2008 Dodge Challenger  -  $40,095


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $40,095
Base Invoice: $37,641
Destination Charge: $675
Options: $2,100
Trim: 2dr Cpe SRT8
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 13 | Hwy: 18
Body Style: 2dr Cpe SRT8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/Autostick
Engine: 6.1L SRT Hemi V8 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 coupe comes with a 6.1L Hemi pushrod V8 engine that makes an impressive 425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This year, a five-speed automatic with AutoStick manual control will be the only transmission offered.

The rather wide, mid-sized Challenger has a back bench seat officially large enough for three, and with the long doors access is better than many coupes. Its trunk, at more than 16 cubic feet, is comparable to that of mid-size sedans.

A four-wheel independent suspension underpins the Challenger, providing a smooth ride and crisp, capable handling. Front and rear stabilizer bars are standard, along with Bilstein monotube gas shocks, while big Brembo brakes--four-piston, front and back--provide impressive stopping power. Big 20-inch wheels are standard, mounted with four-season tires; Goodyear F1 Supercar three-season tires are available.

Carbon-fiber-style hood stripes are part of the SRT8's paint scheme, and it's only available in three colors: Hemi Orange, Bright Silver Metallic, and Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat.

The Challenger SRT8, according to Dodge, will be able to accelerate to 60 mph in the low five-second range, do the quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds, and get from a standstill to 100 mph and back in less than 17 seconds. Equally impressive, it's able to stop from 60 mph in about 100 feet.

Nearly all the expected luxury and convenience features, including heated leather-trimmed seats and Kicker high-performance speakers, are standard on the Challenger, with the only significant options being a sunroof and the MyGig Infotainment System, which includes a 20-gigabyte hard-drive-based music system, USB interface, Sirius satellite radio with traffic, a navigation system, six-disc changer, and UConnect hands-free calling interface.


Pros

Performance; nostalgia-inducing muscle-car styling; exclusivity for 2008.


Model News

The 2008 Dodge Challenger, which borrows its shape and appearance cues from the early 1970s muscle car of the same name, is based on the Charger sedan and packs a modern V8 along with modern comfort, convenience, and safety features. It makes its debut as a late-arriving 2008 model and will only be offered in top, high-performance SRT8 trim in a limited production of 5,000 vehicles, with each car featuring a numbered dash plaque. Next year the Challenger lineup will be expanded to include more affordable models.


Value Writeup

The Dodge Challenger rings a nostalgia bell for muscle-car enthusiasts, especially fans of the original late-1960s and early-1970s machines. With a torquey, high-power V8 engine that sounds the part, along with styling cues from those times, but with modern comfort and refinement, it plays the part for owners to relive their youth. And with a limited run, the 2008 may have some potential as a collectible years from now.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG

Cruising Range - City
247.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
342.00 mi

Engine Order Code
ESF

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.1L/370

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
425 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 4800

Trans Order Code
DGJ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Autostick

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

EPA Classification
Midsize sedan

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.5 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
37.4 in

Second Leg Room
32.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Second Hip Room
51.4 in

Wheelbase
116.0 in

Length, Overall
197.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.7 in

Height, Overall
57.0 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Liftover Height
33.0 in

Trunk Volume
16.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4140 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
five-link

Front Tire Order Code
TR9

Rear Tire Order Code
TR9

Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR20

Rear Tire Size
P245/45ZR20

Front Wheel Size
20 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 9.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Yes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.17 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.78 x 1.02 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
36,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V458000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 04, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
6636

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 6,636 MY 2008-2009 DODGE CHALLENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND "KEYLESS GO" OPTION FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, "THEFT PREVENTION." IF THE STOP/START BUTTON IS PRESSED AND HELD AND THE ENGINE TURNS OFF, THE ELECTRONIC KEY CODE IS REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. SINCE THIS CAN OCCUR IN A TRANSMISSION OR GEAR SELECTOR POSITION OTHER THAN "PARK," AND THE TRANSMISSION OR GEAR SELECTOR DOES NOT BECOME LOCKED IN "PARK" AS A DIRECT RESULT OF KEY REMOVAL, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A NONCOMPLIANCE MAY EXIST.

Consequence
THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES VEHICLE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS INTENDED TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF CRASHES RESULTING FROM THEFT AND ACCIDENTAL ROLLAWAY OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE WIRELESS IGNITION NODE MODULE SO THE ENGINE CAN ONLY BE TURNED OFF WHEN THE TRANSMISSION AND GEAR SELECTOR IS IN THE "PARK" POSITION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H29. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V352000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,319,513

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...

Consequence
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

6.1L SRT Hemi V8 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/Autostick

Brake/park interlock

Anti-spin rear differential

3.06 axle ratio

All-speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Rear wheel drive

Severe duty II engine cooling

625-CCA maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Independent multilink short & long arm (SLA) front suspension

Independent five-link rear suspension

P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires

20" x 9.0" aluminum SRT design wheels

Performance tuned rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes

Brake assist

Dual exhaust w/bright tips

Tire service kit

Striped hood w/functional hood scoop

Rear spoiler

Body-color fascias

Satin chrome grill

Automatic HID headlamps

Fog lamps

Solar control glass

Body-color pwr heated mirrors w/fold-away

Variable-intermittent wipers

Bright fuel filler door

Body-color door handles

Leather seat trim

Front heated bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, driver & passenger manual lumbar

Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat-inc: armrest w/cupholder

Floor console-inc: fore/aft slide armrest, 12V pwr outlet

Floor carpet

Front/rear floor mats

Tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls

Instrument cluster-inc: display screen, tachometer, speedometer

Vehicle info center

Traveler/mini trip computer

Temp & compass gauge

Tire pressure monitoring display

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Speed-sensitive pwr locks

Keyless entry w/keyless go

Universal garage door opener

Speed control

Tip start

UConnect hands-free communication

Pwr trunklid release

Security alarm

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD/DVD/MP3 player-inc: (13) Kicker SRT high performance speakers, 200-watt Kicker SRT subwoofer, 322-watt Kicker SRT amplifier, Sirius satellite radio w/ (1) year of service *N/A in HI or PR* *Limited service in AK*

Rear window antenna

Air conditioning w/front/rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

Cell phone storage

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone

Visors w/illuminated mirrors

Passenger assist handle

Lighting-inc: illuminated entry, front reading/map lights, rear courtesy lamps, trunk lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Cargo compartment dress-up

City 13/hwy 18 (6.1L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes

Brake assist

Advanced multi-stage front airbags

Supplemental front side airbags

Supplemental front/rear side-curtain airbags

(5) 3-point seat belts

Child seat upper tether anchorages

All-speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Brake/park interlock

Dual-note electric horns

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,100

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
6.1L HEMI V8 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/AUTOSTICK
$0

 
22X SRT8 CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P245/45ZR20 ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE TIRES
$0

 
P245/45ZR20 FRONT/P255/45ZR20 REAR PERFORMANCE TIRES
$50

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA INFOTAINMENT W/NAVIGATION
$890

 
PWR SUNROOF
$950

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