2019 Dodge Challenger in Albuquerque NM

Vehicle Overview

Where muscle cars are concerned, there's no such thing as too many choices, and it seems that way with the 2019 Challenger. With a quick glance at the Dodge website, you'll see 15 different models. While there's not much difference between some of them, that's the marketing strategy the automaker has decided to employ.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Challenger's Overview

The 2019 Dodge Challenger in Albuquerque is a bona fide muscle car, offering a few higher-powered models to go with the more practical V6 versions. This model year, Dodge dropped the 840hp Demon in favor of the SRT Hellcat Redeye. It gets the same engine the Demon had, but we think it's more well-rounded than its predecessor. The Scat Pack 1320 gets much of the Demon's drag strip-ready gear, and the Scat Pack is new this year as well. Read on to learn about all the 2019 Dodge Challenger models you'll see at Melloy Dodge, our dealership serving Albuquerque Santa Fe New Mexico.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Challenger's Exterior

Interior - 2019 Dodge Challenger

The 2019 Challenger is a good-sized coupe that beats its competitors in terms of interior room, is full of fine materials, and is well-crafted. It is based on the same platform as the Dodge Charger, and at almost 17 feet long and 6.3 ft. wide, it gives passengers plenty of stretch-out space, with room for three in the back seat.

The driver and front-seat passenger get flat-backed yet nicely bolstered bucket seats, and the houndstooth cloth upholstery is a stylish touch. While the overall ambiance is dark, there are soft-touch surfaces throughout, including optional faux suede upholstery. The trunk is quite roomy, too, at just over 16 cu. ft.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Challenger's Interior

Even base models are well-equipped, coming with power adjustable front seats, dual climate controls, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment setup with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and more. Top-tier Challengers get increased connectivity and other tech goodies. Stop by our New Mexico Dodge dealership to see the 2019 Dodge Challenger in Albuquerque for yourself.

Albuquerque NM - 2019 Dodge Challenger's Mechanical

Exterior - 2019 Dodge Challenger

While the 2019 Dodge Challenger is a pure 1970s throwback, it's even more muscular than its ancestor. With its wide haunches, expansive grille, and low roof line, even the base model is a real head-turner. With the available Widebody package, Dodge adds 2.5" to the Challenger's overall width, to accommodate those wide 305mm tires. Performance models get more aggressive spoilers, fascias, and hoods, bigger wheels, and other styling touches. Visit Melloy Dodge, our showroom serving Albuquerque Santa Fe New Mexico, to take a look.

Mechanical - Dodge Challenger specs in Albuquerque NM

With its larger size and increased power, the 2019 Challenger is surprisingly adept in the corners. The SXT is compliant and soft, with competent handling, and the R/T and GT have little body lean in the turns. Obviously, the Scat Pack is the most track-ready model, but it's perfectly okay for daily driving. Hellcats have neutral handling, which allows for wide drifts and rear steer. Widebody models aren't just better at putting the power down; they handle more effectively as well. See us at our New Mexico Dodge dealership to learn more.

Powertrain - Dodge Challenger specs in Albuquerque

The lineup for the 2019 Dodge Challenger in Albuquerque starts with a 3.6L V6 as found in the GT and SXT models. Here, it puts out 268 lb. ft. of torque, and while that's sufficient for most buyers, we think its muscle-car looks need an engine to match. While the Challenger isn't strictly a sports car, it has a comfortable character and considerable straight-line speed.

The Hellcat gets a 6.2L supercharged V8 that puts out 717hp and 656 lb. ft. of torque; that's 10hp more than last year's model. The top Challenger is the Hellcat Redeye; its supercharged 6.2L makes a whopping 797hp and 707 lb. ft. All V8 versions come with either an eight-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission. Come to our dealership serving Albuquerque Santa Fe New Mexico to take a test drive.

Safety - 2019 Dodge Challenger dealer

The 2019 Challenger did quite well in IIHS and NHTSA crash testing. While it doesn't have auto emergency braking and some other active safety features, it does come with hill start assist, six airbags, and a backup camera. Blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and rear cross traffic alert are optional on all Challenger models. Their increased traction and beefy brakes make them much safer, as long as you're driving the speed limit.

Test Drive the Challenger Today

If you want a fast, powerful muscle car with loads of retro styling, the 2019 Dodge Challenger is a great choice. While the V6 may be enough for some, to get the comprehensive Challenger experience, we recommend stepping up to one of the V8 models. Learn about our inventory online, or call us for more details. Visit Melloy Dodge, our New Mexico Dodge dealership, to test drive any of the new Challenger models. We look forward to seeing you in our showroom!

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