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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.

Engine Power


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.

Driving

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.

Technology

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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