2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
- Many strong engine choices, including the gonzo 707-hp Hellcat V8
- Roomy cabin can actually accommodate four adults
- High degree of customization thanks to many trim levels and options
- Ride is pretty comfortable compared to its muscle-car rivals
- Unlike main rivals, a convertible is not available
- Rear visibility is somewhat compromised
- The Challenger is large and heavy, dulling handling and acceleration
2017 Dodge Challenger video
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Dodge Challenger. If you're looking for a muscle car that won't force you to sacrifice comfort or convenience, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is your best bet. From the entry level v-6, to the over the top 707 horsepower SRT Hellcats supercharged V8, There's a model to meet every taste and budget. It may not be as agile around turns as his chief rivals, but with sinister looks, an epic V8 soundtrack, and breathtaking straightline speed, the Challenger is sure to satisfy. Compared to smaller muscle cars, the Challenger has a massive trunk. If you can't fit all of your luggage back there, you probably have too much stuff. It also has backseats that can actually hold smaller adults. What a novelty. Both front and rear seats are comfortable for hours on end, though they may be a little wide for smaller passengers. Combined with a quiet refined interior and smooth ride, the Challenger is far easier to live with than the competition. And to top it off, the Uconnect infotainment system is easily the best in class. All things considered, the 2017 Dodge Challenger presents a very compelling bottom line. You get a lot for your money and anything you give up for handling is easily forgotten once you lay into the throttle. Even against the newer Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro variants, the Challenger demands respect, as well as a place on your short list. If you'd like to see more of Edmunds expert rundowns, hit subscribe.
2017 Dodge Challenger Expert Rundown
Ready to leave other cars in a thick cloud of white smoke? The 2017 Dodge Challenger's authentic muscle-car persona will deliver. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Challenger safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- A light on either of the Challenger's side mirrors illuminates when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
- Forward Collision Warning
- An alert will sound and a warning message will display on the instrument panel when the Challenger detects an imminent collision.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- This system sounds a warning if a vehicle is approaching the Challenger from the side while it is traveling in reverse.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is pure muscle car, through and through. From the aggressive, retro styling to the range of increasingly big and powerful engines, Dodge has built a rumbling, roaring, tire-smoking beast. Yet the Challenger still has comfortable seats and all the modern features buyers expect.
The real story with the Challenger is the range of available powertrains, which includes a V6 and three V8 engine options. The base 3.6-liter V6 makes a respectable 305 horsepower, and, for the first time ever, is available with all-wheel drive. The V6 is the only engine option that can be paired with AWD, but it means that buyers who live with snow and ice can finally get their hands on a muscle car that's drivable all year round.
Stepping up from the V6, the Dodge Challenger can be had with either a 5.7-liter V8, making 375 horsepower, or a 6.4-liter V8 that makes an impressive 485 horsepower. Optional for both of these engines is another tip of the hat to Chrysler/Dodge muscle cars of the past: the Shaker hood. This adds a cool-air induction scoop that's mounted to the top of the engine and extends through a cutout in the hood. At the top of the Challenger line is the absolutely bonkers 707-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the Challenger Hellcat. No other new car offers as much power for as little money. Quad exhaust tips and some unique styling cues help set the Hellcat apart.
An extensive list of extra performance options can be added to upgrade the Challenger's brakes, suspension and handling. Four- and six-piston Brembo brakes are available, as well as sport-tuned steering and suspension, and even a shorter rear-axle ratio for buyers chasing even faster acceleration. The trip computer can be upgraded to report 0-60 mph times, g-force loads and other performance numbers.
Of course, the 2017 Dodge Challenger has much more to offer than just the bits that make it go fast. Keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system come standard. Heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery and upgraded interior trim can be added to make the car more comfortable. An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration is available and can be matched with available premium audio systems. The options don't stop there, though: a rearview camera, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and xenon headlights are all also available.
The Challenger is uniquely appealing for anyone after that American muscle-car look and feel, but the extensive list of trims and powertrain, appearance, and interior options come in so many combinations that figuring out exactly which version to buy is a daunting task. Fortunately, Edmunds is here to help you find the right 2017 Dodge Challenger to put some tire smoke in your life.
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Overview
The 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is offered in the following styles: , and SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M).
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