• (4.8) 64 reviews
  • MSRP: $26,995$62,495
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 16-23
  • Engine: 372-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2016 Dodge Challenger

Our Take on the 2016 Dodge Challenger

Our Take

The 2016 Dodge Challenger sticks to its retro theme that has been relatively successful for the big sports coupe. The rear-wheel-drive Challenger comes with standard V-6 power and offers a choice of V-8 engines including a supercharged V-8 in the SRT Hellcat model that makes 707 horsepower. Comp... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in September 2014 about the 2015 Dodge Challenger. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. If a retro-styled American muscle car is what you crave, you don't have to spend Hellcat money to get Hellcat fun — the 20... Read full review for the 2016 Dodge Challenger

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 64 reviews

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Still Shakin'

by Surfdancer from Fair Play, SC on April 27, 2016

After researching new and used cars, I needed one which would allow my large body easy access in and out of the vehicle, while giving me some sport in my ride. The Dodge Challenger had what I wanted a... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2016 Dodge Challenger trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

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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.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 Dodge Challenger.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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