Car Trend reviews the 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety. Additional new features for the 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Spacious interior
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- Active safety features come standard
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Subpar interior fit and finish
- Sloppy handling and steering
2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat First Drive, Price, Performance and Review
In a 2018 comparison test that included the rivals, the 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rear view camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only 2018 Challenger Srt8 Hellcat trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.