• Jul 5, 2010
Chrysler hasn't officially let loose with 2011 Dodge Challenger pricing, but you can build the car at the NADA Guide site and there are prices attached to the various options. It appears to be legit – even though the pictured coupe is a 2010, the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 6.4-liter Hemi for the SRT8 are listed as available options, though their horsepower ratings are shown as TBD.

Interestingly, if NADA's numbers are accurate, MSRPs have climbed substantially – a couple thousand dollars across the range. A base 2010 Challenger SE with the 3.6-liter V6 presently retails for $23,695, according to NADA, a 2011 needs $2,310 more, coming in at $26,055. The Coupe R/T jumps by $1,910, from $31,610 to $33,520. Get the R/T with the J Package and 20-inch wheels and pay $3,085 more, at $36,500, or go for the R/T Classic and pay $2,460 more than for a 2010, at $37,400. The 2011 SRT8 is $1,921 more, at $45,601. All prices include the $750 destination charge.

When it comes to paint colors, there's even more mixing and matching to do. Redline 3 Pearl, Green With Envy, Billet Metallic and Mango Tango Pearl are variously available (depending on the model you want to configure), and a number of colors on the Dodge site, like Inferno Red Crystal Pearl, aren't available anywhere. But don't take our word for it – Challenger lovers, you know where to unite. Hat tip to Mike!

[Source: NADA Guides]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the Challenger, feel it is a vastly prettier car than the Mustang and Camaro combined... and yet I still wouldn't buy it at those prices. It's the least reliable and slowest car of the bunch and it's produced by a company on shaky ground.

      If anything Dodge should be cutting prices mercilessly, not inflating them.

      I like the Challenger, the V6 is a nice luxocruiser and the V8 is a real deal musclecar. Remember that underneath the sheetmetal the big Dodge is not far removed from the old Mercedes E-Class. So it's got that going for it.

      I think that this may be the death knell for the company. AMC went the same way. Raising prices like crazy for cars that were not competitive, hoping to make a profit off whoever was foolish enough to buy one. Not good business sense.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now that's appealing: a classic looking, RWD vehicle w/ fuel efficient 3.6L V6.

      Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Nice price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they managed to get 350hp out of the pentastar V6 the price increase might be justified. Otherwise I'm not buying these prices. Chrysler hasn't even shown the new challenger yet or mentioned any hp numbers, and pricing is typically set a lot closer to the release date. This car is still 4 months away from production so I'd take this with a grain of salt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It needs to go on a diet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The one thing the Challenger does NOT need is a hefty price increase - it's already grossly overpriced enough compared to its competition.
        • 4 Years Ago
        note to chrysler: when your vehicle is at the bottom of its segment in value AND performance, raising the price doesn't make things better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I ordered an inferno red RT last April because I was tired of looking at all the cookie cutter mustangs on the road and I liked a full size car with a sporty 2 door look..( something that has virtually disappeared since Chevy stopped making Monte Carlos. ) I still have my 2003 Monte CArlo SS that I bought in 03 and the price tag on that was only 3000 less than the RT I ordered in 09. Personally I love my challenger, I got exactly what I wanted for the price I chose to pay. And every time I drive it, someone will stop me to talk about the challenger model..new and old. As the saying goes..you get what you pay for and I have no regrets. Unless you spend your time racing the neighborhood motor head in a street drag, who cares if it is a little heavier. The enjoyment of driving this car down the highway is enough for me!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is extremely bad news for the marketablity. Of this car. All 3 vehicles should be within 2k of each other and appeal to slightly different buyer. But the Challenger won't appeal to many at a 6k premium when it's underpowered. Comfy or not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have been shopping all three and doing a lot of research. I have to admit that while we want to classify this as a straight up pony car it is not. I have a need for a 5 seater car and would prefer good power and rear wheel drive to replace my E36. The Challenger is a much much better everyday car for family men like myself. You want the fastest quarter mile and have no family? Then move on the the Mustang, Camaro posts. This is a car that with the new interior and a much improved V6 (up to 300 I hear with DSI). It is more car and more practical and in my opinion the best looking. That makes it worth more than the other 2 cars. Every owner I have talked to gushes about the car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very disapointed to find out you can not get the 6 speed manual transmission with the new V6. Chrysler PLEASE add the 6 speed manual as an option ASAP!!!
      The extra gears would allow you to increase both city and highway fuel economy and allow you to squeeze as much fun as possible out of the new V6 motor.
      Ford & GM offer their new V6 motors with a 6 speed manual.
      I prefer the room, comfort and styling of your product. The lack of fun and lower fuel economy numbers caused by saddling us with the 5 speed autobox is a true disapointment.
      I want a V6 manual trans black on black, with leather and high end audio. Should be priced around $28K to compete with the mustang and camaro with those options.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Rick but one has to wonder, why would a company NOT offer a manual. And the answer is obvious, most people do not know how to use a manual tranny. These are just the facts of life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Sea Urchin That's a bunch of baloney. Enthusiasts have always been a big market for even base model pony cars. Ford and Chevy know this, which is why they offer the 'enthusiast' tranny in their base model. Ford is even smart enough to make that base model *gasp*powerful and fun enough to satisfy an enthusiast's need for speed.

        Dodge is misfiring on all cylinders. Too heavy, too expensive, too slow, wrong options, etc. It doesn't matter if the back seat is big or if the styling is nice. This isn't a mini van and this isn't a luxury car. It's a pony car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I had a '09 Challenger R/T that I recently just sold for a 4 door and I can tell you from personal experience, the Challenger gets more looks than the other two combined. When you drive down the highway and have people hanging out of windows taking pictures, who cares how fast it was/is. Other than a GT500, the SS or GT was never able to pass me so quit reading the stats in the books. Not bad for a 4100 sled. You want to talk about quality of Dodge, I had a Pontiac WS6 and I thought at times it was goig to rattle apart when I hit a bump. Great motor but that's where it stopped. Now go trade in a Ford or GM and see if you get anywhere close to what you paid for your car after 16 months 15K miles like I did!
        Lar7789789
        • 4 Years Ago
        dude pontiac is junk, just like GM is, that is why Pontiac isn't around anymore, and GM took bailout money and went bankrupt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like dodge and the challenger are committing muscle car suicide.

      Not to mention they are pretty much promoting sales of the mustang and camaro.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Sea Urchin So what you are saying is that the Challenger is the pony car for washed up, watered down suckers? I actually agree with you there. Anyone that thinks a 'muscle car' (and I'm using that term loosely with the base model Challenger) doesn't need an option as simple as a class-standard manual transmission is smoking something.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jcar

        You need to brush up on your car weights. 2011 Mustang V6 is 3740, which is what the 3.5L current Challenger weighs. Its going to shed 200lb because of the new 3.6L Pentastar engine.

        Right now the current Challenger V6 is lighter than the Camaro V6 as well.

        As I said before, you will soon see.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Challenger SE comes with a lot of goodies, even in an absolute base configuration. So if the new base will have additional feature price increase can be justified.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ jcar302, you are looking at the whole issue from an enthusiasts perspective. Yes Mustang is lighter, and quicker, probably handles better, no one disputes that. Challenger is different, first it looks Retro, it is like nothing else out there, and it is actually comfortable and easy to live with.

        • 4 Years Ago
        New Challenger V6 is quicker and lighter than 2011 Mustang V6.

        You'll soon see all the details...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The only way Id pay more for that thing is it looses a pound for every $10 increased in the price
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