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The Dodge Challenger R/T -  Offering the Most Affordable V8 Engine in its Class

The muscle-car market isn't huge, yet its filled with a group of very strong contenders.  Dodge's Challenger has always been a front-runner in the segment, and for the 2018 model year, it continues to do so. While there are a variety of models within the Challenger lineup, the R/T is well worth your consideration. It is larger than its competition, offering more rear seat and cargo room. It features a timeless retro look, yet is far from tame.  The Challenger R/T has been named the 'most affordable V-8 powered model'. In another word - if you are looking for size, power, but also a value - the Challenger R/T should be on your radar.

  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine
  • 372 Horsepower
  • 410 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • Up to 25 Hwy MPG

  • 20-Inch Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Optional Red Brembo Brake Calipers
  • Active Sport Exhaust
  • TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission

Challenger R/T Features

The 2018 Challenger R/T gets a standard 7.0-inch Uconnect touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and, new for this year, a backup camera.   There are also new exterior colors available, including adds F8 Green and IndiGO Blue. The Challenger R/T is available in a variety of sub-trims and has a few package add-ons for customization.  The Super Track Pak features nappa leather and microsuede sport seats. And the new-for-2018 Performance Handling package adds four-piston Brembo brakes and a tuned suspension. 

Powering the Dodge Challenger R/T

The Dodge Challenger R/T comes standard with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.  Along with a starting MSRP of $33,495, it is the most affordable V-8 powered car on the market. The R/T's HEMI is mated to a choice of two transmissions. The six-speed manual transmission put out 375 hp, and 410 lb-ft of torque. If you go with the eight-speed automatic you will get 372 hp, and 400 lb-ft of torque. There are plenty of performance-related mechanical upgrades that are optional, such as red Brembo brake calipers. Regardless of how you choose to personalize and configure your R/T you will end up with a powerful, modern, muscle-car without breaking your budget. 

2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Power Specs