The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics – unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines, and technology – to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.
The Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger, two-door coupe produced from Chrysler’s proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. Developed with Dodge’s credo of “bold, powerful and capable,” the Challenger delivers a modern two-door muscle car.
The Dodge Challenger R/T features the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with a five-speed automatic transmission that produces 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. (540 N•m) of torque and delivers an estimated 16 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. For 2009, the HEMI engine is upgraded to get an estimated five percent improvement in fuel economy as well as an increase of 30 horsepower (9 percent) and 8 lb.-ft. improved torque (2 percent) over a greater range of engine speeds. The Dodge Challenger R/T also offers a precision-shift six-speed manual transmission – the first for a new-generation HEMI-powered car – that produces 375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. (548 N•m) of torque and delivers an estimated 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The Dodge Challenger R/T can go from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds.
The fuel-efficient Dodge Challenger SE, powered by the 3.5-liter High Output V-6 with a four-speed automatic transmission produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N•m) of torque, and achieves an estimated 25 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city.
Patterned after the Dodge Charger architecture, the front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension system on all Dodge Challenger models provides excellent ride and handling characteristics.
Exterior and interior design on the all-new Dodge Challenger delivers a bold, aggressive muscle machine that blends nostalgia with modern Dodge style.
On the exterior, the long, raised performance hood with scoops and recessed grille with round dual headlamps are reminiscent of the original Dodge Challenger. The bold A-line, or character line, that runs from stem to stern, gives the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger an instantly recognizable muscle car profile. Retro dual rectangular exhaust outlets complete the look from the rear.
On the interior, the trapezoidal theme of the door-panel cove and gauge cluster, dark headliner and slanted shifter console are inspired by the original Dodge Challenger. The modern interpretation of the Dodge Challenger offers exceptional rear seating for a two-door coupe, achieving best-in-class rear head (37.4 inches) and leg (32.6 inches) room compared to the competition. Coupled with best-in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.) – equal to the Dodge Charger – the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers added comfort and functionality.
The 2009 Dodge Challenger has several modern amenities available including uconnect gps with navigation system and real-time traffic, uconnect phone featuring Bluetooth® technology, uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Remote Start and Keyless Go push-button start.
With maximum performance, head-turning design and cutting-edge technology, the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger offers a full menu of options for every customer.