Dodge Prices 2015 Challenger Lineup

By Matt Schmitz  on July 17, 2014

Dodge's iconic muscle coupe will flex its way into dealerships later this summer, but it won't necessarily stretch your budget on the base-model end with a starting-price increase of only $500. The 2015 Challenger starts at $27,990 (all prices include a $995 destination charge).

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The Challenger is available with four different powertrains, starting with the base SXT model, followed by R/T, R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392, and the much-hyped, 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat. SXT models again come with a 3.6-liter V-6 that makes 305 hp and 268 pounds-feet of torque. New for 2015 is an eight-speed automatic transmission that Dodge says boosts fuel economy by as much as 11 percent; last year's version was EPA rated at 18/27/21 mpg city/highway/combined.

Standard exterior features include a 1971-inspired split satin-chrome grille, dual exhaust with bright tips, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a "power bulge hood" with twin functional intakes and power body-colored folding heated side mirrors. Inside the SXT comes with cloth seating, a stamped aluminum instrument panel bezel, a six-way power driver's seat, a six-speaker audio system, dual-zone temperature control, keyless entry with push-button start and a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel and shift knob.

The SXT Plus model upgrades to 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with graphite pockets, all-season performance tires, performance suspension and brakes, a deck lid rear spoiler, Nappa leather seating, a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touch-screen and a backup camera. It starts at $30,990.

The R/T starts at $32,490 and has a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that makes 375 hp and 410 pounds-feet of torque when paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Exterior features include performance dual exhaust, R/T grille badging and Hemi hood badging, and 20-inch satin-carbon aluminum wheels. The R/T Plus, similarly upgraded as the SXT Plus, starts at $35,490.

The R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392 add a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 good for 485 hp and 475 pounds-feet of torque. The R/T Scat Pack starts at $39,490 (including destination and a $1,000 gas-guzzler tax); with the eight-speed automatic transmission, that price increases to $39,890. The SRT 392 adds a Viper-inspired hood with functional center intake, unique Hyper Black aluminum wheels and high-performance brakes; it starts at $46,990 with the manual and $47,390 with the eight-speed automatic.

The SRT Hellcat packs a 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat engine producing a monstrous 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque and boasts a 10.8-second quarter-mile, according to Dodge. It starts at $60,990, including destination and a $2,100 gas-guzzler tax (the eight-speed automatic reduces the gas penalty to $1,700). The new top-end model is pricey, but in line with the Challenger's muscle-car peers: the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro starts at $24,550 for the base LS model, while the Z/28 starts at a whopping $75,000 with destination and gas penalty. The 2015 Ford Mustang starts at $24,425 for the standard V-6 fastback style, and climbs to a starting price of $46,995 for the GT 50 Years Limited Edition style.

Upgraded tech and safety features for the 2015 lineup include a standard 7-inch configurable gauge cluster, the Uconnect multimedia system with a 5- or 8.4-inch touch-screen, and available forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beams, blind spot warning and rear cross-path detection.

The 2015 Challenger goes on sale this fall. photo by Evan Sears

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