New York 2014: 2015 Dodge Challenger Debuts

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Prior to the 2015 Dodge Charger descending onto the stage, the 2015 Challenger made its world debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

The Challenger will arrive in showrooms ahead of its sedan brother in Q3 2014, and will bring with it eight different trims, including the R/T Shaker and 392 HEMI Scat Pack. Under the hood — whether shaking or static — a choice of three engines will send power to either the standard six-speed manual or the new eight-speed Torqueflite automatic: 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 (305 hp); 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (375 hp); and 6.4-liter HEMI V8 (470 hp/lb-ft of torque).

Inside, drivers will have adjustable gauges, UConnect with remote-start and Performance Pages adjustable performance system, and two touchscreens at the ready.

As for outside, the new Challenger takes its cues from the 1971 Challenger, though with modern upgrades such as LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps.



Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Doublechili Doublechili on Apr 18, 2014

    I like this a lot. Nothing subtle about the design, but that's okay. If you put the Challenger in a group of 10 cars and show them to little kids asking for their favorite, I'll bet the Challenger wins hands-down. And I mean that as a compliment (adults tend to get swayed by conformity, etc., whereas the kids would just pick the one that looks the coolest). Having said that, in order to own one I'd have to be single, an empty-nester, or have at least one other personal everyday car. Sorry Dodge.

  • FJ60LandCruiser FJ60LandCruiser on Apr 19, 2014

    Seeing one of these in person really gives you perspective as to how tall and narrow this car is... two things you really want in a sports car. Maybe Sergio can "fix" it by installing a turbo diesel into it and putting the body on a FWD chassis from a Panda.

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  • AZFelix This article does not appear to address non-functional exhaust tip segments attached to the muffler body. When stopped behind certain cars (especially at night), I have noticed that in some cars with dual tips projecting from a single muffler unit, one is fake. The functioning one is dark and sooty while the other has a clean and shiny inside with the solid back panel of the muffler being visible. I have seen this on a Camry and possibly an Accord and BMW if I recall correctly, and am certain these were all OEM exhausts. Feel free to chime in with other confirmed sightings. I also recall reading somewhere that Ford designed an exhaust system where the gasses were vented downwards through a hole proximal to the end of the tail pipe. This prevents discoloration of the metal and soot from building up on the exhaust tips. It was done to address complaints from owners.
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  • Aja8888 I can't read those whole thread without throwing up....
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