2017 Dodge Challenger Release Date, Review and Specs

The horsepower wars are alive and thriving thanks to the new 2017 Dodge Challenger model series that are expected to roar their way into the American muscle market. In addition to the regular Dodge Challenger, Dodge will also be offering the Dodge Challenger TA, Dodge Challenger T/A Plus, and the Dodge Challenger TA 392 models. Pricing estimates and release date rumors have also been covered.

2017 Dodge Challenger spy shots

For the past weeks, the 2017 Dodge Challenger has been caught undergoing test drives somewhere in Europe. Although most of the details are disguised, our team of spy photographers managed to get some details that reflect the changes buyers should expect for the new model year. What we can however talk of without any fear of contradiction are what the Dodge Challenger TA, Dodge Challenger T/A Plus, and the Dodge Challenger TA 392 offer.

2017 Dodge Challenger front angle, headlights and grille

The Dodge Challenger T/A 2017 is considered as one of the most sought after muscle car of all time. Its debut into the muscle car segment can be traced back to the ‘70s where only 2,399 units were built under the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans Am racing series umbrella. The new model builds on the same illustrious reputation by offering unique performance hardware and appointments.

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, side view, green color, alloy wheels

Some of the features that make the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A distinct include additional functional performance hardware, a modified SRT Hellcat air box, and LED-illuminated T/A logos. Others include lightweight forged-aluminum wheels, an electronically controlled active performance exhaust system, and signature fresh-air inlets. Complementing the standard performance spec sheet is the Super Track Pak that harbors race-bred chassis upgrades. Including high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, a three-mode electronic stability control calibration, performance brake linings, high-performance Bilstein shock absorbers, and a 0.5 inch lowered suspension system.

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT rear view, taillights and badges

Back to the “normal” 2017 Dodge Challenger, reports say it’ll come with a plethora of heritage-inspired Dodge exterior appointments that include black deck-lid spoiler, Satin Black fuel-filler door, “Challenger” script grille badge, new center wheel caps, and a Satin Black painted hood and front fascia.

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, overhead view

So just like before, the 2017 Dodge Challenger offers an authentic muscle car persona backed up by a surprising practicality and real performance. One year down the line and we’re still impressed by the available customization options, an enormous cargo space, strong engine choices, and a relative drive quality. Evidently, the new model has so much up its sleeve.

While that may be true, the American muscle car segment also offers several alternatives that include the 2016 Ford Mustang, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, and the 2016 Dodge Charger.

2017 Dodge Challenger Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge Challenger release date

Pricing for the regular 2017 Challenger is unknown at the moment, however, what we know is that it won’t increase that much over the current price that start from $30,000. The high-performance Dodge Challenger T/A and Challenger T/A 392 models attract an MSRP that starts from $37,390 and $43,995 respectively, for the USA market. The release date should be expected sometime in early 2017 for the Challenger T/A and somewhere in the latter half for the regular Challenger model.

2017 Dodge Challenger Exterior

2017 Dodge Challenger rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

After a complete overhaul two years ago, Dodge seems to be resting on its laurels. Although we cannot complain much given the exemplary design inside and out, Dodge could have at least done some burnishing to help it continue being a standout in its class.  Some of the exterior features you can expect include 18-inch wheels, rear air vents, LED “halo” running lights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, and optional 20-inch wheels. All the features above are offered for the humble V6-powered SXT model.

2017 Dodge Challenger Interior

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

As can be seen from the images, the interior has slightly been facelifted, with the cockpit now featuring world-class technology, execution, and materials. Just like before, the new model returns with a myriad of customization features. For instance, it comes with fourteen different color and trim selections. Materials’ choices are also dizzying.

2017 Dodge Challenger interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

Although we can’t authoritatively confirm this, it is highly likely that the new 2017 Dodge Challenger will be offered in a dizzying number of variations and trims that make even the U.S tax code much easier to understand. The trim lineup includes Challenger SXT, Challenger R/T, Challenger R/T Shaker, Challenger R/T Scat Pack, Challenger SXT Plus, Challenger R/T Plus, Challenger R/T Shaker Plus, Challenger 392 Scat Pack, Challenger SRT 392, and finally, the Challenger SRT Hellcat. Whoa! The choice is yours, folks!

The 2017 Dodge Challenger Convertible review is separately covered.

Engine Specs

2017 Dodge Challenger engine view

Motivation is offered by several engines that generate power ranging from 305 horsepower offered by the humble 3.6L V6 to up to 707 ponies offered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine.

Specifications

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, front view,blue color, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.2 in. (116.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5.9 in. (197.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.7 in. (75.7 in.)
Passenger volume: ft³
Cargo volume: 16.2 ft³
Curb weight: 4,082 lbs
Top Speed: 176 mph
0-60: 4.4 sec
MPG: 19/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Pitch Black Clear Coat, Redline Red Tri-Coat PearlB5 Blue Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coa, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, Torred Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs

Safety

2017 Dodge Challenger safety

Technologies offered for safety are unknown at the moment. Reports say they’ll be offered some few weeks leading to its release date, so care to check the updates to this post. The existing model earned a perfect score of five out of five for overall crash impact assessment – thought you should know!

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2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, front view, white color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, front view, silver color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat side view, alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, rear view, blue color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, front view, green color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Challenger exterior, rear view, green color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT exterior, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Challenger trunk

2017 Dodge Challenger interior, gear shift knob

2017 Dodge Challenger interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – Release Date, Specs & Info

The new 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is arguably the most powerful Challenger ever with its 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-ft. of torque produced by its undoubtedly stonking supercharged 6.2L HEMI engine. It is an authentic muscle car that needs no introduction in the muscle car planet. In addition to its powerful engine, it also comes with a surprising practicality. Some of the pros that define it include an enormous trunk, a relatively supple ride quality, ample features for the money, a touchscreen interface, and tons of customization options. Its release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017, if the latest news reports are anything to be trusted.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, side angle, headlights and grille

“With an all-new driver-focused interior and the TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission system, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the ultimate performance muscle car that is able to unleash the true GT functionality,” said Tim Kuniskis – Dodge CEO and President.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Whether you are want to purchase the SRT Hellcat for on-track or on-road use, there’re several drive modes that offer the kind of customization that buyers look for. These modes alter the suspension, traction, paddle shifters, steering, transmission shift speeds, and horsepower. The available drive-modes include Custom, Default, Sport, and Track. The Custom mode allows driver’s own personalization in terms of performance. The Sport allows increased performance. The Track mode improves driving performance over smooth, dry surfaces, while the Default mode automatically detects the prevailing road conditions and adjusts accordingly.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat spy shots

For Dodge fans who have been waiting for the Challenger SRT Hellcat with baited breadth, we have only thing to say to this end – the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is downright awesome! My crystal ball tells me the latter statement above comes as an affirmation than a surprise. While no one may be surprised by the stonking performance offered by the SRT Hellcat, one thing that perhaps sips through unnoticed is its practicality. It offers a voluptuous trunk that would make any sedan envious.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, owerhead view

In addition to the features above, other salient features that define the new SRT Hellcat include a slew of safety features, versatility, comfort, and tons of entertainment and convenience features. This is especially true considering the new model is the top-of-the-line model for the larger 2017 Dodge Challenger lineup.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear view, white color, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Yet, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat 2017 isn’t the only vehicle in the segment that offers exemplary performance. Prime suspects that can challenge the SRT Hellcat ‘supremo’ tag include the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro. The other option is Dodge’s own Charger.

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat release date

The new SRT Hellcat release date should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017, at least according to credible reports. Dodge is yet to announce the 2017 pricing structure, but until then, rumors allege the new model will cost around $65,000 – a slight difference relative to the existing model.

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exterior

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat exterior, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

According to sources in the know, engineers and designers spent about 35-percent more time on the latest 2017 SRT Hellcat than on the previous model. This time was mostly directed towards further refining the exterior of the vehicle. The result is a more aerodynamic vehicle for both race track and on-road spirited driving. The 1971 inspiration still carries on the front fascia that results in a vertical-split grille, larger air intakes, and improved visual styling cues.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front angle, headlights and grille

To ensure minimal air turbulence and effective removal of heat, the hood of the engine comes with dual air extractors. The hoods are also made exclusively of aluminum and are available in Satin Black finish.

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Interior Review

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior, dashboard, gear shift knob

The interior is especially designed for a driving enthusiast thanks to plenty of technology, and classy materials. It is artistic and organic styled and inspired by the 1971 Challenger. Buyers are spoil for choice when it comes to the available standard and optional accessories. The display, is almost infinitely customizable and features an innovative 7-inch driver-selectable information display. The seats comes with improved cushioning and comfortable contours thanks to the redesigned seats. More details about its standard and optional technologies will be available on its release date.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior, leather seats

Engine Specs

The 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is atop the larger Dodge Challenger trim lineup and comes with a mammoth supercharged 6.2L V8 engine good for 707 horsepower and 650 pounds-ft. of torque.

0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.8 seconds. The top speed is estimated to be 200 mph.

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 116,2 in
Length: 197.5 in
Width: 75.7 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 16.2 cu ft
Curb weight: 4469 lb
Top Speed: 200 mph
0-60: 4,8 sec
MPG: 13/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: B5 Blue Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl Coat, Phantom Black Tri-Coat Pearl, Pitch Black Clear Coat…
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, safety, headlights and bdges

Safety

Details about the model’s safety are yet to be offered by the NHTSA. However, we expect pristine impact crash test scores once the official figures are available.

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2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front view, red color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat exterior, white color, headlighs and grille

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat side view, white color, alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat side view, headlighs and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat front view, exterior, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat trunk, cargo space

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior, steering wheel

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat interior, lcd screen

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan – Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan review – Though overall refinement may be wanting, the new 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan manages to seamlessly combine a lot of features and versatility in a very competitive price point. Additionally, the Caravan has a tried-and-tested flare that other competitors may lack. Smitten by minivans? If yes, this review is for you. Here you will find all information regarding the Grand Caravan’s release date, price, interior and exterior redesign changes (if any), and engine specs.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Release Date & Price

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan release date

Whereas Dodge has decided to keep mum about the probable release date and price, industry experts have been busy collecting and piercing together credible data that can help in revealing just when the Grand Caravan will be offered and for how much. Here’s some clue, is release date, according to the same sources, should be expected in the second half of 2017. Price should start from an MSRP of $22,095.

Dodge Grand Caravan Review

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan front angle, headlights and grille

While some quarters may be quick to brush off any talk of a minivan, these vehicles have continued to grow both in popularity and in girth for the last couple of years. The ‘conspiracy’ theories are of course many, but what remains as the common denominator in any minivan is certainly their ample passenger space, voluptuous cargo volume, and third-row comfort. Recent news have emerged that three-row crossovers are fast supplanting others in the general automotive landscape, whereas that might hold water, minivans are without a doubt here for the long-haul.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Well, talking of minivans, the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan is here once again. While there are many thing to like about it, it is a particular stand out in its class thanks to its competitive price point. Plenty of value is offered in terms of the available features even fir its most basic model. It’s not all sunshine and roses, however. Granted, anybody shopping for a minivan isn’t looking for luxuries and tons of premium features.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

As such, don’t expect the Dodge Grand Caravan to com laden with upscale bells and whistles especially given its competitiveness in the price point. Quite often, concessions have to be made for a car to be valued as such. Engine and suspension refinement is wanting. And the DCG’s ride can sometimes be flimsy. Besides, the two major downsides, there’s apparently no other gripe that should stand in your way to owning the Grand Caravan.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan spy shots

Under its skin lurks a 3.6L V6 engine good for 283 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque – a surprisingly similar output to that of the Chrysler Town & Country.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, gray color, headlights and alloy wheels, side view

Competitors

Choices are awash here, and it all depends on what your priorities are. Hot on its heels include the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, 2016 Kia Sedona, and the 2017 Toyota Sienna.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Interior & Exterior Redesign Changes

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Six trims are offered for the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT Plus, SXT, SE Plus, SE, AVP (American Value Package), and the R/T. accessories offered for the bargain priced AVP models include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, seventeen-inch wheels, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, full power accessories, heated mirrors, a conversation mirror, and a reclining and removable bench seat.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior, leather front seats

Exterior Dodge Grand Caravan colors: Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat.

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Specs

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan engine

As already mentioned above, the new model comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 283 horsepower and 260 lbs. ft. of torque.

Safety

Some of the safety features available for the Dodge Grand Caravan include side and front airbags, child-seat anchors, lane departure assist, pedestrian detection, 4-wheel ABS, stability and traction control, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and LED running lights. The NHTSA – the body mandated by the government to offer safety scores of different parameters – says we should expect five stars, out of the possible five for overall crash impact, five stars for front impact, and four stars for rear collision.

Specifications

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan side angle, red color, headlights and alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 1.2 in. (121.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 10.8 in. (202.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 163.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 33.0 ft³
Curb weight: 4510 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
5-60 mph: 8.1 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cashmere Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, and Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
Towing Capacity: 3600 lbs

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2017 Dodge Grand Caravan front view, silver color, grille

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan side view, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan exterior, rear view, tailpipe and badges

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan front view, grille and badges

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear view, red color, taillights and badges

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior, leather seats

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan interior, tehnology, leather back seats

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan trunk, cargo space