- coupe 40,505
- 29,865 overpriced
- Downers Grove, IL
- 5 years
- coupe 40,505 gasoline green automatic
2011 dodge challenger review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. The modern classic muscle car. introductionthe dodge challenger brings muscle car performance and styling to everyday driving. The challenger harkens back to 1970 and the current generation, launched as a 2008 model, amuses and delights us. For 2011, there are significant changes to engines and suspensions as well as changes to the interior. the 2011 challenger se boasts substantially more power than last year's model yet significantly better fuel economy at the same time thanks to an all-new 3. 6-liter v6 engine. The new pentastar v6 produces 305 horsepower, 55 more than the engine it replaces, and 268 foot-pounds of torque. It comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift capability, an improvement over last year's 4-speed automatic. Fuel economy has improved and the 2011 challenger se now gets an epa-rated 18/27 mpg city/highway. the 2011 challenger r/t benefits from a new cold-air induction system for its 5. 7-liter hemi v8. The v8 is rated at 372 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque with the 5-speed automatic, or 376 hp and 410 pound-feet of torque with the optional 6-speed manual. The hemi uses a multiple displacement feature that switches off cylinders to save fuel, but epa ratings are 16/25 mpg with the automatic and 15/24 mpg with the manual. We think the challenger r/t is the sweet spot in the lineup. It can be used as a daily driver with a more compliant suspension than that of the srt8 yet it's sportier and more fun than the se. Challenger r/t competes with the mustang gt and camaro ss. 2011 challenger se and r/t models benefit from new suspension geometry and tuning, electro-hydraulic power steering, a new front air dam, larger wheels, revised gauges, a new steering wheel, improved seats, new rallye and super sport packages, and more standard equipment. the 2011 challenger srt8 392, as the srt8 is now called, is named after its hemi v8 in reference to its 392 cubic-inch displacement and that of the legendary hemi engine of the late 1950s. The 2011 challenger srt8 392 comes with a new 470-hp 6. 4-liter hemi v8 that includes cylinder deactivation technology. The 6. 4-liter engine replaces last year's 6. 1-liter and power increases from 425 to 470 hp and torque is up from 420 to 470 pound-feet. Epa ratings are 14/23 mpg with the 6-speed manual and 14/22 mpg with the 5-speed automatic. The 2011 challenger srt8 392 also gets revised front end styling, new gauge graphics, quicker steering, and revised suspension tuning. The srt8 comes with big brembo brakes, the firmest suspension and a limited-slip rear differential. We found the srt8 392 fast and stable. Everyone seems to like the challenger. We've driven all the models and like all of them. They all have their own merits but there are distinctions. the cabin is mundane. Like muscle cars of the past, the challenger is based on a sedan and the interior borrows heavily from existing materials. Climbing into the back seat is a struggle and legroom is tight but there's plenty of headroom, so it's fine for children and teens. lineupthe 2011 dodge challenger se 24,670) comes with a 3. 6-liter v6 and 5-speed automatic transmission. Also offered are sirius satellite radio 195), uconnect phone 395), sunroof 950), media center 430n 790) with sirius satellite radio, garmin navigation system, sirius travel link, 6. 5-inch touchscreen, and 30-gigabyte hard drive; and sound group ii 1,565) with 368-watt amplifier; seven boston acoustics speakers with subwoofer, 6. 5-inch touchscreen, and 30-gigabyte hard drive. challenger r/t 29,670) features a 5. 7-liter hemi v8 with a 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic 995). R/t adds automatic headlights, sirius satellite radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated outside mirrors, body-colored rear spoiler and mirrors, metal fuel filler door, dual chromed rectangular exhaust pipes, fog lamps, bluetooth wireless cell phone link, and a usb port. Mechanical upgrades to accompany the added power include bigger brakes, firmer suspension, quicker steering, and a hill-holder clutch when equipped with the manual transmission. Options include the super track pack 495) with p245/45zr20 goodyear performance tires, heavy duty brakes, sports suspension, and performance steering with variable displacement; and the r/t classic package 3,300) with 276-watt amplifier, 3. 92 rear axle ratio, boston acoustics speakers, heated front seats, leather upholstery, p245/45r20 tires, functional hood scoop, r/t side stripes, bi-xenon headlights and the electronics convenience group. challenger srt8 392 42,555) has a 6. 4-liter hemi v8 and a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic 995). Other mechanical upgrades include brembo brakes, a performance suspension, a limited-slip differential, and p245/45r20 front and p255/45r20 rear tires on polished aluminum wheels. Standard are leather upholstery, heated front seats, bi-xenon headlamps, trip/data computer with performance pages, and keyless access and starting. The srt8 rear spoiler is flat black, the front spoiler deeper and ducted for brake cooling, hood scoops are functional, and the fuel filler is polished aluminum. The srt8 392 also adds a gas-guzzler tax that runs $1030 with the manual transmission and $1339 with the automatic. Options include the 522-watt 13-speaker kicker audio system 695), high-performance staggered-size tires 100), and green with envy paint with wheels with black-painted pockets 1,495). the first 1492 of the 2011 srt8 392 models off the line get the inaugural edition package 1,995), which includes a body-color front grille surround; quad chrome exhaust tips; special embroidery on the front seatbacks; exclusive bright white clear coat or deep water blue pearl coat white or blue paint with full body stripes; unique wheels with black-painted pockets; accents on the door panels, steering wheel, seats, center console and center stack; and a serialized plaque. (all prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices and do not include destination charge.) safety features on all challengers include dual frontal airbags, front side airbags, curtain side airbags, antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, tire-pressure monitor, active front head restraints, stability control and traction control. walkaroundquite faithful to the 1970-vintage challenger that powered its creation, the current challenger features a cool design that should stand the test of time. It is unanimously praised by on-lookers as a cool-looking car and is as faithful to the original as has been done in recent years. part of the challenger's appeal comes from its commanding presence. Many of the challenger's parts, systems and structures are shared with the chrysler 300 and dodge charger sedans. It's a big car, just two inches shorter than the charger but wider and lower. The challenger is also about nine inches longer than the ford mustang, and seven inches longer than the chevrolet camaro. unlike most new cars, the maximum width is carried well out to the ends resulting in a broad, menacing car. The very wide, horizontal grille, spoilers and taillamps accentuate the width, as does a turret-like roof and window treatment, and the haunches over the rear wheels where the roof fairs into the trunk and the character line kicks up. The proportions all seem just right, from the carrier-deck expanse of flat hood larger than most modern pickups, to the foot-high side glass and dark lower body trim, and into the massive rear roof pillars. the major lines are only part of the equation, with details just as well executed. Where signals rode below the bumper on the '70 this one has fog lamps, and careful sculpting has maintained the classic look without destroying aerodynamic efficiency. from the side, the srt8 392's 20-inch w.
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