The 2011 Dodge Challenger Rallye engulfs everything a muscle car has to offer. It has one thing that most cars today lack: heart. The Dodge Challenger is one car that when you step behind the wheel you know your driving experience will be memorable. When you finally reach your destination you can’t help but to take a second look at your Challenger and think, ‘I really do love this car.’ The Challenger offers speed, class and style, and its power is not something to be tested. The icing on the cake is that though the Challenger has a power engine that rivals the big boys I did not spend more time at a gas station than on the road.

Not only is the Challenger able to compete with the Camaro and the Mustang, I think it takes the modern muscle car to another level. With its Pentastar system that retains the vehicle’s rear wheel drive accustomed with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and 305 horsepower, the Challenger has a kick for a knockout punch to the competition. The Challenger is a fun ride because not only does it offer speed with a sleek design, it has a relatively safe and comfortable ride.

Exterior: The Challenger commands the road with a muscle sports car’s power but in a coupe body, which gives it a mysterious but intriguing look. Ultra cool 18-inch Rallye racing wheels provide a quick and agile ride. A body rear color spoiler that makes the Challenger turns eyes when it sits at the stoplight, and dual chrome exhaust pipes give a roar that will intimidate many cars on the road. Front fog Xenon lights and windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe provide the Challenger with safety for when you’re in less than accommodating conditions. You can have confidence in any weather. The only thing with the design of the Challenger is that I wish they had more glass in the backside passenger’s view, as it provides a major blind spot. Warning to drivers: You must always be extra careful when it comes to switching lanes. Besides this, the Challenger’s design is a thing of beauty that you enjoy looking at even when you’re not behind the wheel.

Interior: The Challenger has a well-designed wheelbase, which gives ultimate control on winding roads. I must suggest that you go with R/T 26G preferred package upgrade. The Challenger’s incredible bargain package includes leather-trimmed bucket seats, heated front seats, six Boston Acoustics speakers, Connect Voice Command with Bluetooth, Bluetooth streaming audio with remote USB port, automatic headlights, Bluetooth hands free calling, heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and USB iPod integration. The package, however, does not have navigation or a rearview camera available, which would have been icing on the muscle car cake.

Performance: The Challenger’s quick speed is assisted by tuning the new Rallye to produce 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Dodge has positioned the Challenger directly between its Chevy Camaro and Ford rivals, which produce 304 hp and 327 hp respectively. The Challenger has both Manual and Automatic transmission available. If you have a strong need for speed, the Challenger certainly does its job to satisfy your hunger. I was shocked at how little time was spent driving back and forth to the gas station. Dodge has managed to create a quick muscle driving machine that is relatively fuel efficient with the Rallye model having a surprising 18 city/27 highway fuel economy.

Safety & Security: The Challenger not only satisfies your need for speed, but you feel extremely comfortable driving it. Extreme precautions were taken by installing the four-wheel anti lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution with brake assist (EBD), all-speed traction control and electronic stability control. The Challenger has the power to hit the roadways, but the intricate braking system can bring you to a stop in a quick hurry. Coupled with an advanced multi-stage air bag system (AABS), seat belt sensors and occupant sensor, front-seat mounted side-impact airbags and front/rear curtain side-impact airbags, you feel a strong sense of safety.