Summer is nearly here, which means for many of us, it’s time for a road trip! Whether you go to a big city nearby, your in-laws, or your favorite beach, you’ll need a way to get there. This summer, the CarLocate team will be giving you our top picks for “The Best Cars for Road Trippin'.”
First up: the Dodge Challenger SRT8. Packing in 470 HP into a 392-cubic inch HEMI V8, the Challenger is a force to be reckoned with. Going 0-60 in a mere 4.4 seconds, few cars on the street today will match the speed of the Challenger. Sure, speed is great. But is it everything? We don’t think so. Luckily the Charger boasts more than just an impressive engine, making this the perfect car for the open road.
The Challenger comfortably seats 5 passengers and features an EZ Entry Passenger seat allowing back seat riders to easily enter and exit the back seat. Featuring the most cargo volume in its class, the backseat of the Charger also folds down into a 60/40 split allowing for convenient, versatile storage of whatever you may bring along for the ride. An Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) located next to the speedometer makes for safe and easy control of the trip computer, audio features, and personal settings, among others. Going back to the engine for a quick second (we really love it), the EVIC also has features like a 0-60 timer and G-Force Meter. Combine those with the innovative paddle shifters and 740 HP engine and your road trip might involve a chat with a police officer two if you aren’t careful.
The car also includes a list of media features that are almost as impressive as its engine. An available 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system will surely keep your trip full of music. Loud music. Featuring GreenEdge Technology ,the 900-Watt system is incredibly energy efficient, while also boasting an incredibly lightweight design. The Media Center that controls these impressive speakers? A 6.5’’ full touch screen with an available 30 GB hard drive allowing you to store nearly 7,000 songs. This system doesn’t just do music either. While the vehicle is stationary, DVDs can be played.
But what about safety, you ask? Got it. The Challenger has Xenon High-Intensity Headlamps paired with Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control that will surely keep you safer on your journey.
When it comes to speed, sound, and safety, the Dodge Challenger has it all.
When you’re ready to make your next road trip checklist, consider adding the purchase of the Challenger to that list.