Why Choose a Used Dodge Challenger?

By Mike Richards Posted: 12/25/2017

Are you looking for a beautiful, powerful looking vehicle that can turn heads? Over the past decade or so, there has been something of a resurgence of the muscle car. While vehicles such as the Mustang have never truly gone out of style, more recent aesthetic designs have helped to bring back the older, classic look of these vehicles. On the road today, the car that truly exemplifies that old school muscle car look is the Dodge Challenger.

The iterations of this vehicle over the past several years, including the 2015 and 2016 Dodge Challenger we will discuss here, have the iconic look and feel you desire, and it is considered to be perhaps the best available muscle car on the market. When you are looking for used cars for sale online, make sure to check out what Challengers might be available.

The 2016 Dodge Challenger

From 2015 to 2016, you will find that there were very few changes to the vehicle. In fact, the most notable change was the addition of a new paint color – Plum Crazy – for the 2016 model. One of the best reasons to look at the used models from a couple of years ago is certainly going to be the price. Buying used can help you to save thousands, and you do not have to worry as much about depreciation.

The 2016 Dodge Challenger has a powerful V6 engine and 305hp, which provides for fantastic acceleration. The vehicle offers an eight-speed automatic transmission, and it is actually capable of getting 31mpg on the highway. It is also possible to get the 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, which can offer 485hp and 475ft-lb of torque, for those who want to have a vehicle that offers even more power. Of course, there is also the Hellcat engine, which is a supercharged V8 that can provide an amazing 707hp and 650ft-lb of torque. Keep in mind that the Hellcat version of the vehicle will get far less mileage from each gallon – only around 13mpg.

Regardless of whether you find the base model or one of the vehicles with an upgraded engine, you will find that the handling is incredible. With the R/T trim, the vehicle has a sport-turned suspension, so the vehicle feels as much like a sports car as it does a muscle car.

As mentioned, one of the features that truly pulls people in when they see this car is the style. It has a retro appearance that has some similarities to the Challenger from back in 1969. Those who are looking for style, power, and reliability will find that both the 2015 and 2016 used Dodge Challengers are perfect. You will look good in this car, and you will feel great out on the road.

Another nice aspect of the Dodge Challenger is the interior space. When it comes to many of these vehicles, the interiors leave a lot to be desired, especially when it comes to those who are tall. With the Challenger, it is comfortable for those who are short and those who are tall. The vehicle even has a spacious backseat, which is nice for those who are trying to find a balance between a sporty muscle car and a family vehicle. The trunk offers 16 cubic feet of space, so this can make a nice road trip vehicle, as well.

The vehicle has running lights, a keyless ignition system, a touch screen display, rear air vents so everyone in the vehicle will be comfortable, beautiful upholstery, and a USB port for your electronic gadgets. The vehicle has a five-star safety rating, and it can also include optional features, such as forward collision warning, a rearview camera, and blind spot monitoring.

Is the Dodge Challenger Right for You?

As you look through the used cars for sale online, this vehicle is certainly going to catch your eye, just as it will everyone who sees you driving in it. These are impressive vehicles, but you always want to be sure you are buying smart. When you are buying online, through an auction site, for example, you will want to make sure you research the exact vehicle you are buying to make sure it has what you need, and that it is in good condition.