Challenger is all about the in-your-face attitude that's a Dodge hallmark: big car, big presence, big power. Style rules, yet asks few compromises. Some will opine about the timing of the Dodge musclecar's return, while others will note Chicken Little was last seen impaled in a grille somewhere. Much as happens with its principal competitor, Ford's , each version of the Challenger will appeal to a different buyer.
Challenger SE owners will be swayed by the look, a desire to be seen in something more visually amusing than the average V6 sedan or big coupe, and using it every day. SE comes with a 250-hp 3.5-liter V6 and four-speed automatic EPA-rated 18/25.
Dodge Challenger R/T buyers may be older and wanting to replace the Challenger they lusted after in younger days; some will choose the new one over a far-more-expensive auction car that goes like stink but needs considerable acreage to stop or change directions. Others still, not content to leave anything alone, will buy the R/T as the basis for their next hot rod and blow all the money saved on an SRT8 on more power, accessories, and modifications. The R/T can be used as a daily driver, at least for shorter distances and fuel consumption, and will compete with the Mustang GT, over which it has both advantages and disadvantages. Dodge Challenger R/T runs a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 rated at 370 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque with the standard five-speed automatic; power increases to 375 hp and 404 pound-feet of torque on premium fuel with the optional six-speed manual/Track Pak group. The Hemi uses a multiple displacement feature that switches off cylinders to save fuel, but EPA ratings are 16/23 mpg with the automatic and 15/23 mpg with the six-speed manual.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all 2009 Dodge Challenger versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2009 Dodge Challenger and their standard equipment and their prices below.
The 2009 Dodge Challenger Coupe is powered by a base 3.5-liter V6 with 250 at 6,400 hp. Other available engines include a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi with 375 at 5,800
370 at 5,800 (AT) hp and a 6.1-liter V8 Hemi with 425 at 6,200 hp.
2009 Dodge Challenger Coupe Specs & Features
The 2009 Dodge Challenger Coupe is available in 3 trim levels:
|Dodge Challenger SE||$21,320|
|Dodge Challenger R/T||$29,320|
|Dodge Challenger SRT8||$39,320|
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