Enrolled in Auto Mechanic School? You'll Want to Have a Look at the 2021 Dodge Challenger
Muscle cars are an iconic vehicle, designed for the driver who loves to ride in style. The Dodge Challenger has been a staple among muscle car models since its debut in 1969, but its age hasn’t prevented Dodge from coming up with innovative ideas with each new edition. The 2021 Dodge Challenger is a hefty, two-door stunner that puts a premium on the value of a smooth, comfortable ride. This year, the Challenger comes with several improvements to its lineup, and the trim levels offered include options for both V6 and V8 engines.
If you’re considering a career as a mechanic, keep reading to discover how the 2021 Dodge Challenger drives, what special features it comes with, and how the various trim levels stack up.
A Look at the Challenger’s Various Trim Levels for Those in Auto Mechanic Training
The 2021 Dodge Challenger comes in five main trim levels, including the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and SRT Hellcat. Each trim level offers drivers a different powertrain option, making the 2021 lineup extremely versatile. Both the SXT and GT models are equipped with a 3.6 litre, V-6 engine that delivers 303 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, these models are fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Anyone seeking serious power will want to look to the remaining Challenger lineup options, as these models are equipped with different V-8 engine choices as well as the option for a six-speed manual transmission. The R/T is equipped with a 5.7 liter V-8 engine, getting 372 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The R/T Scat Pack’s 6.4 liter V-8 delivers 485 horsepower, while the SRT Hellcat’s supercharged V-8 can produce 717 horsepower. Not only does the 2021 Challenger offer some serious variety, but as those with auto mechanic training can attest to, the option for a manual transmission on most of its trim levels isn’t something that’s seen every day. Check out the 2021 Challenger’s awesome performance for yourself here:
A Look at the 2021 Dodge Challenger’s Interior and Storage
Just by spending a brief moment in the Challenger’s interior, you’ll know that you’re in a muscle car. With leather-like upholstery and wide front visibility, this vehicle’s design takes inspiration from its predecessors. The Challenger features grand, roomy front seats that ensure an enjoyable driving experience, and its cabin is decently spacious. The Challenger also offers plenty of cargo space, with back seats that can be folded down for additional storage.
Unlike many of its rivals, the Challenger has three passenger seats in the back instead of two. As automotive school students might already know, space is usually pretty hard to come by in a muscle car’s interior—but the 2021 Dodge Challenger has found a way to make it work.
Special Features to Watch Out For
The 2021 Dodge Challenger offers plenty of exciting special features, and they get better and better by the trim level. The SXT, Dodge’s entry level option, comes with dual zone automatic climate control, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and a power adjustable driver’s seat. By moving up just one level from there to the GT, drivers get access to cool extras like fog lights, a remote start system, performance steering, cloth seats, and more.
Jumping to the R/T Scat Pack, drivers can take advantage of Dodge’s Brembo performance brake system, xenon headlights, configurable drive modes, launch control, and more. If these innovative features aren’t enough, the SRT Hellcat offers adaptive suspension dampers, six-piston Brembo brakes and even wider performance tires.
Take in the SRT’s growling exhaust and some exterior peeks here:
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