2015 Dodge Challenger Review

OVERALL RATING 4.3 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.0 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    5.0 of 5.0
CarSession
16 May 2015
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Features

  • USB Connection
  • Satellite Radio
  • Alpine Sound
  • Backup Camera
  • Pushbutton Start
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Performance Specifications

  • Fuel Economy: 15 MPG City/ 23 MPG Highway
  • Standard Engine: Premium Unleaded V-8, 5.7-Liter Engine
  • Transmission: Eight-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Horsepower: 375HP
  • Torque: 410 lb-ft
  • Body Style: 2-Door Coupe R/T Shaker
  • Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 Gallons

Overview

Dodge continues the heritage of its much-loved muscle sports car by introducing the all new 2015 Dodge Challenger. It comes in a 2-door coupe body style and has a price tag of only $26,995. But, that’s not all, the car is also available in numerous configurations, such as the SXT or the R/T 3.6L V6 Automatic, 5.7L V8 Automatic, SXT Plus Automatic and Manual, R/T Scat Pack Manual and Automatic, SRT 392 Manual and Automatic, and of course, the SRT Hellcat Automatic and Manual, each of which deliver better performance and amazing horsepower.

Performance

The 2015 Dodge Challenger runs on a Premium Unleaded V-8, 5.7-liter engine, which is capable of generating an impressive 410 lb-ft torque and 375 HP. Not to mention, with the launch and stability control features, the vehicle definitely proves to be a beast on the road. It even comes equipped with Chrysler’s latest Fuel Saver Technology.

This technology allows the engine to run on four-cylinders when cruising at low speeds, thus delivering 15 MPG in the City and 23 MPG on the highway, which is quite impressive for a V-8 engine. In addition to better fuel efficiency, the Dodge Challenger’s stopping power is upgraded too, featuring new four-piston Brembo brake calipers along with Goodyear Eagle F1 Tires and Bilstein high-performance shocks.

Exterior

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger hits the road as a 2-door sports muscle coupe. In terms of exterior styling, there’s nothing much different and the car looks exactly like its predecessors. A little more detailing can be noticed on the front and rear-end of the car, giving a sportier look than before. Additionally, new headlights, rear lights, side skirts, bumpers, tires, rims, and mirrors have also been introduced. Therefore, for a price of just $26,995, you get an amazingly sporty and aggressive looking car. So, what else could you ask for?

Interior

The Challenger has always been the blockiest and largest of all the muscle cars the brand has introduced. Regardless, the 2015 model gives slightly more of a touring coupe interior look, thus the vehicle is as sporty on the inside as it is on the outside. Additionally, the hard-plastic materials have finally been removed and the dashboard has been replaced with a fully modern instrument cluster and soft-touch surfaces, including a 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) center display screen.

Features

The base model of the 2015 Dodge Challenger comes equipped with all necessary entertainment features, including an 8.4-inch LCD screen that features Uconnect and Alpine sound, a garage-door opener, rear parking sensors, a backup camera, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, Nappa leather seating, and 20-inch polished alloys.

Safety

All Dodge Challenger configurations come with standard safety features, including anti-lock brakes, stability and fraction control, front and side curtains, brake assist, hill-start assist, active head restraints, and adaptive cruise control. The NHTSA hasn’t yet rated the car in terms of safety. Nevertheless, the federal testing agency gave it a five-star rating overall, with five stars for side impact and four stars for frontal impact.

All in all, the 2015 Dodge Challenger is a perfectly priced, muscle sports car that delivers exceptional performance, safety, and fuel efficiency. Therefore, if you are looking for a muscle car that is reasonably priced, then the 2015 Dodge challenger is definitely worth buying.