2016 Dodge Challenger: 10 Capable Model Options
The Dodge Challenger is one of the most impressive and affordable sports cars on the market. As a prospective car buyer, we wouldn't be surprised if you quickly established that this was the nameplate for you.
Of course, you shouldn't think you're finished making decisions when it comes to Dodge designs. Dodge offers ten unique model options for their 2016 Challenger, allowing buyers to opt for a variety of features and capabilities. Style, power, and safety are among the top inclusions for some of these models.
Before you go shopping for your 2016 Dodge Challenger, explore the various model offerings. This way, when you ultimately head into a dealership, you'll know exactly what you want...
The least expensive of the Challenger's trim options, the SXT includes several features that will improve the vehicle's operations and the owner's driving experience.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine can be found under the hood, pumping out 305 horsepower and 268 pounds-feet of torque. Thanks to several fuel-saving technologies, like Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control, drivers can also expect a highway fuel economy around 30 miles per gallon. You'll be able to hear the hum of that engine via the dual bright exhaust tips. In addition to the rear fascia, this part also helps add some athleticism to the exterior.
Inside the vehicle, drivers will appreciate the Uconnect Voice Command system. The unit doesn't just allow you to access radio or any other available applications via the advanced touchscreen, drivers can also rely on the Hands-Free Calling and Bluetooth capabilities to make hands-free phone calls. Meanwhile, the Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control allows each of the Challenger's occupants to travel in their optimal temperature.
SXT Plus ($29,995)
The SXT Plus offers many of the same amenities as the SXT, including the 3.6-liter Pentastar engine. However, this particular model offers several technological upgrades.
The Uconnect system is accompanied by an 8.4-inch high-resolution touchscreen, which is one of the largest options in the class. When equipped with the 8.4 NAV system, drivers can also enjoy the Garmin Navigation system, which delivers maps and updated weather, sports, and movie listings! Drivers will also appreciate the one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, allowing them to listen to over 150 different channels!
A useful safety technology is also added to the SXT Plus. The ParkSense Rear Park Assist uses several exterior sensors to detect when your Challenger is getting too close to another car or object.
This particular model is all about style. The 20-inch hyper black aluminum wheels are the star of the exterior. The large, eye-catching wheels are as stylish as they are effective, helping accentuate the sportiness that engineers were clearly trying to emphasize. The rear decklid spoiler plays a similar aesthetic role while the projector fog lamps provide style and optimal visibility.
This particular Challenger model comes with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. Capable of pumping out 375 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque, the vehicle offers several fuel-saving technologies to help improve efficiency.
R/T Plus ($34,995)
This specific package offers some of the top features and amenities from those previously-mentioned models. The interior includes the Uconnect 8.4 system, which includes a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
The exterior provides those handsome 20-inch polished aluminum wheels (with graphite pockets), as well as a body-color rear spoiler.
R/T Shaker ($35,995)
This sporty model adds several features and capabilities that complement the previously-mentioned 5.7-liter HEMI engine and Uconnect 8.4 unit.
The legendary SHAKER hood will positively impact your engine's performance. Thanks to the Mopar cold air intake system (with conical air filter), drivers will find that their Challenger is receiving better airflow and improved function. Meanwhile, the 10-way power driver seat allows whoever is operating the Challenger to sit at their optimal seat position.
R/T Plus Shaker ($38,995)
The next model includes the same 5.7-liter engine and accompanying SHAKER hood. New additions include the impressive 20-inch Hyper Black II Lightweight Forged Aluminum Wheels, which are intended to complement the capabilities (and striking looks) of the SHAKER hood.
The Performance Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel is the big addition to the interior. The design is intended to perfectly fit a driver's hand, allowing for optimal handling.
R/T Scat Pack ($38,995)
The Scat Pack offers an assortment of exclusive features and amenities. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 is among the top performers in the segment, pumping out 485 horsepower and 475 pounds-feet of torque. This results in a 0-to-60 mph time of just over four seconds, as well as a top speed of 182 mph. The Dodge Performance Pages will allow the driver to monitor the status of all of the Challenger's mechanics.
Your passengers will appreciate the elaborate six premium speaker sound system, which includes a 276-watt amplifier. To top it all off, the Scat Pack badging (featuring a racing bumblebee) is included throughout the car.
392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker ($43,795)
Based on the name, you can probably guess all of the amenities included in this particular model. The Challenger offers the 6.4-liter HEMI engine, which is accompanied by the SHAKER hood.
The notable addition to this model is the speedometer, which is capable of reaching 180 mph.
SRT 392 ($50,195)
The 6.4-liter V8 engine and SRT steering wheel confirm how much athleticism this particular Challenger can deliver.
The main addition to this model is the configurable drive modes. Via the 8.4-inch touchscreen, drivers can choose from a variety of different driving modes, including sport, track, default, or custom. This will allow the vehicle to adapt to any type of road conditions.
SRT Hellcat ($64,195)
The Challenger Hellcat is the priciest of the models, but for very good reason. The incredible, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine is included under the hood. Capable of producing 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque, the unit is generally regarded as the most powerful engine among muscle cars. To compensate for this power, engineers added a 200-mph speedometer. On the exterior, the high-flow front fascia helps control the airflow entering the engine, providing optimal performance.
This model is more than sporty. The addition of dark satin interior accents helps convey some luxury, too.
It's certainly not an easy decision for future Dodge Challenger owners. Each of the model offerings is an excellent option, providing a variety of engine choices, technological amenities, and attractive styling cues.
Luckily, one thing is certain: regardless of your final choice, you're going to be more than happy with your 2016 Dodge Challenger.