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Dodge Challenger Scores 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award in Sporty Car Category

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2019 Dodge Challenger
2019 Dodge Challenger

For the third time in four years (and the second year in a row) the Dodge Challenger has scored top honors its category, Sporty Car, in the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards.

According to FCA, “AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on scores developed using results from the automotive research and consulting firm’s New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. More than 50,000 respondents rated 14 vehicle attributes based on their desire for change. Those vehicles whose owners want the least change rank highest in their class for the Ideal Vehicle Award.”

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is equipped with best-in-class cargo volume and offers all-wheel drive, the only muscle car to do so. The 2019 Challenger is all about power, offering drivers a choice of several intense powertrains.

The 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI Redeye is rated at 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque while the 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 delivers a thrilling ride with 717 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The 392 HEMI V8 is rated at 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 generates 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque and delivers a fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg on the highway. Highway mpg is a bit greater at 30 mpg with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that’s rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.

The power generated by the Dodge Challenger is complemented by its advanced tech, which helps drivers stay connected on the go. The Uconnect infotainment system offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.