An Overview of What Makes the 2019 Dodge Challenger a Leader Among Supercars

The Dodge Challenger is American muscle through and through, from the aggressive hood to the exhaust system to the sound that comes out of it. This iconic muscle car delivers the performance and style that are mainstays of this category of cars, but it also adds features that make it as smart and safe as any car on the road today. If you're looking for a classic muscle car with a mix of the future, keep reading to see just what the Dodge Challenger has in store, and how it blows competitors like the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro out of the water.

Powertrain Options

There are a ton of different engine options available in the Dodge Challenger, but each holds the raw power and exceptional engineering that makes any configuration you choose a ride that you'll never forget. The engines are:

  • A 3.6-liter V6 engine has the power, 305 horsepower, while still getting an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway, so drivers who plan on using their Dodge Challenger everyday may prefer the mix and efficiency of this engine.
  • A 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine sees jumps in both horsepower, 375, and torque, 410 pound-feet, that lets you roar off the line, and it comes standard with an active exhaust system that's sound will send a shiver down your spine.
  • The largest engine of the lineup, the 392 HEMI® 6.4-liter V8 jumps from 0-60 in just over 4 seconds thanks to 475 pound-feet of torque and 485 horsepower.
  • With a name like Hellcat, you expect an engine that lets you dominate the road, and that's just what the Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye have with their 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI® engines, which reach 717 and 797 horsepower respectively.


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To send that power out, the Dodge Challenger offers a 6-speed manual transmission, for drivers that love total control over their drive, and a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission, for those who prefer the convenience. Either way, you'll move up and down the gears with confidence and control.

Other Performance Features

Of course, there's more to driving performance than the powertrain, and the Dodge Challenger certainly has the other engineering aspects that make it jaw-droppingly fun to drive. There are four different suspensions perfectly tuned to this muscle car, but the most impressive is the Three Mode Adaptive Damping System that comes on the Hellcat models. It lets the driver pick between Street, Sport, and Track modes that differ in the stiffness of the suspension so that you can pick between maximum handling, comfort, or a combination of the both. For avid Scat Pack fans there is the new wide body version!

On top of this, available features like the Launch Control and Three Mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC) let you experience ridiculous acceleration off the line and, for the truly daring, turn off the ESC system. Plus, premium Brembo brakes are ready to bring all that power to a full stop.


Driving a Dodge Challenger gives you a connected feel to the road that few other cars manage, but we know that there are times that your attention may drift, which is where the driver-assist features come in. These features and their uses include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System- In the rare case that another car catches up to you on the highway, this system warns you as it approaches and enters your blind spot, so you know not to switch lanes.
  • Adaptive cruise control- Instead of maintaining a set speed this system maintains a set distance from the car ahead of you, so you don't have to mess with the pedals as much.
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking- Warns drivers if a collision with another car or object is imminent and will apply the brakes if the driver doesn't quickly enough.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamp System- Senses ambient light at night and switches to low-beams if a car is approaching, so you don't forget and impact the driving of other motorists.


Along with seating for five and a large trunk, the Dodge Challenger has a variety of design aspects for both the interior and exterior that let car shoppers customize theirs to their liking and personality. There are a range of seats, including:

  • Sedoso Premium Cloth
  • Nappa Leather
  • Nappa Leather with Suede Bolsters
  • Nappa Leather Performance Seats
  • Laguna Leather Sports Seats

These seats grip the passengers, so that they don't shift around at high speeds, and are available with a range of accents for further customization. Plus, there are available heating and ventilated seats that make any climate a joy to drive in.


Staying entertained in the Dodge Challenger is something that passengers don't have to worry about as it comes with Uconnect® infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, so keeping up on your favorite podcasts or using other apps on your mobile device is extremely easy. Plus, there are a range of other systems in Uconnect, including weather, navigation, and Hands-Free-Calling, that let you find your way more easily.

How Does the Dodge Challenger Compare to Other Supercars

There are several world-famous American muscle cars available to car shoppers near San Fernando, but with just a little research, which we've highlighted below, they'll see that the Dodge Challenger reigns king.

The Dodge Challenger vs. The Ford Mustang

  • Both models have seating for five, but the Dodge Challenger has much more shoulder, leg, and head room than the Ford Mustang, so those in the back actually enjoy the ride.
  • The Dodge Challenger is also the clear choice for thrill seekers, as its V8 engine has much more horsepower, 797, than the 475 horsepower that the Ford Mustang maxes out at.
  • This extra power is what gives the Dodge Challenger a faster 0-60 time and a faster 1/4 mile time than any other muscle car, including the Ford Mustang.
  • While the Dodge Challenger comes standard with entertainment and convenience features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Hands-Free-Calling, the Ford Mustang makes you pay extra for such features.

The Dodge Challenger vs. The Chevy Camaro

  • The Challenger wins again regarding performance as it comes standard with more horsepower than the Chevy Camaro, and it maxes out a horsepower, 797, much higher than the 650 horsepower of the Chevy Camaro.
  • With seating for five, the Dodge Challenger, lets you bring more passengers along for the thrills than the Chevy Camaro, which only has seating for four.
  • Both models offer touchscreen displays for controlling the infotainment systems, but the 8.4-inch touchscreen of the Challenger is larger than any the Chevy Camaro offers.
  • These models are both available with features meant to help drivers, like blind zone alert and rear park assist, but the Challenger offers others, like adaptive cruise control and auto high-beams, while the Camaro doesn't.

Come and See the Delights of the Dodge Challenger at Rydell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!

We hope you enjoyed this overview of the Dodge Challenger and found the comparison with other muscle cars useful. If you want to learn even more about the exciting Challenger, come down to our San Fernando dealership serving customers from Van Nuys, Ventura, and beyond, or if you have any questions, but don't want to make the trip, you can easily reach us by phone or e-mail.