2018 Dodge Challenger Trim Levels

When you’re cruising through the streets of Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit, you deserve to be riding in style. Few things exude style quite like the new 2018 Dodge Challenger. With its classic yet modern styling and incredible performance, this muscle car is a must-have for anyone looking for thrilling power behind the wheel.

Deciding on the Challenger itself isn’t enough, however. Next, you have to choose which version of this incredible vehicle you want, and that can be challenging. Don’t worry, though, our handy guide can help. Learn about the different 2018 Dodge Challenger trim levels and discover which model of this powerful car is best suited for your needs.

Find out more about the 2018 Challenger in this full car review.


The base model Challenger already comes with more features than you might think. After all, you’re in for a fun time no matter what version of this muscle car you opt for. The standard model comes with a 305 horsepower V6 engine. You also get the added bonus of keyless entry and automatic headlamps, as well as an adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment.

SXT Plus

This trim upgrades the typical SXT with a few bonus features like the state of the art Uconnect® infotainment system. This system is easier than ever to operate with its 8.4-inch touchscreen— that’s larger than the systems in a lot of SUVs. The seats are upgraded with Nappa leather and you get the style of 20-inch wheels.


The GT version maintains the same V6 engine but offers all-wheel drive, allowing you to maintain control even if you hit some hazardous road conditions. With increased grip and reliability, the Challenger’s strength is less likely to get away from you.


This is the first trim level where you’ll find an upgraded engine. The V6 is upgraded to a powerful HEMI® V8 that offers 375 horsepower. With the inclusion of TREMEC® manual transmission, you can make sure you’re getting everything you can from this masterpiece of engineering. As an added bonus, you get a decklid spoiler, as well.

SRT 392

For this trim, you get another engine upgrade, increasing your horsepower all the way to 485. That’s more power than most other vehicles on the market of any class. You also get combination suede and leather upholstery in addition to a flat bottom steering wheel. With several drive modes available, you can optimize your ride for the type of drive you want.


If you want the best the Challenger can offer, nothing is quite as powerful as the Hellcat. With its best in class 707 horsepower supercharged V8 engine, no other car on the market even comes close. It’s not just about performance, however, as the Hellcat offers leather seats with heating and ventilation, so you can always drive at your optimum comfort level.

Test Drive the 2018 Dodge Challenger

The best way to understand the differences between the 2018 Dodge Challenger trim levels is to experience them for yourself—and if you live in the Richmond, New Baltimore, and Detroit areas, you can! Our friendly team at Dick Huvaere’s Richmond Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will show you the ins and outs of every version of this incredible muscle car. Contact us for a quote or schedule your test drive today!