2019 Dodge Challenger

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2019 Dodge Challenger
2019 Dodge Challenger

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

197.9” x 57.5”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Classic exterior styling
  • Roomy interior
  • All-weather usability (GT AWD)
  • Excellent Uconnect multimedia system
  • Massive power (supercharged V-8)

The bad:

  • No muscle car burble or engine roar with V-6
  • Lacks steering precision, feels heavy
  • Optional moonroof eats into headroom
  • V-8 gas mileage
  • Visor hinges intrude into sight lines

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • New SRT Hellcat Redeye, R/T Scat Pack Widebody versions
  • Two-door, retro-styled muscle car
  • V-6 or V-8, including supercharged V-8
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
  • Performance Pages multimedia app

2019 Dodge Challenger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Dodge Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe that seats up to five people. It has a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four V-8 engines are also available, including a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 717 or 797 hp, depending on the model. A six-speed manual transmission is available on higher trim levels, and both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

What's New on the 2019 Dodge Challenger?

A new SRT Hellcat Redeye model debuts with a 797-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that's related to the engine in the drag-strip-focused SRT Demon model. Dodge claims a 203-mph top speed, a 10.8-second quarter-mile and a 3.4-second zero-to-60-mph time for the Redeye. The SRT Hellcat's output is up 10 hp to 717 and features a new dual-snorkel hood. SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack versions get an updated Launch Control system as well as Line Lock and Launch Assist features.

A new R/T Scat Pack Widebody model takes the flared fenders from the SRT Hellcat Widebody and features wide 20-inch forged wheels. It also gets suspension revisions and six-piston Brembo-brand front brakes.

Other changes to the R/T Scat Pack include an aluminum hood with heat extractors, Air Catcher headlights, and SRT drive modes and Performance Pages.

Meanwhile, the R/T model gets a performance suspension, revised steering, 20-inch wheels and shift paddles for the automatic transmission. There's also a Performance Handling Group for the R/T that's designed to improve handling response. 

What Features in the 2019 Dodge Challenger Are Most Important?

If you want power, you've come to the right place as the Challenger lineup is packed with high-powered offerings in the form of the Hellcat models. If you want, you can dial up even more retro cues: A Shaker Package with a Mopar Shaker hood and a cold-air intake, among other features, is available. You can also get a lot of modern technology and safety features, too, like standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and available forward collision warning.

Should I Buy the 2019 Dodge Challenger?

If you’re looking for a powerful, fast muscle car with throwback styling, the Challenger, in its higher trims, is likely to satisfy. We recommend skipping the V-6 for one of the available V-8s, though, because the base engine just doesn't deliver the experience this car is trying to sell.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


60,000 Miles and Still Going Strong

I've owned Porsche 911, a G35 and now this baby. I originally leased it for a few years and was going to give it to my son for his 16th birthday, but decided to keep it as it is STILL so much fun to drive. Fast, zippy, not one problem in 4 years. Just replaced the battery (AAA said I didn't need to, but after 60K, better safe than sorry). Replaced the tires at 40K. Other than that, regular oil changes. LOVE IT.


Happiness in a V-8, 5.7

I absolutely love this entry level V8 Challenger RT. Reminds me of the muscle cars of yesteryear. I love it. It’s naturally aspirated. Sounds like a monster. Enema say relatively inexpensive if you buy a used one. Almost always have low mileage. Put a smile on my face every time I start the darn thing up. Thinking about stepping into a challenger scat pack widebody next. I’d like to try and find a way to keep both vehicles because I would just love to drive them every day without putting too many miles on a single one.


Gt awd

Leased my gt awd new drive is comfortable power is good. Love exterior and interior. Handling is ok but what you can expect from a car this large and heavy. Doesn’t compare to the GTI I came out of when it comes to handling. I leased and plan to buy after lease. On problems with it that weren’t covered buy warranty. I have over 50000 on it. I would recommend the car as a cruiser. Plenty of room inside and in the trunk. One draw back is there is no spare tire and Dodge doesn’t make one that fits the larger tires that came on mine with the black package. If your looking for a 2 door with all wheel drive and don’t want to spend the money on a BMW or Audi A5 coupe it is your only choice.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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