2013 Dodge Challenger near Salt Lake City
The Rallye Redline model joins the Challenger lineup for 2013. It features a body-length red stripe, deck lid spoiler, 20-inch black chrome wheels with performance tires, premium Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, a performance suspension, a 305-hp V-6 engine, a performance steering setup and larger brake discs. The Dodge Challenger brings muscle car performance and styling to everyday driving. The Challenger harkens back to 1970, and the current generation amuses and delights. The Challenger is an enjoyable muscle car. Driving it brings a smile to your face and it seems to light up others as well. Everyone seems to like the Challenger. If you are in search of a new Durango in the West Valley, Orem, Lehi, Draper, West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, Murray, Bountiful, or Ogden UT area, Ken Garff West Valley Dodge Chrysler Jeep is your answer, view our large inventory today.
2013 Dodge Challenger Power & Handling
When cruising, the Challenger is civilized. There is authority in the exhaust note but it doesn't sound like authority grabbed the bullhorn until you get into the gas and are rewarded with a satisfying rumble that becomes more howl as it winds up; manual gearbox cars sound like they use different mufflers and have a deeper tone. The automatic delivers crisp-not-jarring upshifts and gets out of first gear in a hurry unless you are hard on the gas. It will downshift once, or again, if you give it the boot. The Challenger is too big and heavy to merit any consideration as a sports car and isn't ideal for tossing around on tight racetracks or mountain roads. However, it gets Bilstein adaptive damping for 2012, giving the driver a choice of shock settings for more comfortable commutes or fully buttoned down for flogging a winding road. It is impressively good given its size and weight. The Challenger is big and nose-heavy, and the SRT8 rolls into a cornering set with minimal body roll and mid-corner correction. With aerodynamics ever-more-frequently dictating shape and wind patterns, it is refreshing to find the new Challenger can comfortably be driven windows down without buffeting the occupants or thundering their ears.
2013 Challenger Design
Unlike most new cars, the maximum width is carried well out to the ends resulting in a broad, menacing car. The very wide, horizontal grille, spoilers and taillamps accentuate the width, as does a turret-like roof and window treatment, and the haunches over the rear wheels where the roof fairs into the trunk and the character line kicks up. The proportions all seem just right, from the carrier-deck expanse of flat hood larger than most modern pickups, to the foot-high side glass and dark lower body trim, and into the massive rear roof pillars. The major lines are only part of the equation, with details just as well executed. The four round lamp units and deeply inset grille of the original are still there, though now the inside lights are turn signals and the outer pair the headlamps. Where signals rode below the bumper on the '70 this one has fog lamps, and careful sculpting has maintained the classic look without destroying aerodynamic efficiency.
'13 Dodge Challenger Lineup
Every Challenger offers three-coat red paint and an engine block heater. SXT options include a 276-watt Boston Acoustics stereo, XM radio and Uconnect Bluetooth. The SXT Plus package adds nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, fog and automatic headlamps, and the three aforementioned SXT options. In conjunction with SXT Plus you can also add navigation, electronic convenience group and 368-watt, seven-speaker Boston Acoustics sound with HDD and larger touch-screen display.
Challenger R/T features a 375-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic.. R/T adds automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated outside mirrors, body-colored rear spoiler, metal fuel filler door, dual chromed rectangular exhaust pipes, fog lamps, Bluetooth wireless cell phone link, and a USB port. Mechanical upgrades to accompany the added power include bigger brakes, firmer suspension, and quicker steering.
The 2012 Challenger SRT8 392 has a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 and a choice of 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic. Other mechanical upgrades include Brembo brakes, a performance suspension, a limited-slip differential, and P245/45R20 tires on polished aluminum wheels. Standard are leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, bi-xenon headlamps, trip/data computer with performance pages, and keyless access and starting. The SRT8 rear spoiler is flat black, the front spoiler deeper and ducted for brake cooling, hood scoops are functional, and the fuel filler is polished aluminum. An SRT also includes a day at the track with the SRT Experience; driver instruction well worth the effort to get there. Options include the 900-watt 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, high-performance staggered-size tires, red leather, moonroof, navigation and premium paints.
The 2013 Dodge Challenger boasts a distinctive look that attracts a lot of attention and positive comments. The V6-powered Challenger SXT comes with a great engine, while the V8-powered Challenger R/T is a good performance value. The Challenger SRT8 392 is the ultimate performance version. Regardless, the Challenger avoids the compromised rear seat and trunk of most coupes because of its size. In Hemi Orange Pearl you won't own the road but it will feel like you do.