Discover the All-new 2019 Dodge Challenger
Sometimes in life, it makes a lot of sense to compromise, and it’s usually the way things get done. However, even when it changes for a new model year, the one thing the Dodge Challenger doesn’t do is compromise. If ever there was an ideal example of when adopting a no-compromise attitude is the right way to go, this is it. The 2019 Dodge Challenger is a no-nonsense, no holds barred muscle car, and it doesn’t mind who knows it. There are some changes for the 2019 model year, but if anything, they make this version at your local Dodge dealer in Washington even more uncompromising than it was already.
This year sees the Challenger Demon departing from its one-year appearance in the lineup, but its engine lives on under the hood of the new Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Redeye is more of a well-rounded street and track car instead of being as track-focused as the Demon undeniably was, and that’s as close to compromise as the Dodge gets. However, a lot of the Demon’s drag-race equipment has found its way into the 1320 option package for the R/T Scat Pack. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack is new for 2019 and takes the most track-focused role in the Challenger lineup, and both the R/T Scat Pack and the Hellcats are available in both narrow body and Widebody body styles.
What doesn’t change much about the Challenger from year to year is how it looks, and why should it? The Challenger is an unashamed homage to its 1970 predecessor, and the current car has pretty much looked like it does now for more than a decade. The look is 100% pure and unadulterated muscle car, and especially in its Widebody form, the 2019 Dodge Challenger is bigger and even more muscular than the classic 1970s models that inspired its design.
There are six trim levels in the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup, which are the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and the SRT Hellcat Redeye. If that’s not enough choice for you there are now also all-wheel-drive versions of the SXT and GT to complement the more traditional rear-wheel drive models.
A lack of power isn’t something any model in the 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup can ever be accused of, even the entry-level SXT. The SXT and GT models kick things off with a 3.6-liter V-6 developing 305 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque, which is sent to the rear or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Of course, the Challenger’s image and styling beg for a V-8 under the hood, and the R/T trim obliges with a 5.7-liter V-8 that puts out 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque with its manual six-speed manual transmission. The eight-speed auto is available, but it reduces power ratings to 372 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. The R/T Scat Pack gets an even bigger 6.4-liter V-8, which this time delivers 485 horsepower and 476 lb.-ft. of torque and has the same transmission options as the 5.7-liter. Things start to get even more outrageous with the SRT Hellcat and its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 now producing 717 horsepower, and finally the SRT Hellcat Redeye with the Demon engine offering an incredible 797 horsepower.
For more details on the 2019 Dodge Challenger and to experience it for yourself on a test drive, get in touch with us today here at Orchard Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the number one choice Dodge dealer in Washington, MI.