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2017 Dodge Challenger Overview

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The 2017 Dodge Challenger is the type of in-your-face muscle car that kids dream about owning when they grow up. This model offers classic styling, a roomy interior, and four powerful engine options that consumers get to choose from. In addition, the 2017 Challenger is available with both automatic and manual transmissions, which gives consumers the ability to customize the car to fit their specific needs and preferences. Each new Challenger also comes standard with LED taillights, dual-zone climate control, and FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system. Competition for the Challenger includes both the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang.


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Dodge has added four new trim levels to the 2017 Challenger muscle car

2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

What’s New for the 2017 Dodge Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger comes with a number of updates for the 2017 model year. First, a new all-wheel drive model dubbed the Challenger GT has been added to the lineup. The Challenger GT comes with a 3-6-liter V6 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and heated seats. Other updates to the Challenger include a revised infotainment system on all models, which Dodge says operates more smoothly and the screen also provides higher resolution. Other than that, new T/A trim levels have been added and the Hellcat model gets new alloy wheels that reduce the weight of the vehicle ever so slightly.

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Dodge has added four new trim levels to the 2017 Challenger muscle car

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2017 Dodge Challenger Exterior

Based on the 1971 Dodge Challenger, the design of 2017 Challenger is a tribute to muscle cars of the past. Everything from its long hood to its thick roof pillars indicate this vehicle was built to go fast and comes with serious power underneath the hood. Standard featured for the 2017 Challenger include 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a satin chrome grille, and LED split taillights. However, if you’re really looking to standout from the crowd, the range-topping SRT Hellcat comes with larger 20-inch wheels, a satin black rear spoiler, and a functional hood scoop. Color options for the new Dodge Challenger include Go Mango, Green Go Clear Coat, and Destroyer Grey Clear Coat.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT

  • 18-inch satin carbon aluminum wheels, 235/55R18 all season performance tires, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Satin chrome grille, Projector headlamps, Michelin® brand tires, LED split tail lamps, Daytime running lamps, Challenger grille badge

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

  • 20-inch hyper black aluminum wheels, Rhombi 2-piece wheel center cap, 245/45R20 BSW all season performance tires, Rear body-color spoiler, Projector fog lamps, Performance brakes, Firestone brand tires

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T

  • 20-inch satin carbon aluminum wheels, Rhombi 2-piece wheel center cap, 245/45R20 BSW all season performance tires, Trunklid spoiler, LED split tail lamps, Non-locking fuel filler cap, Firestone brand tires, Active exhaust, “R/T” badge, “HEMI” fender/hood badge

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

  • Dual exhaust system, Die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 19-inch aluminum wheels with Hyper Black finish, P235/55R19 BSW all-season performance tires, Projector fog lamps, Deck lid rear spoiler, LED tail lamps, LED halo headlamps

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus

  • 20-inch hyper black aluminum wheels, 245/45R20 BSW all season performance tires, Automatic projector headlamps, “R/T” badge, “HEMI” fender/hood badge

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

  • 20-inch satin aluminum wheels w/black pockets, 245/45ZR20 3-season performance tires, Body-color exterior mirrors, Shaker intake by Mopar®, Shaker hood by Mopar®, Shaker graphics, Satin black fuel filler door, Rear black spoiler, LED split tail lamps, Goodyear® brand tires, Challenger script grille badge

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A

  • 20-inch x 9-inch Hyper Black II forged aluminum wheels, T/A spoiler decal, T/A bodyside graphic, T/A air grabber hood with air bezel, Satin black wrapped roof/decklid, Monotone paint, Goodyear® brand tires, Black Satin hood

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

  • 20-inch x 9-inch polished aluminum wheels w/black pocket, Powered by SRT engine cover, Dual rear exhaust with bright tips, Brembo® black brake calipers, “R/T” badge, Goodyear® brand tires, LED split tail lamps

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker

  • Shaker package, 20-inch hyper black aluminum wheels, Goodyear® brand tires, Exterior mirrors with heating element, Shaker hood by Mopar®, Shaker intake by Mopar®, LED split tail lamps, “HEMI” fender/hood  badge, ‘Shaker’ dash plaque

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Plus

  • 20-Inch x 9-Inch Hyper Black II Forged Alum Wheels, T/A Spoiler Decal, T/A Bodyside Graphic, T/A Air Grabber Hood with Air Bezel, Satin Black Rear Spoiler, Projector Fog Lamps, Projector Headlamps

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker

  • 20-inch x 9-inch polished aluminum wheels w/black pocket, Shaker mounted 392 HEMI badge, Shaker intake by Mopar®, Shaker hood by Mopar®, Shaker graphics, Scat pack fender badge, Rear black spoiler, Powered by SRT engine cover, LED split tail lamps, Goodyear® brand tires

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392

  • 392 fender decal, Black Satin hood, Brembo® black brake calipers, Cold air intake system by Mopar®, Dual rear exhaust with bright tips, Gloss black grille, LED split tail lamps, Pirelli brand tires, Projector headlamps, Projector fog lamps, Satin black rear spoiler, Satin black wrapped roof/decklid, T/A air grabber hood with air bezel, T/A bodyside graphic, T/A spoiler decal

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

  • Brembo® red brake calipers, Challenger grille badge, Daytime running lamps, Dual rear exhaust with bright tips, Functional hood scoop, Gloss black grille, High intensity discharge headlamps, LED split tail lamps, Pirelli brand tires, SRT® badge

Exterior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

  • 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch SRT® Low Gloss Black performance wheels, 275/40ZR20 all season performance tires, Satin Black rear spoiler, Pirelli brand tires, High intensity discharge headlamps, Functional hood scoop, Dual rear exhaust with bright tips, Brembo® red brake calipers, Air-catcher headlamp

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Dodge has added four new trim levels to the 2017 Challenger muscle car

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2017 Dodge Challenger Performance

The standard motor for the 2017 Dodge Challenger is Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 good for 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. However, many people say that a true muscle car has to come with V8 power and Dodge certainly has a variety of options to choose from. The R/T trim comes with a Hemi 5.7-liter V8 engine rated at 375 horsepower, while the R/T Scat Pack takes things up a level with a 6.4-liter V8 that pumps out 485 ponies, but neither of those engines compare to the SRT Hellcat’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8. That motor is rated at 707 horsepower and it helps the Challenger rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. It should be noted that V8 engines can be matched with the consumer’s choice of either an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The V6 can only be paired with the automatic.

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Dodge has added four new trim levels to the 2017 Challenger muscle car

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2017 Dodge Challenger Efficiency

While many people assume that all muscle cars are gas guzzlers that require frequent trips to the gas station, the 2017 Dodge Challenger actually yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 30 mpg on the highway. That rating applies to the 2017 Challenger equipped with the V6 engine and automatic gearbox. The most affordable 2017 Challenger with a V8 engine is the R/T model. That Challenger is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Most of the other Challenger trims offer similar efficiency as the R/T. Every 2017 Challenger comes standard with an 18.5-gallon fuel tank.

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2017 Dodge Challenger Interior

The Dodge Challenger is the only muscle car that provides seating for up to five people. Those folks will be sitting on either cloth or premium leather seats depending on which trim level you go with. Standard features for the 2017 Dodge Challenger include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual zone climate control, and a six-speaker sound system. In addition, FCA has updated the Challenger’s Uconnect infotainment system and it’s now compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Another department where the 2017 Challenger has an advantage over its competition is in its trunk, which provides more than 16 cubic feet of storage space. There are some full-size cars that don’t even offer that much cargo area.

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Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT

  • 160-mph primary speedometer, 60/40 split rear folding seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Exterior mirrors with heating element, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, Premium cloth sport seats, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, Tilt/telescope steering column, Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, Premium front and rear floor mats, Power 4-way driver lumbar adjust, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather steering wheel, Illuminated entry, Humidity sensor, Glove box lamp, Front/rear climate control outlets, Dark brushed II interior accents, Cell phone storage, 6 speakers, Media hub (SD/USB/Aux Ports), Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, 5.0-Inch touchscreen display, Uconnect® 5.0

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

  • Ventilated front seats, Outside temperature display, Leather trim seats, Heated steering wheel, Door trim panel with ambient lighting, Uconnect® 8.4, 6 premium speakers, 276-watt amplifier, SiriusXM Satelitte Radio with 1-Yr radio subscription, Media hub (2 USB/Aux), Integrated center stack radio, HD® radio, Google Android Auto™ capable, Apple CarPlay® capable, 8.4-Inch touchscreen display, ParkView™ rear back-up camera, ParkSense® rear park assist system

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T

  • Premium cloth sport seats, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather steering wheel, Front/rear climate control outlets, Dark Brushed II interior accents, Bright pedals, 60/40 split rear folding seat, Uconnect® 5.0, 6 speakers, Media hub (SD/USB/Aux Ports), 5.0–inch touchscreen display, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

  • 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display, Heated and ventilated front seats with four-way power driver lumbar adjustment, Heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping column, Bright pedals, Hectic Mesh aluminum bezels, Full-color Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Six Alpine speakers with 276-watt amplifier, Universal garage door opener

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus

  • Heated front seats, Leather trim seats, Illuminated door pull handles, Hectic mesh interior bezels, Heated steering wheel, Glove box lamp, Bright pedals, 7.0-inch reconfigurable display, 60/40 split rear folding seat, 160-mph primary speedometer, Universal garage door opener , Uconnect® 8.4, 6 premium speakers, 276-watt amplifier, SiriusXM Satellite radio with 1-year radio subscription, Media hub (2 USB/Aux), HD® Radio, Google Android Auto™ capable, Apple CarPlay® capable, 8.4-Inch touchscreen display

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Premium performance cloth low-back bucket seats, Shaker “Dodge” premium floor mats, Rear armrest with cup holder, Power 4-way driver lumbar adjust, Outside temperature display, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Leather performance steering wheel, ‘Shaker’ dash plaque, Uconnect® 5.0, 6 speakers, SiriusXM Satellite radio with 1-year radio subscription, 5.0-Inch touchscreen display, ParkView™ rear back-up camera, ParkSense® rear park assist system

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A

  • Premium performance cloth low-back bucket seat, Steering wheel paddle shifters, Illuminated cup holders, Gloss black instrument cluster trim rings, Uconnect® 5.0, 6 speakers, 5.0-inch touchscreen display, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, Security alarm

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

  • 60/40 split rear Folding seat, 180-mph primary speedometer, 12-volt center console power outlet, Leather steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Uconnect® 8.4, 276-watt amplifier, Media hub (2 USB/Aux), 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® capable, Google Android Auto™ capable, GPS antenna input, HD® Radio

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker

  • Leather trim seats, Heated steering wheel, Heated front seats, Ventilated front seats, Heated front seats, Suede/Nappa performance seats, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, Ventilated front seats, Shaker “Dodge” premium floor mats, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, Uconnect® 8.4, 6 Premium speakers, 276-watt amplifier, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-Yr Radio subscription, Apple CarPlay® capable, Google Android Auto™ capable, ParkView™ rear back-up camera, ParkSense® rear park assist system

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A Plus

  • Power 6-Way Driver Seat, Heated Front Seats, Integrated Center Stack Radio, Leather Trim Bucket Seats with T/A Logo, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Ventilated Front Seats, Steering Wheel Paddle Shifters, Hectic Mesh Interior Bezels, Uconnect® 8.4, 276-Watt Amplifier, 6 Premium Speakers, HD® Radio, GPS Antenna Input, Google Android Auto™ Capable, Apple CarPlay® Capable, 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display, ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker

  • Suede/Nappa leather high performance seats, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, Shaker “Dodge” premium floor mats, Power tilt/telescope steering column, Leather performance steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Uconnect® 8.4, 276-watt amplifier, 6 premium speakers, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, HD® Radio, Google Android Auto™ capable, Apple CarPlay® capable, ParkView™ Rear Back-Up Camera, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A 392

  • 180-mph primary speedometer, Dark brushed II interior accents, Leather performance steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Premium front and rear floor mats, White face instrument cluster, Dual-zone automatic temperature control, ParkSense® rear park assist system, ParkView™ rear back-up camera, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, Apple CarPlay® capable, Google Android Auto™ capable, HD® Radio, GPS antenna input, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, 276-watt amplifier, 6 premium speakers

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

  • 180-mph primary speedometer, 60/40 split rear folding seat, Bright pedals, Heated steering wheel, Instrument panel SRT® design bezel, Leather flat bottom steering wheel, Leather trim seats, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Power 4-way driver lumbar adjust, 1-Year SiriusXM Radio Service, 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic™ Service, 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service, 7.0-inch reconfigurable display, Blind spot and rear cross path detection, GPS navigation, ParkSense® rear park assist system, ParkView™ rear back-up camera, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 18 speakers premium audio system with subwoofer, Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Amplifier

Interior available on the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

  • Non-adjustable pedals, Leather flat bottom steering wheel, Instrument panel SRT® design bezel, Door trim panel with ambient lighting, Compass gauge, Alum interior trim w/dark engine-turned lithograph, 60/40 split rear folding Seat, 200-MPH primary speedometer, Advanced SRT® multistage front air bags, Uconnect® 8.4 NAV, Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® amplifier, 18 speakers premium audio system with subwoofer, SiriusXM Travel Link 5-Yr Travel Link subscription, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-Yr radio subscription, GPS antenna input, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, GPS navigation, Blind spot and rear cross path detection

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2017 Dodge Challenger Safety

The 2017 Dodge Challenger does not come standard with a rearview camera and it also does not offer automatic braking technology of any kind, but that didn’t stop it from earning the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Besides coming standard with electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is available with more than 70 safety features in total. This even includes advanced safety technology such as forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring.

Standard Safety Features

  • Active head restraints
  • All speed traction control
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic roll mitigation
  • Electronic stability control
  • Hill start assist
  • Rain brake support
  • Ready alert braking
  • Sentry Key® theft deterrent system
  • Sport brakes
  • Tire inflator kit (No compact spare)
  • Tire pressure monitoring display
  • 3-point center rear seat belt
  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Child seat upper tether anchorages
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Supplemental side-curtain front and rear airbags

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