Fast and powerful are two of the words that describe the 2011 Dodge Challenger. Already a legend, this year has a lot to live up to and it certainly does. This year the Challenger receives an even more powerful engine and better suspension. Even the base level of the Challenger comes with a nice package, something its competitors don't do. You'll enjoy a sweet 3.6-liter V-6 engine yielding 305 horsepower. Want more? Then opt for the top-of-the-line 6.4-liter V-8 engine that harnesses a tire-shredding 470 horses. With its retro good looks, nice stability and overall comfort, you can't beat this showcase of American muscle. Remember being a kid and wanting to be an astronaut? Well buckle up because the Challenger will take you to the moon.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger gets a few revisions to it but the outside has been left largely alone - and that is a good thing. The iconic styling brings to mind the muscle car heyday of the 1960s and 1970s. The distinctive broad grille, intensified by the double front headlights is a reminder of the 1970s version. Additionally, the back end features full-width tail lamps. Other features include body-colored handles, mirrors, and front and rear bumpers - all standard, 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard (with 20-inch rims that are optional), and standard chrome exhaust tips. Xenon headlights, a performance exhaust system, sunroof, and fog lights are all optional. The silhouette is classic Americana and available colors aren?t exactly made to blend into the background. You?ll have your choice of TorRed, Inferno Red, Dark Titanium, Tungsten, Toxic Orange and our favorite, Green with Envy.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger is fun to drive, as you would expect from a car that is this lovingly constructed. The steering is perfect, not to light, not too heavy. The antilock brakes function well with no extra drama when you want to pull the reins back a bit on all the horses under the hood. The pistol-grip shifter fits nicely in the hand. So whether you?re looking for some rip roaring, tire shredding action or simply want to drive through a twisty, turn filled road and see how this baby handles, you?ll be satisfied. Fuel efficiency for the Challenger is within the range you would expect for a car with this much performance power. Estimates for city driving are between 14 and 18 miles per gallon and between 22 and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
The inside of the 2011 Dodge Challenger receives an update including new dashboard instrumentation, softer trim, and a steering wheel with audio and cruise controls placed more intuitively. The gauge cluster and black headliner are another tip-of-the-hat to the muscle car era. Additional cabin features include optional leather seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, automatic air conditioning, remote start (on automatic cars), 60/40 split folding rear bench seat with an armrest and cup holders, optional touch-screen audio system (with a 30-gig hard drive), optional iPod connectivity, optional heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, CD stereo, auxiliary input jack, and an optional navigation system. Standard safety features include front-seat side-impact airbags, antilock brakes, side curtain airbags for the front and rear passengers, and an electronic stability system. Overall the inside is just as stylish as the outside and exudes a cool retro feel and slick look.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger is available in the SE, R/T and SRT8 trim levels. Buy the SE and you'll get the 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that yields 305 horsepower with a five-speed automatic transmission. Other features include a CD/AM/FM stereo, air conditioning, power locks, remote keyless entry, power windows, steering-wheel mounted cruise control, a driver information center, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, and a 60/40 rear seat folding seat.
The R/T gets the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with a six-speed manual transmission. Other features include a SIRIUS AM/FM stereo with external digital memory control, and Uconnect with Bluetooth.
The 2011 Dodge Challenger is one hot car that is simply the leader of the pack. Even standing still the car exudes speed, style and power. Dodge has really produced a winner here. Be sure to check it out and take it for a test drive. You?ll love the throaty sound of the engine, the comfortable, cockpit-like driver?s seat, and the feeling that you?re sitting on a rocket. Stay on top of the latest vehicle news by visiting the official Dodge Challenger website.
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