2017 Dodge Challenger Review

If you’re a real car lover, then you’ve probably toyed with the idea of buying a muscle car. Not only are they fast and stylish, they’re also just plain fun to drive. So, what’s the perfect muscle car for Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge drivers?

At Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we always recommend the 2017 Dodge Challenger. When you want speed without compromising the more practical amenities, it makes the perfect choice.

Performance That’ll Really Blow Your Hair Back

When you’re talking about muscle cars, there’s really nothing more important than the engine. In this department, the 2017 Dodge Challenger does not disappoint.

2017 Dodge Challenger ReviewEquipped with the standard 3.6L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain offers impressive output. You can generate up to 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque when cruising down the highway.

Performance-tuned suspension and the sport brake system with 12.6-inch front rotors will then ensure proper handling and stopping power.

Fortunately for you, none of this will come at the expense of efficiency. The Challenger still maintains much better mileage than some of its slower counterparts with 30 MPG highway and 19 MPG city.1

Unforgettable Interior Styling

Of course, when you’re gunning it down the highway, you’re going to want to be completely comfortable. Luckily, you most certainly will be in the Challenger!

Unlike some other muscle cars, the Challenger offers seating for up to five passengers, with a spotlight on driver comfort. Both front-sitting passengers will have sporty ventilated seats to settle into with as much as 42 inches of legroom for drivers.

Plenty of technology is available to improve your experience as well. On one hand, you’ll have a seven-inch digital cluster display from which you can monitor vehicle metrics.

However, the Uconnect® 8.4 navigation suite is also available. This system will offer navigation and weather reports, as well as a host of entertainment options. Feel free to connect your mobile devices on the go for added entertainment.

2017 Dodge Challenger: A New Safety Standard

2017 Dodge Challenger ReviewIt’s a common assumption that all that speed and style is going to come at the cost of your safety. However, in the Challenger, that is simply untrue. As a matter of fact, this car has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

First and foremost, this is achieved by way of an incredibly rigid structure. The Challenger has been built with a high-strength steel frame along with front and rear crumple zones. That way, it can both absorb and deflect collision forces.

However, several intuitive safety technologies are also available to enhance your driving experience. For instance, with adaptive cruise control and the forward collision warning, your car can brake autonomously to avoid accidents. Isn’t that clever?

The 2017 Dodge Challenger is the Total Package

As far as muscle cars go, the 2017 Dodge Challenger is tremendously impressive. Not only will Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge drivers have plenty of speed, they’ll also have fuel economy and safety. Visit Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today to see for yourself or schedule a test drive.


1 EPA estimated 30 hwy mpg and 19 city mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.


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