Used 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Coupe Review
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T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
This is a whole new world of driving. Forget about gas mileage. You will automatically become 18 years old again. Drive this before you buy the 5.7. It's worth the extra money. Plenty of used ones around to save some cash. Dealer incentives if you want new. Sport Mode will probably turn this into an interstellar space ship, haven't tried it yet. I purchased a 1970 Dodge Dart 340 in 1970 which was fast. This car is faster. Exhaust rumble will wake you up. This is a mini Hellcat with more power than you will ever need. Crazy fast.
T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
I was getting my American built Ram 4x4 serviced on another Factory Recall so I had some time to test drive a new Challenger T/A 392 (6.4 Hemi) 6 Speed Manual. Cloth type fabric seats were ok but non-ventilated and lacking the overall comfort of the leather or suede seats other Challengers have. Front A Pillars will challenge you to 'see' in front of you. Backing up is all but impossible without the Back Up Camera on the 8.4 Screen. The overall performance was as expected and put a smile on my face. Clutch force was agreeable with my old knees. Excellent Electronics and Nav. I guess the ONLY real issue I have with this All American Muscle Car Icon is that the Engine and Transmissions are Made in Mexico. Then, because of NAFTA, Fiat gets to ship them to Canada where the Challenger is assembled and then shipped to America for $1,047 that the Consumer has to pay. My Ram 4x4 was made in America with a Hemi Engine but American Transmission and drive train BEFORE Fiat took over Chrysler. So, FIAT now owns Chrysler/Dodge/Ram/Jeep and builds them between Mexico and Canada (some in America) and sells them here in America for $49,757 before tax, tag, and title... No thanks...I hope President Trump pulls us out of NAFTA. God Bless American Jobs and American Workers.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 Coupe
Pros & Cons
- 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
- The Challenger is large and heavy, dulling handling and acceleration
- Rear visibility is somewhat compromised
- Unlike main rivals, a convertible is not available
Which Challenger does Edmunds recommend?
At its core, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is a muscle car, so we'd have to start with one of the several robust V8s. The Challenger is available with many performance and luxury features that make it difficult to select just one variation. Given our fondness for the outrageously powerful (but expensive) SRT Hellcat, we'd try to select a similar version that's a little more budget-friendly. For that reason, we'd get the T/A Plus, which includes a 5.7-liter V8, Hellcat exterior styling and lots of interior upgrades.
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Dodge Challenger Coupe
The SXT Plus performed surprisingly well considering it's overshadowed by the V8 models. Handling is impressive due largely to grippy summer tires. The upgraded brakes are outstanding. In terms of drivability, the Challenger SXT is an acceptable, if not enjoyable, daily commuter.
A firmer ride is acceptable from a sporty car like the Challenger, so it is impressive that it manages small bumps so well. Larger bumps are much more noticeable in the cabin. Still, the combination of comfortable seats and a quiet ride makes this a nice place to be for extended periods of time.
The Challenger is a king among coupes with its class-leading passenger and cargo space. It's a far more livable daily driver than its coupe/muscle-car competition. Wrestling the large doors open to gain access can be a challenge, however.
Coupes aren't generally known for a spacious cargo area, but the Challenger boasts a trunk that puts the Mustang and Camaro to shame. Cargo measurements are just slightly smaller than those of the Charger sedan.
We've had a lot of experience with older versions of Dodge's infotainment system, Uconnect, and we've even tested the newest Uconnect 8.4 system in other cars. We haven't tested it in the Challenger yet, but in those other cars, it offers crisp graphics, quick responses and simple, logical menus.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Dodge Challenger in Virginia is:$98.83 per month*