Dodge Challenger GT boasts AWD

The Dodge Challenger GT joins the Charger all-wheel-drive (AWD) to complete the Dodge lineup of all-wheel drive muscle cars, delivering unparalleled year-round performance.

By Wheels.ca Wheels.ca

Dec 16, 2016 2 min. read

Article was updated 7 years ago

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Designed and engineered for world-class precision, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT all-wheel-drive (AWD) delivers the performance, power and all-weather capability to carve through some of the worst weather Mother Nature can dish out.

From winding through twisty stretches of mountain roads, escaping away to a snow-covered ski resort, to daily commutes through the slush and snow of Canada’s winters, the Challenger GT AWD is built to handle it all.

The new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD model has a Canadian starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $38,545.

With production beginning in January, the all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT is scheduled to arrive at dealerships in the first quarter of 2017.

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD features Dodge’s award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, delivering 305 hp and 268 lb/ft.

A tuned induction system and dual exhaust from the manifolds back to the tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm – all for outstanding drivability and responsiveness.

With the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, Challenger GT offers an Energuide fuel economy of 12.8L/100km (22 mpg) city and 8.7L/100km (32mpg) highway.

The Dodge Challenger GT features Dodge’s high-performance all-wheel-drive system. Also found in the Charger AWD, this technologically advanced system includes an active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect for excellent all-season performance and fuel economy.

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The Challenger GT seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive with no driver intervention. Under normal driving conditions, the front axle is disengaged and 100 per cent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels.

In addition, the new Dodge Challenger GT AWD features paddle shifters and Sport mode.

With Sport mode active, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration and higher shift dynamics.

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