Used 2017 Dodge Viper

Pros & Cons

  • Massive V10 engine produces a ludicrous amount of power
  • Handles like a purpose-built race car
  • Infotainment interface is easy to use and connect your smartphone with
  • It's arguably the last unfiltered and unapologetic sports car left
  • Ride quality is very stiff
  • outward visibility is poor
  • Firm seats can be uncomfortable after time
  • Entry/exit is extremely difficult for drivers and passengers
  • Poor fuel economy, even for a high-performance sports car
List Price Estimate
$77,588 - $90,410

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

With a massive 8.4-liter V10 engine, a cockpit that wouldn't be out of place in a race car and all the civility of a hungry bear, the 2017 Dodge Viper is a lot more than just your basic sports car. Driving one is a raw, visceral and aggressive experience like no other. Its trim level lineup ranges from stripped-out and bare-bones to a truly one-of-a-kind car capable of dominating at any racetrack. It also turns heads as much as exotics costing three times as much.

So what's wrong with all this brutal, in-your-face, unapologetic sports car stuff? Nothing, if that's what you're looking for. But if you're also hoping for some civility and practicality, the Viper isn't your car. It's not particularly comfortable, for starters. It's oppressively noisy on the highway, its seats offer minimal support and the ride quality is very stiff ride, even for a sports car of this caliber. But wait, there's more! People getting in or out of the Viper risks singeing their legs on the hot doorsills (thanks to the side-mounted exhaust pipes), outward visibility is poor, and cargo capacity is comparable to what you'll get in a jetliner's overhead bin.

Granted, people have been slamming the Viper for all these reasons going back to its debut in 1992, so it's not exactly news. But it's also true that the latest batch of 2017 sports cars can also bring the heat but without all the bombast. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is one of the Viper's strongest and most direct rivals. It has a more livable interior, a better ride and similar power. Consider the high-revving Ford Mustang GT350 as well, which is objectively slower in a straight line but excellent on a racetrack and much less expensive. A few more luxurious choices include the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar F-Type, both of which we highly recommend.

Logically, it makes no sense to buy this car. But 2017 is also the Viper's last year before Dodge puts it out to pasture. If you want sample of the most intense automotive experiences while it's still around, we won't blame you.

Standard safety features for all 2017 Vipers include antilock brakes, stability control, side-door-mounted airbags and a rearview camera. At the Edmunds test track, in a simulated panic stop, the Viper went from 60 mph to a complete stop in 103 feet. That's a few feet longer than other ultra-high-performance coupes but still far shorter than the average sports car.

Dodge Viper models

The 2017 Dodge Viper is a two-seat sports car that comes in five trim levels: SRT, GTC, GTS and the more track-focused ACR.

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Standard equipment on the base SRT includes 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with high-performance tires, keyless ignition and remote entry, manually adjustable seats, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, automatic air-conditioning, an 8.4-inch touchscreen (Dodge's Uconnect infotainment system), a navigation system, SRT performance apps, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio and a USB port.

Move up the ladder to the GTC and you'll get a racier hood, Brembo brakes, a five-mode stability control system, a taller sixth-gear ratio, driver-adjustable dampers, a six-way power driver seat and leather seats with simulated suede inserts. The GTS goes further with upgraded leather upholstery and interior trim and an 18-speaker premium Harman Kardon audio system.

Then there's the race-focused ACR Viper. It gets lighter wheels (19-inch wheels in front), less sound insulation, lighter-weight carpeting and less of it, manual adjustable seats, a minimal three-speaker stereo, carbon-fiber aerodynamic elements, more aggressive summer tires, six-piston brake calipers, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, a stiffer suspension with 10 manually adjustable damper settings for compression and rebound, and manually adjustable spring rates.

Many of the premium and ACR features are available on lower trim levels for an extra cost. Other options include numerous carbon-fiber exterior and interior treatments. The TA 1.0 and TA 2.0 packages (with specially tuned suspension) and the Extreme Aero package for the GTC and ACR trims add a large, dual-element rear wing and a front splitter with a removable extension, a carbon-fiber rear diffuser and even more aggressive aerodynamic tweaks.

A handful of special editions are also available for 2017, including the Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition, Viper Snakeskin Edition, Viper VooDoo II Edition and Viper Dodge Dealer Edition. Each has a specific permutation of features and/or special paint and interior and exterior trim details.

Every 2017 Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4-liter V10 that produces 645 hp and 600 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual, which is the only available transmission. At the Edmunds test track, a Viper GT went from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2017 Dodge Viper is 14 mpg combined (12 city/19 highway), which is poor, even for this class of high-performance cars. During our yearlong test of a Dodge Viper GT, we found that it can easily clear its city/highway estimates if you use a light foot, but if you can't resist the urge to engage the loud pedal, you'll easily get single-digit mileage.

Scorecard

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Driving

Plenty of sports cars are fast, but very few are as savage and raw as the 2017 Dodge Viper. Power is delivered with a brutish grunt, and the comically wide rear tires struggle for traction every time you mash the throttle. Rather than a computer-controlled precision machine, the Viper feels more like a hammer. It's a blunt tool with a singular goal: speed.

High-speed corners can be thrilling, but the Viper is long and wide, with a particularly claustrophobic cabin, making it feel unyielding on the road. There's still plenty of fun to be had, with lots of grip and more power than you can responsibly use on open roads, but it takes a lot of skill to control this V10-powered beast. For drivers interested in the full race-car experience, the ACR trim makes the Viper an even more capable machine, with stickier tires and aero enhancements.    

If, for some reason, you're interested in having a Viper as your daily driver, you might want to think again. It's livable, but only just. Every bump, crack and imperfection in the pavement makes it into the cabin. On the highway, the loud V10 drones on, which can get especially tiresome on road trips. And at slow speeds, the Viper's heavy steering makes it extremely difficult to maneuver.

Interior

Though it's a far cry from the bare-bones Vipers of the past, this third-generation Viper still trails behind other similarly priced sports cars in many aspects. You'll find several soft-touch surfaces and quality materials throughout the cabin, but similarly priced competitors do much better. Essentially, the Viper's pricing puts it up against some seriously upscale sports cars, and the interior doesn't reflect that. One bright spot is the the Uconnect infotainment interface, which is one of the better systems available for ease of use and responsiveness.

Getting in and out of the Viper is, at the very least, less than graceful. Depending on your height, there's a clumsy drop into the seats or a two-handed climb required to get out of them. The Viper's cabin is cramped, so taller occupants (over 6 feet, for instance) might have fitment problems. Lateral space is also at a premium since the wide transmission tunnel keeps things very tight. Drivers and passengers that decide on shorts or a dress will have to be cautious too, as the Viper's side exhaust pipes get extremely hot and stepping over them is required to get out of the car.

Visibility is limited, with the combination of a very low roof line and a high beltline (the bottom of the windows) that makes you feel as though you're peeking through a mail slot to see out of the car. Side visibility is compromised by wide roof pillars. Looking back isn't easy either, and the tiny hatch forces heavy reliance on the rearview camera. On paper, the 14.7-cubic-foot trunk capacity is generous, but that's only if you pile your cargo to the roof. The usable space is really limited to a narrow well behind a massive hump. In the passenger compartment, storage is also light, with a few small pockets and bins. Our best advice is to pack light.


Consumer reviews

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    Most helpful consumer reviews

    5/5 stars, Continued awesomeness
    Chris Mobley,
    GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)
    This is my second Gen V Viper. I've had this one for 3.5 years, since it was delivered from Conner Avenue Assembly to my house. No problem issues at all. Great on the track. Fantastic ownership experience. 7 of 25 Snakeskin Special additions. Great club/community support. Unlike any other car - it tries to burn you, it's loud, it's not especially comfortable, it's nowhere close to the best sounding naturally aspirated engine, the driving position/steering wheel/pedals don't line up perfectly like in a Porsche...and none of that matters....it's a Viper and it's absolutely perfect.

    2017 Dodge Viper videos

    CARLOS: I'm. Carlos. That's Jay. We are driving a Dodge Viper because we haven't done enough of that already. JAY: You had a little bit of a road trip, right? It was about 2,700 miles. CARLOS: 2,700 miles. But you did 3,100, 3,200? JAY: 3,100 something, yeah. CARLOS: So you are the man amongst us. And we know you're the man. JAY: I can't feel my butt or my back anymore. CARLOS: So what we did, is I drove this car, this is Edmunds long term Dodge Viper. I drove this basically across the country, coast to coast, to North Carolina. And then Jay flew out and drove it back. Now we're back in Santa Monica. We're going to take a little cruise in this car and talk about things we like, things we didn't like. JAY: All of the Vipers road trip-friendly, friendly qualities. Which one was the one that convinced you to take this on this trip? CARLOS: Scott saying hey, you should take the Viper out to North Carolina. JAY: That's the best road trip quality, yeah. CARLOS: No, I mean, OK. The worse an idea is, the more you want to do it, right? Bad ideas have a certain appeal. And driving a Viper across the country is a bad idea. This is going to be so bad. It's so hot, it's uncomfortable, and all that. But you, kind of, want to do it. Because it's a bad idea. JAY: Especially a car that's this ridiculous. CARLOS: Yes. JAY: When you tell people you drove cross-country in a Viper, they're, like, oh, that's so awesome. And you're, like, well, when you actually do it, you realize that maybe it's less awesome, but that makes it more awesome. CARLOS: Exactly. I've always been hesitant about the Viper. But after that drive, I was, like, all right, I get it. I get where it's coming from now. It's a bit much, but if that's what you're looking for-- if you want the feel of the Lamborghini but with an American car. JAY: A bit much, I think, is understating it. A bit much is what defines this car. CARLOS: Exactly, yeah. JAY: The car is so over-the-top and obnoxious. But if it was not over-the-top and obnoxious, it wouldn't be a Viper. CARLOS: Exactly. That's what makes it the Viper. There is no driving experience like this anymore. You don't really hop into a new car these days and deal with the sort of stuff you have to deal with here. JAY: Well, for sure. Even just getting in the car, this Is probably one of the most, aside from a [INAUDIBLE] or something like that-- ingress and egress, not a strong point. You really got to fold your legs up to your chin to get into the thing, especially if you're over six feet tall. CARLOS: Yeah, I do it like a diver goes into the water, where I just, sort of, sit on the door sill. JAY: [INAUDIBLE]? CARLOS: Yeah, exactly. CARLOS: I sit on the door sill, and just lean back and fall into the seat. This is a fantastic shift. JAY: The shifter's great. CARLOS: You know when you're actually controlling a rod inside the transmission and it's actually moving mechanical stuff-- that's a good feeling. JAY: And even though it's controlling 9 billion foot pounds of torque, it actually moves through the gates with some finesse. And you'll never miss a shift in this car, ever, CARLOS: I miss shifts in Corvettes constantly, especially the two to three. But you never do it in here because this has so much positive feedback between gears. There's never vagueness or anything. It's a terrific shifter. Even this engine-- the most surprising thing about this V10 is that it isn't like a low-end torque monster. It has a lot of low-end torque, but it really comes alive in the higher rpm's. JAY: Yeah, when you wind this thing out to 5,000, 5,500, it feels like it's getting a second wind, like Vtech kicks in. CARLOS: It feels like it's getting on cam. JAY: Well, it, kind of, is. CARLOS: It feels like there's a big cam in there and it's just-- JAY: There's a very, very big cam in here. CARLOS: But really, the top end response out of this thing is really surprising. And it adds to the drama of driving this thing hard. Because when you're wide open throttle at 4,000 rpm in end gear, it's an event. And then when it gets more thrilling, and the acceleration force gets even crazier as the motor revs, as the speeds keep jumping up, it's more of a oh, whoa, OK, OK. JAY: And the speed just piles on so much. CARLOS: Oh, my god. JAY: The gearing is so tall in this that if you're hammering through third gear, you need to be on a race track. CARLOS: Yes. JAY: Because you're going so ridiculously fast . CARLOS: This car gets a lot of positive attention, by the way. Nobody hates this car. JAY: I really feel like this is a thing that binds our country together. I honestly believe that because I drive it-- CARLOS: The Viper is the glue of this country. JAY: It really is. It's the fabric of our nation, and you get to drive it, and it has side pipes. CARLOS: Yes, it has side pipes. JAY: It definitely has side pipes. CARLOS: Side pipes are awesome. JAY: Because no matter where you go with this car-- the gas station in Kentucky or a restaurant in Tennessee-- if anyone sees it, they're going to talk to you, but it's not going to be in an ostentatious way. CARLOS: Yes. JAY: It's always very positive. CARLOS: Yeah. JAY: Everyone's super stoked about this car. The Viper is the universal American thing. CARLOS: You've made a choice when you buy this car to do something manly. It's like buying that Hummer over there. Or it's like buying a Lamborghini LM002. You're not buying it because it's a plush, nice experience. You're buying it because there is some intimidation to it. There is some brawn-- no, not some, that's all the car is. And it's just like in-your-face manliness constantly. JAY: One thing about this engine is it's the worst sounding engine that exists. It sounds terrible. But it has so much horsepower and so much torque that you don't care. CARLOS: The tamber is terrible, but there is a certain character. It is so gruff, and it is so ugly-sounding, that you're almost, kind of, like, OK. JAY: It's like getting punched in the ear by a kangaroo repeatedly. CARLOS: You're dealing with such a monstrous amount of torque. What, is it 640 horse [INAUDIBLE] 600, somewhere around there. It's an immense amount of power. You have so much drive train underneath here. And you have so much tire that you don't want to shock that stuff. You want to meter that out very carefully. JAY: I just feel like the throttle response is a little bit blunt and dull. CARLOS: Yes. JAY: And part of that's the gearing too. This thing is crazy tall geared. You start off in first gear, and the first time you drive this car, I think everyone would check and make sure, am I in third? It feels like I'm in third because of the way it's pulling out of the hole. This is third gear, right? No, it's first. It's that tall. CARLOS: The clutch feel is slightly different. JAY: When you say different you mean there's less of it. CARLOS: There's certainly less clutch on this. I tested this car last week, and I may have let some anger out on the tires while trying to do the slalom in it. JAY: Hey, if you're going to be angry in a car-- CARLOS: This is one of those cars that lets out anger on tires like nothing else. Let's make a lot of smoke in rapid fashion and at very high speeds. JAY: That's true, yeah. It's got so much torque. CARLOS: The handling balance is interesting. You get aside the roughness, you get aside the intimidation, this is a nicely balanced car. It's pretty neutral at the limit. There's a little bit of stability in the nose that you want with a high power, rear weight. Actually this is 50-50 weight distribution. With a high power, front engine, rear drive car, you want a little bit of stability in the nose. And this has that, but it really has a nice balance off throttle that really helps you control the car around. The grip is really nice, and frustrating to talk about it when we're just driving through Malibu and there's stopped traffic everywhere. JAY: If you want to exercise this car, there's no possible way to do it on a public road. You just can't do it without being completely antisocial. CARLOS: Or going to jail. JAY: And going to-- and/or. CARLOS: And/or. JAY: So, yeah, you definitely need a race track for this thing. CARLOS: You don't want to be surrounded by other cars when you're driving this thing fast unless you have a lot of familiarity with where the car is, how big it is. We want to be able to trust this car's location. I think that comes with driving it a lot, for sure. I drove it like a wimp across the country. I put it in sixth gear, cruise control, and then tried to zen out all the road noise. JAY: With that many miles, the likelihood of something going wrong with the law enforcement types is very high. You're operating in a target rich environment here. CARLOS: Back at those gas stations, everybody was asking, like, oh, so you must be making good time, huh? Like, no, making really average time. JAY: Making Camry time. CARLOS: Not making good time at all. I tell you what though, freeway on-ramps and off-ramps, lots of fun. JAY: Now you also had an experience with wind noise that I don't think I experienced. CARLOS: So the windows don't seem to seal properly. Hand-built car, right? So I bought some yellow painter's tape and added some extra tape to the top of the window, the frameless window, so it would seal a bit better, and that seemed to solve it. But this car on long distance driving, which, again, is not what this car is meant to do-- it's unfair to criticize this car for doing bad things on long distance driving. JAY: Just an observation. CARLOS: Just an observation. JAY: Not a criticism. I couldn't hang with the door rattle. So for a little bit of background, when this car was delivered, or shortly after it was delivered, we observed a very prominent rattle that came out of the door. It sounded kind of like a handful of change in a dryer. CARLOS: Yes, absolutely. JAY: And it's about 18 inches from the driver's left ear. And it's constant. So when you're driving on the road, it's not as though it jingles when you hit a bump, it's jingling-- CARLOS: Constantly. JAY: --all the time. All the time. This guy, bless his heart, drove all the way across this great nation, and it's big, with that rattle going in the door. I got in the car, and after an hour and a half, I was tearing my hair out. So what I did, I stopped in Knoxville at my friend Zach's house, and Zach has tools and a garage. CARLOS: And we are men. JAY: And we took apart the door panel, and we found what was wrong. And it was a missing fastener on an exposed stud. And we picked up something off the garage floor that fit and used an eye lock nut, put it down, buttoned up the door. No more rattle. Perfect. CARLOS: That's the Viper experience JAY: It really is. And of course I broke a bunch of door clips in the process. I noticed that you had some microfiber towels. What was that about on your trip? In the car, and it's not to wipe it down. We did not clean this car at all for the entire trip. CARLOS: So these armrests are fine for less than four hours, But after four hours, you've got your two hands moving and you're resting your elbows on the armrests, it actually hurt. And I have a pretty good tolerance for pain. And after a while, I was, like, I can't. I can't do this anymore. So when I bought the tape, I also bought some microfiber towels that I taped to the armrests to help soften them up a little bit. And I feel like it helped. I feel like it made the drive a little bit more tolerable. JAY: So you have sissy armrests for your elbows? CARLOS: Yeah, I am a sissy. That's what it is. I'm a giant sissy. That's how everybody is going to take that. This is not that big of a car, surprisingly. JAY: It's really not. When you park it next to an SUV or something, the thing is completely dwarfed. CARLOS: Exactly. I think a 911, a modern 911, is longer, I would imagine. JAY: I think so. But the proportions-- it looks so dramatic. This is probably one of the best looking cars on the road, honestly. CARLOS: It looks awesome. JAY: It looks so good. It looks so cool. CARLOS: It looks so good. And that's what's great. As not being a professional photographer or even a good photographer, the strategy for taking good photos with a Viper on a road trip is just put it in front of anything. This is the last American naturally aspirated American super car. JAY: Probably so. You heard it here first. CARLOS: Think about it. Everybody's going to forced induction. Everybody's going turbo, dropping displacement. This is one of a dying breed. JAY: It really is. CARLOS: And I really respect it for that. This is a nice interior in terms of material, in terms of interface. I like the digital display. This is a really attractive place to be. And especially with some of the higher end leather packages when you get to the GTS interior package with the Laguna leather, it's gorgeous. JAY: Yeah, nice looking. CARLOS: It's gorgeous. JAY: And I'm trying to remember the previous gen seats. Were they pretty-- CARLOS: I don't remember them being terrific. JAY: I want to say that they were overstuffed, but I don't really remember. CARLOS: That makes me laugh every time. This is the best Viper they've ever done. I think that's without a doubt an easy thing to say. JAY: For sure, yeah. CARLOS: This is way more fun than previous. It's faster, better performing, and all that. What would you like for them to change? JAY: That's a really good question is, where does the Viper go from here? CARLOS: Exactly. JAY: Everyone's going to a forced induction setup. Can you do a forced induction engine in a Viper and have it still be a Viper, or must it have a V10? Is that the defining characteristic of a Viper? I think that's a tough question. I wouldn't want to be the guy making that call because it's not easy. CARLOS: I want to drive this through all the nice parts of LA. You see 911s in LA. You see every sports car you can imagine in LA. You don't see Vipers in LA. This is one of the more unique things you can buy for $100 grand, which is, what you're getting for that money is pretty incredible. This is faster than the comparable 911, the comparable Corvette. I would not be surprised if this put down better lap times with a skilled driver at the helm. JAY: It's so capable that to extract the most out of it, yeah, you've really got to be on your game. Is there a more badass car than a Viper in terms of just still badassery? CARLOS: If you put tires on a Saturn 5-- JAY: That would be close. CARLOS: That would be close. It wouldn't be there, it would be close. JAY: Almost there. CARLOS: I think the rocket that took us to the moon, that would be close. JAY: One thing also-- you've mentioned the ACR and the splitter in the wing, and all the aero-- CARLOS: Yes. JAY: I didn't scrape the nose as much in that car. CARLOS: Isn't that crazy? JAY: I thought I was going to be scraping the nose everywhere. And I think I maybe even scraped it once. CARLOS: I don't know how that's possible. JAY: Because it certainly looks low. Yeah, there it is. CARLOS: And back to edmunds.com We're good. JAY: Well, it's going to get dark in here soon. So I don't know if you're going to see us. But hope you enjoyed-- CARLOS: Thanks for driving with me. JAY: Yeah, thank you.

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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $87,895
    MPG & Fuel
    12 City / 19 Hwy / 14 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.0 gal. capacity
    Seating
    2 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: rear wheel drive
    Transmission: 6-speed manual
    Engine
    V10 cylinder
    Horsepower: 645 hp @ 6200 rpm
    Torque: 600 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 175.7 in. / Height: 49.1 in. / Width: 76.4 in.
    Curb Weight: 3390 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 14.7 cu.ft.

    FAQ

    Is the Dodge Viper a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2017 Viper both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Dodge Viper fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Viper gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Viper has 14.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Dodge Viper. Learn more

    Is the Dodge Viper reliable?

    To determine whether the Dodge Viper is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Viper. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Viper's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2017 Dodge Viper a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2017 Dodge Viper is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2017 Viper is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2017 Dodge Viper?

    The least-expensive 2017 Dodge Viper is the 2017 Dodge Viper SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $87,895.

    Other versions include:

    • GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) which starts at $107,995
    • GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) which starts at $95,895
    • ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) which starts at $118,795
    • GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) which starts at $95,895
    • SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) which starts at $87,895
    Learn more

    What are the different models of Dodge Viper?

    If you're interested in the Dodge Viper, the next question is, which Viper model is right for you? Viper variants include GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), and GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M). For a full list of Viper models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2017 Dodge Viper

    The 2017 edition of the Dodge Viper is this glorious anachronism's swan song. It's the last year for what is simply the most unapologetically brutal, uncompromisingly mechanical and brilliantly primitive American sports car. It's not the sports car for everyone, but if it's the sports car for you, there are no substitutes.

    Way back in 1989 at the North American International Auto Show, Dodge showed the Viper concept roadster. It was essentially little more than four massive tires, a bare-bones cockpit and the humongous V10 engine from Dodge's heavy-duty pickup trucks. It was audacious in a way no sports car before it had ever been. It was instantly beloved, instantly iconic and the chances of it heading for production seemed ridiculously slight. But dang it, if Dodge didn't put the thing on sale to the general public in 1992. And it was barely changed from the concept car, too, right down to the three-spoke wheels and side-exit exhaust.

    Over the last 26 years, Dodge hasn't strayed far from the original Viper formula. It's still four giant tires, one small minimally comfortable cockpit and one enormous V10. Only now that V10 displaces 8.4 liters and slams out an otherworldly 645 horsepower. The only transmission offered is a six-speed manual, the only wheels that get power are the rear ones, and the only body style offered is a fastback coupe.

    Produced in limited numbers, the 2017 Dodge Viper is available in a few distinct flavors: The SRT, GTC, GTS and race-ready ACR. The Viper isn't completely without modern techno-toys — there's an 8.4-inch center screen for navigation and entertainment systems plus a driver-center 7-inch digital cluster — but that's not the reason to buy this car. It would be like buying a sledgehammer because it's shiny.

    As far as fuel economy goes, well, the Viper's EPA ratings are dang near hilarious. Does 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway tickle your funny bone? It should, because that sort of economy is really only achievable when this monster is driven very gently. And no one drives their Viper gently. Single-digit fuel economy is the norm.

    Finding a 2017 Viper in a dealer's inventory is rare. But there's no better way to find one than through the tools here on Edmunds. Or let us guide you through specifying the exact Viper of your dreams. Before it's too late.

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper Overview

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper is offered in the following submodels: Viper Coupe. Available styles include GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M), and SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M).

    What do people think of the 2017 Dodge Viper?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2017 Viper 5.0 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 Used 2017 Viper.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Dodge Viper and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Viper featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New Used 2017 Dodge Viper?

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $90,390. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Dodge Viper SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is trending $12,754 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $12,754 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $77,636.

    The average savings for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper SRT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is 14.1% below the MSRP.

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $98,390. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Dodge Viper GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is trending $17,260 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $17,260 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $81,130.

    The average savings for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper GT 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is 17.5% below the MSRP.

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $110,490. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is trending $24,542 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $24,542 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $85,948.

    The average savings for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTS 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is 22.2% below the MSRP.

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $98,390. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is trending $9,798 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $9,798 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $88,592.

    The average savings for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper GTC 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is 10% below the MSRP.

    Used 2017 Dodge Viper ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M)

    The Used 2017 Dodge Viper ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $121,290. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Dodge Viper ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is trending $32,061 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $32,061 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $89,229.

    The average savings for the Used 2017 Dodge Viper ACR 2dr Coupe (8.4L 10cyl 6M) is 26.4% below the MSRP.

    Which used 2017 Dodge Vipers are available in my area?

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    Should I lease or buy a 2017 Dodge Viper?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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