2018 Dodge Challenger
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What’s new

  • The 840-hp Demon joins the lineup
  • A Hellcat-based SRT Widebody model debuts
  • Performance Handling package now available for 5.7-liter V8 models
  • Larger standard touchscreen
  • All trims get a rearview camera plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Part of the third Challenger generation introduced for 2008

Pros

  • Many strong engine choices, including the insane 840-hp Demon
  • 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

Cons

  • Unlike main rivals, a convertible is not available
  • Rear visibility is somewhat compromised
  • The Challenger is large and heavy, dulling handling


Which Challenger does Edmunds recommend?

The R/T trim is our pick among the 2018 Dodge Challenger lineup since it's the most affordable V8-powered model. Along with some performance-related mechanical upgrades, it's eligible for a long list of options to configure it to your personal tastes without breaking the budget. Of course, if money were no object, there's the new SRT Demon, but limited production and a track-focused mission will make it quite rare. For everyone else, we'd push for the scintillating SRT Hellcat Widebody that comes with a bonkers 707-horsepower supercharged V8 and the wider tires.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

In recent years, the muscle-car class has been contested by the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. The Challenger differs from the Mustang and Camaro with its larger size, unabashed retro look and boulevard-cruiser attitude. The Challenger's bigger size allows for much more backseat room and a sedan-size trunk, but don't think this means the Challenger is tame by comparison.

You have a wide variety of choices, ranging from the 305-horsepower SXT V6 up to the drag-strip-dominating Demon and its potential for 840 horsepower. When pitted against its rivals, the 2018 Dodge Challenger doesn't have the sharp handling to keep up on a curvy road, but it bests them in comfort, refinement and pure retro appeal.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat, two-door coupe that is available in seven major trim levels, most of which are further divided into several subtrims. Major trim levels include the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T 392, SRT 392, SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon. The SXT and GT Challenger trims are powered by a V6; the others are driven by increasingly more powerful V8s, culminating in the 840-hp Demon.

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The 2018 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat, two-door coupe that is available in seven major trim levels, most of which are further divided into several subtrims. Major trim levels include the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T 392, SRT 392, SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon. The SXT and GT Challenger trims are powered by a V6; the others are driven by increasingly more powerful V8s, culminating in the 840-hp Demon.

First up is the SXT, powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (305 horsepower, 268 pound-feet of torque) matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power-adjustable driver seat and 60/40-split folding rear seats. Tech features include Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system.

The GT employs the same V6 and is the only Challenger with all-wheel drive. On top of the SXT features, it adds 19-inch wheels, foglights, rear parking sensors, upgraded brakes, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, performance-related in-car apps, and satellite and HD radio.

The R/T is the least expensive way into a V8 Challenger, offering a 5.7-liter engine paired to either a six-speed manual transmission (375 hp, 410 lb-ft) or the eight-speed auto (372 hp, 400 lb-ft). In addition to the SXT features, you get 20-inch wheels, foglights, upgraded brakes, a limited-slip differential and an active sport exhaust.

The R/T 392 gets an even larger 6.4-liter V8 (485 hp, 475 lb-ft) along with Brembo performance brakes (four-piston front and rear), a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, cloth sport seats, rear parking sensors, an 8.4-inch touchscreen with the newest version of Uconnect, performance-related in-car apps and an Alpine audio system with HD/satellite radio.

The SRT 392 model builds upon the R/T 392 offerings, adding xenon headlights, a special air intake, power-folding mirrors, beefier front Brembo brakes (six-piston front), adaptive suspension dampers, a power-adjustable and heated sport steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, configurable driving modes, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, navigation, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

There are also variants of the above, such as the Plus, R/T T/A, R/T Scat Pack and R/T Shaker that add a few extra features.

The SRT Hellcat is all about raw speed, evidenced by its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (707 hp, 650 lb-ft). It's also equipped with unique exterior styling, a sportier suspension, quad exhaust tips, automatic high beams and automatic wipers. A new SRT Hellcat Widebody model gets some very prominent Demon-based fender flares to accommodate wider tires that improve the car's handling and grip.

The new SRT Demon makes its mark as the most powerful muscle car in history (840 hp, 770 lb-ft on 100-octane race fuel or 808 hp, 717 lb-ft on premium unleaded). The eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. With drag racing as its reason for being, the Demon receives specialized equipment that includes numerous cooling systems, street-legal drag slicks, a transbrake (for optimum engine power at launch), an adaptive suspension with a drag mode, and launch control. It's also important to point out what is eliminated: There's no front passenger seat, no rear seats and no sound insulation. You can add back the seats for a mere $1.

In terms of features, the Demon is similarly appointed as the Hellcat, but with 18-inch wheels, four-piston lightweight brakes, an active exhaust system, a power-adjustable cloth sport driver seat, a navigation system, and a two-speaker stereo with satellite and HD radio.

Most of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as options. A sunroof is optional on all Challenger trims, and new SRT model buyers get a one-day course at an SRT Driving Experience school.

Driving

4
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.

Acceleration

3
The 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 is smooth yet hard-revving. The 3,930-pound SXT accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is a bit slower than rivals with base engines. Obviously, the Challenger's various V8s provide significantly quicker acceleration.

Braking

5
The brake pedal feel is medium-firm and well-suited to everyday driving. During panic-stop testing, the portly Challenger needed just 104 feet to stop from 60 mph. This is a great result, but keep in mind it had the benefit of summer tires.

Steering

3
Turn-in response is quick, though there is little in the way of feedback between the road and the driver. Some drivers could find the steering's hefty weighting to be a bit much for daily duties around town.

Handling

4
There's no getting around it: For a sport coupe, the Challenger is big. And heavy. Even with our tester's Super Track Pak (which adds a sportier suspension and performance tires), body roll is pronounced when going around turns. Still, there's enough grip to have an enjoyable time.

Drivability

4
The Challenger's responsive steering helps maneuverability, but the car just feels big, especially on narrow roads and tight corners. The gas and brake pedal are responsive and easily modulated. The eight-speed automatic also shifts quickly and maintains gears well on grades.

Comfort

3.5
A firmer ride is acceptable from a sporty car such as 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 make this a nice place to be for an extended time.

Seat comfort

4
The front seats are comfortable, and we have no complaints after spending hours on the road. If one area could be improved, it is the front seat's insufficient lateral support. The door and center console armrests are nicely padded, though.

Ride comfort

3
Equipped with the Super Track Pak's firmer sport-tuned suspension, the Challenger has a firm ride that's to be expected for the class. It does a great job absorbing small road imperfections but feels jarring over larger bumps and dips.

Noise & vibration

3.5
You'll hardly notice the V6 at highway cruising speeds. The Challenger's sound deadening is quite good for the segment, although tire noise is evident over certain surfaces. Overall, it's a pretty quiet car.

Interior

3.5
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. But wrestling the large doors open to gain access can be a challenge.

Ease of use

4.5
Controls consist of a combination of knobs and buttons that are large and easy to use. Some functions are tucked away in the touchscreen, but otherwise it's one of the most user-friendly interfaces in the industry.

Getting in/getting out

3
The doors are large and open fully, allowing the potential for easy entry and exit. That said, the Challenger's big doors are heavy, and their size is a hindrance in tight parking spaces. Rear-seat access is a bit better than in rival muscle-car coupes.

Roominess

4.5
The Challenger has a lot of front legroom and shoulder room. Headroom is slightly compromised by the sunroof, though most 6-footers will still fit. The rear seat isn't quite made for all sizes, but it is far bigger than those of competitors and offers three seats versus two.

Visibility

3
Visibility is not good, but typical for the segment. There are significant blind spots over the shoulder. Forward sightlines are acceptable, but it can be difficult to judge the front corners. A large-display rearview camera is standard and helps considerably.

Quality

3
There are no squeaks or rattles to speak of. The upper door panels on our test car did shake, as if loose, when we closed the doors, but this is a minor quibble with what otherwise appears to be a well-built automobile for the price.

Utility

4.5
Coupes aren't generally known for a spacious cargo area, but the Challenger boasts a trunk that puts the Mustang's and Camaro's to shame. Cargo measurements are just slightly smaller than those of the Charger sedan.

Small-item storage

4
The Challenger has decent small-item storage all around, and the moderately sized center console is useful for holding a variety of items.

Cargo space

5
The trunk opening is large, and its capacity blows the class away with a midsize-sedanlike 16.2 cubic feet. The rear seatbacks fold in a 60/40-split configuration to expand the Challenger's space even further.

Technology

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

1500 miles
Carlos Reyes, 01/02/2018
I love my 2018 Challenger. I love all the technology and it is a powerful car. It is easy on the wallet when it comes to miles per gallon. No regrets, so far. I am a Challenger fan now. Wish me luck!
LOVE MY CHALLENGER
CATHY, 02/21/2018
Purchased the Challenger GT 2018 so I could drive it in illinois winters and not have to haul snow tires in a rwd to have mounted each winter,!! Fantastic handling in the snow and still a very fun and safe car. I'm 50 plus and can't tell you how many teenage boys pull up along side me to race! Overall an excellent car! Proud new owner.
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Laura, 05/23/2018
Best fun drive car ever
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Ir0nSky, 06/25/2018
Two months old. It's great all the way around. The ride is very comfortable. The six cylinder is good on gas and has plenty of power. Used primarily for back and forth to work. No problems with car at all so far. Loving it...
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2018 Dodge Challenger videos

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$27,295
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$30,295
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
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$33,995
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$33,995
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
375 hp @ 5150 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Challenger safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Illuminates a light on either of the Challenger's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
Forward Collision Warning
Helps prevent collisions by sounding an alert when the Challenger detects an imminent collision.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sounds a warning if a vehicle is approaching the Challenger from the side while it is backing into traffic.

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

Dodge Challenger vs. the competition

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Dodge Challenger vs. Ford Mustang

Deciding if either the Dodge Challenger or Ford Mustang is better will depend on your definition of a muscle car. The Challenger is more of a grand touring coupe and drag strip racer in its execution, while the Mustang is a lighter and more agile opponent that is better at taking curves in a canyon or on a road course. The Mustang received significant improvements for 2018.

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Dodge Challenger vs. Chevrolet Camaro

If comfort and convenience are deciding factors, the Dodge Challenger is the clear winner. If performance is a priority, the Chevrolet Camaro handily beats the Challenger. When it comes to handling in particular, the Challenger would be left in the dust, even with all related options added. The Camaro gets points deducted for its limited outward visibility and tiny trunk, both of which are about as bad as they get in the world of non-exotic coupes.

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Dodge Challenger vs. Dodge Charger

In the absence of a third muscle car coupe, the closest rival outside of the traditional Mustang and Camaro competitors comes from within Dodge itself. The Dodge Charger can be thought of as a four-door version of the Challenger, with similar features and engine choices. Both are equally sinister, but the Charger gets an edge for the convenience of rear doors.

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FAQs

Is the Dodge Challenger a good car?

The Challenger is larger than the other American muscle cars, making it more accommodating for rear-seat passengers and cargo. It also has a more comfortable ride quality, but as a result, it isn't as nimble as the competition. With seven different trim levels, plus additional variants of each, there is a Challenger to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. The base SXT model is anything but slow with its 305-horsepower V6 engine, while the R/T gets a stout 375-hp V8. Power and performance build through the lineup until you reach the 840-hp Demon.

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Does the Dodge Challenger have good MPG?

The SXT has an EPA estimate of 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway). The all-wheel-drive GT is rated at 21 combined (18 city/27 highway). Challengers with the 5.7-liter V8 are estimated at 19 combined (16 city/25 highway) with the eight-speed automatic and 18 combined (15 city/23 highway) with the six-speed manual. The 6.4-liter V8 has an estimate of 18 combined (15 city/25 highway) with the automatic and 17 combined (14 city/23 highway) with the manual. Hellcats are rated at 16 combined (13 city/22 highway) for the automatic, while the manual drops the highway estimate to 21 mpg. Demon estimates are not available but are likely even lower. The V6 Challenger gets 2 mpg less than the four-cylinders from Ford and Chevy, but the 5.7-liter V8 is competitive.

Does the Dodge Challenger have good resale value?

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More about the 2018 Dodge Challenger

The 2018 Dodge Challenger satisfies a certain type of driver who craves the power and style that muscle cars have been delivering for more than 40 years. Unlike its Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro rivals, the Challenger also scores points for convenience thanks to its spacious rear seats and large trunk. Prices are comparable among all three competitors from the base models up to the well-equipped V8 trims, but the Challenger pulls way ahead at the very top end with the all-new SRT Demon that costs over three times the price of the base SXT.

Standard feature highlights for the SXT include a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sport suspension, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. The all-wheel-drive GT adds 19-inch wheels, foglights, rear parking sensors, upgraded brakes, a "normal" suspension, a heated steering wheel and front seats, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, performance-related in-car apps, and satellite and HD radio.

The R/T gets a 375-hp 5.7-liter V8 and can be optioned with a six-speed manual transmission. In addition to the SXT features, you get 20-inch wheels, foglights, upgraded brakes, a limited-slip differential and an active sport exhaust. On top of that, the R/T 392 gets a 485-hp 6.4-liter V8 along with Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, cloth sport seats, rear parking sensors, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, performance-related in-car apps, and an Alpine audio system with HD and satellite radio.

The SRT 392 model adds xenon headlights, a special air intake, power-folding mirrors, beefier front Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension dampers, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, configurable driving modes, an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, navigation, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

The SRT Hellcat gets a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with unique exterior styling and a sportier suspension. The new SRT Hellcat Widebody model gets some very prominent rear fender flares to accommodate wider tires in an effort to improve handling.

The new SRT Demon makes its mark as the most powerful muscle car in history, churning out as much as 840 hp. With drag racing as its primary focus, it's enhanced with numerous cooling systems, street-legal drag "slicks," a transbrake system for optimal engine power at the drag strip, an adaptive suspension with a drag mode, and launch control. It's also important to point out what has been eliminated: There's no front passenger seat, no rear seats and no sound insulation. You can add back the seats for a mere $1.

Most of the above trims pair a new set of features with an increasingly more powerful engine, and many of the features and performance upgrades are available on the supporting trims as part of subtrims and packages themselves. A sunroof is optional on all Challenger trims.

There are obviously a lot of 2018 Dodge Challenger models to choose from. Use all of Edmunds' available tools to pick out the right model for your tastes and budget.

2018 Dodge Challenger Overview

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is offered in the following submodels: , , , , , , , . Available styles include SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), SRT Demon 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), R/T Plus 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M), SRT 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M), SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M), T/A Plus 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), R/T Plus Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), R/T Shaker 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), and T/A 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M).

What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Challenger?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Dodge Challenger and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Challenger 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Challenger.

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2018 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,890. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) is trending $8,728 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,090. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) is trending $7,802 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,390. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,158 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 20 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $66,385. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) is trending $4,883 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,883 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$61,502.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) is7.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 15 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,185. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) is trending $10,394 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,394 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,791.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) is22.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 12 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,590. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M) is trending $9,373 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,373 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,217.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M) is25.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,390. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,081 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,081 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,309.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 10 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,680. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,389 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,389 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,291.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is22.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 7 2018 Dodge Challenger GT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M)

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $76,880. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) is trending $7,686 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,686 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$69,195.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) is10% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl S/C 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2018 Dodge Challengers are available in my area?

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