touch surfaces and an up-to-date device cluster with a fully customizable 7.0-inch display screen. The accessible 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard controls the usual audio functions and navigation system, as well as apps through the Uconnect Access system. The center console has the dashboard, instruments, and a higher edge on the passenger side, inspired by the 1971 Challenger, and console have aluminum accents. Among the 14 options for interior color and trim is a classic Houndstooth superior cloth that Dodge calls a “throwback” to the 1970s and superior leather and Alcantara suede high-performance seats.
2016 Dodge Challenger Engine
At the base level, Challenger SXT and SXT Plus versions get a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, making 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. It is solely offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the blend offers up both enough off-the-line pep car and enough high-revving passing power to never feel brief on steam.
In R/T versions, you get a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 making up to 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. (R/T models with the automatic transmission make 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.) Otherwise, the R/T is not weaker than the V-6 versions, particularly during passing, and it makes all the right sounds—but it is no rival for the V-8s in the Camaro and Mustang. If you want to stick to the affordable SXT or R/T versions but need the better handling of the more powerful models, there’s a Super Track Pak choice that gets you a lowered ride height, bigger sway bars, Bilstein shocks, high-performance brakes, and a three-way stability control system.
Above that, there is the R/T Scat Pack model, the 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, and the SRT 392, all of which have a higher output 6.4-liter “Apache” version of the HEMI that makes 485 hp and 475 lb-feet of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard here, and the 8-speed automatic is available also. These versions feel much faster than the R/T. Stopping power is updated, also, with four-piston Brembo brake calipers, for now, SRTs and six-piston calipers for the SRT 392. The on SRTs additionally get Bilstein high-performance shocks and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, while the SRT 392 has Pirelli P Zero Nero all-season tires and adjustable shocks.
The Hellcat—the most powerful muscle car ever—is fitted with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 making 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, will run a quarter mile in 11.2 seconds, at 125 miles per hour. That’s on the Pirelli P Zero Y that is elective -rated performance tires, which have lots of grips. When fitted with full on drag radials, the Hellcat will do a 10.8-second run at 126 mph. Power is provided through a 6-speed manual gearbox. As much as we adore manuals, we believe the heavy duty 8-speed automatic might be a wiser companion when you have more than 700 horses in the stable.
2016 Dodge Challenger Trim
The 2016 Dodge Challenger comes in 10 trim levels. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.) Challenger SXT ($26,995) comes with the V6 and automatic, a 7-inch display screen, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen, Bluetooth, power driver’s seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and automatic headlights. Plus version is updated with leather seating, a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, 8.4-inch Link touchscreen, rear parking sensors, and the rearview camera.
Challenger R/T ($31,995) gets the 5.7-liter V8, performance brakes, and 20-inch wheels. R/T and SXT models can be purchased with the Blacktop Appearance package that is new. A Super Track Pak choice brings Bilstein shocks, lowered ride height, bigger sway bars, and more. R/T Shaker ($35,795) adds a shaker hood scoop, black stripes, black grille environment, and 20-inch aluminum wheels with black pockets. In addition, it contains equipment from the Super Track Pak.
Challenger R/T Scat Pack ($38,995) gets the 485-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V8, plus functionality suspension and steering wheel, four-piston Brembo brakes, cloth seats, large aero splitter, rearview camera, and Functionality Pages. Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker ($43,595) has the 485-hp V8, with a functional shaker hood. SRT 392 ($49,195) also gets the 485-hp Hemi, plus Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers, a Viper-inspired hood, adaptive-damping suspension, special Nappa leather seats, flat bottom steering wheel, and 900-watt Harman Kardon sound.
Challenger SRT Hellcat ($59,995) packs a 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8, along with a 6-speed manual gearbox and lots of functionality goodies to complement Dodge’s main coupe.
Safety features include seat-mounted side pelvic- thorax airbags and front knee airbags. Adaptive cruise control is available, as well as blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, back cross-path detection, and a rearview camera.
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