2019 Dodge Challenger
For the 2019 model year, the Dodge Challenger has returned with more bite than ever before. If muscle car enthusiasts thought the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was a spectacle, just wait until they see the 2019 lineup. More than one vehicle has been spawned from the SRT Demon itself, and they’re a whole lot more affordable for the everyday muscle car lover. Check out what Dodge is bringing for 2019.
Supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat
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Engine and Trims
The lineup for the 2019 Dodge Challenger has changed quite a bit. There are a few new faces, and the entire lineup has downsized, now consisting of the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye trims. All trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available on the SXT and GT trims for $3000.
A total of five engines are available throughout the lineup, but several have an available add-on. For instance, a 305hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine (optimized with variable valve timing [VVT] for performance) is standard on the SXT and GT trims, whereas the R/T trim comes with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI (optimized by VVT) that generates 375 horsepower, but consumers can opt in for the same engine with a multi-displacement system (MDS) to improve fuel efficiency. The R/T Scat Pack is powered by a 393 cubic-inch V8 SRT HEMI engine capable of generating 484 horsepower, and consumers also have the option to get the same engine with an MDS system. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is powered by a supercharged 6.3-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine with a tuneup, able to generate 717 horsepower, and the SRT Hellcat Redeye comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI High-Output Redeye engine, capable of generating 797 horsepower.
Some new features have popped up for select and newly added trims for 2019. Launch control, launch assist, line lock, and SRT drive modes can be found on the SRT Hellcat trim, along with the new SRT Hellcat Redeye and the R/T Scat Pack trims. These trims are also available for the Widebody package that adds on flared fenders, 20-by-11-inch Devil’s Rim forged aluminum wheels, all-season performance tires, an upgraded suspension, a blacked-out rear lip spoiler, Widebody competition suspension, and a scalloped hood for $6000. In addition, the R/T Scat Pack has a Demon-inspired package called the “Scat Pack 1320 (“Angry Bee”)”. A drag-strip-oriented but street legal package, the Scat Pack 1320 Angry Bee comes with drag racing features such as Drag Mode, Line Lock, TransBrake, Torque Reserve, and available drag radials for $3,995.
Transmission and Fuel Economy
A six-speed manual transmission comes standard on the 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and SRT Hellcat trims. These trims come with the option of a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, standard on all other trims. Fuel economy does differ with the choice of powertrain though, with the SXT and GT trims getting 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while the R/T trim 15/23 mpg city/highway due to its V8 HEMI (before opting in for MDS). The R/T Scat Pack gets 23 mpg on the highway, and the SRT Hellcat gets 21 mpg on the highway. EPA for the SRT Hellcat Redeye are still being measured.
Across the 2019 lineup, automatic projector headlamps and LED split tail lamps for lighting are standard. Consumers will find illuminated air-catcher headlamps on the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye to feed more air into the supercharger. What consumers will also notice most about the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye is the new functional dual-snorkel hood. This modifications helps with the increase in the horsepower available to the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (717hp).
Aside from the style offered by the Widebody package, select trims may come with their own set of style with respective badges or graphics, like the R/T trim coming with an “R/T” badge and “HEMI” fender/hood badge. Throughout the lineup, consumers will find certain convenient features available; an auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirrors, and solar control glass are all standard across the lineup. Dual rear-exhaust with bright tips can be found on the R/T Scat Pack and above trims, and with the R/T Scat Pack able to come with heat extractors on a performance hood. Depending on the trim, the 2019 Dodge Challenger will ride on 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels.
The 2019 Dodge Challenger can seat up to five and comes standard with the following interior features: a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for storage configurations, a power 6-way adjustable driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Premium cloth upholstery comes on the SXT trim, with Houndstooth cloth on the GT and R/T trims, and the rest of the trims have choices of leather or Laguna or cloth. A power sunroof can be installed into any trim.
For 2019, a six-speaker system is standard on the SXT, GT, and R/T trims, but a six-premium speaker system is optional, standard on the rest of the lineup. A nine-speaker system with a subwoofer is available on all trims but the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are standard across the lineup, along with Bluetooth integrated voice command and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch touchscreen display come standard for the SXT, GT, and R/T trims, but these trims can upgrade to Uconnect 4C with GPS navigation on an 8.4-inch touchscreen – also optional on the rest of the lineup. Uconnect 4C on an 8.4-inch touchscreen and without NAV is standard on the rest of the lineup. Surround sound is an option for the entire lineup. HD Radio and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are also optional on the SXT, GT, and R/T trims but standard on the rest of the lineup. Dodge Performance pages are optional for the R/T trim, and SRT Performance pages come standard on the R/T Scat Pack and up.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2019 Dodge Challenger trims have advanced (SRT) multistage front airbags, supplemental side-mounted front and side-curtain airbags, active head restraints, traction and stability control systems, keyless entry or keyless enter ‘n go, a security alarm, and a Sentry key theft deterrent system. Select trims may have advanced safety features installed, such as blind spot and rear cross path detection, forward collision warning, ParkSense rear park assist system, ParkView rear back up camera, and a remote start system.
All 2019 Challenger models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.