2015 Dodge Challenger

MSRP $26,995 - $58,295

Ranked #5 in Coupe

7.4

Overall Rating

2015 Dodge Challenger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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If you ask anybody about performance-based cars, you will hear several names but drop ‘muscle’ in there. Then there are high chances that you will hear Dodge Challenger very soon. It is one of those muscle cars that might have updated itself with time, but the raw power beast is still there. This is exactly the reason behind its fan following and the story continues with the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

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Pros

Multiple engine configurations

Spacious cabin with great material quality

Biggest cargo capacity in its class

Cons

A bit heavier than the others

Average brakes on the base trim

Compromised visibility in the rear

What's New?

Updated interior with higher quality materials

Improved infotainment system

Revised exterior design

Addition of SRT Hellcat trim

SRT Scat Pack edition now comes with a 485 hp V8 engine

8-speed automatic transmission replaces older 5-speed unit

Addition of few safety features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26995

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

top speed

182 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

305 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

268 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent frnt shrt and lng arm suspensin w/anti-rll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116.2 in.

length

197.9 in.

width

75.7 in.

height

57.5 in.

curb weight

3834 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/24/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SXT$26,995 onwards

SXT Plus$29,995 onwards

Base$58,295 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Dodge Challenger in B5 Blue Pearl Coat color
B5 Blue Pearl Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


Not just the power but the attractive and comfortable cabin is also worth praising. The Dodge Challenger starts at an MSRP of $26,995 and offers tough competition to rivals such as Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Nissan 370Z. Let’s see how it stacks up against the tough competition.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2015 Dodge Challenger Features

8.0/10

From afar the 2015 Dodge Challenger might look like a traditional muscle car but dive into its details and you will find that it comes in seven trims. i.e SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. The performance variants R/T and SRT will be reviewed separately. Going from basic to fully advanced in the same order but not in the terms of features but power. This is not surprising for a vehicle named Challenger. Offered in four different engine configurations, this beast got something for everyone. 

The base SXT comes with decent performance but also focuses on the level of comfort and technology such as keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a 7-inch configurable display. SXT Plus loads body upgrades, mechanical changes, and updated interior. In the same way the higher you go the more performance or features you are going to find. The SRT trims however are fully focussed on performance but still, Dodge managed to load few safety features and a Harman Kardon audio system.

Trim

SXT

SXT Plus

MSRP

$26,995

$30,990

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

20-inch alloy wheels

 

Keyless entry and ignition

Rear spoiler

 

7-inch configurable dash display

Performance suspension and brakes

 

Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity

Automatic headlights

 

Cruise control

Fog lights

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Rear parking sensors

 

Automatic climate control

8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen

 

Tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel

Leather upholstery

 

Six-way power driver seat

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

5-inch infotainment touchscreen

Heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic adjustments

 

Six speaker sound system

Upgraded sound system

We Recommend

Although the base SXT trim is pretty good and loaded with lots of features and goodies, we would recommend going for SXT Plus priced at $30,990. The SXT Plus adds 20-inch alloy wheels, performance suspension, and brakes, fog lights, automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, and an upgraded sound system.

2015 Dodge Challenger Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The base trim of the 2015 Dodge Challenger is powered by a 3.6 Liter V6 engine which produces 305 horsepower and a torque of 268 lb-ft. By default, the engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission but you can always opt for a six-speed manual. The automatic transmission is pretty good but we would advise you to opt for the manual one as it is a hidden gem and feels purely made for driving aggressively. 

Every Challenger comes with a rear-wheel drive so drift maniacs are going to love it. Once ignited, the engine roars amazingly. However, it manages to go from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds which is average for its class, but it does provide an amazing driving experience once you get it moving, and do not forget that it is the base engine. So once you go higher on the trim levels, you will find three more engine options to get from. The top trim Hellcat comes with an insane 707 hp V8 engine which only takes 4.1 seconds to reach 60 mph.

Models

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2015 Nissan 370Z

MSRP

$26,995

$23,800

$23,705

$29,990

Engine 

3.6L V6

3.7L V6

3.6L V6

3.7L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power 

305 hp @ 6,350 rpm

300 hp @ 6,500 rpm

323 hp @ 6,800 rpm

332 hp @ 7,000 rpm

Torque

268 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

280 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

270 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.1

5.4

6.4

5.1

Quarter mile (sec)

14.5

14

14.8

13.9

Top Speed (MPH)

130

155

155

155

When compared to its rivals, the base engine of Challenger surpasses Chevrolet Camaro but falls behind the others. This is pure because of how heavy the Challenger is while others are far lighter. The Nissan 370Z is the most powerful of the lot churning out 332 hp and it covers the 0-60 mph run in 5.1 seconds.

2015 Dodge Challenger Fuel Economy

7.0/10

When you find a powerful engine it is often seen among vehicles that it usually comes with an average or bad fuel economy. The base engine of the Challenger is powerful and at the same time, it offers one of the best mileage in its class. You get 19 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highways, and 23 mpg combined. These stats are surprisingly amazing and on top of that, it comes with an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. 

With that, you get an amazing driving range of 351.5 miles in the city and 555 miles on the highways. So despite being a performance vehicle it is clear that you can take it for local routes or long route trips without worrying much about stopping to refuel.

Models

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2015 Nissan 370Z

MPG (City)

19

17

17

18

MPG (Highway)

30

28

28

26

MPG (Combined)

23

21

20

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.5

16

19

19

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

351.5/555

272/448

323/532

342/494

When compared to its rivals, the fuel economy of the Dodge Challenger is much better than the others. Its fuel tank capacity is somewhat close to what rivals such as Chevrolet Camaro and 370Z offer but the overall driving range you get is one of the best in its class. Ford Mustang does offer decent fuel economy but comes with a small fuel tank.

2015 Dodge Challenger Interior

8.0/10

One of the biggest changes that you are going to find in the 2015 Challenger is its updated interior design. Forget about the bland and straight-designed interior where everything felt oversized because this time you get a complex design that looks very seamless and amazing. Everything is well joined and the material quality it offers is premium. But the most interesting thing which we love is the newly updated dashboard, this time you get a driver eccentric design with configurable driver display. So congratulations performance lovers, you finally have something dedicated. The T-style leather-wrapped steering wheel got a pretty good range. 

As for the passengers, at the front, you get wide and nicely padded seats of which the driver seat is power-adjustable. For the rear a split-folding bench seat is available. Room-wise, the front row occupants have adequate room for a pretty good level of comfort, the rear row might get a bit smaller room as compared to the front but still, it is much higher than the other vehicles in its class. On higher trims, sport seats are available which can be further updated with better quality materials. Automatic climate control on offer is pretty good. As for the cargo capacity, the Challenger gets the biggest trunk in its class. So just throw in your bags and enjoy your trip.

Models

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2015 Nissan 370Z

Seating Capacity

5

4

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/58.5/42

37.6/56.3/44.5

37.4/56.9/42.4

38.2/54.4/42.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.9/33.1

34.8/52.2/30.6

35.3/50.4/29.9

NA

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

16.2

13.5

11.3

6.9

Challenger’s cabin is very spacious and comfortable. Even if you compare it to its rivals you will see how big it is and suddenly the limited rear row gets much bigger than what you would get in a Ford Mustang or Camaro. The same can be said about the cargo capacity. Standout interior features:

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar adjustment
  • Leather upholstery
  • Day and night auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Configurable driver display
  • Upgradable front sport seats

How intuitive is the 2015 Dodge Challenger’s infotainment unit?

The Dodge Challenger’s updated infotainment system is powered by the Uconnect interface. The infotainment system comes with a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen or an upgradable 8.4 inch one. Both displays are very good and come with a clean and intuitive UI. No, you are not going to find any support for Android Auto or Apple Carplay but the standard voice activation system is pretty good. 

The same can be said about the six-speaker sound system. However, on higher trims, a Harman Kardon premium audio system is going to sweeten things further with its amazing audio output. Various features such as USB ports, auxiliary support, SiriusXM, and Bluetooth connectivity are also available. Standout infotainment features:

  • 5-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Upgradable 8.4 inch infotainment touchscreen
  • 18 speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • SiriusXM
  • Navigation system

2015 Dodge Challenger Exterior

9.0/10

Just like the interior, the exterior of the 2015 Challenger has also received some interesting changes such as a new front fascia with an updated grille design which pays homage to the 1971 Challenger. Even the hood with scoops has been updated. You are not going to find many changes from the side, but the rear has been updated and this time you are not going to find a big joint taillight as Dodge decided to divide it by placing a Dodge logo in the middle. 

Higher trims offer mode body changes such as spoilers for front and rear, uniquely designed hood with scoops and Hellcat comes with air extractor. Even the different wheel designs are available. Packages such as R/T classic or Super Track Pak also load some extra niceties. All in all, it is a great design that might be a bit heavier than anything else on the road but looks equally intimidating.

Models

2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2015 Nissan 370Z

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,834

3,526

3,719

3,278

Length (in.)

197.9

188.3

190.6

167.5

Width (in.)

75.7

75.4

75.5

72.6

Height (in.)

57.1

54.4

54.2

51.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.2

NA

NA

NA

Wheelbase (in.)

116.2

107.1

112.3

100.4

Compared to the others, Challenger is a lot bigger and heavier than others, which is why it affects engine performance and handling of the vehicle. Among its rivals, the 370z is the most nimble vehicle on its feet. The Challenger also has the longest wheelbase in the competition which means better cabin space. Standout exterior features:

  • 20-inch black alloy wheels
  • Body-colored rear spoiler
  • R/T classic package
  • Unique hood with center scoop and air extractor

2015 Dodge Challenger Safety

8.0/10

The Dodge Challenger might be heavy and powerful at the same time. But Dodge has made sure that the vehicle and its occupants stay safe as they have loaded multiple airbags with various standard safety features and assists. No, you are not going to find top-of-the-line active features but then again you are not going to find those in any other vehicle in its class. What you get here is a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic alert. 

The vehicle might have terrible visibility to the rear because of thick pillars but because of park sense rear parking sensors and Parkview backup camera, there shouldn’t be any trouble going the opposite direction. The NHTSA has awarded the Challenger with five stars in crash tests and IIHS awarded it with a maximum possible rating of ‘Good’ which is commendable for a performance-based vehicle. Standout safety features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Parksense rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Parkview backup camera

2015 Dodge Challenger Final Verdict

The Dodge Challenger has always been one of the best vehicles in its class. It clearly knows how to keep a balance between performance and comfort. Sure the top trim is overloaded with insane power but the base to mid-level trims are more than enough to demonstrate how it is both powerful and modern at the same time. 

With all sorts of tech features and the level of quality that you get inside, we can say without any doubt that yes you should consider getting a 2015 Dodge Challenger. Unless you want something very light then go look for something else.

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