2016 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Challenger
2016 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Challenger


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 30 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 305 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 2

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  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 4 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Dodge Challenger

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: Uconnect 5.0
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • 6 Speakers
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Media Hub (SD, USB, AUX Ports)
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Cast Aluminum
    • Tires: P235/55R18 AS Performance
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Black Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Accents
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
    • 6-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt, Manual Recline, Power 4-Way Lumbar Support and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Fixed Rear Windows
    • Voice Recorder
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Houndstooth Cloth Sport Seats
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
    • Nav Capable! See Dealer For Details
    • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)
    • 50 State Emissions
    • Transmission w/AUTOSTICK Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • 2.62 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 80-Amp/Hr 730CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 160 Amp Alternator
    • 4950# Gvwr
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Touring Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.2
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 730
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 160
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - ERB
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.6 L/220
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 305 @ 6350
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 268 @ 4800
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 116.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 197.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.7
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.8
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.2
    • Liftover Height (in) - 33.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.9
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.5
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 33.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.9
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 47.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 30 (Est)
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Dodge Challenger
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - TSG
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TSG
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - DFL
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.30
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.62
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.6 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3834
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2016 Dodge Challenger Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat Bright White Clearcoat Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat Jazz Blue Pearlcoat Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat Pitch Black Clearcoat Redline Red Tricoat Pearl Torred Clearcoat
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Jazz Blue Pearlcoat
  • Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • Redline Red Tricoat Pearl
  • Torred Clearcoat

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Big and heavy, the 2016 Dodge Challenger offers more touring comfort than other muscle cars. The Challenger is a two-door coupe, but it’s a bigger car than the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. A diversity of models and a variety of engines lets owners choose a comfortable daily driver, a dragstrip battler, an outrageous Hellcat, or a colorful reminder of the past.

Exterior design follows patterns from the classic original Challenger, launched back in 1971. Challenger has always been the largest, most blocky-looking American muscle car, intensifying its road presence. Revived for 2008, the modern version is more touring coupe than raucous plaything: vigorous but comfortable, delivering a surprisingly supple ride.

Following a freshening for 2015, a new Blacktop Appearance group is available for the 2016 Challenger, with black accents and available Plum Crazy paint. The Hellcat gains Laguna leather.

Picking a favorite isn’t easy, with 10 versions available: Challenger SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, R/T Scat Pack, 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. Customization options mean no two Challengers need be identical.

A 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 comes in the Challenger SXT. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8, standard in R/T, is rated at 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Next up, in the R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392, is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that produces 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet. Top dog is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 in the SRT Hellcat, whipping up 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet.

All four engines mate with an 8-speed automatic transmission, with Sport Mode and paddle shifters. A 6-speed manual gearbox remains available for V8 models. Like all three competitors, the Challenger has a rear-wheel-drive layout with independent rear suspension. Suspension tuning varies according to model. The 2016 Challenger SXT is a little firmer than the 2015 version.

Despite its size and retro look, access to the back seat is awkward, and visibility is poor. Fuel consumption wins no prizes, either.

Safety ratings score well. The National Highway Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives a five-star rating overall, with a four-star rating for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts.


The 2016 Dodge Challenger comes in 10 trim levels. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Challenger SXT ($26,995) comes with the V6 and automatic, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch display screen, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen, Bluetooth, power driver’s seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic headlights, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Plus version are upgraded with leather seating, heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 8.4-inch Connect touchscreen, rear parking sensors, and rearview camera.

Challenger R/T ($31,995) gets the 5.7-liter V8, performance brakes, and 20-inch wheels. SXT and R/T models can be ordered with the new Blacktop Appearance package. A Super Track Pak option brings lowered ride height, larger sway bars, Bilstein shocks, and more. R/T Shaker ($35,795) adds a shaker hood scoop, black stripes, black grille surround, and 20-inch aluminum wheels with black pockets. It also includes equipment from the Super Track Pak.

Challenger R/T Scat Pack ($38,995) gets the 485-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V8, plus four-piston Brembo brakes, performance suspension and steering wheel, cloth seats, large aero splitter, rearview camera, and Performance Pages. Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker ($43,595) has the 485-hp V8, with a functional shaker hood. SRT 392 ($49,195) also gets the 485-hp Hemi, plus a Viper-inspired hood, Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers, adaptive-damping suspension, special Nappa leather seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, and 900-watt Harman Kardon audio.

Challenger SRT Hellcat ($59,995) packs a 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8, along with a 6-speed manual gearbox and plenty of performance goodies to complement Dodge’s flagship coupe.

Safety features include seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax airbags and front knee airbags. Adaptive cruise control is available, as are forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, and a rearview camera.


Bold and brawny, the Challenger might even be branded beautiful, depending on whose eyes are doing the gazing. The basic body shape features a long nose, flat decklid, and thick roof pillars inspired by the 1970s versions. Big and wide, Challenger is more connected to its automotive ancestors than Mustang or Camaro.

A split grille sits within a slim front opening, with projector headlamps surrounded by LED halos. The functional “power bulge” hood may be fitted with various scoops. LED taillamps have a glossy piano black surround.


The spacious front seats feel like they belong in a luxury car: soft yet supportive, though thinner occupants might lack side support. The driver faces a modern dashboard, filled with soft-touch surfaces and a contemporary instrument cluster, with a simple interface.

Of the three retro American muscle coupes, the Challenger is the only one to seat five. Squeezing into the back seat demands some acrobatics, due in part to the tapering roofline, and only two adults will actually be comfortable. A third party won’t appreciate the protruding center hump.

At 16.2 cubic feet, the trunk is larger than those of some midsize sedans.

Driving Impressions

The Dodge Challenger is quick when traveling in a straight line. The Challenger can cope with a curvy road course and is fun to drive on a racing circuit, though it will get left behind by a comparable Camaro or Mustang. Still, in any form, the Challenger handles well enough to feel secure. Nimble it is not, but a Challenger should please anyone who craves this particular brand of American performance.

Ride comfort is a bonus with any Challenger. Even the aggressive SRT Hellcat is surprisingly comfortable, only somewhat firmer than lower-level models. Though the cabin is quiet, some engine noise seeps through when accelerating hard with the V6, or anytime other than gentle low-rev cruising with a V8 model.

The Challenger is quite easy to drive, even the Hellcat, considering how much power lurks beneath the hood. Beware of secondary motions in the Hellcat, however. Pushing the Hellcat on a curvy road demands careful judgment. Challenger SXT and R/T models suffer nosedive during hard braking.

We’ve not been pleased with the electric power steering used on all but Hellcat models. Especially with a V8, it lacks feedback, which can require many small adjustments over choppy pavement.

Dodge’s V6 that comes with the Challenger SXT offers enough start-off vigor to feel like a muscle car, plus plenty of high-revving passing power. The V8-powered Challenger R/T is stronger, especially while passing, but it falls short of Camaro and Mustang. Upper models feel considerably quicker, and also provide greater stopping power, courtesy of Brembo brakes.

Challenger models do not guzzle gas as much as you might expect. The Challenger SXT is EPA-rated at 19/30 mpg City/Highway, 23 mpg Combined. Challenger R/T with manual transmission manages 15/23 mpg, 18 mpg Combined, 16/25 mpg or 19 Combined with automatic. Hellcat? 16 mpg Combined.


With such a variety of models and engines, the Dodge Challenger can fill many roles. Each is more flamboyant and exhilarating than most any midsize model.

Driving impressions by Kirk Bell, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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