2015 Dodge Challenger | new car review

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 by
2015 Dodge Challenger
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AEDAED 115,000 - 200,000
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  • 2015 Challenger
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The has been around 1959, which means it’s probably older than most of you reading this right now. But more importantly, over the years, the Challenger has been through some serious transformations and what began as a mid-size , went on to becoming a subcompact car before finally becoming a full size in 2008.

Pros

Extremely well priced, stunning and practical as well.

Cons

We don't see as many as we should on the roads!

Looks

Unlike the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, the Dodge Challenger has stayed true to its roots, as far as styling goes at least. Design cues that have become synonymous with muscle cars such as a long hood and a wide stance are very much present and the Challenger is definitely the most reminiscent looking muscle car on the market today.

2015 Dodge Challenger side

Feels

A tug of the long doors reveal the retro-inspired cabin, which features independent circular gauges and a dashboard that bears quite a stark resemblance to the one found in the Charger. Taking a step in the right direction, the designers have bid farewell to the abundance of hard plastics and welcomed a combination of stitched and perforated leather to give the cabin that slightly more premium aura.

2015 Dodge Challenger interior

Engineering

Rolling in a sick ride is definitely important, but, it’s only half the equation. For teens, the sound system is almost just as important as the car and the guys at Dodge are well aware of this. Fitted with Bluetooth audio streaming, a USB port and an auxiliary jack, connecting your desired device is the least of your worries. Depending on how deep you wish to dig into your pockets, however, choices include a six speaker Boston Acoustics set-up, a seven speaker Boston Acoustics system with a subwoofer, or an insane 900 watts 18 speaker Harman Kardon unit.

2015 Dodge Challenger front

What’s on offer?

You can join the Challenger club with a 3.6 litre V6 engine that whips out 305 horsepower and will set you back AED 115,000. If it’s the grunt of a V8 you’re after however, then the 5.7 litre HEMI V8 found in the R/T variant which puts out 372 horsepower is your next best bet. But to really feel what the Challenger is all about and capable of, it’s the mental 470 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque generating 6.4 litre V8 SRT spec that you’d want to have a look at.

2015 Dodge Challenger interior

Summing it…

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is stunning, practical (with its ability to seat two adults in the rear seats), and extremely affordable. With a starting price of just AED 115,000 which rises gradually until AED 200,000 for the top of the line SRT version, it’s no wonder we see so many of these American beauties galloping down Jumeirah beach road on the weekend.

2015 Dodge Challenger rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Dodge Challenger SE2015 Dodge Challenger RT2015 Dodge Challenger SRT
Engine/ Cylinders3.6 litre V65.7 litre V86.4 litre V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
305 hp @ 6,350 RPM372 hp @ 5,150 RPM470 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
363 Nm @ 4,800 RPM542 Nm @ 4,300 RPM637 Nm @ 4,200 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic5 speed automatic5 speed automatic / 6 speed manual
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.0 secs5.8 secs4.6 secs
Top speed200 km/h230 km/h270 km/h
PriceAED 115,000 - 145,000AED 150,000AED 200,000

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