Dodge Challenger Prices Revealed
Chrysler has released the pricing on the new Challenger pony car, one of the worst-timed cars since, well, the first time they introduced the Challenger. The 250hp base SE model will start at a very modest $21,995 including destination. Also modest: the four-speed automatic transmission, likely accountable for the lackluster 18/25 rating, but probably perfectly sufficient given the nature of the V6 car. For that low entry price you also get 17" real alloy wheels and side curtain airbags (side torso not available, of course). The next model up the chain: the Hemi-powered R/T model for a much more expensive $29,995. That puts it right on point with the Charger R/T, not to mention Pontiac's G8 GT. The Challenger R/T packs 370 horses and 394 lb ft of torque, and gives a fairly reasonable and expected 15/23 mpg. It's equipped much like the Charger R/T, including a standard five-speed automatic (a six-speed manual is a $995 option). So, overall, some solid prices at the end of the neo-muscle journey– especially when you factor in the likely $1500 – $2500 rebates that are likely at some point in the next six months (if the company lasts that long).
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