Anyone who is a classic car enthusiast knows that the Dodge Challenger is one of the best coupes on the market that brings the perfect blend of classic car good looks and modern performance. Much to the enthusiasm of the classic car enthusiasts, the 2017 Dodge Challenger has made its way to the UAE car market and it is now widely available.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is a mid-size coupe that ensures that its smart technologies stand out without being too over powering over the classic looks of the vehicle. This vehicle is classically sculpted to offer an edgy design that has made it possible for the Challenger coupe to grab the attention of the people and hold it over the years.
In order to maintain this image, the brand has brought many changes to the design and the performance of the new 2017 Challenger so that it more reliable and efficient. One of the changes include the addition of two very powerful engines and 20-inch alloy wheels that allow the new Challenger to have great driving dynamics along with perfect control and handling.
The addition of the PENTASTAR engine makes it even more irresistible for the people who love a cool sports coupe, but don’t want to discount fuel efficiency. Here is a review of the new 2017 Challenger with an in-depth look at the design, technologies and performance of this modern muscle.
Performance of 2017 Dodge Challenger
In order to make it a true muscle car, the engineers at Dodge have enhanced the performance of the Challenger for the 2017 version. The performance of this coupe is upholding the 47 years of heritage and is impressive and powerful enough to make anyone breathless with its graceful drive.
Even though internationally, the 2017 Challenger comes with multiple trim and engine options, however, in the UAE it is offered with two very powerful engine options. These engine options are:
- The first engine option available is of a superior 7-litre HEMI V8 engine that is designed to bring superior efficiency and powerful performance. This is a strong engine that generates 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Other than that, this engine offers a fuel efficiency of 25mpg on the highway for superior performance.
- The other engine option is that of a 6-litre PENTASTAR V6 engine that features high flow intake, exhaust ports and dual overhead camshafts for a better performance. With the help of these features, this PENTASTAR engine can generate 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Dodge challenger has the high way fuel efficiency of 30mpg with this engine.
Globally, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is offered with 8-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission. However, in the UAE it is only offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission to fit the needs of the sports coupe enthusiasts in the UAE. Electric power steering, light weight cast aluminum axles and advanced driveline components are some of its outstanding performance features of this coupe.
To bring a truly dynamic driving experience, the 2017 Challenger has the perfect 50/50 weight distribution. This is a rear wheel drive coupe with Fuel Saver Technology that will become active on its own so that you can converse fuel. Of course, you can deactivate on its own when you can a more exhilarating and aggressive drive.
Smooth Design of 2017 Challenger Coupe
When it comes to the design, Dodge has made sure that the interior of the vehicle is edgy and modern, while exterior remains a standout with its classic attitude and cool muscle car looks. From the outside, it looks like the dream car of any muscle car enthusiast and when you enter it, you realize that it is truly a modern car.
The exterior of the 2017 Dodge Challenger is designed by taking the inspiration from 1971 so that it can have the iconic muscle car look that appears perfect on the new Dodge Challenger. This is the reason why the coupe looks pleasing to the eye and simply breathtaking from every angle.
The overall design looks perfect with its sharp edges and muscular front and back so that the coupe can retain its superior classical looks. In order to maintain this look, Dodge has kept plenty of elements from the previous design and brought a new wholesome design that does not only good, but is aerodynamic as well.
Many of the standout features of the exterior are actually the heritage inspired elements that translate the brand’s design ideology best. The iconic split grille is one them because it features the same aggressive brow design that makes the coupe look aggressive and intimidating at the same time.
To keep up with the heritage, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is available in many retro colors as well so that the real classic car enthusiasts can truly highlight the appearance of this muscle car. The presence of the satin black rear spoiler makes the vehicle more aerodynamic and make it look even better.
At the front fascia, we can find the new projector headlamps with quad LED halo surrounds and have the option of projector fog lamps as well. The tail lamps are designed to look classical with their full-width LED split tail lights that stand sharply in relief against the gloss black surrounds.
There are multiple options to customize the exterior so that you can truly leave your own mark on this vehicle and make it your own in every possible way. For example, with the R/T Shaker trim level, the Challenger will have a hood with sculpted air extractors that will add another layer of superior performance.
There is a reason why the 2017 Dodge Challenger is being the “Future of Classic Muscle.” It has the exterior that is designed to help it perform even better. Take the 20-inch wheels for example and the dual exhaust tops that bring another layer of performance and attitude to this coupe.
As for the interior, the 2017 Dodge Challenger has a very expressive and spacious cabin that maintains the image of the brand. One of the highlighting features of the interior is that you will have a choice between 16 interiors ranging from colors and materials that you can choose according to your desire.
You will have the option to make it as classically appealing or modern as you would want. You will have the option to upholster the seats with Sedoso or Houndstooth premium cloth. However, you will also have the option to have performance sports seats with Napa leather or Suede upholstery with the SRT logo on the seat backs.
Other than that, the cabin is designed to be driver focused so that he has complete control over it. The steering wheel at the front vehicle is leather wrapped and flat-bottomed so that the driver has proper space to drive comfortably. The driver will have complete access to the find Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control and optional adaptive cruise control.
The steering wheel also features controls that the driver will need to drive more comfortably without taking his eyes off the road for a long amount of time. This is a sports car that can easily carry 5 passengers and still offer impressive cargo capacity to the passengers.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is engineered and designed to be secure and safe so that the passengers and the driver are comfortable and confident when they ride in the new Challenger. It is fitted with sophisticated and advanced safety feature that offer complete safety to the passengers even when the vehicle is driven at high speeds.
Some of its highlighting safety features include:
- Front and Rear Crumple Zones
- High-Strength Steel Safety Frame
- Advanced Multistage Driver and Front Passenger Airbags
- Active Front Head Restraints
- Automatic High-Beam Headlamp System
- Electronic Stability Control
- All-Speed Traction Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Blind Spot Monitoring System
- Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning
- Active Braking
- Parkview Rear Back Up Camera
To make this vehicle standout, Dodge has added some of the best, advanced, state of the art and innovative technologies so that the interior is comfortable as well as entertaining. It all begins with the customizable digital cluster display that features a 7-inch digital display.
It will bring information such as the 0-60mph time, turn-by-turn navigation and lap timer to the driver so that he has his driving statistics just a fingertip away.
Some of its smart technologies include:
- Hands-Free Calling
- Uconnect Voice Command
- Sound Group II with 9-Alpine speakers
- 18-speaker Harman Kardon Premium Sound Group
- Uconnect 8.4 Nav navigation system
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
Price of 2017 Dodge Challenger in the UAE
The 2017 Dodge Challenger is already available in the UAE along with three trim levels and both engine options so that you can choose the one that fits your needs and your budget. The price of the new 2017 Dodge Challenger by its trim level is:
- The 2017 Dodge Challenger SE with 3.6-litre V6 engine is AED 130,000 – AED 131,000.
- The 2017 Challenger Rallye with 3.6-litre V6 engine can be purchased at the price of AED 165,000 – AED 166,000.
- The price of 2017 Dodge Challenger R/T with 5.7-litre engine is AED 173,000 – AED 174,000.
This is a modern muscle car with all the design elements of a classic car that are much appreciated and love by classic car enthusiasts. This is the perfect vehicle for the people who prefer their vehicles to have a modern interior, while at the same time, have dashing good looks of a classic vehicle.
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