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2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hella Cheap, New Redeye a Discount Demon

2019 dodge challenger srt hellcat redeye widebody

if muscle on muscles is your thing, dodge has some deals for you — a 2019 challenger srt hellcat with 10 more horsepower for more than $5,000 less than the 2018, according to a partial price list that's been released. meanwhile, the new 797-hp hellcat redeye will start at more than $13,000 less than the now-departed demon that inspired it.

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the 717-hp 2019 challenger srt hellcat will start at $61,745 with a six-speed manual transmission — including a $1,700 federal gas-guzzler tax and $1,395 destination charge (up $50 from 2018). that's $5,595 less than the sticker on a 2018 model and might leave more in your budget for the many possible add-ons. or you might use it to buy more room for your big sticky tires; the hellcat widebody model, which adds 3.5 inches in width, added $6,000 to the price for 2018, though dodge has not yet said what the premium will be for 2019.

2019 dodge challenger srt hellcat redeye widebody

meanwhile, the new challenger srt hellcat redeye, with 797 hp and a range of gear from the drag-strip-optimized demon, will start at $72,745 with the guzzler tax and higher destination. it's down 43 hp but also $13,595 in price from the now-discontinued demon. it also will be offered in a widebody version. the redeye will sprint from zero-to-60 mph in 3.4 seconds, dodge says — down from 2.3 seconds for the demon, though it also promises to be more livable on the street.

a less exotic challenger can be had, however, for as little as $28,690 with destination for the base sxt trim level with a standard 305-hp v-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission. that's up $50 thanks to the higher destination charge. next up is a new rear-wheel-drive version of the v-6/automatic gt (it was all-wheel-drive-only in 2018) that starts at $31,390. it adds a hood scoop, cloth houndstooth-pattern seats, paddle shifters, and sportier steering and suspension. there also is a new awd version of the v-6 sxt that starts at $31,690 and the 2019 awd version of the v-6 gt is $34,390, down $950 from the 2018 version.

2019 dodge challenger srt hellcat redeye widebody

if you're gonna feel bad because you coulda had a v-8, eight-cylinder challengers begin with the r/t trim level. it has a 375-hp, 5.7-liter hemi mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic and added features, and starts at $35,495 with the manual, which is $155 more than the 2018 version. but it's still slightly less than the lowest-price v-8s in muscle rivals, which are $36,350 with destination for the mustang and $37,995 for the camaro.

moving up to the r/t scat pack adds a 485-hp, 6.4-liter hemi v-8 with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, brembo brakes and other features. it starts at $41,390 with the manual, up $50, including destination and a $1,000 gas-guzzler tax that applies to the manual version only. the 2019 challenger r/t scat pack also will be newly available with the widebody package, but dodge did not announce the price.

the 2019 challenger models will go on sale in the fall.

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