2014 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat coupe, available in four main trim levels: SXT, R/T, SRT8 and SRT8 392 Core. The 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT starts with the V6 engine, alloy wheels 18 inches, entry and keyless start, full power accessories, cruise control, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel leather, power-adjustable driver’s seat, six-way, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer and an acoustic six-speaker CD player and an auxiliary audio jack system.
The 2014 Dodge Challenger optional SXT Plus package adds fog lights, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an upgraded audio system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface. The 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT also offers a number of other packages. The Super Sport package includes 20-inch chrome wheels (with performance tires); a rear spoiler; a 3.06 rear axle ratio; suspension of performance-tuned, steering and brakes; a Sport mode for the transmission and steering wheel mounted shift paddles. If this is not sinister enough for you, consider the Super Sport Group Sinister, which replaces the painted 20-inch wheels.
Continuing with the 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT package, the inner aspect Group has accentuated metal pedals, a car cover, floor mats upgraded and a T-handle lever speeds. Rally Redline edition is a variant Super Sport Group with metal pedals, shifter, T-handle, black rims red accents, a large red outer band and red leather upholstery available. The Electronics Convenience Group includes heated mirrors, the remote start and the displays for tire pressure and outside temperature. Sound Group II package has an audio system with seven speakers improved, and it can be coupled to a touch screen interface 6.5-inch option. The optional navigation system uses the same touchscreen.
The 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T comes with 18-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, heated seats and not the speakers entry level, but it updates the V8 engine of 5.7 liters and has the same characteristics as SXT Plus otherwise. The package R/T Plus adds a security alarm, the rear parking sensors and rest of the SXT Plus features that are not already the norm. The / T Classic package includes items R/T Plus and 20-inch wheels “heritage style”, black side stripes, functional hood balls and xenon headlights.
The 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Super Track Pak (not a typo) includes high performance suspension / steering / brakes and stability control programming oriented performance. The R/T Blacktop edition comes with the Super Track Pak adds black 20-inch wheels, black exterior trim (including the door of ordinary fuel money) and a “matte graphite” body stripe with red edges. 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline can be done with or without the Super Track Pak, and it has 20-inch wheels black with red trim, a band-like body of the Blacktop, a body-color grille, pedals metal T-handle shifter. Highlights individual options for SXT and R/T include a sunroof, xenon headlights, a Harman Kardon sound system 18 speakers and a variety of special Mopar parts and styling enhancements.
The2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 starts with the R/T equipment base and adds more engine 6.4-liter V8, launch control, programming stability control performance-oriented, high performance brakes and steering, adaptive damping suspension, xenon headlights, unique 20-inch wheels, sport seats, a trip computer updated with performance data in real time, full hydraulic power steering (electro against the other), Group II Sound (including touch screen) and a one-day course of pilot training to the SRT track Experience. Are optional navigation system, sunroof and deaf Harman Kardon audio system.
The 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 base is supposed to be a stripped-down, more affordable SRT8 392, it loses allegedly superfluous luxury as standard xenon headlights, fog lights, adaptive suspension and Sound Group II. In fact, the interior of the base is closer to the level of equipment to the SXT base – it even comes with the audio system with six speakers input range.
2014 Dodge Challenger Interior
Unlike the brash exterior Challenger, the interior is strangely generic. Some elements of style, such as the large beveled dashboard and distinctive buttons joysticks reminiscent Challengers past, but overall there is a lack of panache. Due to high Beltline of the Challenger and large rear roof pillars, rear visibility is also dull. We’re not loving the interface a little rough, or touch screen; it’s a shame much larger (8.4 inches) and easier to use the touch screen is not available related Charger sedan. However, the interior is generally quite functional and materials are not bad. In addition, smaller diameter wheel well profiles makes for a pleasant interface between car and driver.
The front seats in most Challengers wide and flat, which does not do enough for the lateral support, but they are comfortable for long distance drives. The SRT8 will be better to strengthen the side and are also covered in leather and faux suede. The rear seat is remarkably spacious for two adults, with a good margin and decent legs. It also has a 60/40 folding rear, a fold-down armrest and even a middle seat for small or unusually good mood of the people. At 16.2 cubic feet, the trunk of the Challenger is positively enormous for this segment, competing with large sedans transport capacity.
2014 Dodge Challenger Engine
All 2014 Dodge Challenger is rear-wheel drive. The base 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT is powered by 3.6L V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed automatic is standard. EPA estimated fuel economy is 18 mpg city/27 totaled mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. The 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T gets a 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed manual standard operating 376 HP and 410 lb-ft transmission. When connected to a five-speed automatic available, the output of the “Hemi” V8 drops slightly to 372 HP and 400 lb-ft. In testing, a manual-equipped Challenger R / T went from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds; automatic installation 5.8 seconds. Fast as they are, the two times are still a bit slower than what you would expect from a V8 Camaro or Mustang. The fuel economy is 16/25/19 for the automatic, the manual is 15/23/18.
The Challenger SRT8 models get their swagger of 6.4L V8 that produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. In Edmunds testing, the manual equipped SRT8 392 went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is impressive speed, but still a bit in the rhythm of a similar powered Camaro or Mustang. Estimates of fuel consumption are 14/23/17 for either transmission.
2014 Dodge Challenger Safety
Each Dodge Challenger 2014 comes standard with disc brakes with ABS, stability and traction control, active head restraints in front, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Rear parking sensors are optional on the line, but a rearview camera is not available. In brake testing, the SRT8 392 came to a stop from 60 mph in an excellent 106 feet.
In government crash tests, the Challenger has received a maximum five star rating for overall crash protection, five stars for a total security frontal impact and five stars for overall safety against a side impact but there was some concern about a driver’s door that came unlocked during testing.