Here’s what you need to know about the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

It’s been official for a while now – the To dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger will see the final upgrades this year before the brand rolls them out and (most likely) develops all-electric versions. So, those who desire an all-new (but truly traditional) muscle car have the last chance to opt for the Dodge Challenger or the Dodge Charger. Soon the used car market will be the only option left.


But it’s not just because of the “last call” situation that customers might want to buy these two cars right now. Dodge made sure that the final versions of its two famous muscle cars offered many powertrain and design variations, making them much more attractive. For example, the Dodge Challenger is available in nine different models and as many packages, so customers will find themselves overloaded with options.

However, if you want to skip the research that comes with all the trims and sets and move on to buying the one that offers the best value, we’re here to help. Here’s why the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack may be the best option for those looking for more power in their new vehicles.

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Power, performance, muscle: what does the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack bring to the automotive scene?

As mentioned, Dodge has equipped its Challenger with several engine options and features to meet the needs of different customers. However, while the base 305-hp V6 is a solid option, nothing quite compares to the exhilarating V8. Dodge’s Hemi V8 engines are exciting in any configuration, especially in the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack, which offers a 6.4-liter V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

But we may have rushed into this story. Let’s start by introducing the Scat Pack in the first place. Essentially, Scat Pack is a package like any other, and you can choose it with your Dodge Challenger to increase performance and excitement on the road. The Scat Pack actually sits somewhere between the modest, standard Challenger variants and the top-tier Hellcat builds, making it a more cost-effective option for the extra muscle.

Featuring the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V8 engine, the Dodge Challenger Scar Pack offers approximately 100 more horsepower than the standard model versions. It also has an improved suspension and braking system to ensure better handling on the road. While the Scat Pack also comes with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, the latter can be much more responsive.

Other notable components of the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack include advanced Brembo four-piston calipers, line lock and launch control, anti-skid axles, and 20-inch wheels and tires. All in all, these additions to the package ensure that the Dodge Challenger is a true muscle car for the streets.

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A look at the aesthetics and comfort you get with the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

It’s not all about power with the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack, however. Like all other trims and packages in the range, the Scat Pack offers plenty of interior comfort and convenience. Plus, you can opt for the Scat Pack Widebody trim to get a more aggressive ride and get even more eyeballs on the road.

Inside, the Scat Pack Dodge Challenger offers the same level of functionality and more or less similar features on different versions. The interior is classic for the muscle-car class, with a simple layout stripped of all overdone materials and components and easy to navigate. It’s not all about performance, but a lot of it is, to be honest, and the interior of the Dodge Challenger reflects that.

Still, the new Dodge Challenger (and the Scat Pack, for that matter) doesn’t give up on comfort. The interior is roomy enough for passengers to sit comfortably and enjoy the rides, but perhaps not ideal for longer journeys. There’s also seven cubic feet of cargo space for luggage, which expands with the rear seats folded down.

When it comes to technology and connectivity, every Dodge Challenger offers the Uconnect infotainment system with two screens, one in the center of the dash and one behind the steering wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, along with an advanced audio system, heated seats and other similar features.

The one thing you won’t find with the Dodge Challenger is an advanced driver assistance system. While some safety features are available, this muscle car will leave you without the most modern hands-free technology options you might expect from the latest vehicles on the market. Still, this is a performance-oriented vehicle (and package), and most buyers will choose it for its power and performance first and foremost.