Official 2016 Dodge Challenger Lineup Pricing
Back in mid August, we learned that the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be receiving a price increase compared to the 2015 model year. We learned then that the 2016 Hellcat Challenger has a starting price of $62,495, while the 2015 version of the same 707hp muscle car started at $59,995. Also, while the 2015 MSRP of $59,995 includes the gas guzzler tax, the $62,495 does not, so the actual MSRP when compared to 2015 in the same way sits at $64,195. This $4,200 increase in price came with the introduction of two new standard features, Laguna leather and the premium navigation infotainment system, so while the increase is possible due to the insane popularity of the package – it was not strictly a “market adjustment”. Click here for a closer look at 2016 Hellcat pricing.
While we learned in August that the 2016 Hellcat Challenger would cost more than the comparable muscle car from the 2015 model year, we didn’t get any other information on Challenger pricing for the 2016 model year. Well, the full trimline pricing list has arrived online and while the Hellcat isn’t the only model to get a price hike, the majority of the 2016 Challengers sold will have the same base price as the outgoing model year.
Staying the Same for 2016
First off, the 2016 Dodge Challenger in five of the nine available trimlines will have the same pricing as the 2015 models, including the SXT, the SXT Plus, the R/T, the R/T Plus and the R/T Scat Pack. While the Hellcat Challenger gets the most attention for very obvious reasons, the models powered by the 3.6L V6, the 5.7L V8 and the 6.4L V8 sell in vastly higher numbers, and those engines power all of the aforementioned models…so the majority of the 2016 Challengers will cost right around the same price as they did last year. Also, swapping from the standard 6-speed manual transmission to the optional 8-speed automatic transmission (Hemi models only, still no manual for the V6 Challenger) will only add $1,400 – as was the case for 2015 as well. Hooray!
Price Increases for 2016
As we mentioned above and a few months back, the 2016 Dodge Challenger with the 707hp Hellcat Hemi costs $4,200 more than it did in 2015, but it isn’t the only Mopar muscle car getting a price hike for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Challenger SRT 392 has an MSRP of $49,195, but with the 2015 SRT 392 MSRP of $46,695 including destination, adding that extra grand into the 2016 price brings the SRT with “only” 485hp to $50,195. This is $3,500 more than the 2015 model year and considering that the SRT Hellcat model in 2015 was similar in pretty much every way aside from the drivetrain, I would surmise that the 2016 SRT 392 is getting a price hike for new standard features including Laguna leather and navigation. Fortunately, the SRT 392 8-speed automatic transmission still only add $1,400 to the bottom line and when you get the automatic, you don’t have to pay the gas guzzler tax on the 392 cubic inch Hemi.
Next up, while the majority of the 2016 Challenger R/T models do not get a price increase, the R/T Shaker and R/T Shaker Plus both climb by $200, although it is unclear right now whether or not that small increase comes with some new standard feature.
Finally, as I suspected back in August, the heavy duty 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission for the 2016 Hellcat Challenger does cost $2,995, up a grand compared to the 2015 models.
So, if you are going to buy a 2016 Dodge Challenger in an SXT or R/T trimline without the Shaker hood, the price is the same as it was for 2015. If you are buying an R/T Shaker, you are paying a little more and if you are buying a 2016 SRT model, you are paying a good deal more – but those higher prices are offset with new standard goodies.
Model Pricing for 2016 Challenger:
Trim – 2016 Price – 2015 Price - Increase
SXT – 26,995 – 26,995 - 0
SXT+ - 29,995 – 29,995 - 0
RT – 31,995 – 31,995 - 0
RT+ - 34,995 – 34,995 - 0
RT Shaker - 35,995 – 35,795 - 200
RT + Shaker - 38,995 – 38,795 - 200
Scat Pack – 37,995 – 37,995 - 0
SRT 392 - 50,195 – 46,695 – 3,500
Hellcat – 64,195 – 59,995 – 4,200