For 2011, Dodge has reconfigured the Challenger's feature list and bolstered standard equipment across the lineup. The SE now includes automatic climate control, cruise control, a trip computer, keyless entry and Keyless Go, a power driver seat, a 60/40-split rear seat, and a six-speaker CD sound system. R/T models, in addition to the Hemi V-8 engine, of course, get performance disc brakes with vented rotors, a performance steering system, fog lamps, upgraded instruments, and special badging.
On top of its even bigger V-8 and serious performance hardware, the SRT8 gets heated mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, xenon headlamps, a universal garage-door opener, a Uconnect hands-free Bluetooth interface, and a high-end sound system with 30-gigabyte hard drive, touch-screen controls, Sirius satellite radio, and Boston Acoustics speakers. Also on offer is a Garmin touch-screen navigation system that's not only simpler to use but functionally a step ahead many other original-equipment systems. Uconnect Web is also on offer, turning the Challenger into a wireless hot spot, and the available Sirius Travel Link suite brings real-time weather, fuel prices, sports, and movie information. G
And especially if you're getting an R/T or SRT8, if you're willing to spend some extra dough you can give them a number of quite different looks. The R/T Plus package, for instance, brings upgraded rubber and a better sound system, while the R/T Classic package is a throwback, with old-style badging, an eggcrate grille, striping, and functional hood scoops. A Track Pak brings a pistol-grip shifter, performance, exhaust, and upgraded brakes, among other things, while the Super Track Pak is for those who plan to take to the track, with a full-off mode for the stability control.
The downside of all these options, of course, is that you can drive the sticker price up toward (and past) the $40k mark for an R/T or near to $50k for the SRT8.