The 2013 Dodge Challenger is everything a standard muscle car should be. It has bold, awe-inspiring exterior lines, coupled with downright gritty, nasty power under the hood and a suspensions system that ties it all together into one sweet package. Engineers at Dodge maintained the classic muscle car appearance, for which the Challenger has become famous over the years. The classic signature racing stripes on the side, give the Challenger that vintage look which it has so proudly boasted, since the 1970s. Racing stripes are also available on the top of the car, extending from the front of the hood to the rear of the trunk. Dodge realizes that everyone has different preferences. There is no one-size-fits-all. With that in mind, there are four different wheel packages available, ranging in size from 18 inches to 20 inches and boasting looks that range from sporty to luxurious. This muscle car comes with standard halogen headlights, but offers available HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights, offering greater visibility during low-light hours. The exterior of the Challenger screams performance, style and power and the interior is perfect suited to that performance, style and power.
Inside the cabin there are two seating packages available to consumers. The first package is the Dark Slate Gray Leather option, while the second is a bolder Radar Red Leather option. The leather-appointed steering wheel delivers the optimum in comfort when driving. There are also steering-wheel-mounted controls for Bluetooth connectivity, audio settings and cruise control. Comfort and convenience don’t just have to be specific to luxury cars, after all. The leather-wrapped gear shifter adds some additional style to the Challenger, while the gauges mounted on the dash are lighted by LED lights, making them clearly visible to the driver. Heck, even the center cup holders are lighted around the rim, so the driver isn’t fumbling to set down their coffee on those early morning journeys. A push-start ignition button makes getting in and getting going much easier, especially with the keyless entry. As long as the remote is on the driver, they will be able to enter the locked car, just by touching the door handle. A handy six-inch touchscreen GPS navigation screen will help enable drivers to reach their final destination with far more ease.
As with most everything else about the Challenger, Dodge has offered two different engine packages for consumers to choose from. The first option is a capable 3.6-liter PENTASTAR V6 engine, with Dual Variable Valve Timing, with 320 horsepower and 268 lb. – ft. of torque. This option can achieve as much as 27 MPG on the highway, as well. Pretty good for a muscle car, eh? For consumers who want a bit more “OOMPF!” under the hood, the Challenger also comes with an available 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, with 372 horsepower as an automatic transmission and 375 ponies as a manual. A standard monotube-shock absorber suspension gives the Challenger a feel for handling that is hardly seen among cars nowadays. The all-speed traction control system helps to prevent the driver losing control of the vehicle in a spinout. The 2013 Dodge Challenger is a true force to be reckoned with and will likely turn more than a few heads on the road. Starting at just $30,195 it should be within the price range of many potential car buyers.