The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, which is the first ever American muscle car to offer all-wheel drive.
Since the American muscle car’s birth in the 1960s, the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger models have always sent their insane power to the rear wheels. Now that’s about to change with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, which is the first ever American muscle car to offer all-wheel drive.
The Dodge Challenger GT features the same all-wheel-drive system as the Charger AWD, which includes an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. The Challenger GT transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention and under normal driving conditions, the front axle is disengaged and 100 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels. When sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front axle.
The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 305 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque. The V6 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is rated at 18 city/27 hwy mpg.
Pricing for the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT model starts at $33,395, plus the $1,095 destination charge.