The 2015 Dodge Challenger, a 1970s throwback muscle car with all the high-tech bells and whistles of today’s models, is available in five incarnations, the bargain-priced SXT RWD, the SXT Plus RWD, the R/T RWD, the R/T PLUS RWD, and of course, the legendary Hellcat.
Drivers who want to get their hands on a Challenger without shelling out a lot of money should consider the SXT RWD. With a sticker price of only $26,995, new owners can drive away with a lot of muscle, yet save at the pump with 19 city miles per gallon, and a stunning 30 miles per gallon on the open road. The SXT sports a 3.6-liter engine with 305 horses under its hood and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Level up with an extra $3,000, and you can get the SXT Plus RWD. This rear-wheel drive Challenger comes with the identical engine and transmission available in the SXT RWD, but with attention-grabbing aluminum wheels with graphite pockets, polished to the hilt and ready to roll down a street near you.
Want a bigger engine? You’ll pay for it at the pump, at only 15 miles per gallon in the city and 24 on the highway, but oh, how much more fun you’ll have with the classic 5.7 hemi V-8 in your new 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T RWD. Paired with a six-speed manual and sporting carbon-aluminum wheels looking as smooth as satin, this rear-wheel drive beauty will have heads turning as you speed past them out on the open highway.
This kind of performance isn’t cheap, with a starting MSRP of $31,495. But with 375 horses under your hood, you’ll get more than your money’s worth if driving pleasure is on your priority list.
Like its six-cylinder cousin, the R/T Plus RWD gives you a set of elegant wheels to go with your dose of fun. For a $3,000 upgrade, the R/T Plus RWD adds a set of polished aluminum wheels with graphite pockets to catch the eye of admirers as you drive around town in your new Challenger.
Of course, if you want mega muscle and don’t mind paying for it both at the dealer’s and at the pump, you can have it. The top-of-the-line 2015 Dodge Challenger, the Hellcat, puts out an impressive 707 horsepower with its 6.2-liter supercharged hemi V-8 powerplant.
With a sticker price of well over $60,000 and only 13 city miles to the gallon, the Hellcat requires a serious financial commitment for that serious muscle. On the open road, things look a little better, with the eight-speed automatic transmission giving you 22 miles to the gallon, the six-speed manual shifter, 21.
Whatever model of the 2015 Dodge Challenger you choose, though, you will get a great-looking, great-performing vehicle. Oh yes. And plenty of heart-pounding fun out on the highway.