Know all about the 2017 Dodge Challenger
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is all set to wow people like its predecessors! This time it promises a whole lot more, along with its usual reliable features. Let us find out what it has to offer.
Power for the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT comes from the automaker’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Like rear-drive models, the Pentastar engine in the all-wheel drive Charger GT is rated 305 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 268 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. Dodge says that a tuned induction system and true dual exhaust system contribute to the engine making 90 percent of its peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm. With V-6/eight-speed automatic being the Challenger’s highest-selling drivetrain, Dodge says that offering all-wheel drive with that combination represents the largest opportunity for customer sales.
Like the all-wheel-drive Charger SE and SXT sedans, the Challenger GT uses the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system with active transfer case and front-axle disconnect to improve fuel mileage and dry weather performance. The Challenger also features three-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including full-off, and Vehicle Dynamic Control to improve handling on dry, wet, or snowy conditions. The Challenger GT is the only Challenger to use the suspension from the all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan. In normal driving, the 2017 Challenger GT operates like a rear-drive car. It only switches to all-wheel drive under certain criteria including: low traction situations that trigger an ESC event, wide-open throttle when passing, in Sport mode, manual shifting via the steering wheel mounted shift-paddles or console shifter, and more.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT comes nicely equipped with an Uconnect system that has an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a Super Track Pak button and launch control, projector fog lights, a rear decklid spoiler, and ParkSense rear park assist and a rear camera. Interior features include Nappa leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats with four-way power driver lumbar adjustment, a heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping column, a universal garage door opener, Hectic Mesh aluminum bezels, and bright pedals. Other Uconnect features include Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility and a six-speaker Alpine audio system with a 276-watt amplifier.
The all-wheel drive 2017 Dodge Challenger GT is EPA-rated 18/27 mpg city/highway versus 19/30 mpg for the rear-drive Challenger SXT and SXT Plus with the same engine and transmission. With such amazing features, are you ready to give it a try?
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