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2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Core Coupe

2013 Dodge Challenger Review

(0 Stars)  Modern muscle with a ’70s look.

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New For 2013
The Challenger Rallye Redline debuted in late spring and returns for 2013 with a 305-hp V-6, 20-inch dark chrome wheels, and red accents. Fresh exterior paint colors include: billet silver metallic, granite crystal pearl, jazz blue pearl, and phantom black tri-coat.
The original Challenger was a latecomer to the pony-car party in 1970, and it ducked out early. As a result, it didn’t have the lasting impact of the Ford Mustang or the Chevrolet Camaro, but it still had great appeal to Mopar enthusiasts, and that was enough to encourage Dodge to come out with a modern iteration with plenty of trim levels to choose from. Challenger SXT and SXT Plus models are powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that makes 305 hp, the Challenger R/T has a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 375 hp, and the SRT8 model gets a nostalgically named “392” 6.4-liter Hemi that puts out 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. SRT8 models now benefit from standard three-mode adaptive dampers and launch control, both new for 2013. It would, however, be a mistake to call the Challenger a blunt instrument only made to go fast. There’s also an abundance of high-tech features available in the Challenger lineup. All models come with 6.5-inch touchscreen displays, and there are two available navigation systems, the more modest 430N system has been upgraded for 2013 with crisper graphics and more accurate guidance. The Challenger can also be optioned up with a 900-watt, eighteen-speaker premium audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon, which means this modern muscle car can be as functional as it is fast.

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2013 Challenger SRT8 Core Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.4L HEMI V 8 OHV
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 331 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 470 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 470 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

'13 Dodge SRT8 Core Coupe Reviews

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'13 Dodge SRT8 Core Coupe Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Vehicle Information Center
Rear Spoiler
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Sport Suspension
GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Engine Oil Cooler
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