2018 Dodge Challenger: New Trims, New Features, Same Drive

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It’s the next step forward in a muscle car’s storied history: it’s the 2018 Dodge Challenger and it gives you even more while providing the driving experience you’ve come accustomed to from this legendary model!

There are several updates that have been made to this vehicle including the introduction of the most powerful version ever in the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which we discussed in great detail in a previous blog post. The first is the addition of the track-ready Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody that gives you:

  • 3.5” more width than the SRT Hellcat
  • Fender flares
  • 20″ aluminum wheels with 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires
  • Electric power steering with selectable modes

The rest of the lineup includes the SXT & SXT Plus, GT with AWD, 5 R/Ts, 3 models with the 392 label and the pulse-pounding SRT Hellcat. In total, there are 16 different trim available and you can pick from 15 exterior color choices including new-for-2018 F8 Green & IndiGo Blue. There’s definitely a Challenger to fit your driving needs.

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Model-Specific Updates

There are plenty of great amenities you’ll enjoy inside of the Challenger. In fact, every 2018 Dodge Challenger at our dealership serving Springfield NJ now comes standard with a ParkView rear back-up camera that gives you a visual of what’s behind the vehicle when geared in reverse to help you parallel park or back out of driveways & parking spots.

Where does ParkView get shown? On the display of the Uconnect infotainment system, which is either a 7” or 8.4” touchscreen. Just so you know, the 7” touchscreen and smartphone integration via Android Auto & Apple CarPlay are now included in the Uconnect system of the SXT, R/T, R/T Shaker & T/A trims in addition to the rest.

If you opt for the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT, then you’ll get 19″ aluminum wheels with painted pockets. Want to get the Super Track Pak for the SXT Plus or R/T Plus? Then, you’ll feel comfortable in Nappa/Alcantara performance seats made for handling turns and fitting you in like a glove.

There’s also an all-new Performance Handling Package on models using the legendary 5.7L HEMI V8 under the hood, which includes 4-piston Brembo brakes and high-performance suspension. Speaking of brake updates, optional red Brembo brake calipers are offered for the Dodge Challenger R/T and R/T 392 models.

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One of the newer updates for the 2018 Dodge Challenger is the Shakedown Package. Offered on the R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker, you’ll get an inspired look & feel from the Dodge Shakedown Challenger concept vehicle that debuted at the 2016 SEMA show with features like:

  • Unique asymmetrical black racing stripes flowing up & over the rear decklid and roof
  • White-face gauges on the instrument cluster
  • Upgraded Alpine audio system with 6 (R/T) or 9 (R/T Shaker Plus & 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker) speakers

Now for the SRT model updates. The Dodge Challenger SRT 392 now comes with either Low Gloss Black “5Deep” lightweight aluminum wheels or Brass Monkey wheels to give you the look and performance that you desire. In addition, the SRT Hellcat now gets the following new features:

  • Updated grille & fender badges
  • Illuminated Air-Catcher headlamps with Hellcat logo
  • Matte Vapor wheel finish option
  • Optional black, orange & gunmetal Brembo brake calipers
  • Demonic Red Laguna leather interior option
  • Red IP badge

There are so many reasons to choose the 2018 Dodge Challenger at our Union County, New Jersey dealership location. Contact Salerno Duane Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to schedule a test drive at our Summit showroom location or learn more about this muscle car!