2009 Dodge Challenger  -  $22,945


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,945
Base Invoice: $21,615
Destination Charge: $725
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe SE
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 2dr Cpe SE
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L MPI 24-valve HO V6 engine

Pros

Three engine choices, competitive pricing, SRT8 performance; nostalgic muscle-car styling


Model Highlights

The 2009 Dodge Challenger is now available in three trim levels--SE, R/T, and SRT8. All are front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-door hardtop coupes.

The base SE comes powered by a 3.5L V6, which delivers 250 hp and 250 lb-feet of torque. It is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, and power is put to the pavement through 17-inch alloy wheels.

The SE features amenities like a 4-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback, cloth seating, power mirrors and windows, 8-way power driver's seat, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a/c, keyless entry, 4-wheel disc brakes, and halogen headlights.

The R/T gets its power from a 5.7L Hemi V8, putting out 370 hp and 390 lb-feet of torque. It can be mated to either a 5-speed automatic or Chrysler's 5-speed AutoStick Automatic, which allows for driver-selected shifts and more sport-oriented driving experience. The R/T rides on 18-inch alloy wheels.

R/T trim adds performance necessities like traction and electronic stability control, brake assist, and anti-lock performance brakes. You'll also find a leather shift knob and fog lamps.

The SRT8 coupe comes with a 6.1L Hemi V8 that makes an impressive 425 hp and 420 ft-lb of torque. For 2009, the SRT8 is available with the AutoStick 5-speed or a new Tremec 6-speed transmission. It sits on big 20-inch forged aluminum SRT wheels. According to Dodge, the SRT8 scoots to 60 mph in the low five-second range, does the quarter-mile in less than 14 seconds, and gets 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.

The SRT8 is nicely equipped, with a 6-speaker Boston Acoustics stereo with steering wheel controls, hands-free communication, heated leather seating, auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, heated power mirrors, special instrumentation, and automatic High-Intensity Discharge headlights.

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

Challengers have a back bench seat large enough for three, and the long doors mean access is better than in many coupes. The 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.

Popular options include a power sunroof, upgraded speakers, 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, 6-disc changer, and UConnect hands-free calling interface. On the 5.7L R/T, a Multi-Displacement System is available and switches the engine from eight cylinders to four for improved efficiency.


Model News

The 2009 Dodge Challenger, which borrows its shape and styling cues from the early 1970s muscle car of the same name, is based on the Charger sedan chassis. Last year, the car came only in SRT8 guise and was limited to just 5,000 examples. For 2009, it still retains the 6.1L Hemi V8, and it gains an optional 6-speed manual transmission.

New for 2009 are two more models, the 5.7L Hemi V8 R/T and the 3.5L V6 SE. The base SE starts at $21,320, while the R/T costs $29,320. The SRT8 model has increased by $2,000 to $39,320. A new color, "Torred," is now available


Value Writeup

The Dodge Challenger rings a nostalgia bell for muscle-car enthusiasts, especially fans of the original late-1960s and early-1970s machines. In potent SRT8 trim, a loud, torquey, high-power V8 fits the bill for those who want a true American muscle car. With the range expanded for 2009 to include the 5.7L Hemi V8-powered R/T and 3.5L V6 SE, the car's appeal has widened. The Challenger takes a serious stab at reviving the pony war with Detroit's cross-town rivals, and its fresh looks are worth checking out.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
314.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.50 mi

Engine Order Code
EGG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/214

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 3800

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.8 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize sedan

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
91.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
37.4 in

Second Leg Room
32.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Second Hip Room
48.6 in

Wheelbase
116.0 in

Length, Overall
197.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.7 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Liftover Height
33.0 in

Trunk Volume
16.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3623 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
five-link

Front Tire Order Code
TW1

Rear Tire Order Code
TW1

Front Tire Size
P215/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75

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
12.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

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.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L MPI 24-valve HO V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Engine oil cooler

Autostick automatic transmission

2.87 axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Heavy duty engine cooling

730 CCA maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Independent touring suspension

Rear stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Tire service kit

17" x 7.0" aluminum wheels

P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires

Body-color fascias

Satin chrome grill

Solar control glass

Pwr mirrors w/fold-away

Body-color mirrors

Variable-intermittent wipers

Body-color fuel filler door

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player

(4) speakers

Rear window antenna

Cloth low-back bucket seats

8-way pwr driver seat

Driver & passenger manual lumbar

Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat

Rear seat armrest w/cupholder

Floor console w/fore/aft slide armrest

Floor carpet

Front & rear floor mats

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

140-MPH speedometer

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Speed-sensitive pwr locks

Satin silver lock knobs

Keyless entry

Speed control

Tip start

Pwr trunklid release

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning

Front & rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

Cell phone storage

12V pwr outlet

Driver side visor w/mirror

Passenger side visor w/mirror

Passenger assist handle

Front reading/map lights

Rear courtesy lamps

Illuminated entry

Trunk lamp

Cargo compartment dress-up

Brake/park interlock

All-speed traction control

Electronic stability program

Brake assist

Advanced multi-stage front airbags -inc: passenger airbag cutoff

Supplemental front side airbag

Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags

(5) 3-point seat belts

Child seat upper tether anchorages

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Dual-note electric horns

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NEW ENGLAND STATES REGION
$0

 
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
TEXAS REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.5L MPI 24-VALVE HO V6 ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
25E SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
25G SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,795

 
26E SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26G SE CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,795

 
17" X 7.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
18" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
18" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P215/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P225/60R18 TOURING BSW TIRES
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DARK TITANIUM METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
INFERNO RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
STONE WHITE
$0

 
TORRED
$225

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY, LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
RALLYE GROUP
$750

 
LEATHER INTERIOR GROUP
$855

 
MOPAR INTERIOR APPEARANCE GROUP
$795

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
COMPACT SPARE TIRE
$100

 
PWR SUNROOF
$950

 
HOOD STRIPE DELETE
$-200

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC CD/DVD/MP3 CHANGER
$350

 
MYGIG MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM W/NAVIGATION
$1,700

 
SOUND GROUP
$995

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
MOPAR UCONNECT WEB
$0

 
LIGHT SLATE GRAY INSERT
$0

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