While the Dodge Challenger GT might not have the muscles of the Ford Mustang, one way in which it may beat the Mustang is during winter. It may leave the Mustang buried in snow as the Challenger GT offers all-wheel drive while the Mustang doesn’t.
The Dodge Challenger GT with four-wheel drive offers the 3.6 litre V6 Pentastar engine and this gives up 305 horses. It comes with the eight speed auto transmission and it is connected to the front-axle disconnect and transfer case of the Dodge Charger.
When driving around normally 100% of the engines 268 torque goes to the back wheels. However, if needed the front wheels come into play as the system will route the power to the front.
Dodge has said that you should be able to get 18mpg in the city and on the highway around 27mpg. While the 2017 Dodge Challenger may not offer up the V8 engine, it does come fitted out with a sport mode, launch control and shift paddles.
The Dodge Challenger GT comes with 19 inch aluminium wheels, it has a spoiler on the decklid and projector beam fog lights on the front. Inside it gets nappa leather along with heated/ventilated front seating and it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Technology wise there is the rear-view camera and parking assistance and these are fitted as standard.
Production of the Dodge Challenger GT is being ramped up in January and it is thought that the first deliveries will be in the first quarter of 2017. If you want to get your hands on the Challenger GT it starts from $34, 490. This is slightly more than the entry level of the Ford Mustang; however you aren’t going to get stuck in the snow with the Challenger GT and its all-wheel drive.