2017, 2018 Dodge Challenger Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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What's New for 2018?
For this year, Dodge has added several new features as standard equipment. These include an updated infotainment system with a large touchscreen. A rear-view camera has been added to the safety equipment. Compatibility for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has also been added for all 2018 models.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger gets two new models this year. The first is the new SRT Hellcat Widebody. For those looking to head to the racetrack, the Demon model may be up your alley. This model was built with the drag strip in mind. Dodge is also offering a new performance package for 2018.
Styles and Trim Levels
The 2018 Dodge Challenger comes in seven different trim levels. Many of them have slight variations and sub-levels that offer different luxury and convenience features. The car is available in fifteen different colors.
SXT - This is the base model of the vehicle. It comes with a 3.6 L V-6 engine that cranks out 305 hp. It is paired with an 8-speed, automatic transmission.
GT - This is the only model to offer all-wheel drive. Otherwise, it has the same features, engine and transmission as the base model.
R/T - This level of Challenger bumps up the horsepower to 375. It is powered by a premium, 5.7 L V-8 engine. This is joined to a 6-speed manual transmission.
R/T 392 - The R/T 392 offers all of the same luxury features as the regular R/T. The difference here is the horsepower. The 392 gets bumped up to 485 hp.
SRT 392 - This model has the same engine and transmission of the R/T 392. The main benefit to this version is the finely-tuned suspension system, brakes and handling. It features a "track," mode for racing.
SRT Hellcat - At this level you will be getting into insane-horsepower territory. The Hellcat produces an astonishing 707 horses. It still runs a 6.2 L V-8 paired with the 6-speed manual transmission.
SRT Demon - Very few things on the road will be able to keep up with a Dodge SRT Demon. That is, as long as you're driving in a straight line. This model is a beast on the drag strip. The 6.2 L V-8 cranks out an insane 808 hp. It comes with an automatic transmission.
This is the category that matters the most to Challenger fans. It's the reason most will end up purchasing a 2018 Dodge Challenger. We've already covered the sheer horsepower of each trim level. The question is, how does that translate to the performance stats for the Challenger?
The Dodge SRT Demon is of course the champion here with its amazing 808 hp. The Hemi engine also produces 770 lb-ft of torque. A Demon can get you from 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds. It's quarter-mile time comes in at just 9.65 seconds at over 140 mph.
Ride quality for the 2018 Dodge Challenger is firm but comfortable. The steering is extremely responsive and accurate. Acceleration is impressive with any trim level. It can be almost too much to handle for the novice driver if you have a Hellcat or Demon model. Contrary to popular belief, the Challenger can handle the curves. It can be downright agile as it takes a turn at high speed, though it's not as nimble as some of the competition.
If high speed and horsepower are priorities, nothing will beat a modern Challenger. The car is weak on fuel economy. The best trim level gets just 23 mpg in its combined rating. It's not for everyone, but the Challenger offers great fun for performance buffs.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Dodge Challenger invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Dodge Challenger MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.