2016 Dodge Challenger
2016 Dodge Challenger

Pros

  • Strong engine choices, topped by the insane 707-hp Hellcat V8
  • actual room for four adults
  • an enormous trunk, especially compared to rivals
  • highly customizable thanks to a huge number of options
  • relatively supple ride, especially on the highway
  • touchscreen interface is packed with features and easy to use.

Cons

  • Beefy size dulls the handling and acceleration
  • hard to see out of the back
  • a convertible isn't available.
Dodge Challenger years

Used 2016 Dodge Challenger for Sale

Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
14,544 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Scat Pack
(14)
Fair Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
9.1 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
42,780 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Scat Pack
(1)
Sheehy INFINITI Of Tysons
15.1 mi away
List$29,999
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Dodge Challenger 2016 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
34,539 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(2)
Priority Nissan Tysons Corner
15.1 mi away
List$19,785
Est.Loan: $360/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
45,379 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Shaker
Alfa Romeo of Tyson's
15.3 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
27,763 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Shaker
(1)
Joyce Koons Buick GMC
16.2 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 SRT 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
12,873 miles
Certified Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SRT 392
(6)
Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
16.2 mi away
List$39,325
Est.Loan: $716/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY, ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX NO DAMAGE REPORTED, CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT ONE OWNER, FACTORY NAVIGATION, LEATHER, LOCAL TRADE-IN, ONE OWNER, POWER SUNROOF/MOONROOF. Look at this 1 OWNER Local trade in with. Torred Clearcoat 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT RWD 8-Speed Automatic SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 Odometer is 2508 miles below market average! Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits * Vehicle History * Transferable Warranty * 125 Point Inspection * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Roadside Assistance Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!! Reviews: * Strong engine choices, topped by the insane 707-hp Hellcat V8 actual room for four adults an enormous trunk, especially compared to rivals highly customizable thanks to a huge number of options relatively supple ride, especially on the highway touchscreen interface is packed with features and easy to use. Source: Edmunds
Dodge Challenger 2016 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
12,095 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(1)
Criswell Chevrolet
16.3 mi away
List$20,712
Est.Loan: $377/mo
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2016 Dodge Challenger SXT Redline Red Tricoat Pearl **ONE OWNER**, **BLUETOOTH**, **CLEAN CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **LOCAL TRADE**, **USB PORT**, Challenger SE, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, RWD, Black w/Cloth Performance Seats or Cloth Performance Seats w/Bee Logo or Suede/Nappa Performance Seats w/Bee Logo or Suede/Nappa Performance Seats w/R/T Logo, 3.07 Rear Axle Ratio, Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes, Steering Wheel Mounted Shift Control, Super Sport Group (SS/T), Trunklid Spoiler, Wheels: 20 x 8.0 Premium Painted Aluminum. Clean CARFAX. 19/30 City/Highway MPG Odometer is 15440 miles below market average! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information. MD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell Chevrolet comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.
Dodge Challenger 2016 SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
19,876 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SRT Hellcat
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
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2016 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT SUPERCHARGED 6-SPEED MANUAL **WHITE WITH RED/BLACK INTERIOR** LOADED WITH NAVIGATION**REAR BACK UP CAMERA**RED BREMBO BRAKES** PIRELLI TIRES ALL AROUND**HARMON KARDON PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM** BLUETOOTH AUDIO** STEERING AUDIO CONTROLS** LAUNCH CONTROL** ADJUSTABLE SPORT/TRACK** SUNROOF** SATIN BLACK WHEELS** SATIN BLACK HOOD** MUST SEE!! **FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777 -
Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Plus 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
5,012 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Plus
Bomnin Chevrolet Manassas
17.3 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
12,860 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Shaker
(3)
Battlefield Ford
18.7 mi away
List$27,988
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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ONE OWNER, BACKUP CAM, BLUETOOTH, NAVIGATION, SUNROOF, Challenger RT Shaker, 2D Coupe, HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, RWD, Granite Pearlcoat, Black wCloth Performance Seats or Cloth Performance Seats wBee Logo or SuedeNappa Performance Seats wBee Logo or SuedeNappa Performance Seats wRT Logo, Shaker Package. Granite Pearlcoat 2016 Dodge Challenger RT Shaker RWD 8-Speed Automatic HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT See more photos of this vehicle at www.battlefieldford.com. Odometer is 5175 miles below market average! We accept all trade in's no matter what the year or what the payoff is. Plus we can handle all your financing needs from first time buyer, to re-establishing credit and pre-approvals or instant approvals. We use all banks and most credit unions, so this will be your last stop to get your pre-owned VA inspected used car here at Battlefield Ford. We are not responsible for typographical errors, misprints on prices, or equipment. Call 703-368-3184 and ask for a Sales Manager to set your appointment today!
Dodge Challenger 2016 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
5,435 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker
DARCARS Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Rockville
18.8 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)
27,242 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SRT Hellcat
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$49,765
Est.Loan: $906/mo
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One look at this Dodge Challenger HELLCAT and you will just know, this is your ride. Buyer confidence is more important than ever these days which is why we at Merlex Auto Group have the title records to prove this vehicle is a one-owner vehicle. Miles play a big role in purchasing a vehicle, and this Challenger HELLCAT's mileage reads low at 27,242. We have confirmed that the previous owner was not a smoker. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. We performed a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION on this and every vehicle that we offer for sale to assure your complete satisfaction. With a powerful 5.7 Liter 8 Cylinder engine under the hood, you will have plenty of oomph to easily get up to speed when the situation calls for it. With the 5.7 Liter 8 Cylinder engine you will get excellent fuel economy and have plenty of power for tough traffic. The sports tuned suspension hugs the road like nobody's business. This vehicle can help take you on your next great adventure by getting you to places that most can't with it's off-road suspension. Why not be pampered by your vehicle? This vehicle has all of the comforts that you could want. You've heard of the old saying, "Everything but the kitchen sink?" Well, to be fair, there simply wasn't room for anything else on this fully equipped Dodge Challenger HELLCAT. This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. A real cream puff with a perfect exterior, you are going to have a hard time finding a nicer vehicle than this. One way to judge how well a vehicle has been cared for and that is how clean the interior is. This one is nothing less than impeccable. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. With no significant exterior damage, this one has been kept in quality shape over the years. The interior is really quite clean and has no unsightly stains or rips anywhere to be found. We run a CARFAX report on every car we buy and make that information available to you just for asking. If you are looking to own a super clean vehicle, this one is a one-owner vehicle according to CARFAX. We have an optional extended warranty program available for an incredibly low price. Don't hesitate to ask. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Merlex Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this vehicle. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Spencerville!
Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
21,618 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Scat Pack
(2)
Radley Acura
22.9 mi away
List$33,338
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Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
30,300 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Scat Pack
(3)
Leckner Nissan of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$31,995
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Pitch Black Clearcoat 2016 Dodge Challenger RT Scat Pack RWD 8-Speed Automatic SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 *NISSAN CERTIFIED*, *ONE OWNER CARFAX*, *NAVIGATION SYSTEM*, *BACK-UP CAMERA*, *POWER MOONROOF*, *BLUETOOTH*, *REAR PARKING AID*, *BLIND SPOT MONITOR*, *LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM*, Challenger RT Scat Pack, 2D Coupe, SRT HEMI 6.4L V8, 3.09 Rear Axle Ratio, 506 Watt Amplifier, 9 Amplified Speakers wSubwoofer, Auto High Beam Headlamp Control, Black Fuel Filler Door, Black Grille wBezel, Blind Spot & Cross Path Detection, Challenger Script Grille Badge, Dash Plaque, Driver Convenience Group, GPS Navigation, Graphite Pattern Instrument Panel Bezel, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Leather Performance Steering Wheel, Leather Trim Seats, MOPAR Shaker Hood, MOPAR Shaker Intake, Nappa Leather Shaker Performance Seats, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Performance Steering, Power Multi-Function Foldaway Mirrors, Power TiltTelescope Steering Column, Quick Order Package 24Y 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers, Rear Black Spoiler, Scat Pack Shaker Fender Badge, Shaker Dodge Premium Floor Mats, Shaker Graphics, Shaker Mounted 392 Hemi Badge, Shaker Package, Sound Group II, Technology Group, Underhood Shaker Decal, Universal Garage Door Opener, Ventilated Front Seats.
Dodge Challenger 2016 SRT 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
38,768 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SRT 392
(2)
Eagle Automotives
24.2 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
32,974 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SXT
Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT of Springfield
25.7 mi away
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CARFAX One-Owner. Certified. Black 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT RWD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 24V VVT NON SMOKER, VA STATE INSPECTION, ONE OWNER, LOCAL TRADE IN, CERTIFIED. Recent Arrival! 30/19 Highway/City MPG Chrysler Group Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 125 Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: 3 Month/3,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Transferable Warranty * Roadside Assistance * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Includes First Day Rental, Car Rental Allowance, and Trip Interruption Benefits Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Reviews: * Strong engine choices, topped by the insane 707-hp Hellcat V8; actual room for four adults; an enormous trunk, especially compared to rivals; highly customizable thanks to a huge number of options; relatively supple ride, especially on the highway; touchscreen interface is packed with features and easy to use. Source: Edmunds
Dodge Challenger 2016 R/T Plus 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
13,732 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
R/T Plus
(8)
Krietz Auto
27 mi away
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Dodge Challenger 2016 SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
33,744 miles
Used 2016
Dodge Challenger
SXT Plus
DARCARS Toyota of Silver Spring
28.4 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Ready to leave most other cars in a thick cloud of white smoke? We love the 2016 Dodge Challenger's authentic muscle car persona and how Dodge backs it up with real performance and surprising practicality. Read on to find out what else the Challenger has up its sleeve.

vehicle overview

So you're thinking about the 2016 Dodge Challenger, eh? Here's what you need to know first and foremost: It's awesome. It may not be the most hyped American muscle coupe this year and it's certainly not the most agile. And yet, from the surprisingly stout base V6 all the way up to the nuclear option (otherwise known as the 707-hp Hellcat), the Challenger is a modern classic.

For Dodge fans, our stating that the Challenger is indeed awesome probably comes more as an affirmation than as a surprise. It's been a hit with consumers ever since the latest generation debuted back for the 2008-'09 model years. But while the muscle car styling and menu of powerful engines are of obvious appeal, what you might not realize is how practical the Challenger is. Adults can fit in the backseat. It has a trunk a full-size sedan could be proud of. The ride quality is comfortable. The features list is packed full of comfort, convenience, entertainment and high-tech safety items. Even the V6 gets decent fuel economy. The Challenger is a car that will please whether you're taking the kids to school, driving across the country or participating in a burnout contest.

It's true that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro or 2016 Ford Mustang are better suited for hustling around tight turns, and both benefit from fresher-looking designs. Both can also be had in convertible form, something the Challenger does not offer. On the other hand, though, Chevy and Ford don't offer four-door sedan versions, which is essentially what the Dodge Charger is. Furthermore, neither of those other American coupes allows you to say to your friends: "Yep, it's got more power than a Lamborghini Aventador." So rest assured, good muscle car shopper: The 2016 Dodge Challenger is awesome.

2016 Dodge Challenger configurations

The 2016 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat, two-door coupe available in a dizzying number of trims and variations. It's quite possible that the U.S. tax code is easier to understand.

The lineup starts with the humble V6-powered SXT that comes standard with 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED "halo" running lights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear air vents, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, two-tone cloth upholstery (black with beige houndstooth), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system with an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.

From here, you can opt for the Cold Weather Group package that adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a more powerful alternator. The Super Sport Group adds 20-inch wheels, a shorter rear-axle ratio, steering wheel shift paddles and performance brakes. The Sound Group I includes a six-speaker Alpine sound system.

The V8-powered R/T differs with its 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and a decklid spoiler.

The R/T Shaker trim adds a "Shaker" hood with a large cold air induction scoop extending through the hood as well as the Super Track Pak performance items (see below), special two-tone leather seats with Shaker logos and a rearview camera.

The R/T Scat Pack trim adds the larger 392 V8, the Super Track Pak option (see below), Brembo performance brakes (four-piston fronts), an upgraded exhaust and a heated sport steering wheel.

Still with us? Going with the "Plus" versions of the SXT, R/T and R/T Shaker gets you the Cold Weather and Sound Group I packages, plus the rearview camera, rear parking sensors, foglights, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration (Uconnect Access), voice commands, satellite radio and emergency communications functions. The SXT Plus also has the 20-inch wheels and a rearview camera.

You can also add the Sound Group II package that tacks on a nine-speaker sound system to the "Plus" trims. The R/T Scat Pack's Leather Interior Group adds the leather seating, ventilation and power-adjustable steering wheel as well. There's also the Premium Sound Group that adds an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system to the Plus and Scat Pack trims, while the Blacktop package adds blackout-themed exterior trim and a few other extra features from other packages.

The optional Super Track Pak (SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus) adds 20-inch wheels, performance tuning (steering, suspension and brakes), a shorter axle ratio, and performance reporting functions in the trip computer (0-60 timer, g-force loads, etc.).

To all of the above trims, the Driver Convenience Group adds bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a blind-spot warning system, rear cross-path warning and remote ignition (automatic only).

There's also a 392 Scat Pack Shaker trim level that essentially mixes the R/T Scat Pack's performance elements with the R/T Shaker Plus hood intake and extra equipment.

The Challenger SRT 392 has the same engine as the Scat Pack and comes standard with the same equipment provided by the R/T Plus trim level and Driver Convenience Group package. It also gets upgraded Brembo brakes (six-piston fronts), forged alloy wheels, a special air intake, a high-performance adaptive suspension, sportier power steering settings, upgraded leather upholstery, extra vehicle information in the trip computer and the 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Available on all but the SXT and R/T trims is the Technology Group that adds automatic wipers and high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control (automatic transmission only) and a forward collision warning system.

And finally, we come to the SRT Hellcat. It is equipped very similarly to the SRT 392, but adds a supercharged V8 engine, a different steering system and the automatic wipers and high beam control. It does not have foglights.

A sunroof and navigation system are optional on all Challenger trims, and Dodge offers a variety of retro-look side- and hood-stripe options as well. New SRT model buyers also get a one-day course at an SRT Driving Experience school.

2016 Highlights

After a complete overhaul last year that included the introduction of new models, the 2016 Challenger is relatively unchanged apart from some new trim and wheel options as well as the return of Plum Crazy paint. This is also the first full year for the Shaker hood option.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque. Like every Challenger, it is rear-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available. In Edmunds performance testing, it went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is quick, but a half-second slower than an automatic Mustang EcoBoost. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway), which is decent given the Challenger SXT's size and power.

The R/T models get a 5.7-liter V8 good for 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, or 372 hp and 400 lb-ft with the optional eight-speed automatic. With the manual, a Challenger R/T went from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds in our tests -- that's about a full second slower than the Mustang GT. We have not tested one with the Shaker hood. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg combined (15/23) with the manual and 19 (16/25) with the automatic.

The Scat Pack and SRT 392 have a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque regardless of whether you get the standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic. Expect this engine to bring the Challenger from zero to 60 in the mid-4-second range. EPA fuel economy is 18 mpg (15/25) with the automatic and 17 (14/23) with the manual.

The Hellcat has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 good for a mammoth 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. It gets stouter six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. In Edmunds testing it went from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds with the manual (essentially, the rear tires are overwhelmed by the power) and 4.1 seconds with the automatic and its launch control function. Given that power and the omnipresent temptation to use it, fuel economy should be substantially worse than the EPA estimates of 16 mpg (13/22) with the automatic and 16 mpg (13/21) with the manual.

Safety

Every 2016 Dodge Challenger comes standard with antilock brakes (upgraded on certain trims), traction and stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A rearview camera is standard on the "Plus" trims, SRT 392 and Hellcat. Blind-spot, rear cross-traffic and forward collision warning systems are available.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Challenger SXT Plus with the Super Track Pak and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 104 feet, which is excellent. An R/T with the Super Track Pak was actually longer at 111 feet. A Hellcat stopped in 108 feet.

In government crash tests, the Challenger received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection, and four stars for frontal protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Challenger its top safety score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact and side-impact crash tests. The IIHS also gave the Challenger its second best score of Acceptable in roof strength and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests. In the small-overlap front-impact test, the Challenger received the second lowest rating of Marginal from the IIHS.

Driving

One of the 2016 Dodge Challenger's signature traits is its excellent ride quality. You could take this big coupe on an all-day road trip and feel as if you never left your sofa. The default suspension tuning of the base SXT is pretty floaty, however. As such, we recommend springing at least for the Super Track Pak option, as it includes firmer underpinnings. Otherwise, the Challenger actually handles rather well. This is especially true of the higher-performance versions, which provide a crisp, responsive and confident drive on a curvy road. Still, none of them will let you forget about the car's sheer bulk, especially on narrow roads. The Mustang and Camaro are more agile and less imposing around tighter turns, and can be fitted with wider and grippier tires. In that way, the Challenger is the most classic muscle car of them all.

With 305 horses on tap, we were pleasantly surprised at just how quick the base V6 is, and it can still smoke the tires and swing the tail out if you so desire. However, if such behavior is on your to-do list, one of the V8s is what you're going to want to achieve the full muscle car experience. The standard R/T's 5.7-liter V8 accelerates smartly and makes lovely noises, while the bigger 6.4-liter V8 (used in the Scat Pack and SRT 392) pumps up the performance to a degree that surpasses the Mustang GT. And then there's the 707-hp supercharged Hellcat, which can effectively be described as tire-smoking insanity. We hope buyers know a guy at the local tire shop, and if they don't, well, they will soon.

Although the manual transmission is easy to operate, it does have somewhat long throws and is saddled with an annoying foot-operated parking brake that can get in the way when you're sliding your foot from dead pedal to clutch. Having said that, this is a muscle car and opting for the manual is still the cooler way to go. Nevertheless, the eight-speed automatic is an excellent transmission that'll return better fuel economy (should you care) and actually snap off quicker shifts for those planning on running quarters on Grudge Night.

Interior

Last year's redesign gave the Challenger the stylish cabin it always deserved. A driver-centric theme is evident in the canted center console and configurable central dash display. Automatic-transmission cars sport a T-handle that recalls the selector used in the original 1970s Challenger, while the chunky baseball-like manual shift knob is pretty cool in its own right. Moreover, the small-diameter, well-contoured steering wheel makes for a pleasant interface between car and driver. Overall materials quality is very good, and the dash features handsome metallic accents. Plus, you can now get the cabin in a color other than all-black, with handsome two-tone options available in cloth and leather cabins.

Like other Dodges, the Challenger benefits from Chrysler's user-friendly touchscreen interfaces. While the base 5-inch system gets the job done, we highly recommend stepping up to the superb 8.4-inch, multifunction Uconnect touchscreen. It features large virtual buttons, an intuitive layout and fairly quick responses. We also appreciate the big knobs and buttons for the climate system and redundant infotainment controls (volume, tuning, menu selection, etc.).

All of the above makes the Challenger competitive, but interior space is where it utterly puts to shame its Ford and Chevy rivals. The backseat is remarkably roomy for two adults, with good headroom and decent legroom. By comparison, the Mustang and Camaro are really for small children only. There are even rear air vents, though the big rear pillars that also hamper visibility admittedly make it a tad claustrophobic.

The 16.2-cubic-foot trunk is on par with what you'd find in some full-size sedans -- and it gets bigger when you fold down the 60/40-split backseat. If you're looking for the most livable muscle coupe, this is it.


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A Helluva Car!!!!
Nate,02/28/2016
Well after reading all of the reviews and listening how people were raving over there RT Plus, or Shakers, Hellcats etc, I decided to do a review on the SXT which is what I have. Not everyone can afford $40+k for a car, so I decided to go for the base model SXT in white, with Blacktop package, 20" wheels, black aluminum rims, 8.4" Uconnect with Nav, and premium speakers. First off for being the base model even with just a V6, it's awesome. The entire care is white and black which together go beautifully. But the fact that the car is white, rims, spoiler, stripes and fuel door are black, just makes it look amazing!!! Then you have the inside with the huge 8.4" screen, the beautiful instrument cluster, awesome sound system, I mean you can't go wrong. Yeah it is just the base model with extra ad ons, but it suits me just fine!! I'm tired of reading all the reviews and how people are slamming the base model saying it doesn't offer much. BS!!!! For someone wanting a muscle car, but who is on a budget like myself, it's an awesome model to get, especially if you opt to get some of the ad ons like I did, which kept it at around $31k. The V6 engine at 305hp is nothing to be disappointed at, and realistically where are you gonna use more horsepower than that??? 305 gets the job done for me!!! I wish there was a way I could post pictures of my baby!!! She definitely gets a great deal of looks and compliments, and again, is only the base SXT model which I am extremely happy with!!!
Can't stop driving it
Orlando T,05/09/2016
It has duel identity, it can be your Sunday/show car or it can be your daily driver. This car is an absolute joy to get in. I went with the SXT Plus with Trac Pack. The Trac Pack gives it the same suspension as the R/T model, bigger 20' tires, bigger breaks. This car commands attention in B5, ( classic blue). I have had people knock on my door at home randomly to ask me about it. I am 6ft 2" and find this to be one of the roomiest cockpits I have ever sat in, not just sport car but all cars. I generally drive no more than 7k a year in any car I have owned. I have owned everything from a Nissan 240sx to a Toyota Sienna. This car I have driven over 1200 miles in 3 weeks. I use every excuse possible to run out and get in it. Milk, shopping, pick up the kids. The kids, this is not a toy car, it is real. Every morning I drop off my 3 kids to school. They have no problem getting in and out and frankly like having there friends say "Dad has a cool car". :) Yes, the Camaro and Mustang are more sporty but I wanted a car that shows its roots in its styling, I can use it on a long drive for a weekend getaway with the whole family, that's 5 of us. (The trunk is HUGE, bigger than my Kia Optima trunk was) and was practical for driving to the train station for my daily commute. This car is fun. Period. Brings me back to why cars SHOULD ALWAYS be driven by humans, not automated robot cars. One thing - Con. Had to go back and mention it, I do get that V8 envy sound sometimes, not the speed but that sound.... oh that sound.
Big guy in an SXT Plus
Dave,04/17/2016
I've seen a ton of reviews based on the higher end Challengers, but not so many on the SXT or the SXT plus. Also, I'd like to say that my opinion of this car is only after a couple of days, so it mostly is for the "bigger" guy looking for a comfortable ride in a beautiful car. I'm 6'5", 295 lbs, so when I went out the other day, my sites where set on a Buick Lacrosse, and other similar sized cars. I drove the Lacrosse, and also an Altima, Sonata, Fusion and Mustang (all 2016's). Yes, I stuffed my big ass in all of them, and to be honest, they all had a surprising amount of room. However, just for SnG's, I pulled in the Dodge dealership to look at a Black SXT that was in the front row of the lot. I turned down a side street hoping for a side entrance, which there wasnt, but what I DID get to see was a red SXT plus with the black top package in the back. I instantly fell in love with the looks of this car, but figured no way in hell I would be able to afford it or fit comfortably in it. So i get into the lot, and had to go look at this car. Not only was I absolutely shocked at the 29 thousand and change on the window sticker, but it was a V6, automatic, with cloth interior. 80% of my driving is spent in rush hour traffic, Monday - Friday in New Jersey. The rest of the time is short runs to a store, and of course, my Friday happy hour at the bar with the occasional drive to atlantic city. There is no chance for me to enjoy the power of a V8 during my work commute, and only a moron utilizes that power when leaving the bar. If you drive regularly in jersey, you know the expressway is riddled with troopers. Also, I HATE a leather interior. It is NOT comfortable for me, and it feels like an oven in the summer, an ice box in the winter. Needless to say, everything fit perfect for my tastes and wants in this car. At my size, it was a shocker at how easy getting in and out of this car is. And upon driving it, it drove just as smoothly, if not smoother, then any of the other cars I drove. The cabin is sleek, spacious, and quiet as a mouse which was great when enjoying the stereo system, which is just the 6 speaker stock. I actually had MORE room in this car, and had an easier time getting in and out of this car, then the Lacrosse. So, after my long rambling, if your a guy my size, looking for something that is impossible not to smile while driving, and affordable, you will LOVE this car. And as for the power under the hood, and the style of ride for a longer commute, the trip i took to Atlantic City today answered all of my questions. Acceleration is great, ride is as smooth as riding on glass, and the car is just fun as hell to drive. To be honest, the ride there and back was the best part of the trip (in large part because the blackjack table as Ceasar's whooped my ass). But seriously, I love my car =)
My 2016 R/T Plus A8: two years later.
John,01/12/2016
I am updating this review after having owned my R/T Plus A8 for just over two years. My rating has dropped from five to three and a half stars (Edmunds doesn't allow half-star ratings so my rating looks like three stars, but it's really three and a half). I've put my edits right below my original comments so that you can see how my opinion of the car has changed (along with my enthusiasm). Is it a fun and comfortable retro-styled muscle car with modern features? Yes. Is it a good buy for the money? Well. . . The edited review begins below: ORIGINAL: Dodge knocked one out of the park with this car! Is it perfect? No. Is it a comfortable, easy to enjoy, good daily driver--and a kick in the pants when you stomp the pedal? Hell, yes! EDIT: Definitely not a home run. More like a double with the runner reaching third on an error. I rented a 6-cylinder version of this car when mine was in the shop. I had the six for a week and was surprised by how often I was pleased with the car so, when I got my car back, I traded it in and picked up a Challenger with a little more pep, a 2016 R/T Plus (which has the 5.7L (345 cid) motor). What surprised me most (after the yee-haw! acceleration) was how thoughtfully laid out and tastefully appointed the interior was. The center console is decidedly non-egalitarian--it's slanted towards the driver (as it should be, this is a driver's car, not a minivan), the cup holders have soft lighting around the rims to help you see them at night, the information center is a snap to learn how to use, and the Driver Information Display cluster (between the tach and the speedometer) is similarly easy to use. And when you're resting your hand on the gear shift lever, the center console controls are literally at your fingertips--brilliant! EDIT: All of the above still holds true, but I also learned that the build quality is average--at best. My car has 37,000 miles on it and, so far, the inner panel on the driver's side door has come partially loose, there is significant wind noise on the driver's side (this may be the result of the loose panel), and there is a slight wheeze behind the passenger air vent when I run the heater. Also, the sheet metal and paint on the car are both razor thin. I was really surprised (and somewhat concerned) when I took my car through a car wash and saw how much the hood flexes underneath the hot air blowers, and I find that the paint is subject to chipping rather easily. Finally, I noticed that the passenger side tail lights do not line up. The inner part is higher than the outer part by about an eighth of an inch to a quarter of an inch. It doesn't sound like much, but you see it immediately and it looks really cheap. Dodge's quality in certain areas really is subpar because there is no reason for any of the above to be issues on a $40,000 automobile. ORIGINAL: The torque (which most of us drive) and the horsepower (which some of us drive) are both a seriously legitimate kick in the pants. And I have the SMALLEST and least powerful V-8. Zero to 60 in less than six seconds, zero to 100 in about 12, and zero to goofy grin in nothing flat. EDIT: I have since learned that newer Accords (and many other modern sedans, coupes, CUVs, SUVs, and minivans (!), i.e., virtually all cars on the road) can hit 60 mph from a dead stop in about six seconds. If I hadn't had a supercharger installed in my car, there would be no grin, goofy or otherwise. Relative to its image and reputation, this car is sloooow. ORIGINAL: The steering is surprisingly responsive and the car feels more nimble than it looks, which is good--because the car is big. Really big. And the hood feels a mile long. I could go on and on about this car but, for someone like me, who learned how to drive on land yachts and grew up driving V-8s, this car is a delicious throwback. It's not without its faults (the gas mileage is just plain bad and the rear pillars make changing lanes an adventure) and it's not for everyone, certainly, but if you've ever had even a secret liking for muscle cars, you owe it to yourself to check out the Challenger. Especially if you're a middle-aged driver who also wants some creature comforts like heated seats, honest to goodness back seats, a usable trunk, and a comfy ride. EDIT: After two years, I would say that responsiveness is in the eye of the beholder. My Infiniti Q60S is responsive. The Challenger? Meh. Not so much. This car will turn when I ask it to, but it has just too much bulk to call it responsive. ORIGINAL: I'm actually a little embarrassed by how much I wound up loving this car--but, boy, do I! Well done, Dodge-FCA! Well done! EDIT: I'm no longer embarrassed--well, maybe a little, but only by how much I gushed over this car in my original review. Would I buy it again? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG
14 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
485 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
707 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Dodge Challenger Overview

The Used 2016 Dodge Challenger is offered in the following submodels: Challenger Coupe, Challenger SRT 392, Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, Challenger SRT Hellcat, Challenger R/T Scat Pack. Available styles include SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M), R/T Plus 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), R/T Plus Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), R/T Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), and SRT 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M).

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