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I have been keeping track of all of the awards that the Challenger has received since its inception. I thought that you guys would like to have the following list for your own records. It is quite impressive.


  • Best of Show- 2006 Challenger Concept-North America International Auto Show (Detroit) Concept
  • Best of Show (2006)- LA Auto Show
  • Best Concept Car (2006)- Autoweek
  • People's Choice Award for 2006 (NAIAS)
  • 2008 Collectible Car of the Future- Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC)
  • Top Owner Satisfaction List for 2009- Annual Auto Survey- Consumer Reports
  • 10 Best Looking Cars for 2009- Vehix.com
  • Most Appealing Mid-Size Sporty Car- J.D. Powers and Associates 2009 Appeal Study
  • Best of Class Ideal Vehicle for 2009, Sporty Car Category- Auto Pacific
  • The 25 Most Collectible Cars of the Last 25 Years (SRT8)- Consumer Guide Automotive
  • Recommended Buy for 2009- Consumer Guides Automotive
  • Motor Trend Car of the Year (contender)-Motor Trend
  • 5-Star Safety Rating (2009 Challenger)- NHTSA
  • Forbes- Most Beautiful Cars 2010
  • Forbes- Fastest Cars Under $50,000
  • 10 Cars that Will Look Good in 10 Years- U.S. News & World Report (March 2011) :thumbsup:
  • J.D. Powers & Associates-Best Midsize Sporty Car in 2011 Initial Quality Study.
  • Shoppers Choice (Cars.com “Best of 2012” NAIAS event)
  • America's Best-Loved Cars- (J.D. Powers 2011 APEAL Survey- 1st Place Midsize Sporty)
  • Top Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars (Fast Car Lane)
  • Top 10 Cars to Drive to the Big Game (Roadfly TV)
  • 2011 Polk Automotive Award- Sports Car Category (Polk Loyalty Awards)
  • Best Affordable Sports Cars - 2012 (4 of 8)- U.S. News
  • Auto Industry's Greatest Hits (2013 retro cars)- bankrate.com
  • Top 6 Muscle Cars Everyone Wants to Own- Money and Careers (November 2015)
 

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Man My first Challenger hasn't even arrived yet but I already hope that they are still building them when it eventually dies - hopefully many many miles down the road - by then I can afford an SRT-8 ;)
 

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The Challenger's first Best of Show award was given at the Challenger's debut at the North American, i.e., Detroit Auto Show, which, coincidentally, is also where the new fifth generation Camaro made its debut. Awww, better luck next time Chevy.
 

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Man My first Challenger hasn't even arrived yet but I already hope that they are still building them when it eventually dies - hopefully many many miles down the road - by then I can afford an SRT-8 ;)
GEO's Die......Challengers age gracefully........they get face lifts and overhauls! Look at the awesome 1970's Challengers that are restored ;)
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Dodge Challenger is the Best Car. Whether in the 70s or nowadays.
Wherever I am, when I tell that I ordered a 2012 Dodge Challenger you will see mouths opening...
This is the ultimate retro-classic-sports car ever built in the history (in my point of view).
 

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Good and bad news.

Good: J.D. Power & Associates has named the Challenger the Best Midsize Sporty Car in its 2011 Initial Quality Study.

Bad: Dodge came in dead last of all the car manufacturers.

Also, the Charger did poorly.

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J.D. Power and Associates
 

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Good and bad news.

Good: J.D. Power & Associates has named the Challenger the Best Midsize Sporty Car in its 2011 Initial Quality Study.

Bad: Dodge came in dead last of all the car manufacturers.

Also, the Charger did poorly.

See:
J.D. Power and Associates
I dream of the Challenger of being the lighter car, but being called midsize? I am surprised, even I will admit when I have been in a fat chick, but state, "damn she is fun!" ;)
 

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a bit dated but still of current value..

(I hope I don't go against forum rules here by including the following link..)

NADA Guides 2011 Q2 Car Buyer's Market Report

Challenger R/T, in the top list of Recommended Current Buy.. mainly with low first-year depreciation..
 

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Add four more awards to Challenger's impressive list:

America's Best-Loved Cars- (J.D. Powers 2011 APEAL Survey- 1st Place Midsize Sporty)
Top Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars (Fast Car Lane)
Top 10 Cars to Drive to the Big Game (Roadfly TV)
2011 Polk Automotive Award- Sports Car Category (Polk Loyalty Awards)



 

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I added another award to the list. 24 and counting!

Auto Industry's Greatest Hits (2013 retro cars)- bankrate.com
 

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I added the Challenger's runner-up award (Specialty Coupe category) for the 18th Annual Total Quality Index Study. here is the updated list:

Best of Show- 2006 Challenger Concept-North America International Auto Show (Detroit) Concept
Best of Show (2006)- LA Auto Show
Best Concept Car (2006)- Autoweek
People's Choice Award for 2006- NAIAS
2008 Collectible Car of the Future- Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC)
CNET Editor’s Choice- October 2008
Top Owner Satisfaction List for 2009- Annual Auto Survey
Consumer Reports 10 Best Looking Cars for 2009- Vehix.com
Most Appealing Mid-Size Sporty Car- J.D. Power & Associates 2009 APEAL Survey
Best of Class Ideal Vehicle for 2009, Sporty Car Category- Auto Pacific
The 25 Most Collectible Cars of the Last 25 Years (SRT8)- Consumer Guide Automotive Recommended Buy for 2009- Consumer Guides Automotive
Motor Trend Car of the Year (contender)-Motor Trend
5-Star Safety Rating (2009 Challenger)- NHTSA
Most Beautiful Cars 2010- Forbes
2010 Polk Loyalty Award- Sports Car
10 Cars that Will Look Good in 10 Years- U.S. News & World Report (March 2011)
Top Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars- Fast Car Lane (2011 Challenger SRT)
Best Mid-Size Sporty Car 2011- J.D. Power and Associates (Initial Quality)
America’s Best-Loved Cars- J.D. Power & Associates 2011 APEAL Survey-1st Place Midsize Sporty
2012 Shoppers’ Choice Award- cars.com “Best of 2012” NAIAS Event
Top 10 Cars to Drive to the Big Game- Roadfly TV
2011 Polk Automotive Award- Sports Car Category- Polk Loyalty Awards
Best Affordable Sports Cars 2012 (4 of 8)- U.S. News & World Report
MSN 2012 “Manly Machines.”
Auto Industry’s Greatest Hits (2013 Retro Cars)- bankrate.com
Fox News- Challenger SRT- One of the Five Best Remakes, Future Classic.
2013 Shoppers’ Choice Award- cars.com
Strategic Vision- 18th Annual Total Quality Index Study- Runner-up, Specialty Coupe
10 Affordable Cars with High Exterior Design Ratings- J.D. Power (2013)
2013 Polk Loyalty Award- Non-Luxury Sport Mid-Size Car
Top 10 Future Collectible Cars- 2014 Challenger Shaker- Hagerty Insurance
Top Gear (BBC): The Cool 500- The Coolest Cars Ever Made
10 Top Car Models with the Highest Resale Value- Kelley Blue Book
7 of the Best 2014 Cars for the Money- Insider News
Initial Quality Study Award- Mid-Size Sporty Car- J.D. Power (2014)
 

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Challenger received another award! (List updated).

It made the J. D. Power list of the "10 Affordable Cars with High Exterior Design Ratings."
The list was based on the results of the most recent J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The 10 cars chosen represented the highest-scoring non-premium models in terms of exterior design.

This is what it had to say about the Challenger:

"Dodge, perhaps more successfully than Chevy and Ford, leverages American car enthusiast longings for the muscle-car heyday of the early 1970s with its Challenger lineup. From an appearance standpoint, inside and out, the Challenger looks most like a modern copy of the original car. A steady stream of special-edition versions keeps the faithful interested in this retro Dodge."

Yahoo!
 

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I added the 2014 Challenger Shaker model as being named as one of the Top 10 Future Collectible Cars by Hagerty Insurance.
 

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They keep coming!

I just added this award to the already impressive list:

Top Gear (BBC): The Cool 500- The Coolest Cars Ever Made

 
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