The Dodge Challenger SXT models bring all the muscle-car intimidation factor of their pricier peers, plus a heavy dose of American full-size, rear-wheel-drive coupe swagger.
The Challenger SXT is actually nimble and quick, despite its V-6 powerplant. The Pentastar engine is good for 305 horsepower and a 6.8-second sprint to 60 mph. With a base price of under $26,000, this lovable retro coupe is a desirable option for many shoppers.
The Challenger SXT lineup comes in three flavors: SXT, SXT Plus and SXT Rallye Redline. All three come standard with a respectable feature list that includes 18- or 20-inch black chrome wheels, a five-speed autobox and thumping audio options.
The future is bright for this big-boned rear-drive muscle car, with plans for a hardcore 2015 SRT Barracuda spin-off and even a possible Chrysler luxury soft-top cabrio for the next generation of downsized models spun off this platform.
The big girl herself looks set to keep the current package until 2015, with possible light tweak to the headlights and eight-speed auto likely the only changes to keep it competitive until well into 2017.
How does the value side of the Challenger range compare with the Ford Mustang , Chevrolet Camaro and the wildcard Subaru BRZ?
Click past the jump for the full review of the 2014 Dodge Challenger V-6 SXT and SXT Plus, with info on the optional SXT Rallye Redline package’s amazing polished and painted inner wheels and the available Mopar T-handle gear level.