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
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Dodge Challenger.

The beast!
d.left.wich@hotmail.com, 6/26/2018
Speaking from a women's point of view. We absolutely love our 2018 392. IT's fun and exciting to drive, lots of power and handling is great. Of course forget having any passengers in rear seats, or climbing in and out of rear seats with the seat belt hanging you up. But then this is a MUSCLE car not a passenger car. This will be our 3rd challenger in 6 years.. I don't think I can go back to a "normal" car. I"m hooked on the power and sound. NOT made for slick highways of course, if you have a manual forget snow and ice. ANd why have a muscle car without being manual....Otherwise I am hooked
I am usually a Ford Mustang guy
Rico, 6/7/2018
Well, I owned my Challenger SRT8 for over a year now, so my review is from a year of owning it. I absolutely love this car. I love the whole overall car inside and outside. I've been a Ford Mustang guy for decades. I owned a 87 Mustang GT Convertible, a 98 Mustang Cobra SVT which I Terminated and swapped the engine from a 2004 Kenne Bell Mustang Cobra SVT, a 2003 Mustang Mach 1, and a 2008 Mustang GT. I owned my share of GM muscle also. I owned a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am-WS6 and a 2001 Chevy Corvette. I love all cars as you can see. My dad was an extreme MOPAR guy. When I was an infant, he owned a 66 Plymouth GTX and he had my mom driving the 71 Challenger RT. I'd say 9 years back he purchased my mom a 2008 Chrysler Crossfire and was anticipating buying himself a Hemi Orange Challenger SRT8, but 2 years ago he lost his battle with cancer and passed away June 9, 2016. Last year I came across a Hemi Orange Challenger SRT8 at an Akron, OH Dodge dealership, worked out some numbers and woke up early on a Saturday morning and drove my pristine 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 which only had 25K miles on it to that dealership which was 2 1/2 hours away. I didn't care, sentimentally, I needed that car. Ever since, I have been completely satisfied with this car. I am in love with this car and would love to save for the Hellcat edition. Great car!!!
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2018 Dodge Challenger videos

CARLOS LAGO: Over my shoulder are four Dodge Challenger SRT Demons. And in front of them is a dragstrip. I guess-- bet you could figure out what we're going to do. [ENGINE REVVING] That felt good. That felt real good. I have no idea what I just ran. I saw the speed going north or close to 140, not exactly 140. But overall, that felt good. I could probably do a little bit harder on the launch. [MUSIC PLAYING] I'm sweating like crazy. Want to see more? Check out the full video on the Edmund's YouTube channel.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Expert Rundown Review

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$49,495
MPG
14 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
485 hp @ 6100 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

2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Ford Mustang

2018 Ford Mustang

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.

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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 SRT 392 Overview

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 is offered in the following styles: , and SRT 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M).

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