When it comes to a classic muscle car reimagining, nothing quite touches the Dodge Challenger. Like its 2015 predecessor, the 2016 Challenger is nothing but fun for vintage muscle car enthusiasts looking for a classic design with modern features. The car has four standard engine options, all of which received good reviews:
- • 6-liter, 305-horsepower V6
- • 7-liter Hemi V8 with 372 horsepower
- • 4-liter Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower
- • 2-liter supercharged version Hemi V8 SRT Hellcat with 707 horsepower
Regardless of which engine you’re interested in, here’s a review roundup of the 2016 Challenger from Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds and Consumer Reports.
At Edmunds, the reviewers write that the Challenger has “superior practicality and comfort, plus range-topping models that leave most other cars on the road in a thick cloud of white smoke.”
Edmunds’ evaluation of the car mirrors many other reviews in the industry. Pros that all reviewers noted are a roomy cab sizeable enough for four adults, substantial engine power in all models, a supple ride, a large trunk and a solid touch screen interface.
They praised the customizable features of the Challenger, including the optional shaker hood and the 6-speed manual option.
Edmunds did note two cons, generally echoed across the industry: poor rear visibility and limited agility.
Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book noted that all four available engine options are “outstanding,” and the renowned Hellcat power is “beyond verbal description” and a general “bargain” compared to other cars with comparable power such as Ferrari.
One important take away from the KBB review is that it expects the Challenger will hold its resale value.
Consumer Reports noted that the Challenger, for all its fun, is “civilized enough for a daily driver,” and encouraged all potential Challenger owners to spring for one of the three HemiV8 engine options.
To compensate for the poor rear visibility, CR recommends the blind-spot monitoring system and back up cameras as essentials.
Whether you’re interested in zipping around Missouri in a Dodge Challenger or at a point in life where a Chrysler Town & Country might be a more practical fit, at Platte City Airport-Chrysler we’ve got a car for you. Check out our availability online, or visit us by the airport.