Pricing for the facelifted 2015 Dodge Challenger lineup has been announced, starting at $26,995 for the V6 SXT model and ranging up to $59,995 for the range topping 707-horsepower Challenger SRT, which features the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat engine. The modest exterior changes, which incorporate styling cues inspired from the 1971 classic, belie the major changes in content and engines.
All models are now equipped with Chrysler's 8-speed Torqueflite 845RE automatic transmission. The base SXT, which is powered by a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 features a 7-inch TFT multi-view instrument cluster as well as 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen in the center console. The 2015 Challenger SXT offers nearly $4,000 in additional content over the previous entry level model and nearly $3,500 added value on the basis of standard equipment. An SXT Plus model, with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, decklid rear spoiler, rear backup camera and park assist, Nappa leather seating, heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescope retails for $29,995.
Hemi models galore
Buyers can also opt for several normally aspirated Hemi models, the Challenger R/T, which features a 5.7-liter V8 rated at 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque starts at $31,495 plus $995 destination. It's available with a 6-speed manual transmission, standard 3.90 limited-slip rear differential, 20-inch wheels and a performance dual exhaust with low-restriction resonators. The Challenger R/T Plus adds polished aluminum wheels, Nappa leather seats, heated/ventilated front buckets, heated steering wheel with power tilt/telescope, 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, backup camera and park assist for $34,495 plus destination. Also available is a the R/T Classic package which adds script Challenger badging, dual R/T side stripes and HID headlamps. Adding to the throwback look is the availability of a "shaker" hood option on R/T models.
Next up is the Challenger R/T Scat Pack which features a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The package includes a high performance suspension, active stainless steel dual exhaust, a front spiller, decklid spoiler, Brembo 4-piston disc brakes, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, and a 6-speed manual transmission. Scat Pack model prices start at $38,495 excluding destination and $1,000 gas-guzzler tax. Models equipped with the 8-speed automatic cost $400 more.
Two SRT models
The Challenger is offered in two SRT variants, one normally aspirated, the other supercharged. The Challenger SRT 392 features the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 found in the R/T Scat Pack model. It also produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb ft of torque. The SRT 392, however, features a Viper-inspired hood with a functional scoop, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, and a Brembo brake package featuring 6-piston front calipers clamping on 15.4-inch rotors. The SRT 392 is also equipped with adaptive shocks, rear body-colored spoiler, launch control and a 900-watt premium Harman Kardon sound system. The Challenger SRT 392 starts at $45,995 excluding destination and $1,000 gas-guzzler tax.
The top of the line is the 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 making 650 lb-ft of torque. In addition to its unique looks that include a power bulge in the aluminum hood, the Hellcat comes with two key fobs, black and red, the former limited horsepower to 500 and disabling the launch control. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is priced at $59,995 excluding destination and a $1,700 gas-guzzler tax.
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