2017 Dodge Challenger Near Fort Lauderdale
Roaring into the 2017 model year are a handful of new Dodge Challenger models and the return of seven other trims. While three of the new models are the limited-edition models inspired by the 1970 Challenger T/A, one model, the Challenger GT AWD, is an all-new model featuring all-wheel-drive. Among other good news, the 2017 Challenger received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, so passengers and drivers can ride assured that they are well protected.
Engines and Trims
The 2017 Challenger lineup will consist of the same four engines that were available in 2015 and 2016. Regardless of engine, all models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but buyers have the option of upgrading to the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine on the Challenger SXT and SXT Plus is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. To optimize performance and fuel economy this engine has variable valve timing and it helps the 3.6L achieve 30 mpg on the highway.
The Challenger R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, T/A and T/A Plus are all equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Each cylinder features unique hemispherical combustion chambers, which improve engine performance because they provide more room for valves and decrease heat loss within the chamber. In all, this engine produces 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
The Challenger R/T Scat Pack, T/A 392, SRT 392 Shaker Scat Pack and SRT 392 all feature the same 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. This is the second most powerful engine on the lineup as it produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the Challenger has a top speed of 182 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in the low four-second range.
Finally, there is the all-powerful supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine and it is only available on the Challenger SRT Hellcat trim. This engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, making it the Challenger SRT Hellcat the most powerful and fastest muscle car in the world. The Challenger SRT Hellcat has a top speed of 199 mph and can accelerate from 0-60 mph
Unlike the four-door Dodge Charger, the two-door Challenger has a more classic muscle car look. It has a boxy fierce stance and it is available with tons of customization options. The Challenger is available with 12 different wheel options and more than 11 exterior colors.
2017 is the first year there has ever been Challenger model with all-wheel-drive and it features the same drivetrain that is available on the all-wheel-drive Charger models. The addition of all-wheel-drive makes the Challenger the only AWD muscle car and an excellent choice for drivers that live up north. The three new Challenger T/A models will all feature heritage-inspired styling and a few upgraded exterior parts, like a new cold air induction system, new exhausts, performance brakes and wider wheels.
The Challenger is the only two-door muscle car that has seating for five passengers. The Challenger SXT (base model) comes standard with a five-inch touchscreen display and an 8.4-inch touchscreen comes standard on other Challenger models. The Challenger is available with a variety of interior materials ranging from high performance cloth to suede to Nappa leather/ Alcantara high performance seats.
Dodge stepped up the safety on the 2017 Dodge Challenger and the 2017 model year is the fifth year the Challenger has earned the NHTSA’s highest safety rating of five stars. The Challenger is built with a high-strength steel exterior and there more than 70 available safety and security features. Driver and front-passenger side airbags and front and rear side-curtain airbags are standard on all Challenger models.
Price and Warranty
The 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT starts at $26,995 and prices increase from there. The Dodge Challenger is backed by a three-year or 36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year of 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Want a new Dodge Challenger?
Come down to University Dodge and test drive one today. We are located in Davie off S. University Dr. You can also view our Dodge Challenger inventory online here.