2018 Dodge Challenger Review

At Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we know that some Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen drivers like to go fast. In which case, you might be chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of your very own muscle car.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is one of the most popular on the market today. And we’ve written this review to show you why.

2018 Dodge Challenger Engine Options

The engine is the heart of any muscle car. And with the 2018 Dodge Challenger, you’ll have four enticing options to choose from.

In the base trim, you’ll start out with a 3.6L Pentastar® V6. As it produces 305 HP and 268 lb-ft of torque, this engine is no slouch in the power department.

However, many drivers are also surprised to learn that this powertrain maintains an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway, beating out other leaders in its class.

Granted, maybe you just want to go faster. In that case, you may want to choose one of two available HEMI® V8 engine options.

For those interested in track-speeds, you can also select the available supercharged 6.4L HEMI® SRT Hellcat V8. With this behemoth under the hood, your Challenger generates 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque.

Smooth Handling

The ultimate complement to high power is precise handling. And as the Dodge Challenger was designed to hit the track as well as city and rural roads, it brings plenty of that to the table.

First and foremost, four different suspensions options are available in the Challenger. First are the Sport-Tuned, the Performance-Tuned, and the High-Performance suspensions. Each comes standard with a different engine, to work in concert with the power increase.

A Three Mode Adaptive Damping Suspension is also available in higher trims. This allows drivers to choose different suspension tunings on the fly. Street, Sport, and Track modes are all included to cater to your preferences.

Those smooth suspensions should go very well with the available and highly smooth TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission.  It maintains seamless gear shifts, no matter the speed.

Dodge Challenger Technologies

While stylistically and performance-wise the 2018 Challenger may emulate the muscles cars of old, it’s cockpit has been heavily modernized with new and convenient technologies.

One of the most helpful is the available Launch Control features. By tweaking this digitized launch screen, you can calibrate your own starting acceleration rates.

Likewise, the available Performance Control means you can toggle you can change engine, transmission, and steering modes via the touchscreen, while also toggling paddle-shifting and traction on and off.

And speaking of that touchscreen, the available 8.4-inch screen is a bold and colorful cockpit addition, making it easy to control all your apps and media.

Hit the Track in the 2018 Dodge Challenger

It’s one thing to hear about all the power the 2018 Dodge Challenger produces. It’s another thing entirely to experience it.

Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen drivers can do so by contacting the Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram team. Schedule your test drive today!