Reviews 2018 Dodge Challenger GT: Twelve Months a Year

18:06  17 may  2018
18:06  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

  Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD What better way to brighten up a dreary winter than driving a searing yellow American pony car? And one that can confidently plow its way through deep snow, plus perform spectacular sideways antics when the conditions permit. A pony car that can’t do burnouts and could see the taillights of a four-cylinder ’Stang or Camaro? Say hello to the 2018 Challenger GT AWD, a wacky gift from Dodge for those with a sense of humour and love for winter. Starting at $38,895, the GT AWD comes only with a 305 hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 and eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission. Tech, safety, and infotainment upgrades elevated this tester’s sticker to $43,380. While the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro have evolved into lean, mean fighting machines, this big ol’ redux Dodge Challenger still rides on the same LX bones it came with back in 2008 – a chassis that can trace its lineage to Mercedes-Benz sedans from the 90s. Making an AWD version of the Challenger was relatively simple – just borrow the hardware from its stablemate, the Charger SXT AWD. Consequently, the Challenger GT AWD gets a raised ride height, and on these unfashionably smallish wheels wearing 55-series tires it looks a little odd, bordering on dorky. Can you call a bright yellow pony car jacked-up? Perhaps un-slammed or de-stanced is more appropriate. Whatever, it’s a pretty unique piece, and with winter in full wallop during this test week, it proved a highly functional and entertaining tool.

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Musclecars may obviously not be perceived as environmentally friendly vehicles, especially now that electrified powertrains are starting to gain traction on the market, by choice or by obligation. The Dodge Challenger, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are most enjoyable with their honking V8 engines, but there are more sensible powertrains in these iconic automobiles.

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is getting a meaner hood

  2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is getting a meaner hood Though we weren't really worried Dodge would discontinue it, we're glad to hear the Dodge Challenger Hellcat will continue into the 2019 model year.  A little bit of Photoshop work helps highlight some other aspects of the 2019 Challenger Hellcat. The Hellcat Widebody will clearly continue for the new year, too, as the vehicle in the teaser image has the bulging arches found on that Challenger as well as the one-year-only Demon. We can also make out five-spoke wheels that may have split spokes. Most of the body looks like the current model, too, so we don't expect any major changes to the chassis or powertrain.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger GT is equipped just about the same as the SXT Plus trim, expect it gets 19-inch wheels and wheel-mounted paddle shifters. That means leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 10-way power driver’s seat and an intelligent key

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Rear-wheel drive used to be the only way to go in these muscle cars, until now. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is trying something new and unique by offering an AWD system in the 2018 Dodge Challenger. And why not? The components have been available in the automaker’s parts bin for ages, so it probably was an inexpensive addition.


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However, just like in the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, which ride on a similar platform, the all-wheel drivetrain can only be teamed up with the Challenger’s base powertrain, which consists of a 3.6-litre V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. With 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque on tap, the musclecar isn’t all that muscular, but quite frankly, it does the job nicely. The V6 sounds good and the gearbox juggles through its cogs swiftly and smoothly, and although we’re not dealing with HEMI power, the Challenger GT is an amusing drive nonetheless.

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It’s not an exhilarating drive, though.

It’s hard to imagine a Challenger without a HEMI V8. Or a Mustang without its Coyote V8. Or a Camaro without its—I guess you get the picture. However, some people will purchase this car on looks alone, and admittedly, the V6 variants now look pretty similar to the V8 versions. When the current-gen Challenger was introduced back in 2008, the emasculated styling of the six-cylinder car wasn’t very alluring.

Installing the AWD hardware didn’t change the car’s front/rear weight distribution of 52/48%, but it did add about 240 lbs. (109 kg) to its overall weight. Which makes the Challenger even less adept at throwing its weight around. The GT must be considered as what its badge suggests—a grand touring coupe above anything else.

Thanks to the all-wheel drivetrain’s ability to disconnect the front axle under light driving conditions, fuel economy isn’t all that compromised. Strangely enough, it rises by 0.4 L/100 km around town, but by 0.9 L/100 km on the highway. We averaged a decent 10.5 L/100 km during its stay with us.

Last Dodge Demon Ever Has Been Built As It Heads To Auction

  Last Dodge Demon Ever Has Been Built As It Heads To Auction It’ll be sold as a pair with the last 2017 Dodge Viper ever produced. Last month, Dodge announced one lucky bidder at the upcoming June 20-23 Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction would be the new owner of the final 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demonand the last Dodge Viper. The automaker is auctioning off both as a pair. There’ll be no way to split the two iconic Dodge vehicles until after you own them. How much will the pair go for? Well, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat VIN0001 raised $1.65 million for charity in 2014. These two should go for much more than that.

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger GT is equipped just about the same as the SXT Plus trim, expect it gets 19-inch wheels and wheel-mounted paddle shifters. That means leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 10-way power driver’s seat and an intelligent key system—among other things—are standard.

It also benefits from FCA’s excellent Uconnect 4C infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen. Its interface is easy to use with big button zones and there are plenty of features to fiddle with. Or, we can simply plug our phone into the USB jack and use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

The Challenger’s cockpit is quite nice. The design may be dated, but it still looks good, and what the brand calls Hectic Mesh interior trim adds some flair to the overall appearance. We feel sunken into the car’s dark cabin, but outward sightlines are surprisingly good. The rearview camera also helps a lot.

Adults can fit in the Dodge’s back seats, if front-seat occupants are willing to crank their chairs forward. However, when that happens, no one will be comfortable enough for a ride down to Old Orchard Beach. Or head up north for skiing, because with AWD, it’s a much easier task. The trunk is huge at 459 litres, but a little shallow, like in big old coupes of the 60s and 70s, and the liftover level is pretty high. And is it really that complicated to install a $1 plastic door handle on the inside of the trunklid to keep our hands clean when we close it?

Ram Mid-Size Pickup in ’21, No Giorgio for Dodge Charger/Challenger

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger GT will likely please a very small portion of the car’s clientele. For those who are smitten by the looks, but don’t care about what’s found under the hood, this one is undeniably a four-season musclecar. However, at $39,245 before freight and delivery charges, the GT costs almost three grand more than a RWD SXT, and only two grand short of an R/T. On the other hand, no other sports coupe that drives its four wheels is available for under $40K.

AWD is now available in the Challenger for few sacrifices, and between the Dodge, the Ford and the Chevy, this one is the closest thing to yesteryear’s musclecars. However, the nature of the beast calls for a V8, and we’d stick with the RWD powertrain and a good set of winter tires.

Dodge Makes a Naturally Aspirated Drag Strip Monster .
If you're looking for a drag-ready Challenger, but don't want the performance (or cost) of the Demon, the Dodge might have just the thing. The Scat Pack 1320 takes some of the Demon's best features and puts them on the 6.4L naturally aspirated V8. The Challenger Scat Pack 1320 is named for the quarter-mile distance of a drag strip. So maybe it should be the Scat Pack 402.3 (metres) in Canada? Ok, maybe not.The 1320 is a drag-race special aimed at racers with a slightly more modest budget. It starts with the 392 cubic-inch (6.4L) Hemi V8 from the Scat Pack that generates 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

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