Her + His Car Reviews
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|$41,185||Base, $37,995, as tested, $41,085|
|Now this beast is something to drive. It's like Back to the Future in this bad-boy, cos its #oldschool looks with modern technology - another blend of "hybrid-i-city".
An unleashing you will want to experience. Built with 6.4 Liter, V8 and 485 solidly packed horsepower punch engine. You have to hold this car back; truly. All of the V8 models are available in either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission; our was automatic, but was just as much fun to drive.
|Torrid to say the least. This car means business. Needless to mention that it corners on rails! No mistakes anywhere or corrections to be made in steering for them. The back seat can be a little unsettling because you are getting the usual round of potholes. Plus, you get that big Hemi engine's growl for eternity.|
|15 city/25 highway (wow!), for an overall of 18. Rated very highly in its class.||Economy is rated 15/25 in the city, with 18 combined.|
|I have been test-driving cars for roughly 5 years. This week, this vehicle, my experience was completely different. Six different men stop me like I am some off-the-street hottie. What fun, and how funny! No, really. My next door neighbor, Bob, who barely grunts at me when I say 'good morning' each day, asked if he could buy me ice cream - just so he could get a drive in this new Challenger. Dogs. Babies. Challengers. Yes, add the Dodge Challenger to the equation if you want to get attention from the opposite sex. Whether you are in the market or not; it's a show stopper with the rear spoiler, dual rear exhaust & Skat Pack Fender badge on board.
Very comfortable driving, ample space and leg room. 20" aluminum wheels. The headroom and back seats are relatively comfy - and getting into/out of the back seats are not always effortless, no surprise here. Noise level is moderate. Noise level is moderate. Since it a low rider, you will appreciate the fact that the design team kept the size of the side mirrors at a 'normal' size. Yes, I am taking a sideways stab at some of the competitors whose side mirrors are so large, they impede ones' ability to see.
Heated, adjustable seats are comfy - and like the lumbar touch. And, trunk capacity is over 16 cubic feet which can instantly transform with the ease of the 60/40-split backseat.
|A real hair raiser. It looks like it can kick plenty behind, and it can--except for ultra high performance numbers like Camaro ZL1 or Ford's Shelby Mustang Models. It's still easy to drive, though. But first you better have answers to any questions by onlookers. Quite the center of attraction! Takes all corners like a champ and even can be quite docile in traffic--except for those stormy exhaust notes I love so much. I also want to say that this is the smoothest ride I have had to date with Chrysler's eight speed TorqueFlite transmission. No balking, No hesitancy, and smooth as silk. I sincerely don't understand why anyone wouldn't buy the Hellcat after seeing its little sibling. Great car.|
|Driver and Passenger Airbags - Front, Rear, Side Head. ABS/4 Wheel Disc Brakes. Brake Assist. Rollover Protection System. Adjustable Pedals are a plus - for obvious reasons. Front and Rear Tow Hooks. Emergency Trunk Release.
Also included are Rear Cross Path Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring. Lane Departure Warning. Rear Camera.
|Active Exhaust (Is it ever!!!), supplemental side-curtain front and airbags, supplemental side curtain side airbags and other goodies.|
|No shortage of tech on board this Scat Pack Challenger. Push-button start. Navigation and UConnect infotainment on larger 8.4" display. HD Radio, AM/FM/CD, Sirius XM all come delivered through Harman Kardon audio system - 6 speakers and 276-watt amplifier to rock it out. Sirius Traffic and Travel all come with a 5-year subscription.
Bluetooth, USB port, Dual zone climate control, for personalized temperature management, and Adaptive Cruise Control, and more.
|Advanced multistage Front Airbags, supplemental side curtain front and rear airbags, Brembo four piston high performance brakes, SRT Tuned Bilstein three mode High Perform Suspension, Dodge performance pages, Sport mode, Electronic stability control, Hill Start assist, electronic stability control, rain brake support, ready alert braking, ParkSense rear park assist system, Parkview Rear Backup Camera, UConnect 8.4; media hub, 180 mile per hour speedometer, leather steering wheel, tilt telescope steering column, Dual zone automatic air conditioner and temperature control, Sirius EX radio, brightwork on pedals.|
|Aesthetics & Styling|
|All the way from its exterior to interior a very exceptionally designed classic. Its like Back to the Future in this bad-boy, cos its #oldschool looks with modern technology and safety. Increased roominess and responsiveness.||Cool beyond cool. Has all the boxes crossed, and Dodge has done an excellent job melding both retro/classic Challenger with the modern looks lit has now. Kudos on the interior too. Much, much better materials, design and execution from, say, even five years ago.|
|3 year/36,000 Basic. 5 year/60,000 Powertrain.||5-year or 60,000 miles powertrain limited warranty; 3 year or 36,000 mile basic limited warranty.|