Dodge Challenger

2009 Dodge Challenger

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  • (4.8) 49 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,522$33,390
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 16-21
  • Engine: 372-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2009 Dodge Challenger

Our Take on the 2009 Dodge Challenger

After last year's limited run of high-performance SRT8 models, Chrysler has filled out the Challenger's lineup, including two more trim levels for 2009: SE and R/T. This big, American two-door coupe seats five and is based on Chrysler's underpinnings to the Charger and 300 sedans. ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sluggish V-6
  • ABS not standard
  • Blind-spot visibility
  • Some cheap interior bits
  • Large turning circle
  • Weak standard stereo

Notable Features

  • Available V-6 and two V-8 drivetrains
  • Manual or automatic transmissions
  • Limited-slip differential on R/T, SRT8
  • Styled after 1970-74 Challenger
  • SRT8 hits 60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • Seats five

2009 Dodge Challenger Reviews Expert Reviews

People were intrigued with the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic everywhere I drove it. I got waves while driving and questioned when stopped. Almost every time I left it parked in a lot I came back to find fresh nose marks and fingerprints on the side glass from people looking inside.This special trim version of the Challenger looks great. The R/T stripes down the side and the polished five-spoke w... Read full review for the 2009 Dodge Challenger

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Consumer Reviews


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by Powerchip from Clovis, Ca on January 16, 2012

This car is the most comfortable sports car I have ever driven. It replaced a 2002 Z06. The Challenger shifts easy with it's close ratio shifter and has great acceleration through 5th gear. The ride i... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Dodge Challenger Safety Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Dodge Challenger.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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