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2018 Dodge Challenger Overview

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It has officially been 10 years since the latest rendition of the Dodge Challenger was first introduced to the automotive community. That’s a decade without any major redesign for the performance model.

Of course, Dodge evidently doesn’t see the need to rush out a new redesign any time soon, with the Challenger being more popular than ever. That popularity is sure to grow even more with the introduction of the Challenger’s highly anticipated, drag strip-designed edition: the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon.


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What’s New for the 2018 Dodge Challenger?

Unless you haven’t been keeping up with news from FCA, you’ll definitely recognize the largest addition to the Dodge Challenger lineup: the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon. This model, when properly equipped, can produce 840 horsepower and possesses a quarter-mile time of just 9.65 seconds, making it the fastest production car in the world.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger comes offered in 16 separate trim levels: the SXT, SXT Plus, GT All-Wheel Drive, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, T/A, R/T Plus Shaker, R/T Scat Pack, T/A Plus, T/A 392, 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, SRT® 392, SRT® Hellcat, SRT® Hellcat Widebody, and SRT® Demon.

2018 Dodge Challenger Photos:

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2018 Dodge Challenger Exterior

Much of the 2018 Dodge Challenger’s exterior amenities are features that drivers have come to expect from the performance model, like a rear body-color spoiler. The biggest exterior change for the Challenger is the addition of widebody fender flares for the Hellcat and Demon models.

2018 Dodge Challenger Exterior Photos:

Exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT:

  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Rear body-color spoiler, Automatic projector headlamps, Front and rear solar control glass, Exterior mirrors with heating element

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus:

  • Projector fog lamps, Firestone® tires, 18-Inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T:

  • “HEMI” Fender and hood badge

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker: 

  • “Shaker” hood and intake by Mopar®, “Shaker” graphics

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A:

  • Goodyear® tires, T/A body-side graphic, T/A spoiler decal

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack: 

  • “Scat Pack 6.4L” fender badge

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A Plus:

  • T/A Air Grabber Hood with Air Bezel

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392:

  • Pirelli® tires

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat:

  • Power multi-function mirrors with manual fold-away, Functional hood scoop, “SRT® Hellcat” exterior badges

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Widebody:

  • Widebody fender flares

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon: 

  • Demon Air-Grabber Hood, “Demon” exterior badges

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2018 Dodge Challenger Performance

In the past, the Dodge Challenger has worked to cement its status as one of the most powerful performance models in the automotive world. The 2018 Dodge Challenger is set to go even further to secure the Challenger’s performance legacy.

The standard 3.6-Liter Pentastar® V6 24-Valve VVT engine delivers 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. However, real adrenaline junkies will have their eyes set on the 6.2-Liter Supercharged HEMI® V8 -SRT® Demon engine, which produces an earth-shattering 840 horsepower, when properly equipped.

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2018 Dodge Challenger Efficiency

A massive amount of power often comes at the cost of efficiency. Nevertheless, the 2018 Dodge Challenger starts off with a rather decent 19/30/23 MPG City/Highway/Combined, only losing major efficiency points after adopting some of its more powerful engine options.

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

2018 Dodge Challenger Interior

Though power may be the primary focus of the Dodge Challenger, that doesn’t mean that Dodge has skimped out when it comes to interior comfort and technology. A standard leather steering wheel and shift knob add to the Challenger’s sporty feel, while drivers also receive FCA’s Uconnect® 4 interface right off the bat.

Even the Hellcat and Demon variations of the Challenger come with some pretty nifty features, like a Wildwheel Alcantara® steering wheel. Of course, with the drag-focused Demon, drivers can remove all of the interior amenities that they find to be unnecessary.

2018 Dodge Challenger Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT:

  • Comfort and Seating: Active head restraints, Premium cloth sport seats, Rear window defroster, Leather steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Technology: 7-inch touchscreen display, Uconnect® 4, Apple CarPlay™ and Google Android Auto™ compatibility, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus:

  • Comfort and Seating: Heated and ventilated front seats, Leather-trimmed seats, Universal Garage Door Opener, Heated steering wheel
  • Technology: 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 276-watt amplifier, HD Radio™, Integrated center stack radio, One-year SiriusXM® Guardian service

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT All-Wheel Drive:

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

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather performance steering wheel

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker:

  • Comfort and Seating: “Shaker” dash plaque

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A:

  • Comfort and Seating: White face instrument cluster, Gloss Black instrument cluster trim rings

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Shaker:

  • Comfort and Seating: Suede/nappa performance seats

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger T/A 392:

  • Comfort and Seating: 180-MPH primary speedometer

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® 392:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather, flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Technology: SiriusXM® Traffic Plus, 18-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer, Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Amplifier, GPS Navigation

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat:

  • Comfort and Seating: Instrument panel SRT® design bezel, Alum interior trim w/dark engine-turned lithograph

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon:

  • Comfort and Seating: 200-MPH primary speedometer, Demon serialized dash plaque, Wildwheel Alcantara® steering wheel

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Dodge has finally revealed the all-wheel drive version of the Dodge Challenger muscle car

2018 Dodge Challenger Safety

While pushing the Dodge Challenger to its limits can be fun, it’s important to do so while simultaneously keeping safety in mind. Dodge, for its part, has equipped the latest Challenger with systems like Electronic Roll Mitigation and All Speed Traction Control to make driving it an overall safer experience.

Some of the standard safety features you’ll find on the 2018 Dodge Challenger include:

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Security Alarm
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System

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