Flash Drive

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge ChallengerModel Tested: 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus

Engine: 3.6-liter Pentastar aluminum V-6, 305 horsepower 268 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission rear-wheel-drive

EPA Ratings: 19/City—30/Highway—23/Combined

Base Price: $29,995

As Tested: $33,275


V-8 performance from a V-6

Pales compared to V-8 Challengers, but still excellent

Slick 8-speed automatic

Handsome 20×8 polished alloy wheels

Smooth highway ride

Good handling

2015 Dodge Challenger InteriorComfort:

Front legroom for NBA players

Very good headroom

Heated and cooled front seats

Power driver lumbar support

Excellent room/comfort for long trips for two people

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Extra thick leather steering wheel

Excellent auxiliary controls


Oversized infotainment screen

Excellent infotainment system with many options

Small front door bins

Digital and analog speedometer

Flat trunk floor; some storage under floor

Split, folding rear seats, but steep slant

Big pass-through

2015 Dodge Challenger EngineWOW Factors:

Beautiful retro styling among the industry’s best

Stunning Tor-Red color

Strong, smooth engine and transmission

Built-in 0-60 timer


Backseat is period correct: snug

The V-6 Challenger is a strong performer until you drive a V-8 version

Limited rear visibility

Bottom Line:

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is the perfect combination of old and new—classic muscle car looks with modern engineering, performance, fuel economy, comfort, quality and safety. The “good old days” only wish they were half as good as the 2015 Dodge Challenger.