The 2011 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate muscle car for the enthusiasts. It has a powerful and efficient engine line-up, a performance suspension and aggressive styling. Of course, everything is combined just perfectly.
That’s why, it has become customers’ favorite car. It managed to beat out nine other domestic and import finalists, ranging from small cars to large SUVs. The 2011 The Dodge Challenger was awarded at Cars.com’s annual “Best of 2013” event during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
The top 10 finalists for the Shopper’s Choice Award were selected based on shoppers’ actions on the site that indicated interest in new vehicles, including searching for vehicles, sending inquiries to dealers on availability and most importantly, filling out a positive review of their vehicle.
The Dodge Challenger took home the title after grabbing the most votes from Cars.com Facebook fans in the final round of the competition.
The Dodge Challenger SXT models are powered by an aluminum 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 with 305HP (224 kW) and 362Nm (268 lb-ft) of torque. It is capable of returning up to 27 mpg on the highway. The R/T models have the legendary 5.7 liter HEMI V8 with 375HP (276 kW) and 554Nm (410 lb-ft) of torque. It returns 25 mpg highway.
New for 2013 is the Challenger Blacktop, available on the R/T model – America’s most affordable V-8 muscle car at just $29,995 US MSRP – and R/T Plus, adding sinister style to the Dodge brand’s iconic muscle car. Available in Pitch Black, Granite Crystal or Billet Silver Metallic, the Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop model includes Gloss Black 20” Aluminum Wheels with Gloss Black center caps, Gloss Black grille surround, Gloss Black fuel door and a new matte graphite body stripe with red edge accents running from the front to rear fascia, creating a truly one-of-a-kind appearance.
For added performance, the Dodge Challenger R/T Blacktop is equipped with the Super Track Pak, which includes a high-performance-steering gear, brake linings, and monotube-shock absorbers, P245/45 R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires and three-mode ESC with “full off” mode. All-Season tires are available at no extra charge. The Dodge Challenger Blacktop package is available for a U.S. MSRP of only $1,995.
The list of customization options includes hood-to-fender stripes, dual stripes, bodyside stripes, nostalgic paint colors and a choice of six different wheel designs.
The safety features include standard ESC, Ready Alert Braking and Rain Brake Support, which are a small part of more than 45 systems.