If you’re on the fence about buying a new Dodge Challenger, you may want to seriously think about tracking down a 2010 model. If Autoblog and NADA Guides are correct, the 2011 Challengers will come with a pretty significant price increase.
On the entry level side, a 2011 Challenger SE will sell for $26,055, an increase of $2,310 over the 2010 model. Option out an 2011 R/T with the J package and 20” wheels, and the cost jumps to $36,500, an increase of $3,085. On the plus side, the 2011 SRT8 will sticker at $45,601, an increase of just $1,921.
I can’t imagine this will help Challenger sales in the coming year. Already perceived by many to be too expensive for a retro muscle car, the Challenger is neither as fast nor as nimble as the new Mustang or Camaro. Let’s hope that there’s some significantly increased horsepower or handling to justify the price hike.