2016 Dodge Challenger

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$26,995

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Coupe

Body style

23

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

197.9” x 57.5”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Classic exterior styling
  • Roomy interior
  • Former SRT-only engine now an option on lower trims
  • Uconnect multimedia system
  • Performance Pages feature

The bad:

  • Still a heavy car
  • Sun-visor brackets are intrusive
  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Optional moonroof eats up headroom

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Dodge Challenger trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Two-door, retro-styled muscle car
  • V-6 or V-8, including 707-hp supercharged V-8 (SRT Hellcat)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission

2016 Dodge Challenger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 Dodge Challenger?

The 2016 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat sports coupe that competes with the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Trim levels include the SXT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat.

What's New on the 2016 Dodge Challenger?

The notable additions for 2016 are the new Plum Crazy exterior color and the Blacktop Appearance Package for SXT and R/T trim levels.

How Does the 2016 Dodge Challenger Compare to Other Sports Coupes?

The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro are both shorter, lower and lighter than the Challenger, which makes them superior when it comes to handling. However both fall short of the Challenger in terms of interior space. Although the Challenger offers a more comfortable ride, its rivals also come as convertibles, which is not an option with the Challenger.

What Features in the 2016 Dodge Challenger Are Most Important?

The Dodge Challenger gives drivers the choice of a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 or three V-8 engines, including a 375-hp 5.7-liter, 485-hp 6.4-liter and the 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 found on the SRT Hellcat trim. Transmission availability — including a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic — depends on the trim level. Significant standard features include LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless access, heated side mirrors and automatic dual-zone climate control. As required in all new cars, the Challenger also features front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include forward collision warning, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a power sunroof, Uconnect multimedia system, leather upholstery, backup camera, heated and ventilated front seats, and a navigation system. On the Challenger SRT, notable features include Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, upgraded Brembo brakes, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and functional heat extractors plus an air inlet port for Hellcat models.

Should I Buy the 2016 Dodge Challenger?

If you're in the market for a sports coupe with classic exterior styling and more interior space than the competition, the 2016 Dodge Challenger is worth your consideration.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Challenger R/T Plus

Bought this car new in July 2016, it has a been a great experience. It has 12,400 miles on it, and is barely broken in. Well engineered in my opinion.

5.0

Super fast car and it’s a head turner, gets lots o

I like the heated seats and steering wheel. The Handling is amazing and xxxx it’s quick whenever your 4 year old son falls in love with it you know it’s going to always be in the family

5.0

The true classic muscle car...

I had a Camaro before and if your not going to be racing on every stop light ( mustangs) then looks is everything. The car is gorgeous to look at, feels heavy when driving around but safer than the Chevy. Just let it roar and never mind your 0-60 times is about the big engine feeling. Just keep it classy and between the speed limits ... You already got the trophy.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Dodge Challenger base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
11.1%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge CPO Go
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6-10 MY and/or 75,001-120,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 Month 3,000 mile Max Care Warranty
Dealer certification required
125 point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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