2019 DODGE CHALLENGER GT AWD PACKS V-6 ENGINE REVIEW & CHANGES – Although it won’t get there quite in time for the holidays, Dodge has finally confirmed an all-wheel-drive solution for the Challenger lineup. The 2019 Dodge Challenger GT explores production in January and heads to car dealerships a while during the first quarter of 2019.
The all-wheel-drive Challenger GT packs a 305-hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The EPA quotes fuel economy at 18/27 mpg city/highway, down from 19/30 mpg in a similar Challenger equipped with rear-wheel drive. A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman confirmed there is no V-8 or manual transmission provided on the all-wheel-drive GT.
Discussing its all-wheel-drive system with specially equipped Rechargers, the Challenger GT has an active shift case and front-axle disconnect to achieve a balance involving all-weather traction and fuel economy. In normal driving, the front axle disengages and all of the engine’s torque heads to the rear wheels; all-wheel drive triggers only when it’s necessary.
Prices for the Challenger GT start at $34,490. For those funds, you get a number of standard features which include Nappa leather seats with heating system and air flow capabilities, a Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six Alpine loudspeakers, and Stressful Fine mesh aluminum bezels. Also appearance a parking assist feature, 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in Hyper Black and all-year performance car tires. An extra $995 will acquire you the GT Interior package, which features upgraded performance seats with Alcantara highlights, as nicely as a special performance steering wheel and a nine-speaker Alpine audio system.