• The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD – Looks mean – it isn’t [Video]

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    The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD lives in the same family as the beefy Challenger R/T, 392, Hellcat and – coming soon, the Dodge Challenger Demon. While its siblings are as subtle as a jackhammer in a dentist office, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, with its 305 horsepower @ 6,350 rpm, 3.6-liter V6 that makes 268 lb-ft of torque is the sensible brother that has no muscle car DNA – other than its looks.

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    Simply put – the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD is a comfortable Grand Touring car with all-wheel drive. It’s NO muscle car. For many, that’s okay. The AWD system is quite clever and works seamlessly with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Punch it, encounter loose surfaces, go nuts with the performance modes and the AWD system kicks in. When not in use, the AWD system completely disconnects from the front wheels allowing for more efficient driving with less drag.

    Unlike the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD has no option for a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, manual transmission option or a convertible top option. It does have the only back seat of the three cars that has provisions for three passengers and it’s trunk is simply massive by comparison at 16.2 cubic feet. It also drives the most comfortably on highway stretches and it’s the easiest to live with daily.

    I’m not suggesting that the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD will replace your lust for a real muscle car, it won’t. I will say that, for those of you who want an enjoyable ride in any weather that looks badass – you could do a lot worse.

    The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD starts at $33,590 and our tester was $39,965 and they are available in dealerships now.

    Enjoy the video!

    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

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    7 thoughts on “The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD – Looks mean – it isn’t [Video]

    1. i wonder how long it will be before some tuner types put a few hundred extra HP into this model and it out runs the latest Mustang and Camaro on the track?
      AWD makes up a GTR what it is.

    2. That’s a great point stay tuned to YouTube I guess once that’s done it’ll be on YouTube. price is high though it’s essentially the same price as a loaded r/t also because they use mostly Benz parts I feel bad for the person who voids their warranty and breaks something dodge is Notorious for red flagging vins.

    3. I just bought the 2017 gt this car is good looking and it really turns heads . It has some get up and go. In so glad i got it.

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