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All-wheel Drive Challenger Perfect for Snow Days

Challenger Only Pony Car With All-wheel Drive

People who live in Payson and the surrounding Rim Country are faced with the perpetual challenge: Do you buy a sporty car or one that will get you home in the snow? Thanks to Dodge, now you can have both with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD. The Dodge Challenger has long been one of America’s favorite muscle cars, but now it offers consumers the handling advantages of all-wheel drive. Having a car that delivers power to all four wheels is not only advantageous on snow days, but you’ll also notice the difference as you power through corners on your weekend mountain runs. Check in with the pros at Chapman Payson Auto Center to see when the Challenger GT AWD will be available for a test drive.

Shares Underpinnings With AWD Charger

Dodge already offers an AWD Charger, so it wasn’t that complicated to transfer the powertrain over to the Challenger. Since the AWD setup adds a couple of hundred pounds to the Pony car, Dodge is using the heavy spring and suspension setup from the Charger police car in the Challenger GT AWD. The result is a firm ride and superior handling that comes in handy whether you’re battling black ice or just trying to improve your run time from Payson to Phoenix.

Free-wheeling Axle Improves Mileage

Cars with AWD typically pay a huge penalty in fuel efficiency, but not so with the new Dodge Challenger GT AWD. The Dodge all-wheel system disconnects the front drive axle when all-wheel drive isn’t needed, effectively turning the Challenger into a two-wheel drive car. Once the system detects any slippage, the front clutch re-engages and provides traction to all four wheels. You also have the option to engage all-wheel drive at any time by selecting Sport mode.

Challenger Comes With a Variety of Options

In order to offer all-wheel drive to the most consumers, Dodge only provides it in the V6 version of the Challenger. That engine provides 305 horsepower along with an estimated 30 mpg on the highway, but if you want more power there are a whole slew of other Dodge Challenger models available. Start at the top with the 707-horsepower Hellcat and work down through the 392 HEMI versions until you get to the base Challenger SXT. Stop by Chapman Payson Auto Center and peruse the entire Challenger inventory until you find one at the price point with the right options that makes sense for your needs.

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