Of Cars and Trims: The 2017 Dodge Challenger


The New Year has finally arrived and for car aficionados, that means upgrades and redesigns of their favorite car models are rolling into showrooms across the country. For Dodge Challenger fans, the 2017 model year is bringing some modest improvements to the popular muscle car including infotainment upgrades like Android Auto connectivity and Apple CarPlay. Toss in the Challenger's wide variety of wheels, colors, and style packages, and you'll have no problem customizing your personal road warrior.

It is the Challenger's customizability that sets it apart from its competition. As all Challenger owners already know, this beast has never been accused of being subtle so if you're looking for sleek and svelte, you've come to the wrong model. This is as 'muscle-car' as you can get and Dodge has pulled out all the stops in providing their customers with an incredible assortment of trims:


The base model is anything but. Sporting a 3.6L V-6 engine that brings 305 horses to the party, the SXT is the perfect blend of show-and-go. While it may not light up the track quite like its bigger brothers, this 8-speed overdriven, rear-wheel drive beauty won't be finishing last either.  The 2017 Dodge Challenger SXT is perfectly priced with an MSRP of $26,995 before any deals and incentives kick in.

The R/T

If you're looking for something a little juicier than the V-6 powered SXT, you've just found yourself a V-8. Weighing at 5.7L and cranking out 375 hp on 20" rims, the 6-speed R/T won't disappoint. If you really want a throwback look, you can toss in a Shaker hood, complete with its iconic 'power bulge', on any R/T model. Of course, the extra juice comes with a little higher price tag, but even with an MSRP of $32,890, The Challenger R/T brings plenty of bang for those bucks.

The GT

This is the newest kid on the (engine) block. This trim is similar to the SXT with a few upgrades. Instead of rear-wheel, the 3.6L V-6 engine is powering all four wheels with its 8-speed overdriven transmission. This trim package also comes with several interior and technological additions as well, like heated front seats, leather seat trim, and Sirius XM AM/FM/HD/Satellite radio. You can have all of this and more for only $33,395 MSRP.

The R/T Scat Pack & SRT 392

The next step up is the 6.4L V-8 powered 392 line for both the R/T and SRT models. We've included both of these trim levels together because they both have the same 485 horses under the hood. The primary difference between the two is the additional amenities in the SRT that the R/T doesn't have like heated front seats, leather seat trim, and some impressive infotainment gadgets. Both models have plenty of road-chewing power so the choice really comes down to what you want to put in the cabin with you. The R/T 392 is priced at $37,995 MSRP while the SRT 392 rolls in just under $50,000.

The SRT Hellcat

This is Challenger's 'Beast Mode'. Pop the hood and feast your eyes on the Hellcat's 6.2L V-8 powered behemoth. Crank it up and listen to what 707 horses of unbridled fury sounds like. The crown jewel of the Challenger trim line is not for the faint of heart so test drive at your own risk. The undisputed king of the road roars in at a MSRP of $62,495.

Whatever your flavor, we trust you can see why there's no other muscle-car on the market that can match the 2017 Dodge Challenger in performance, power, and variety. If you're in the market for one of these incredible machines, your Challenger destination is Finnegan CJDR. Check out our inventory of 2017 Dodge Challengers and get started on building the muscle-car of your dreams today!


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