2016 Dodge Challenger Release Date, Colors, Price, Engine, Specs – The 2016 Dodge Challenger is a muscle coupe that offers touring capabilities that you would not expect from this type of a car. Dodge is releasing this vehicle as a 2016 model and it will be out soon, and besides the base trim there are many others available that provide different kind of capabilities to the user. It is going to compete against such vehicle as Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, but we predict some good things for the Challenger as it is a car that is bigger than the ones mentioned and uses a retro approach for the modern era.

2016 Dodge Challenger
2016 Dodge Challenger

The previous year brought to us numerous updates and changes to the Dodge Challenger, but this one does not come with its perks and additions to this legendary brand. With a new look and the added Blacktop appearance, the Challenger is certainly going to make some head turn after it. But car adds so much more on the inside as well with a lot of technological updates and interesting additions to make this type of a vehicle the only one for you.

Although a muscle vehicle, the Dodge Challenger has always been a very comfortable touring car. With its large proportions and size with enhanced comfort specs and features the car was among the favorite cruising vehicles for most. But this time if you want to keep in track with the most powerful vehicles from the segment you can do that with the 2016 update. Read further on about the car in the review and find out everything there is to know about it.

2016 Dodge Challenger exterior

As we mentioned, the Dodge Challenger has always been a car which has had an imposing presence on the road. It achieves this with larger dimensions that most of the muscle vehicles in the segment. Its road presence is unsurpassable and its comfort is very high, making it the perfect touring car. The base model, thus, incorporates a long nose with a flat decklid. There is a bit pronounced kickup in the waist of the car and some 70s-inspired pillars that are a part of the look. This keeps the Challenger more in touch with its roots and even uses some cues that were taken from the 1971 classic model. The front includes a split grille with slim front openings and some projector headlamps which are surrounded by LED halogen ones. And the final touch is the pronounced power bulge hood design.

2016 Dodge Challenger front
2016 Dodge Challenger front

The versatility of trim levels is astounding this year as the new 2016 model of the Dodge Challenger comes with no less than 10 different trims available. They are XT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, R/T Scat Pack, 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. There are many customization options that come available as well which can allow you to customize the look of your Challenger the way you want. With the 14 different interior colors and 12 wheel options and even some different paint schemes, with the new ones being Sublime Green, B5 Blue, and, new this year, Plum Crazy, there may not be two completely same Challengers that may exist.

2016 Dodge Challenger back
2016 Dodge Challenger back

Powertrain

With many trim options there are also a few possibilities when it comes to the engine that is going to be used. The standard engine option inside the base 2016 Dodge Challenger is the 3.6-liter V-6 that can provide 305-horsepower. The 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is the second option that you can get and is slightly more powerful with an output of 375 hp and 410 lb-ft or torque.. Next in line there is the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 which is rated at 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the lineup, which is matted inside the Hellcat trims, is the most powerful engine option which is rated at 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque and is the 6.2-liter V-8. This makes the Hellcat actually the most powerful muscle car ever produced in America. All engines can be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission while the V-8 models can still use the six-speed manual one. The car also remains an all-wheel drive vehicle with the possibility of using independent rear suspension.

Interior

The inside of the Dodge Challenger has been fully modernized. The car includes a contemporary design of the dash with some fine touch surfaces added. The instrument panel has a modern setup of its main cluster and includes a 7-inch Thin Film Transistor display screen. There is also the 8.4-inch touchscreen on the center of the dash which allows the use of the navigation system, the audio functions and also the UConnect Access system.

2016 Dodge Challenger interior
2016 Dodge Challenger interior

The center console has also been a bit inspired with the design of the 1971 classic look, with the higher edge being higher on the passenger side. The dash and the instruments have aluminum accents and an added 14 different colors that you can choose for the inside. It also adds the use of some premium leather materials and alcantara suede high-performance seats which is combined with the classic Houndstooth premium cloth.

Price and release date

The new vehicle from Dodge will make its mark next year. The car has been scheduled for release at the beginning of the year so the official release date may be somewhere at the end of January or beginning of February. The base MSRP price for the 2016 model of the Dodge Challenger is 26,995 USD. The SXT and the SXT Plus have actually the same base price while the R/T and R/T Plus ones come at a pricing of 31,995 USD.