2019 Dodge Challenger
Ratings & Reliability
The look may be old-school, yet the Challenger is a modern, thrilling barnstormer. It's too heavy and wide for pinpoint handling on narrow roads, but it's balanced and enjoyable on an open track. Its V8 sound is heartwarming. Ride comfort, noise isolation, and the stiff shifter and clutch detract, and the view out to any direction is dreadful. The rear seat is relatively roomy, but getting in and out is awkward. Performance packages include a 485-hp, 6.4-liter V8; a 717-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 in the Hellcat; and an 840-hp, 6.2-liter V8 in the Demon. A six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic are available. We prefer the 5.7-liter V8 over the base V6. Safety tech includes blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning, and forward collision warning. All-wheel drive is available on the V6 engine.