2017 Dodge Hellcat Challenger, Charger Prices Carry Over from 2016
The 2017 Dodge Challenger and Charger in SRT Hellcat form get new badges, new wheels and a new infotainment system - but the pricing remains the same as 2016. See 2017 Hellcat Pricing, Hellcat Challenger and Charger Pricing details. Reprinted from TorqueNews.com with permission.
The majority of the key information for the 2017 Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger have finally arrived on Dodge.com, and while some models have seen a price increase for the new model year – the 707 horsepower SRT Hellcat models carry the same pricing as 2016 models, even with the new features.
Dodge caused a bit of a stir in the Mopar performance community when they raised prices for the 2016 Hellcat Charger and Challenger compared to the 2015 model year. After the 2015 Hellcat cars had huge waiting lists, FCA made the smart business move and raised prices for 2016, which didn’t sit well with those folks who waited for 2016 rather than to fight the rush for a 2015 model.
Fortunately, even with a few simple additions for the 2017 model year, the newest Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger with the Hellcat Hemi carry the same MSRP as 2016 models – even with the new, lighter wheels, the backlit steering wheel emblem, the improved UConnect system and the added Hellcat branding inside and out.
2017 Hellcat Pricing
When Dodge increased the pricing of the Hellcat Challenger and Hellcat Charger for 2016, they did so while also adding new standard features. The base MSRP of the 2016 Hellcat cars was higher than the base MSRP for 2015, but the company added some of the most popular options from 2015 as standard equipment for 2016.
Because of this additional equipment and corresponding price increase for 2016, some prospective 2017 Hellcat Dodge buyers were concerned about another price increase when the new features were announced for the 2017 model year. However, now that the 2017 Challenger and Charger build pages have gone live on Dodge.com, we know that the Hellcat models carryover the pricing from 2016 – so those new features come with no apparent price increase.
After reading some of the comments on my piece where we looked at the build page for the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A, I thought that it might be time to put together a piece detailing the many trimlines of the newest 2017 Dodge Challenger, as more than a few people who read that build-and-price piece on the new T/A aren’t sure where it fits into the lineup – or which trimlines are available for the new model year. Reprinted from TorqueNews.com with permission.
The Dodge Challenger is the most powerful muscle car ever, the quickest muscle car ever and, I believe that the 2017 version has more trimlines than any muscle ever – at least from the modern era. There are now 13 trimlines available on Dodge.com and that doesn’t include the race-only Drag Pak (which has not yet been announced for 2017), which has seemingly created some confusion in the online muscle car community. Some people believe that the new T/A packages replaced other packages while others don’t have any idea how the Scat Pack or T/A models differ from the R/T or SRT 392.
With all of that in mind, I have put together this piece, detailing the many trimlines currently available for the 2017 Dodge Challenger – outlining the key features of each, along with the pricing. As you will see, these trimlines are arranged by engine, as that seems to be the simplest way to dissect the elaborate Challenger family.
The 2017 Challengers with the 3.6L Pentastar
The 3.6L Pentastar V6 is once again the base model engine for the 2017 Dodge Challenger, and it is offered in the SXT and SXT Plus trimlines.
The 2017 Challenger SXT is the true base model, with the 305 horsepower Pentastar V6, a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, the simpler UConnect 5.0, 18 inch wheels, cloth seats and all of the basic features that come with every new car (power windows, AC, etc). This model has an MSRP of $28,285, including the destination fee and the seemingly unavoidable upcharge for a spare tire.
The 2017 Challenger SXT Plus has the same drivetrain bits, but the Plus package adds the premium UConnect 8.4 inch infotainment system, satellite radio, rear park assist, silver interior appointments, 20 inch wheels and – most importantly – heated and cooled Nappa leather performance seats. The Challenger SXT Plus starts at $31,090, including the destination fee.
The 2017 Challengers with the 5.7L Hemi
The 5.7L Hemi returns for the 2017 Dodge Challenger, with 375 horsepower and 410lb-ft of torque in six trimlines – R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Shaker, R/T Shaker Plus, T/A, and T/A Plus. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard in all of these models and the 8-speed automatic is available for $1,400. All of these cars come with the 2.75 inch active exhaust system, starting for 2017.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T is the least expensive Hemi-powered model available and other than the powerful engine, the R/T package is similar to the base Challenger SXT. The R/T package includes similar cloth seats, the small UConnect 5.0 setup, power windows and all of the basic niceties – along with a simple 20 inch wheel. This package starts at $33,985 with destination.
Next, the 2017 Challenger R/T Plus comes with the same drivetrain bits as the R/T, but the R/T Plus also has unique 20 inch wheels, the premium UConnect 8.4 system, satellite radio and the heated/cooled Nappa leather performance seats. This package starts at $33,985 with destination.