Dodge Challenger GT vs R/T vs Scat Pack vs Hellcat: Complete Comparison

Dodge Challenger
GT vs R/T vs Scat Pack vs Hellcat: Complete Comparison

Here is a simple features breakdown of the most popular performance trims in the Dodge Challenger lineup.

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Why The Dodge Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger is a tried and true sports car, consistently rated as one of the top two-door muscle cars in production. Its history dating back nearly 50 years has granted the Challenger a prestigious legacy of performance and style.

In spite of its powerful engines, classic styling, and comfortable modern interior, the Challenger continues to maintain a reputation for being reasonably priced for its class.

With four engine options and a range of advanced performance features, your comparison between the GT vs the R/T, Scat Pack, and Hellcat comes down to your choice of increasing power and track-oriented additions.

Dodge Challenger GT

While the rest of the lineup is available only in the sportier rear-wheel drive, the GT is more practical for residents of Cincinnati, OH, coming in your choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Both versions of the GT come with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with an automatic 8-speed transmission putting out 305 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque.

The GT is the only trim that has available AWD

The GT AWD has a slightly greater payload capacity at 1,277 lbs versus the RWD's 1,044 lbs.

You'll also find better fuel economy in the GT trim vs the rest of the lineup-the RWD gets 19 mpg city / 30 mpg highway versus the GT AWD, which achieves 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. The 2019 Dodge Challenger GT comes with standard 19" wheels with optional upgrades for size and style.

All in all, the GT trim is a great introduction to the thrill and practicality the Challenger can offer.

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Dodge Challenger R/T

The 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T boasts a 5.7L Hemi V8 putting out 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

Its standard 6-speed manual transmission can be replaced with an 8-speed automatic. With a payload of 1123 lbs, the Challenger is well-equipped for everyday driving. To boost performance, the R/T comes standard with 20" wheels.

When compared to the GT, the R/T offers increased engine power for better acceleration, and its manual option provides more driver control.

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Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

The R/T Scat Pack is where you'll begin to see a significant difference in performance, both from its powerful engine and its underlying upgrades.

The 392 Hemi V8 engine produces 485 horsepower with 475 lb-ft of torque and a payload of 1066 lbs.

You'll also find the introduction of performance trims starts with the Scat Pack, which includes launch assist, launch control, driving modes, and a standard high-performance suspension system with Bilstein shocks.

What Other Unique Features Are There?

Scat Pack has other unique changes that improve performance, like the standard upgraded high-performance 4-piston Bimbo brakes. Even the standard 20" wheels are angled inward for cornering at high speeds.

The optional Wide Body package adds wider fender flares and other aerodynamic changes.

The active exhaust system is engineered for an impressive roar to make your Challenger sound as impressive as its ride. Other options include the Bilstein three-mode active damping suspension, which provides street, sport, and track firmness grades to customize your ride experience.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat

On the Hellcat, The newly released supercharged Hemi 6.2L V8 engine now produces an astounding 717 horsepower, again offered standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic.

The Hellcat comes standard with stylish 20" black wheels with upgraded six-piston brake package.

The Hellcat is the only Challenger trim to offer an intercooler system to keep this high-performance engine comfortably cool. The Hellcat is also the only trim to offer high-performance and competition suspension options.

The Hellcat's Performance Features

The Scat's optional Dynamics Package, which offers adaptive damping, is standard on the Hellcat.

The Hellcat also has a fun performance feature: the color-coded key fobs. Grab the black keys for a daily 500-horsepower experience, and grab the red keys to unlock the fullest potential of the 717-horsepower engine.

Heard about the Hellcat Redeye? This final upper trim supercharges the engine to achieve 797 horsepower and is available only in automatic 8-speed transmission.

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Additional Dodge Challenger Features Comparison

2019 Dodge Challenger

The 2019 Dodge Challenger is unique in the sports car class for offering all-wheel drive on its lower trim levels. This can be a must-have for drivers in Cincinnati, OH where inclement weather requires additional traction and stability.

Across the Challenger lineup, three-mode electronic stability control puts power where you need it and helps maintain traction even on slippery surfaces by braking individual wheels when loss of control is detected.

Your 2019 Dodge Challenger automatically detects and adjusts between all-wheel and rear-wheel drive when needed. Electronic power steering also provides additional responsiveness.

Each Challenger model includes access to Performance Pages, which provide real-time information on your engine and performance, including a g-force meter and drag timers.

Drivers can access this information through the standard 7" display above the steering wheel or the larger standard 8.4" touchscreen console.

The Challenger also offers more subtle performance features, like rain brake support. This feature uses the windshield to detect rain, which triggers the brake rotors to pulse, helping them stay safe and dry.

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Why Test Drive Your Next Challenger At Northgate CDJR In Cincinnati, OH

Not sure which performance trims work for you? Let our friendly, knowledgeable sales team help you explore each and every Dodge Challenger model to find the best fit for your driving style.

Looking to customize your 2019 Dodge Challenger? Let us help!

Our service center supplies genuine parts and can perform upgrades like lowering kits, shaker hoods, performance suspension, larger brakes, custom wheels, and more.

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