Dodge Challenger R/T 

  • $38k
  • 2009
  • 375 HP 5.6L
  • 140 mph
The R/T's 5.7L Hemi is good for 375 horsepower and over 400 lb-ft of torque when paired with the manual gearbox.
by AutoBlog (Dec, 2008)
It's a satisfying gearbox, worth selecting over the automatic (five-speed in SRTs and R/Ts) just for its modern, ergonomic take on the original's pistol-grip shifter.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Dodge Challenger R/T


Challenger R/T
5.9 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s

Top speed

Challenger R/T
140 mph
Challenger SRT8
170 mph
Infiniti G37
167 mph


Challenger R/T
12.2 s
Civic Type-R
15.9 s
Infiniti G37
13.9 s

1/4 mile

Challenger R/T
13.6 s
Civic Type-R
14.9 s
Focus RS
14.2 s

Data points Key details of the Dodge Challenger R/T


Challenger R/T


Challenger R/T
375 HP
Civic Type-R
198 HP
Nissan 350Z
283 HP

In The News From around the web


Dodge Challenger R/T
The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger merges the best American muscle-car characteristics — unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology — to delight driving enthusiasts across several generations.
“Thirty-five years following the debut of the original, we are bringing Dodge Challenger back and loading it with essential hardware, styling and technology desired by today’s buyer.

Dodge Challenger R/T
The designation 'Challenger' was programmatic: the 1970 Dodge challenged the Mercury Cougar, the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro.
This engine powered not only the Challenger but also the Super Bee, the Coronet R/T and the Charger R/T – and was optionally available in each case.

2009 Dodge Challenger

AutomobileMag News
Buyers who opt for the six-speed manual transmission will get a slight upgrade in power: the 5.7-liter Hemi is tuned for 375 hp and 404 lb-ft when mated to a manual transmission.
R/T models feature the new generation 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 370 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque while SE models utilize a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 250 hp and 250 lb-ft.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Dodge
Price $37,995
Year 2009
Highest auction price $74k, January 2012
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.04 lb/hp
Maximum hp 375 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 411 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max RPM 5,800 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,140 lb
Width 75.7 in
Height 57 in
Length 197.7 in
Front track width 63 in
Wheelbase 116 in

road tests

Top speed 140 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s
0-60mph 5.9 s
0-100mph 12.2 s
Drag coefficient 0.35


Drivetrain RWD w/ESP, Getrag Axle, LSD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 3.91:1


Displacement 5,600 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.92 in / 3.58 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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