Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just released pricing info for the revamped, 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup, and adrenaline junkies have plenty of cause for celebration; not only is Dodge preparing to slash nearly $6,000 off the base MSRP for the Challenger SRT Hellcat, but the new, more powerful Hellcat Redeye will carry an MSRP below $70k. The base-trim Dodge Challenger SXT RWD will retain its starting MSRP of $27,295, meanwhile, holding onto its status as the most affordable V6 automatic in the pony car segment.
Granted, MSRP doesn’t tell the whole story, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles increased Destination Fees pretty much across the board for 2018, meaning customers must pay more for delivery on most models than they would have in 2017. Moreover, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye are subject to a $1,700 Gas Guzzler Tax, and the Challenger R/T Scat Pack to a $1,000 emissions charge (manual transmission only).
Even still, the 2019 Dodge Challenger is positioned as a relative bargain in the American pony car segment, the SXT coming in nearly $1k below the base price for a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro with a V6 and 8-speed automatic (before Destination). Ignoring Destination, it’s slightly cheaper than the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost automatic, too, even with two additional cylinders under the hood.
Here’s a table showing starting MSRPs for each of the 2019 Dodge Challenger’s eight available models:
|Challenger SXT RWD||$27,295|
|Challenger GT RWD||$29,995|
|Challenger SXT AWD||$30,295|
|Challenger GT AWD||$32,995|
|Challenger R/T Scat Pack||$38,995 (plus $1,000 Gas Guzzler Tax (GGT) w/ manual trans)|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat||$58,650 (plus $1,700 GGT on all models)|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye||$69,650 (plus $1,700 GGT )|
Production of the revamped 2019 Dodge Challenger lineup will start this fall, before deliveries start up sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.