The 2017 Dodge Challenger facelift has finally been announced and will be coming next season. The refresh is coming a little bit late and we have expected it to come a little sooner, but fortunately it will come just in time for the Detroit show and will put on a display with all the new muscle cars that are set to appear, Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro, to name a few.
The model is now revamped inside and out and front to end. With the new front end rear fascias come the new exterior colors that are going to be utilized as well. As the Challenger is not the only model that Dodge revamped this year, the Dodge Charger has also seen some changes made to its design. The Challenger cannot compare the way the Charger has been primped up but sure does make it a good choice nevertheless.
A bit disappointing is that the Challenger does not have any engine updates, so fans who were waiting to see that happen are going to end up on the opposite end of being satisfied. There were talks that a end Hellcat V-8 engine might make it, but since it was not prepared on time the model is going to keep using the old engine choice this year as well.
The prices for the entire lineup were already officially announced also we have something to look forward to once the release date comes, till then find out everything that you can about the Dodge Challenger 2017 here in the review.
The new 2017 Dodge Challenger exterior update has for the most part been inspired by the 1971 model. This legendary car has given a great idea on how to look at the new model and managed to incorporate the split front grille, a pronounced power bulge hood and separate taillights. The chrome accented grille is also surrounded by some LED headlights and the bumper has been updated by a large trapezoidal intake which has been set upside down. There are also some thinner and longer turn signals added as well and the fog lamps come fitted with black bezels.
The highlights of the rear end are the new separate taillights which have also been inspired by the ’71 model. There is a slightly larger trunklid spoiler added and a reshaped bumper as well. This new finish seems to fit the overall look of the muscle car much better than it had it before. The models gives you more customization options as it adds two brand new colors available, the B5 Blue and Sublime Green, while also leaving the older TorRed, Billet Silver, Pitch Black and Bright White available as well.
The interior of the 2017 Dodge Challenger has been taken to a whole new level. The interior is also inspired by the 1971 model and particularly the center console which is combined with a new driver focused instrument panel. Thanks to the new aluminum inserts the cabin seems more upscale as it also brings in some leather-wrapped surfaces and a lot of high-tech additions. These include a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster screen and a 8.4-inch infotainment system.
The steering wheel has been redesigned as well and features better grips and it combines well with the front sets which come with side bolsters and improved cushioning. You can choose them in Nappa leather with Alcantara suede, and there is also a heated and ventilated, Nappa leather as a completely new option.
The level of customization is so high that the Dodge Challenger 2017 allows a total of 14 variations based on the color and trim choice. You have the option of choosing Houndstooth cloth, but available as well are the Tungsten/Black, Ruby Red/Black or Pearl/Black premium leather with accent stitching. As it release date gets nearer it is going to make the car even more desirable.
The case with the powertrain of the 2017 Dodge Challenger is not which engine made it to the mix but actually which did not manage to get in. The anticipated 640+ horsepower, Hellcat V-8 is still under development and will not be featured here. Instead we are going to get a carryover and the same type of engine seen in the previous model will be featured here. Thus the SXT and SXT Plus trims are going to use the 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 making 305 horsepower. The R/T variants get a 5.7-liter Hemi with 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. And lastly, the 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine which pumps 85 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque is available for teh range topping Scat Pack and 392 Scat Pack Shaker models.
But as the engine did not change the transmission sure did, so the Challenger ditches the dated five-speed automatic and substitutes it for a brand new TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission which allows for a speed up to 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 182 mph for the Dodge Challenger 2017.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.2 in. (116.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.9 in. (197.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.7 in. (75.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 110.1 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 16.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3885 lbs.
Top Speed: 182 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 19/30 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl, Torred Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
Release date and price
The newest 2017 Dodge Challenger is going to be available pretty soon. Fans will actually be happy to know that the model is going to be released pretty soon and that we are going to see it come the beginning of next year. The prices have already been released so the SXT version comes at $26,995, SXT Plus is $29,995, R/T $31,495, R/T Plus $34,495, R/T Scat Pack $38,495 and the final is the range topping Dodge Challenger SRT 392 priced at $46,395 base MSRP.