2019 Dodge Challenger review

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Dodge Challenger highlights

Customer rating


  • Appealing V8 engine options
  • Plenty of room for four passengers
  • Relatively quiet cabin


  • Handling can be cumbersome
  • Hard to see out the back
  • Only available as a coupe, not a convertible

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 23 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Look out for this powerful muscle car

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe sporting an amazing variety of engines and a whole lot of attitude. With a great list of standard and optional features, it's surprisingly practical and comfortable. The Challenger is available in several trim levels that all deliver a true muscle car experience from mild to wild.

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What is new for the 2019 Dodge Challenger?

  • The Challenger is available in a variety of new trims, including the GT Plus, R/T Scat Pack Plus, and R/T Scat Pack Widebody.
  • The 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, R/T Shaker, SRT 392, SRT Demon, T/A, and T/A PLUS trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Challenger trims have been upgraded with Leather & Suede Seats, Alpine Sound System, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The GT trim now comes with Cloth Seats, Remote Start, Rear Spoiler, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The SXT trim now comes with Rear Spoiler, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The R/T trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Rear Spoiler, and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The R/T Scat Pack trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The T/A 392 trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The SXT Plus trim now comes with Leather Seats, Front Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), and 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The R/T Plus trim now comes with Front Seat Heaters, A/C Seat(s), Rear Spoiler, and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

2019 Dodge Challenger trims

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The 2019 Dodge Challenger comes in six great trim levels with something for everyone:

SXT: The well-equipped base model Challenger gets exterior and performance features like 18-inch alloy wheels and a sport suspension. The SXT is also available in an AWD version which adds 19-inch alloy wheels but removes the sport-tuned suspension. Expect standard comfort and convenience features like rearview camera, seven-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. View all Dodge Challenger SXTs in stock

GT: The Challenger GT adds features like 20-inch alloy wheels, functional hood scoop, rear parking sensors, and paddle shifters. View all Dodge Challenger GTs in stock

R/T: The R/T is the first Challenger to offer a standard V8 engine, the 5.7L HEMI. Plus you'll get a lot of the same great features from the GT plus an active exhaust system. View all Dodge Challenger R/Ts in stock

R/T Scat Pack: The Scat Pack version of the R/T comes standard with the larger 6.4-liter V8 and adds standard interior features like larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, heated front seats and steering wheel, and performance upgrades including Brembo® brakes, launch control, and a central air intake with dual heat extractors built into the hood for better cooling. View all Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Packs in stock

SRT Hellcat: The amazing Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with a 707-horsepower 6.2L SRT Hellcat HEMI V8 with a TREMEC® high-performance six-speed manual transmission, plus a competition-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers for better handling. It is also available in a widebody style for even more cool.

SRT Hellcat Redeye: The top-of-the-range SRT Hellcat Redeye has an incredible 6.2L supercharged V8 with 797 horsepower and comes with an SRT Power Chiller system to keep things super cool. Plus you'll get a flat-bottom steering wheel and all the standard interior features found on the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Dodge Challenger

1. Epic engine options

Dodge Challenger: Engine | CarMax

When you go to buy a car, you'll quickly notice most cars come with one or two engine offerings, with one slightly more powerful than the other. With the 2019 Dodge Challenger, you can choose from a variety of different engine options with anywhere from 305 to 797 horsepower! Opt for the base 305-horsepower 3.6L V6 or upgrade to the 375-horsepower 5.7L HEMI® V8, the 485-horsepower 6.4L HEMI V8, or an amazing 717- or 797-horsepower supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8! The muscle car is alive and well at Dodge, and they have the engines to prove it.

2. Surprisingly roomy for people

Dodge Challenger: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2+2 coupe has never been known for its rear-seat room. However, the Dodge Challenger is built off of the same platform that the full-size Dodge Charger is built. That means near full-size roominess in both the front and rear. Expect 33.1 inches of rear legroom in the 2019 model, which is quite good for a two-door coupe. That means you can bring your friends along on the adventure. Just make sure they hold on to something!

3. Surprisingly roomy for stuff

Dodge Challenger: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

The 2019 Challenger is fast, and it's got a roomier interior than most two-door coupes. It's also fairly practical for a coupe, with a large 16.2-cubic-foot trunk. You can even expand that space via the standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats across all 2019 trim levels. Is the Challenger the ultimate escape from the everyday driving experience? It will certainly get you where you are going quickly, and you can even pick up the groceries along the way.

4. Some cooling with your cool

There's no question that the Challenger is cool. It also has some pretty high-tech cooling features to make sure your engine stays as cool as your car's attitude. All 2019 Challengers come with standard-duty cooling, but opt for the R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, or SRT Hellcat Redeye, and get upgraded Severe-Duty engine cooling. 2019 Hellcat models even feature a standard "after-run chiller" which is designed to keep the engine's cooling fan and low-temperature circuit coolant pump running after the engine shuts off; that helps lower the engine temperature after a spirited drive. The Hellcat Redeye has the trick SRT Power Chiller which diverts the air-conditioning refrigerant from the interior cabin to a cooling unit and then to the heat exchangers in the supercharger. All that is to say, the Dodge Challenger is literally one cool car.

5. The latest tech

Dodge Challenger: Tech Dash | CarMax

This isn't some unsophisticated or antiquated brute. The Challenger comes equipped with the latest technology to keep you comfortable and add quite a bit of convenience. You can expect standard features on the 2019 model like dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Plus, with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can stay connected to your favorite driving music along the way. Opting for a super cool muscle car shouldn't come with sacrifices.

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Dodge Charger SXT

Dodge Charger

Built on the same platform as the Challenger and sharing many of the same standard features and engine options, you can't go wrong with the Dodge Charger. Just like the Challenger, the base 3.6L-V6-powered 2019 SXT comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a push-start ignition, remote start system, and automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights. On the inside of the 2019 Charger expect a six-way power adjustable driver seat with cloth seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is a car that is fast, sporty, and has a lot of power. It also has a lot of room and a great ride quality.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Dodge Challenger an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Dodge Challenger 25th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Dodge Challenger features and specs

R/T 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

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Leg room

F 42"/R 33.1"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.1"

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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



2019 Dodge Challenger FAQ

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Interior details

You have a choice of sport front seats wrapped in Sedoso/Houndstooth premium cloth or Nappa-leather trim with Nappa-leather perforated inserts. Optional performance seats come with the same premium cloth or Nappa-leather trim with a choice of Nappa-leather or Alcantara-suede bolsters in a variety of colors.

Available colors

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is available in 14 great exterior colors including:

  • B5 Blue

  • Destroyer Grey

  • F8 Green

  • Go Mango

  • Granite

  • Indigo Blue

  • Maximum Steel

  • Octane Red

  • Pitch Black

  • Plum Crazy

  • TorRed

  • Triple Nickel

  • White Knuckle

  • Yellow Jacket

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