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2011 Dodge Challenger Consumer Reviews

4.8
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Love that 470 Horse Power Hemi V8!

by from Palm Beach, FL on January 29, 2011

The Hemi V8 in the 2011 Challenger SRT-8 blows everything out of the water in its class. Love the 470 horse power of the engine. Nearly bought a '11 Dodge Charger R/T but the SRT-8 version of the '11 ...
The Hemi V8 in the 2011 Challenger SRT-8 blows everything out of the water in its class. Love the 470 horse power of the engine. Nearly bought a '11 Dodge Charger R/T but the SRT-8 version of the '11 Charger sedan was not out yet. The SRT-8 Challenger coupe has the most supports seats, best leather, exotic styling and upscale feel lacking on my previous Ford Mustang GT. Additional room without sacrificing handling dynamics and sporty design are just two of dozens of reasons I bought the Dodge over competitors. The Camaro was too snug and the ride too choppy. Gas Mileage is not as bad as expected: high 20's on my SRT-8. No other coupe is more enjoyable on long trips. More than two could not travel in my Ford. Five ride in the Challenger with room to spare and cargo room in the car and large trunk is cavernous. Controls work with precision and the navigation system (strongly recommended) is clear, concise and easy to operate, even while driving. Steering wheel contains needed switch gear making it even safer while keeping driver's eyes on the road. The BMW-like wheel and shifter leather padding add more class. Awesome, fun and trouble free car: Challenger 2011!
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Modern Interpretation of History's Best!

by from Rochester, New York on January 29, 2011

Exhilarating performance, killer drop dead gorgeous head turning looks & hordes of improvements for '11, inside & out & especially underneath. The '11 replaced on earlier model ('08) owed & loved for ...
Exhilarating performance, killer drop dead gorgeous head turning looks & hordes of improvements for '11, inside & out & especially underneath. The '11 replaced on earlier model ('08) owed & loved for over 3 yrs., but the new version improved upon every aspect of the original "all new" Challenger that is so reminiscent of its past glory. The '11 has dramatically improved interior materials, perfect bucket seats w/ far more support. The firmer suspension & more compliant ride, handling ergonomics & tasteful high quality materials, including supply mercedes and bmw-like leather seating are welcomed - AWESOME. Gap panels are precisely aligned & the additional room over smaller, cramped muscle/pony cars for my body type is freshing. Would never put down the Mustang or Camaro, but admit that the Dodge Charger is more my style & has the best of the Chevy & Ford combined with loads more comfort, fun & compliments. The best feature is the high-powered Hemi-V8 & SRT-8 edition. The price reasonable for everything the Challenger offers.
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Retro done right!

by from Warwick, RI on February 17, 2011

I own an SRT8 having traded up from an R/T. The R/T was a terrific all-round vehicle. Great touring car for long road trips and gas mileage was superb for a 376hp V8. The suspension was a little to fl...
I own an SRT8 having traded up from an R/T. The R/T was a terrific all-round vehicle. Great touring car for long road trips and gas mileage was superb for a 376hp V8. The suspension was a little to floaty for me. It did not inspire spirited driving when cornering. Enter the SRT8. Oh boy hold on! The only comparison to the R/T is the body style! From the increase in power to the amazing handling, it's worlds apart. However, so is the price. Be prepared for an amazing driving experience.
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Challenger is Great!

by from Baltimore, MD on February 28, 2011

two cars were purchaed together. opted for the challenger r/t, while my wife bought a top of the line chryler 300. both vehicles are '11 models and never before have we owned better put together cars....
two cars were purchaed together. opted for the challenger r/t, while my wife bought a top of the line chryler 300. both vehicles are '11 models and never before have we owned better put together cars. one sporty, the other, the 300c, elegant. my challenger r/t has loads of room, power, std. equipment and sportiness. All materials are top grade and not a single flaw to report. The '11 is greatly improved over pre-2011 challengers, with the most comfortable interior, i.e., seats up front and back have the greatest support. The stereo, navi, leather, tilt-n-slide sunroof are stellar. Nothing runs like a Hemi. It is fun. I feel like a teenager again.
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Best Muscle Car Ever!

by from Endicott, NY on February 28, 2011

Cannot say enough great things about my 6.4 liter Hemi V8 SRT-8. It's roomy, handles great, rides very smooth and enjoys all of the upgrades of the redesigned Chrysler products. Best fit & finish in t...
Cannot say enough great things about my 6.4 liter Hemi V8 SRT-8. It's roomy, handles great, rides very smooth and enjoys all of the upgrades of the redesigned Chrysler products. Best fit & finish in the business this model year. The '11 in better in EVERY way than my 2008 Challenger R/T. I still own it, as it is not an SRT-8. Now I have both hemi varieties. I highly recommend this top quality quality coupe that all seem to love by the hordes of daily compliments. The power is fantastic!
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In Love x2!

by from Cape May, NY on March 12, 2011

Aside from marrying my newlywed bride last month, buying a brand new 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 was the best decision I had ever made... and my wife loves it, too! I traded in a 2007 Dodge Magnum R/T...
Aside from marrying my newlywed bride last month, buying a brand new 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 was the best decision I had ever made... and my wife loves it, too! I traded in a 2007 Dodge Magnum R/T that I loved. The '11 Challenger shows just how far Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-RAM has come in regards to quality control, the highest grade materials, improved fit, finish, ride, handling, looks and comfort. The changes made to the Challenger from 2010-11 are highly evident, as I have been eying the new Challenger V8 models, Dodge Charger R/T and Chrysler 300C and SRT-8 sedan models since inception. Each year I have looked closely at each "sport car" (Dodge Viper variants, SRT-8 models) and sporty car (R/T models) offerings from MOPAR, Ford and Chevy; and for 2011, Dodge sold me on the Challenger R/T and even racier SRT-8 version of the beastly, well tuned HEMI V8. I chose the SRT-8 for increased performance and handling, while still achieving decent gas mileage for a RWD sports coupe. The new seats are comparable to exotics costing 6 figures. I considered those while single, but the '11 SRT-8 is by far the best thing going for the price. Hands down! For 2011, Dodge's new navigation system, improved handling and so very much more, including a nicely sized power/tilt sunroof (not found on Ford's Mustang) are must haves! When children arrive in the future, the roomy and spacious Challenger should suit up to five and their belongings in the utmost comfort, while retaining high safety ratings. Let's not forget the best part: the way the SRT-8 looks!
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B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Ride!

by from Charleston, sc on March 9, 2011

I have always been a lover of old muscle cars, '76 transam, '70 chevelle, etc. This challenger definitely caught my eye. It looks and has the power of a muscle car but drives like a luxury car. I cann...
I have always been a lover of old muscle cars, '76 transam, '70 chevelle, etc. This challenger definitely caught my eye. It looks and has the power of a muscle car but drives like a luxury car. I cannot believe all features it includes. I purchased the r/t model and could not be happier in anything else. The exterior is perfect, the interior is extremely comfortable, I'm five three and like that I can reach the pedals and not be crammed up against the steering wheel. It's a heavy car, that only adds to the smooth easy ride. Large trunk space, heated seats, sunroof, not a large blindspot like you would suspect, and it's great having the Bluetooth voice control and USB hookup. To sum up, I absolutely love my 2011 dodge challenger r/t!
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Young Again Feeling!

by from Elmira Heights, NY on May 10, 2011

We purchased our new 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T after years of owning reliable Dodge Grand Caravans & Chrysler Town & Country minivans & enjoying every moment of driving thousands of miles in them as a...
We purchased our new 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T after years of owning reliable Dodge Grand Caravans & Chrysler Town & Country minivans & enjoying every moment of driving thousands of miles in them as a large family. Now that the children are on their own, my husband has his dream muscle car and we both love it! What we are most happy with: Hemi-V8 power and very good gas milage for such an exhilarating engine, remarkable fit & finish, highest in class quality, amply room for full size adults in front & back, hot looks & vast array of smooth operating features/switch gear. There is nothing we dislike, but would be interested in a ragtop convertible option and additional leather interior colors -- with only black or white with a contrasting color included a stunning blue) to select from now. The 2011 Challenger is very safe, affordable, excellent handling/riding & most comfortable of all-like coupes. How sweet it is to be young again!
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2011 R/T 6 Speed Manual

by from Fort Wayne IN on June 12, 2011

Bought this car in May. Plenty of get up and go, great styling and just plain awesome to drive. I am not quite sure how to describe it but this car feels like it becomes a part of you when you are dri...
Bought this car in May. Plenty of get up and go, great styling and just plain awesome to drive. I am not quite sure how to describe it but this car feels like it becomes a part of you when you are driving it (comfort and handling). Plenty of room for passangers (even in the back seat), lot's of room in the trunk and a climate control system that can be operated without an engineering degree. A small quibble would be the location of the USB port in the center console. It is a little difficult to plug into. I use it by plugging in a flash drive loaded with all my favorite tunes. If you are considering a muscle car, definitly give this one a try .... you just may wind up driving it home.
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Challenger SRT8 2011

by from Pennsylvania on June 1, 2011

Fabulous car! I have the 6 speed manual which took a bit of getting used to again as I have had automatics for over 20 years, but this car is a blast to drive. Handling on curves is outstanding. The s...
Fabulous car! I have the 6 speed manual which took a bit of getting used to again as I have had automatics for over 20 years, but this car is a blast to drive. Handling on curves is outstanding. The styling is awesome. I have the toxic orange with grey stripes. I have people stop me to talk about the car all the time and I get the thumbs-up at nearly every red light. Love this car. Never owned a Dodge product before, have had Toyota, Acura, BMW, but this car beats the $%*^ out of them for styling and performance. 5 of 5 stars for me thus far.
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