2009 Dodge Challenger R/T | 1st Full Test | Edmunds.com

This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 muscle car in R/T trim. Our data includes 0-60-mph acceleration, quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as insight from IL's test-driver. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/

More Videos...


2009 Honda Pilot Review
If the 2009 Honda Pilot proves anything, it's that things have changed over at Honda. One look at the new Pilot's zany front grille announces that the company has unapologetically embraced vehicular embellishment. The overall shape is only slightly less boxy than that of the Jeep Commander, and there are so many creases and character lines in the sheet metal that the new Pilot reminds us of 4,609 pounds of origami. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/





2009 Chevrolet Traverse | Full Test | Edmunds.com
If the large, traditional SUV you're giving up represents trans fat, the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse you're replacing it with is unsalted, organic butter churned from the milk of grass-fed cows. EDMUNDS VIDEO http://www.Edmunds.com is a car-shopping web site driven to make car buying easy. We post at least two videos every week covering the latest cars and trucks with comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and tips & advice from our expert team of automotive editors. Subscribe for the latest Edmunds.com videos: http://tinyurl.com/8dklalg Related Links: Edmunds Price Promise: http://www.edmunds.com/price-promise.html Edmunds Mobile: http://www.edmunds.com/mobile/ Follow Us Twitter: https://twitter.com/Edmunds Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmunds Google+: https://plus.google.com/+edmunds/





2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 vs. 2008 Lexus GS 350 | Edmunds.com
CHECK OUT THE HYUNDAI VS. LEXUS SMACKDOWN: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=130686?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* It's almost hard to write: Lexus vs. Hyundai. That's the New York Yankees taking on the Albuquerque Isotopes - same game, different leagues. It's pitting an exalted brand name to which millions aspire, up against the bargain brand millions settle for. And yet despite that, putting the 2008 Lexus GS 350 up against Hyundai's audacious new 2009 Genesis 4.6 in a luxury sedan throw-down has resulted in one of the closest finishes ever in an Inside Line heads-up comparison test. Yes, the Hyundai Genesis holds its own quite well against the Lexus GS 350 - without all that pesky prestige.





Dodge Challenger SRT8 | Track Tested | Edmunds.com
CHECK OUT THE 2009 CHALLENGER SRT8 PERFORMANCE TEST: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=130809 ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey - Following the official introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, we conducted our own independent testing of the 425-horsepower coupe, now available with a six-speed manual transmission for the new model year. This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new muscle car with the combination of the SRT 6.1-liter Hemi V8 and the Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The data includes 0-60-mph acceleration, quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as insight from IL's test driver. Chrysler based its introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, RT and SE at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, a traditional stop for the NHRA's professional drag-racing championship. Thanks to our portable Racelogic VBOX III testing gear, we were able to use the track for performance testing, although the lack of a suitable plot of pavement precluded skid pad evaluation. The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its 425-hp 6.1-liter V8 and six-speed manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with 1 foot of rollout), then reached the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds at 103.0 mph. This compares to the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its five-speed automatic that achieved 60 mph in 5.1 seconds (4.8 seconds with 1 foot of rollout) and completed the quarter-mile in 13.2 seconds at 107.5 mph. We're surprised that the 2008 Challenger SRT8 with its automatic transmission has the edge in speed here, but we were slightly suspicious at the time that it had an unusually healthy engine. In comparison, the engine of this 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with its manual transmission seemed slightly sick during our testing. In the end, we're still left with some questions about the comparative performance of automatic and manual transmissions in this car.




Follow