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2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Core

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.
Overview
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 Reviews

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'13 Dodge SRT8 Core Standard Equipment

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