2018 Dodge Challenger Review

Tipped to cause ripples and perhaps record more sales than the 2016 Ford Mustang and the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro in the sports coupe segment, the new Dodge Challenger will certainly be a car worth looking forward to if all the hype created around it is anything to go by.

2018 Dodge Challenger front view

2018 Dodge Challenger – Exterior and Interior

The new Dodge is expected to come with a host of new features and specifications both on the interior and exterior. Sports cars enthusiasts might be pleased to know that SRT variants will be available as well, probably 10 to 12 months after the initial release. Don’t be surprised if the famed Barracuda nameplate comes back as well! The 2018 Dodge Challenger might be smaller. The current year Challenger tips the scales at a patronizing 3,834 pounds which is 308 pounds more than the 2016 Mustang and 115 pounds more when pitted against the 2016 Camaro. The new Dodge Challenger might edge toward a more aluminum look and may even come with carbon fiber. The need for a smaller Challenger may be inspired by the fact that other models such as the Cadillac and Ford are already using materials that allow significant weight reductions not only in the current models but also in future models such as the CT6 sedan and F- 150 correspondingly. Thus, in the quest to stay in line with the market trends, you might be as well seeing a smaller Dodge Challenger come the year 2018.

2018 Dodge Challenger interior

2018 Dodge Challenger – Engine Space

The 2018 Dodge Challenger is expected to be turbocharged and will most likely run on an all four-wheel drive powertrain. It is likely that The Dodge Challenger will be mounted with a 6 cylinder engine with at least 350 hp. With that in mind, Dodge will have to think outside the box and design an engine that will perform exceptionally well with low-grade 87-Octane fuel. While the current year model of the Challenger performs reasonably well with lower fuel octane, there is a need to raise compression ratio in the 2018 Dodge Challenger in a bid to improve response and torque.

2018 Dodge Challenger view

2018 Dodge Challenger – Price and Release

With the expected features and expectations, the price for the new Dodge Challenger should start anywhere around $ 28, 595 for the base model. Nonetheless, high horsepower variants will most likely start selling at around $ 65,000. The new Dodge Challenger is expected to hit the market in mid-2018 specifically in July. Dodge hopes to sell at least 600 k unit of this model. For more upcoming information stay with our blog.

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