Last Call: 2023 Dodge Challenger
In the automotive landscape, few cars have withstood the test of time, and even fewer resonate as strongly as the Dodge Challenger. This car symbolizes power, performance, and timeless design, hiding “mind-boggling” horsepower within beautifully crafted retro exteriors.
As the 2023 year comes to an end, now is the perfect time to own the 2023 Dodge Challenger, an extraordinary car from a legendary lineage that promises comfort and utility.
Debut - 2023: Dodge Challenger’s Evolution Over the Years
The Dodge Challenger’s journey through the years is not just one of producing new models but also of writing new chapters in the saga of American muscle car dominance. Since its resurrection in 2008, the Challenger has seamlessly blended the nostalgia of vintage cars with up-to-date, cutting-edge technology, capturing the interests of car lovers and solidifying its stand as a symbol of power on the open road.
In 2008, Dodge reintroduced the Challenger at a critical moment, with the design paying homage to its ‘70s roots and keeping in line with the latest car technology. It was a revival and a reclaim of muscle car dominance. As the years progressed, the Challenger’s performance improved, and with the introduction of the Hellcat variants, with breathtaking horsepower, it was a renaissance era. The Challenger redefined the meaning of high-performance specs.
Recently, the Challenger has evolved, inculcating modern technology, and keeping its unmistakable brand design. The 2023 Dodge Challenger is no exception, as it provides classic design with powerful recent technology while maintaining maximum comfort, giving an overall blend of vintage charm and futuristic appeal.
However, it might be a shock to learn that the current Dodge Challenger will be phased out by 2024 and possibly replaced by an all-electric variant. This generation of Challengers is ending, making it the perfect time to get the 2023 Challenger before it goes out of production. You can shop for a 2023 Dodge Challenger at the Patriot CDJR of McAlester – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM dealership.
Unleashing the Beast: Performance, Engine, and Transmission
The Dodge Challenger has many engine options, and they all come with a package for straight-line speed. The 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is the standard in the 2023 Challengers, but there are options of Hemi V-8 engines with varying outputs from 375-hp, 5.7-liter to 485-hp, 6.4-liter which all offer a comfortable ride with the old-school charm.
There is also the all-powerful SRT Hellcat with its astonishing 6.2-liter V-8 engine and some variants reaching up to 717 hp, 797 hp, or 807 hp output. Depending on your chosen trim, it also comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Every model has a distinct hellish growl that is enough to send shivers down the spine.
Customers can choose between an advanced automatic transmission for lightning-quick shifts that enhance speed and efficiency or, for those who love control over their gear-changing, the slick-shifting manual transmission. The different transmissions are available depending on the car trim.
The combination of sophisticated engines and transmission is what makes the Challenger performance oriented. From conquering the straightaways to navigating the bends, it’s a guaranteed thrilling journey for any driver in the 2023 Challenger.
The 2023 Challenger models come with Dodge's Uconnect infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. It has a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system for the SXT, GT, and R/T models and an 8.4-inch system with the Scat Pack trims and above.
All screens have a navigation feature and display the vehicle’s performance metrics. The lower trims also have a six-speaker audio system, while a premium six-speaker Alpine audio system is standard in higher specs. There is also an optional nine-speaker Alpine and 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
The Challenger incorporates high-end safety features like rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, Brembo brakes, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision warning, which helps keep everyone safe.
The Challenger also has a dual-zone automatic climate control that helps the driver set their preferred driving temperature and allows the rear passengers to set theirs independently. There are also dual USB ports for charging devices.
The 2023 Dodge Challenger is a two-door, five-seater coupe with enough interior space for all passengers to get comfortable during long rides. It comes with 42-inch front legroom and 33.1-inch rear legroom, giving space to stretch. There is also an ample 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space for fitting all necessary luggage.
The V-6-powered Challenger covers approximately 19 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Challengers with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine run 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, with the 6.4-liter V-8 covering 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Considering the mpg coverage of other muscle cars, the 2023 Dodge Challenger offers decent fuel economy.
Interior, Exterior, and Style
The 2023 Challenger is an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) automobile. It comes with cloth upholstery (with a choice of leather), a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, front seats, and keyless entry, which makes this car extra convenient. There is also customizable ambient lighting to tailor the cabin’s mood and create an immersive environment.
It also comes with a bold exterior. The split grille, fierce headlights, and bulging hood exude dominance. Striking lines along its body solidify its athletic stance. It also comes in new paint colors like Sublime Green, Plum Crazy, and B5 Blue.
2023 Dodge Challenger Trim Levels
The 2023 Dodge Challenger comes in ten trim levels. Let’s consider these trims and their features.
SXT (AWD, RWD)
The SXT is a five-seater, 303.0-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine Dodge Challenger that comes in up to 14 exterior color options. It has six Alpine Speakers, a GPS Antenna Input, and two USB media hubs.
- Comes with an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC)
GT (AWD, RWD)
This is a spectacular trim that comes either as an AWD or RWD. It sports 20x8-inch black noise painted wheels, a 6.4-liter V8 engine, and 485 hp. One exciting feature of the GT is its Advanced Driver Assist Technology, ParkView Back-Up Camera, and side impact beams.
- Comes with ParkSense Rear Parking Assist
This beauty is available as RWD with a 372.0-hp, 5.7-liter, V8 engine for those who enjoy the thrill of a powerful engine. It has two LCD monitors in the front and a fixed rear window with a defroster.
- Comes with ABS and driveline traction control
RT Scat Pack (RWD)
The RT Scat Pack boasts a 485.0-hp 6.4-liter, 8-cylinder engine, and dual stage driver and passenger front airbags. The Last Call Special Edition models available in this trim are the Shakedown and the Super Bee.
- Comes with a 345 bade on the front fender
RT Scat Pack Widebody (RWD)
Like the RT Scat Pack, this trim is also availabe in two Last Call Special Edtion models, the Shakedown and Super Bee. With a 485.0-hp, 6.4-liter, V8 engine, the RT Scat Pack Widebody comes with a standard RWD and a seating capacity of five with a combined fuel economy of 17mpg.
- Comes with standard outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts, including rear center 3-point harnesses and pretensioners.
SRT Hellcat Jailbreak
The SRT Hellcat Jailbreak along with every SRT trim features dual-snorkel hood scoops. The Hellcat Jailbreak also sports brake calipers in six colors, RWD, and a powerful V8 engine. The interior is spacious for adults, and the seats, comfortable for daily driving.
- Comes with Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
SRT Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak
The Hellcat Widebody Jailbreak comes only in RWD with a combined fuel economy of 16 mpg. Its horsepower of 717, 6.2-liter V8 engine and 8-speed shiftable transmission makes it a muscle car to reckon with. The interiors of this trim come in up to 5 colors that allows you a myriad of choices.
- Comes with a full carpet floor covering including carpeted front and rear floor mats
SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak
The Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak is powered by a 797.0-hp, 6.2-liter, 8-cylinder engine, available only in RWD. It has a horsepower of 797, 4-wheel disc brake, and 20x9.5-inch forged aluminum wheels.
- Comes with ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors and ParkView Back-Up Camera
SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak
The Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak is a muscle car with 20x11-inch devil’s rim aluminum wheels, with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine and a whooping 797 horsepower. The Black Ghost a special edition model, is a part of this trim level.
- Comes with driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with illumination, and auxiliary mirror.
The SRT Superstock is like a street admissible version of a drag race, reveling in horsepower of 807, 707 lb ft and a V8 engine. It is RWD with a combined fuel economy of 16 mpg, an 8-speed automatic transmission and a turning radius of 19.4.
- Comes with remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter, illuminated entry and panic button
Last Call: The End of an Era
With the plan to phase out the current muscle coupe and sedan, Dodge has introduced seven “Last Call” Special Edition Challengers. This last call features seven models.
Blacktop Special Edition
The Blacktop is a performance package as an available upgrade to the SXT and GT RWD and AWD trims levels. It comes fully decked out with Blacktop black-out badging across the exterior of the vehicle.
Shakedown Special Edition
The Shakedown is only available on R/T Scat Pack and R/T Scat Pack Widebody and comes in Destroyer Grey and Pitch Black, respectively. They have black wheels and red Fender decals.
Swinger Special Edition
The Challenger Swinger pays an ode to the 70s muscle Swinger and is retro-themed. It comes with black Nappa leather upholstery and Alcantara. The White Knuckle with green rear stripes has a Swinger logo on the rear fenders.
Modeled after the Detroit legend 1970 Black Ghost Challenger, the 2023 Challenger is available on the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. It comes in all-black with white tail stripes, a gator vinyl top, and an interior black leather and carbon fiber trim. It has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 807-horsepower.
This high-end Challenger boasts 1,025 horsepower when running on E85 ethanol and 900 horsepower and 810 pound-feet of torque when on pump gas. It comes with a stiffened suspension that conserves energy while shifting weight back and forth for traction.
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