2015 Dodge Challenger Review Price
For anyone wondering, I had the Dodge Challenger SXT 2015. It was the V6 version. Let me start with appearance. I had the bright red colored one which totally made it seem like an instant classic muscle car. The bright red coating made it look like a hot rod from the 1970’s pony car era. The car looks aggressive and looks-wise, It is amazing! Now for the exhaust. I understand a V6 will never get that awesome muscle car roar that a V8 engine would produce. However, because it does carry that aggressive look, and it does represent a muscle car, I think Dodge Chrysler should’ve done a better job at tweaking the exhaust note to give it a muscle car sound. It was actually very quiet and a bit disappointing to see such awesome car without the charecteristic sound profile that it seems to portray. It is a V6 though so I guess I can understand. Performance is great, nice daily driver car and it accelerates average. With 305 horsepower, I think the car is way too heavy for itself, so it took a bit of acceleration to really feel like the car moves. Gas pedal is light and it takes only a bit to get the car going so thats a plus. Never had a problem with anything from the engine. Gas mileage is okay. Wastes more gas than the Camaro V6, which is my new car, and just for the record, the Camaro V6 has 335 HP with a better stock exhaust sound, but lets continue with the Challenger. Space is good for a muscle car. It has more space than the mustang and camaro, thats for sure. Overall, car is great. Amazing ride. The Flowmaster I bought here on Amazon gave it a nice throaty rumble. I would totally recommend it, and would suggest if you have the extra money, just go with the V8 version.
Bought my ’15 SXT July 2015 and don’t plan on selling her any time soon. The German-built 8 speed auto helps the V6 fully utilize the 305+hp (with the K&N cold air intake you get a little more grunt from the motor) and makes me average about 23mpg driving mostly city routes. Trunk space gives me plenty of room for grocery shopping/picking up big boxes. The new interior design blows the ’14s out of the water with the LCD instrument cluster. With the Super Sport Group option I can shift manually with the paddle shifters whenever I want. And the Driver Convenience Group includes remote start for really hot and cold days to get your AC running, but also includes the rear parking sensors and blind spot detectors on the side mirrors which have saved my butt more times than I can count.
Anyone debating whether they should take the plunge based on the Challenger being a “toy car” have nothing to worry about. The trunk space is virtually cavernous, and as the car is built on the same chassis as the Charger there’s actually a good amount of legroom in the back. I’ve taken three passengers along with me plenty of times without any issues or complaints, and I use the vehicle just as much for grocery shopping and errands as I do for fun drives through northern Arizona. I’m not really concerned with putting so many miles on the vehicle as the engine in this car has already proven itself in the 2011-2014 Challenger SRT8s, and the automatic transmission plus MDS gives me a surprisingly high average mpg (as high as 25 or more if I behave, 14-18 if I don’t). I dodged the gas guzzler tax!
The tires that came with the car (all season Goodyears) were adequate for normal driving and rated higher than the car’s top speed of 182mph, but I switched to Continental’s ExtremeContact DW tires to get better grip for more enthusiastic activities. They make 295 width versions that will still fit and function normally on the 9″ rims (confirmed in writing by them) and give you much better handling in dry and wet conditions. I highly recommend investing in these or similar tires if you live in a warmer climate and don’t see much if any ice/snow, as you’ll get a lot more traction and end up with a safer and more entertaining vehicle!
As far as cost goes, the value is bordering on ridiculous. Fully loaded, these vehicles were sitting at around $43,000 new ($38k standard) and lightly used ones are showing up here in Phoenix for $25k or so. Considering a 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and a sub-12s quarter mile in a flexible, capable and well-rounded vehicle, that’s pretty darned good. If you do buy pre-owned, though, try to find out if the previous owner broke in the engine properly.
Overall, I have absolutely no regrets in having purchased this car new. The camaraderie amongst Challenger owners is pretty awesome on and off the road, and the launch control (did I mention you get launch control?) has replaced coffee in my life. This vehicle is just awesome.
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