The Complete Guide For The 2019 Dodge Challenger Lineup
Power enthusiasts rejoice! For the 2019 model year, Dodge is unleashing some serious power with its revamped Challenger lineup, and we’re HELLa excited. Not only is the infamous Hellcat making its return, but it’s even more sinister than ever! Let’s explore what else consumers can expect from the impressive lineup.
As we said, Dodge is taking the Hellcat, which produced enough power and torque to pretty much pull a building off its foundation, and is applying some of the characteristics from its sister model, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, to the 2019 model. What came of this collaboration was the automaker’s newest creation, the all-new Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Redeye is powered by a 6.2-liter HO supercharged HEMI V8 engine, inspired by the SRT Demon, and puts out 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. The Redeye will also be mated exclusively to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat returns to the new model year with minor updates, such as a dual-snorkel hood to pay homage to its history of muscle car style. The Hellcat receives an upgrade of 10 horsepower and new Standard features include Houndstooth Performance Cloth seats, a new Plus Package, optional 3.09 gear, and three new wheel options. Furthermore, the Hellcat also gets a $5000 discount in price for the new model year, primarily due to cutting out a lot of the standard equipment from 2018.
The Hellcat and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack gets some pretty decent aesthetic upgrades, like an available widebody kit that made its initial debut on last year’s Hellcat model. The widebody kit offers wider wheels wrapped in 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires, considered to be the world’s most hellish rubber. The Scat Pack also receives the same aluminum hood featured on the 2018 Hellcat, as well as a ton of standard performance features like launch control, launch assist, line lock, SRT drive modes, and SRT performance pages. Interested in going with the widebody option? Expect an SRT-tuned chassis that has stiffer front springs, re-tuned adaptive shock absorbers and bigger sway bars in both the front and rear. All of these result in making the widebody Scat Pack two seconds faster than the narrow-body model.
For this model year, the all-new Dodge Challenger GT rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 package and includes the equipment from the Challenger R/T. The 2019 Challenger GT RWD models offer the available Performance Handling Group, that delivers upgraded braking and handling capabilities and features four-piston Brembo brakes in the front and rear, plus wider 20 x 9-inch Black Noise wheels. Moreover, the Performance Handling Group also features a larger sway bar for an improved driving experience and reduced understeer.
The Challenger T/A returns for the 2019 model year, but now as an option package available on the R/T and R/T Scat Pack trims. The T/A models maintain all the same features from last year, except for not having their trim level anymore. The 485 horsepower R/T Scat Pack trim level receives the most updates for the 2019 model year. With the addition of two new packages with the R/T Scat Pack Widebody and the R/T Scat Pack 1320, all R/T Scat Pack models get Line Lock, the 2018 Hellcat hood, optional Harman Kardon Audio package, and Adaptive Damping Suspension.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger SXT RWD models, the most popular trim level, adds a Dubplate IP/Console Bezel Finish and offers the Technology Group and a Plus Package for the new model year. According to Dodge, the take rate for this trim model is 23 percent. Dodge also believes that the all-new 2019 Challenger SXT AWD will account for five percent of total Challenger sales for the 2019 model year. The new all-wheel-drive package is the most economical way to get into a Challenger AWD model. Additionally, the model can be loaded up with the Blacktop Package, Cold Weather Group, and Driver Convenience Group.
Clearly, Dodge has been busy this past year creating some drag-dominating vehicles and, as we mentioned, we’re HELLa excited – see what we did there? As these models make their way into a Dodge dealership near you, stop by University Dodge, located in Davie, FL, and test drive our 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. For more information on the Dodge Challenger lineup, visit our website or follow us on social media.