The beast by Art Scott on Jul 30, 2018 Vehicle: 2016 Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker 2dr Coupe 6. An automatic Challenger Scat Pack weighs just 7. With 305 horses on tap, we were pleasantly surprised at just how quick the base V6 is, and it can still smoke the tires and swing the tail out if you so desire. The Super Sport Group adds 20-inch wheels, a shorter rear-axle ratio, steering wheel shift paddles and performance brakes. Upon my return home, I went out to find that perfect Challenger. For Dodge fans, our stating that the Challenger is indeed awesome probably comes more as an affirmation than as a surprise. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 0 reviews If you're looking for a modern day muscle car, this is the car for you.
However, if such behavior is on your to-do list, one of the V8s is what you're going to want to achieve the full muscle car experience. Adults can fit in the backseat. By comparison, the Mustang and Camaro are really for small children only. And yet, from the surprisingly stout base V6 all the way up to the nuclear option otherwise known as the , the Challenger is a modern classic. As such, we recommend springing at least for the Super Track Pak option, as it includes firmer underpinnings. The sound of the exhaust is what I always wanted, threatening but not obnoxious.
The heavy clutch pedal and long shifter throws are a chore to move quickly in the Dodge. The Hellcat puts you into muscle car heaven each and every time you drive it, providing you with automotive therapy sought by many but experienced only by a few. I have always been a Mopar fan and love. Both can also be had in convertible form, something the Challenger does not offer. Buy online and get a car on your time. With the exception of my backup camera going bad at 2000 miles the car has had no real problems. The Mustang and Camaro are more agile and less imposing around tighter turns, and can be fitted with wider and grippier tires.
We hope buyers know a guy at the local tire shop, and if they don't, well, they will soon. Interior Design and Special Features Last year's redesign gave the Challenger the stylish cabin it always deserved. It has a trunk a full-size sedan could be proud of. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service representative. Blind-spot, rear cross-traffic and forward collision warning systems are available. Even the V6 gets decent fuel economy.
You will forever appreciate the experience! The Sound Group I includes a six-speaker Alpine sound system. What's New on the 2016 Dodge Challenger? Come in person or call ahead to set an appointment for a test drive. It features large virtual buttons, an intuitive layout and fairly quick responses. The automatic has a way of making seat-of-the pants acceleration feel like the Challenger is lighter than its 4,200-pound curb weight, which is quite the accomplishment. It's been a hit with consumers ever since the latest generation debuted back for the 2008-'09 model years. The ride quality is comfortable. After finding out this news, I was a little disappointed.
The Hellcat puts all of the fun back into driving to the point where even driving it slowly, while listening to the rumble of its enormously powerful engine, is a blast. It may not be the most hyped American muscle coupe this year and it's certainly not the most agile. Although the manual transmission is easy to operate, it does have somewhat long throws and is saddled with an annoying foot-operated parking brake that can get in the way when you're sliding your foot from dead pedal to clutch. We love the 2016 Dodge Challenger's authentic muscle car persona and how Dodge backs it up with real performance and surprising practicality. My major complaint is the rear tailight section which is cheap plastic and can be easily scratched.
Driving Impressions One of the 2016 Dodge Challenger's signature traits is its excellent ride quality. The gave the 2016 Challenger its top safety score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact and side-impact crash tests. There's also the Premium Sound Group that adds an 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system to the Plus and Scat Pack trims, while the Blacktop package adds blackout-themed exterior trim and a few other extra features from other packages. It's true that the or are better suited for hustling around tight turns, and both benefit from fresher-looking designs. According to Dodge spokesman Jiyan Cadiz, 60 percent of Scat Packs come with the automatic transmission and 40 percent with the manual.
The features list is packed full of comfort, convenience, entertainment and high-tech safety items. The drive was 900 miles thru the wicked thunderstorms of Nebraska no less. The traction is really poor with the 9. Should I Buy the 2016 Dodge Challenger? Still, none of them will let you forget about the car's sheer bulk, especially on narrow roads. A Hellcat stopped in 108 feet. In Edmunds performance testing, it went from zero to 60 mph in 6. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available.
In , the Challenger received five out of five stars for overall and side crash protection, and four stars for frontal protection. The only flaw with this car is you have to be extremely careful backing out of parking spaces and changing lanes as visibility is obstructed. Interior wise there is an abundance of hard plastics which is pretty much the norm for most cars built today. Adults can fit in the backseat. The Challenger is a car that will please whether you're taking the kids to school, driving across the country or participating in a burnout contest. Transmission availability -- including a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic -- depends on the trim level.