2009 Dodge Challenger pricing to start around $23,995

At the 2008 New York Auto Show, Dodge stated that the entry-level Dodge Challenger SE will start in the low $20,000 range. According to a top executive who spoke with the Detroit Free Press, Chrysler plans to begin selling the 2009 Challenger in August for as little as $23,995 (pretty exact estimate if you ask us).

Chrysler’s executive vice president for North American sales, Steven Landry, said that prices for the Challenger lineup could go as high as $39,995 for the 2009 model year.

The new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 currently carries a base price of $37,320 with the first batch limited to 6,500. Chrysler received almost 10,000 orders for the model.

In August, Chrysler will offer two additional variants including the Dodge Challenger R/T and the Dodge Challenger SE. The R/T is powered by a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 that produces up to 375-hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. The Challenger SE is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 that produces 250hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.

The Challenger’s biggest competitor, the Ford Mustang, sells at a base sticker price of $19,650 with a V6 engine.

 

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Source: Detroit Free Press

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