The Challenger’s closest rival, the Ford Mustang, starts as low as $19,650 in V6 trim. According to the Detroit Free Press, Dodge’s new muscle car will be priced slightly higher at $23,995 for the base V6 SE. Pricing for the V8 R/T, meanwhile, will likely fall somewhere between the base SE and range-topping SRT8.
The base SE model doesn’t get the iconic HEMI engine, but is instead powered by a 3.5L V6 with a standard four speed-auto and 250hp on tap. Last month Chrysler revealed that it expected half of Challenger sales to be the entry-level V6 model and with fuel prices continuing to head northwards there’s a high chance the statement will prove true.