Dodge Challenger RT (2018) - 2018 Challenger RT Reviews
Dodge Challenger RT (2018)
At the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler LLC unveiled its full 2018 Dodge Challenger model lineup. Pricing will start in the low $30's.
The all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics — unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology — to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.
"Our all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger is a modern-day muscle machine representing the best from the past and present," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "Thirty-five years following the debut of the original, we are bringing The 2018 Dodge Challenger back and loading it with essential hardware, styling and technology desired by today's buyer."
The 2018 Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger, two-door coupe produced from Chrysler's proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Developed with Dodge's credo of "bold, powerful and capable," the 2018 Challenger delivers a modern two-door muscle car.
Three models will be offered in North America: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT8®, 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T and 2018 Dodge Challenger SE.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. of torque (540 N•m). For 2018, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (9 percent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque (2 percent) over a greater range of engine speeds. The automatic transmission features fuel-saving multi-displacement (MDS) technology which increases fuel economy by as much as 20 percent depending on driving conditions without sacrificing vehicle performance. The 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision-shift six-speed manual transmission — the first for a new-generation HEMI-powered car — that produces 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. of torque (548 N•m) when running on premium fuel. The 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds.