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The Dodge Challenger has come into the world in three completely different generations. The first generation Challenger was a pony car produced from 1970-1974 and the second generation ranged from 1978-1983 and was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The third, current generation came about in 2008 and was produced to compete against the Mustang and the Camaro, two muscle cars that had outlived the pony car era. The current generation Challenger is built on the Charger/Chrysler 300C platform and features rear-wheel drive and an independent rear suspension. It is powered by a choice of three engines: a 3.5L V6 that produces 250HP and 250 lb-ft of torque, a 5.7L V8 delivering 372HP and 400 lb-ft of torque, and the top-of-the-line 6.1L V8 producing 425HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a 6-speed manual pr 5-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Dodge Challenger

2019 Dodge Challenger
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A muscle car standard gets a mild refresh

Dodge reintroduced the Challenger nameplate in 2008 with a brand-new third generation. Now, the tire-roasting lead sled is heading for an update for the 2019 model year, and it’s poised to receive new exterior colors inspired by Dodge’s racing history, including a searing-shade of green called Sublime. What’s more, the Challenger will get additional standard go-fast equipment to add real performance to the visual theatrics.

Update 02/14/2019: We’ve updated this review with video and images of the 2019 Dodge Challenger taken at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

 

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2019 Dodge Challenger

2019 Dodge Challenger

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Latest Videos:

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1972 Dodge Challenger

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