2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 review, specs and price - There are two ways to know the 2014 Dodge Challenger, first you can view it as an tribute to classic muscle cars, or you can compare it to other coupes. Pugnacious but practical, noisy yet refined, the 2014 Dodge Challenger possesses a surprisingly skill set. Its sheet metal may be unabashedly retro, but the 2014 Dodge Challenger has a lot more to offer than just nostalgia.
Body Styles, Price and Options
The 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is a high performances five-seat coupe. It’s sold into the market with price range start MSRP from $44,685.
unique 20-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, fog-lights, launch control, high-performance brakes and steering, performance-oriented stability control programming, adaptive suspension dampers, full hydraulic power steering, sport seats, an upgraded trip computer with real-time performance data, a rear spoiler, a 3.06 rear axle ratio, performance-tuned suspension, steering and brakes, a Sport mode for the transmission, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, metal-accented pedals, a car cover, upgraded floor mats and a T-handle shifter, metal pedals, the T-handle shifter, red-accented black wheels, a big red exterior stripe and available red leather upholstery, heated mirrors, remote start and displays for tire pressure and outside temperature, leather upholstery, a security alarm, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, illuminated visor mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an upgraded seven-speaker sound system with 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface and a one day driver training course at the SRT Track Experience.
Optional are the navigation system, the sunroof and the thumping Harman Kardon audio system.
Engine and Safety Features
2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with rear-wheel drive is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a five-speed automatic is optional. In performances testing, 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with manual transmission went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, which is impressively quick but still a bit off the pace of a similarly powered Camaro or Mustang. EPA fuel economy estimates at 14 mpg city/23 mpg highway/17 mpg combined for either transmission.
2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 comes with standard safety features includes antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In brake testing, the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 came to a stop from 60 mph in an excellent 106 feet.
In government crash testing, the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 received a top five-star rating for overall crash protection, five stars for total frontal impact safety and five stars for total side-impact safety, although there was some concern about a driver door that came unlatched during testing.
Contrast to the Challenger 392 exterior, the interior is generic. A few styling cues, like the distinctive shifter knobs, large beveled dashboard are remind of classic Challengers, but overall there’s a distinct lack of panache. Due to the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 high belt-line and chunky rear roof pillars, rearward visibility is also lackluster. Crude touchscreen interface, it’s too bad the related Charger sedan’s much larger and easier to use touchscreen isn’t offered. The interior is generally quite functional, and the materials aren’t bad. In addition, the small-diameter and well-contoured steering wheel makes for a pleasant interface between car and driver.
The front seats are wide and flat, it’s doesn’t much for lateral support, but they’re comfy for long trips. The 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 have better side bolstering and are also covered in leather and faux suede. The backseat is remarkably roomy for two adults, with good headroom and decent legroom. It also features a fold-down armrest, a 60/40 split-folding back and a middle seat for tiny or exceptionally good-natured folks. Available 16.2 cubic feet, the 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 trunk is positively enormous for this segment, rivaling some large sedans for hauling capacity.
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I would buy the Challenger in a heartbeat. It is beautiful!