News And Rumors About The New 2017 Dodge Challenger

The newest Dodge Challenger for 2017 offers plenty of reasons why a shopper in the segment should consider buying one. Some of these reasons include nifty interior, strong engines, an excellent touchscreen interface, a relatively cushioned ride, an enormous trunk, and also a spacious interior accommodation for four adults. The Dodge Challenger release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

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The Good Stuff First

For starters, the Dodge Challenger is an all-American muscle car that makes available a wide variety of engines ranging from a stout base V6 all the way to a no-nonsense 707-horsepower option available on the high-performance 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Aside from performance, we are particularly impressed by the car’s styling and appeal. And while you may be overwhelmed by the car’s performance especially that of the Hellcat, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger interior offers plenty of head- and legroom even for the backseat occupants. The seats are both comfortable and supportive. Once you’re behind the wheel, there’re lots of convenience, entertainment, comfort features, and high-tech safety features. It is one such car that you’ll undeniably find appealing whether you’re taking your kids to school, participating in a burn-out contest or driving for a cross-country on the weekends.

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True, both the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro are better suited for hustling round turns, however the Challenger, relative to the two, offers more power much more than even the Aventador, and four-door sedan versions. Another rival to the Challenger would be the Charger.

Dodge Challenger 2017 Competition

The latest Dodge Charger sedan price starts from an MSRP of around $27,995, and for that value you get features such as spacious interior, an excellent touchscreen electronics interface an available all-wheel drive system, hugely potent V8 engines, and smooth yet controlled ride. In terms of the performance, the top-of-the-line Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph.

For 2017, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 gets a new colors and a standard Track Package. The new colors include Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue, and Ruby Red Metallic. The powertrain returns unaltered, therefore, expect the same 5.2L V8 engine rated at 526 hp and 429 lb. ft. of torque.

What Trim Levels Does The New 2017 Dodge Challenger Has?

A whopping nine trim levels are available for the 2017 Dodge Challenger: SRT Hellcat, SRT 392, 392 Scat Pack Shaker, Super Track Pak, Plus (SXT, R/T, R/T Shaker), R/T Scat Pak, R/T, R/T Shaker, and the SXT trim model.

2017 Dodge Challenger Interior & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available for the SXT trim model include a six-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, eighteen-inch wheels, an SD card slot, two-tone cloth upholstery, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a USB port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear air vents, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.

2017 Dodge Challenger leather seats and steering wheel

The top-of-the-range 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat adds a different steering system, high-beam headlight control, automatic wipers, forward collision alert, automatic headlights and wipers, upgraded Brembo brakes, eighteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a high-performance adaptive suspension system, upgraded leather upholstery, sportier power steering settings, and a trip computer.

2017 Dodge Challenger Specs For The Engine

2017 Dodge Challenger engine

Four engines are provided under the hood of the 2017 Dodge Challenger: a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.7L V8 good for 375 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque, a 6.4L V8 good for 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque, and a nuclear 6.2L V8 rated at 707 horsepower and 650 pounds of torque.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat mpg with the manual returns 13/21/16 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 13/22/16 mpg with the automatic.

2017 Dodge Challenger Release Date & Price

Rumors within the industry circles allege the vehicle will probably be available for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker price starts from $42,795, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack from $37,995, the Challenger Sedan from $26,995, and the Challenger Cobra from a whopping $99,500.

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2017 Dodge Charger Review

Just as the previous model, the newest Dodge Charger 2017 is bold, muscular, and laden with heritage. It is a great choice for anyone looking for smooth yet controlled ride quality, excellent touchscreen electronics interfaces, available all-wheel drive system, hugely potent V8 engines, and spacious interior with quality materials. The Dodge Charger release date should be expected sometime the second quarter of 2017.

2017 Dodge Charger front view, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Combination Of Luxury And Performance

There’s no doubt that the Charger is well-qualified among today’s entrants, courtesy of the very complicated blend of luxury, performance, and attitude the vehicle comes with. It is one of the few vehicles in the segment that actually employs a rear-wheel drive system as opposed to the front-wheel drive. Furthermore, it is, in fact, the only vehicle in its price range that offers a satisfying performance thanks to the bargain-priced V8 R/T model that cranks out an insane 707 horsepower.

New Dodge Charger Is Outdated?

Other highlights the Dodge Charger 2017 comes with, include an absorbent ride, lots of value for the money, and a quiet ride quality. However, considering the modern day features vehicles nowadays come with, the American sedan qualities offered by the Charger seem dated by conventional analysis. That’s not to say that the vehicle under review is dated, it comes with modern technologies such as a first grade infotainment system, plenty of room for personalization, and tons of comfort-oriented features.

Some of the rivals available within the same price range include the Chrysler 300, the Toyota Avalon, and the Kia Cadenza. The 2017 Kia Cadenza price starts from an MSRP of $37,000 and for that you get an attractive exterior and interior design, plenty of standard equipment relative to the competition, and premium features. 2017 Kia Cadenza release date is expected before this fall as a 2017 year model.

What Are The Trim Levels?

Seven trim levels are available for the 2017 Dodge Charger: SRT 392, SRT Hellcat, R/T Road & Track, SE, R/T, SXT, R/T Scat Pack. All models except the SE and SXT which have an AWD option are rear-wheel drive. The 2017 Dodge Charger SRT8 offers bountiful of changes in terms of performance, interior and exterior design, and options. Rumors allege its release date is in the offering in 2018, but of course no one is sure.

What Are The Changes On The Exterior And Interior?

Some of the standard accessories available on the Charger SXE model include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, USB ports, a five-inch touchscreen interface, dual-zone manual air-conditioning, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system, a foldable rear seat, keyless ignition and entry, automatic headlights and wipers, and an auxiliary audio input.

2017 Dodge Charger steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

The 2017 Dodge Charger R/T adds xenon headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, heated rear seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, upgraded brakes, rear parking cameras, a sport-tuned suspension system, synthetic-suede upholstery, a launch control, twenty-inch wheels, and a power-passenger seat.

Upgrading to the 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack model gets you a rearview camera, cloth sport seats, bespoke interior amenities, upgraded Brembo brakes, selectable three-mode power steering, a limited-slip differential, aluminum trimmed pedals, and a sportier suspension calibration.

Stepping up with the Charger SRT 392 gets you all the contents of the Road & Track package, adaptive shock absorbers, flat-bottom steering wheel, upgraded Brembo brakes, HD radio, xenon headlights, a navigation system, an active exhaust system, and an upgraded suspension system.

The 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is the top-of-the-line models and comes equipped with all the features above plus a special power-limiting keyless remote, a blind-spot monitoring system, heat extraction vents, a more powerful engine, aluminum interior trimmings, and performance related upgrades.

Engine Details For The New Charger

Under the hood of the 2017 Dodge Charger is a 292 horsepower- and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.6L V6 engine beneath the hood of the base model. EPA estimates the fuel economy with an all-wheel drive system stands at 18/27/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/31/23 mpg with the rear-wheel drive models.

2017 Dodge Charger engine

Performance is further boosted by a 5.7L V8 engine rated at 370 horsepower and 395 pounds-feet of torque offered for both the Charger R/T and R/T Road & Track models. The SRT and the R/T Scat Pack get a 485 hp- and 475 pounds-feet of torque – generating 6.4L V8 engine that returns a fuel economy of around 15/25/18 mpg.

2017 Dodge Charger engine view

Finally, the 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat comes equipped with a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that pumps out an incredible 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque that helps propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

When Is It Going To Be Released And What Is The Price?

Rumors within the industry segment allege the new vehicle will probably be offered sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Charger price starts from an MSRP of $27,995, the Charger SRT Hellcat from $65,945, and the Charger SRT 392 from $50,995.

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