2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger Make New York Debuts

2015 Dodge Challenger Front

The 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger made their debuts at the New York Auto Show bringing refreshed muscle to the city.

There’s an all-new interior on the 2015 Dodge Challenger with 1971-inspired high-sill center console and driver-focused instrument panel, aluminum bezels and 14 interior color and trim options, including throwback Houndstooth premium cloth, Radar Red, or Pearl and Alcantara suede and leather high-performance seats.

It also boasts a segment-first eight-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode and paddle-shifting for enhanced performance and improved fuel economy. There’s a new class-exclusive 8.4-inch touchscreen media center with Uconnect, new class-exclusive 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display, electronic shifter and keyless entry with push-button start across all models.

Under the hood there’s a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 putting out 305 horsepower, a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. torque available in a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, and lastly a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 with an estimated 485 horsepower with 475 lb.-ft. torque also available as a six-speed manul or eight-speed automatic.

The 2015 Dodge Charger gets a complete makeover on the outside with a new hood, fenders, front and rear fascias, and Dodge’s racetrack tail lamps. Interior changes include a new 7-inch thin-film transistor customizable digital gauge cluster, new instrument panel center stack with next-generation radio and 5.0-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreen displays with 3-D navigation and downloadable apps, and a new three-spoke thick rim steering wheel with available paddle shifters.

Engine choices include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque with the SXT with the Rallye Appearance Group giving up to 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque via a cold-air induction system, sport-tuned exhaust and engine calibration. There also a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.

Check out this video of the 2014 HEMI Dodge Police Pursuit Charger…

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.