2011 Dodge Challenger and Charger Voted “Most Fun to Drive”


 

The team at The Fast Lane Car knows a thing or two about fun-to-drive cars. When they aren’t slaving over a keyboard, they’re behind the wheel of some of the world’s most powerful and entertaining automotive products. So when it came time to pick out the most fun to drive vehicles of 2011, it should come as no surprise that both the all-new 2011 Dodge Challenger and the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger made the cut. We’ve packed in a warehouse-load of new features in both vehicles to make them engaging, powerful and efficient to boot. Hey, we know that last one rarely factors into how much fun you’re having behind the wheel, but it’s a big part of the new Dodge.
 
When it came to the 2011 Dodge Challenger 392, The Fast Lane Car team had just three reasons that it made their list of most fun-to-drive cars of 2011. Number one was the fact that we upped the displacement of the big-boy HEMI engine from 6.1-liters to 6.4-liters. That little bump was important for turning up the power, but we wanted to make sure that we weren’t sacrificing drive ability or fuel economy in pursuit of tire-smoking glory. To that end, we made sure that the new 6.4-liter HEMI V8 actually improved its fuel economy numbers, despite the added displacement.
 
Need another reason why the 2011 Dodge Challenger made The Fast Lane Car’s list of fun-to-drive cars of 2011? The editors pointed to the 470 horsepower from the new engine as reason number two. We certainly can’t argue with that, nor can we find issue with reason number three. According to the editors, the final reason that Challenger joined the ranks of the most fun-to-drive cars of 2011 was the 477 pound-feet of torque from the all-new HEMI engine.
 
While The Fast Lane Car was all about the power in the 2011 Challenger, the Charger won the site’s editors over with its whole package. The number one reason that the Charger beat out the competition was the fact that our new electronic power steering system actually delivers better feedback than the old hydraulic setup without draining fuel economy. We know that enthusiast drivers typically enjoy electronic power steering about as much as rotten brussels sprouts, so our engineers worked double time to make sure that our system went above and beyond to be just as intuitive and provide as much feedback as the old hydraulic power steering.
 
We’re making it clear that Dodge is built for drivers who want more than transportation from their vehicles, so for 2011, we’ve completely reworked the suspension of the Charger to be more precise, with better handling and a more confident ride. If you’re looking for reason number two as to why the 2011 Charger made the list of most fun-to-drive cars of 2011, look no further.
 
Finally, The Fast Lane Car made mention of the significantly improved interior in the 2011 Charger compared to the last generation as the third reason our sedan made the list. Specifically, the editors loved our new sculpted steering wheel, though we’re pretty fond of our driver-oriented cockpit and real metal dash surfaces. Stop by a dealer to take a look.
 
We’re proud to see that two of our all-new cars made The Fast Lane Car’s list of fun-to-drive cars of 2011, especially considering that with just 10 vehicles on the list, not every manufacturer found their products in such rarified company. Head over to The Fast Lane Car to read the full list as well as the site’s reviews of both the 2011 Dodge Challenger and the 2011 Dodge charger to see what the editors really thought.


  • http://www.westcoastchallengers.con West Coast Challengers

    Was a vote even necessary? :)

  • ChuckZ

    As a 2010 Challenger owner, it is nice to receive the recognition.  Way to go Dodge team.

  • 440

    RLD…

    IS THE 470 HP RATING AT THE WHEELS OR FLYWHEEL ?

    ANYWHO,

    IT ,IN MY BOOK IS A CLEAN,GREEN,SUSTAINABLE,RENEWABLE ECT…ECT…CAR BECAUSE OF THE MDS FUEL SAVINGS !!! LOVE THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CARS YOU HAVE !! KEEP THEM COMING,CANT WAIT FOR THE 850 HP 2019 CHALLENGER (YOU GOT THAT RIGHT !!)

  • Arizona Steve

    Certainly no surprise for this Challenger 392 owner!