There have been rumors abounding for awhile that Dodge was working on an all-wheel drive Challenger model that would allow the Dodge Challenger to be safer for driving in the winter months, as well as in other hazardous weather conditions. Recently, the Challenger GT AWD was unveiled by Dodge in a press release that confirmed these suspicions. As the first muscle car on the market to allow for winter driving, the Dodge Challenger GT is sure to be a fierce competitor in the market.
The AWD system in the Challenger GT will be the same one used in the Charger sedan, meaning it features a front axle disconnect and active transfer case that allows the vehicle to use sensors to adapt its performance to the situation. Most of the time – in dry and safe conditions – the Dodge Challenger GT will automatically drive in rear-wheel drive for better performance, but as soon as the sensors pick up slick roads or other dangers, the car will switch over to AWD.
What’s more is that the Challenger GT AWD comes standard with a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that was engineered to optimize fuel economy, which is what allows the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT to achieve up to 27 mpg on the highway. Other neat features like heated and ventilated seats, LED lighting, and leather upholstery will be offered, too.