Dodge Performance Cars in Chicago, IL

Do you imagine yourself enjoying the ample muscle behind a performance car as you cruise up Lake Shore Drive? Three superior performance cars to consider are the 2017 Dodge Viper, Challenger, and Charger. Each provides fun, muscle, and cabin technology that your drive requires. Whether you're looking for a performance car mixed with practicality or a fun car for the weekends, one of these three muscle cars will suit your needs.

If you come up with questions, feel free to call the product specialists at Midway Dodge in Chicago at (773) 234-1924 for further clarification.

Engine & Performance

The 2017 Dodge Challenger and Charger have the same engine lineup-three Hemi® V8 engines and a Pentastar® V6 engine- while the Dodge Viper has a venomous V10 engine standard for each trim level. Engine specs are as follows:


2017 Dodge Challenger & Charger

2017 Dodge Viper


6.2L Hemi® V8

392 Hemi® V8

5.7L Hemi® V8

3.6L Pentastar® V6

8.4L V10


707 HP

485 HP

Charger: 370 HP

Challenger: 375 HP

Charger: 300 HP

Challenger: 306 HP

645 HP


650 lb.-ft.

475 lb.-ft.

Charger: 396 lb.-ft.

Challenger: 410 lb.-ft.

Charger: 264 lb.-ft.

Challenger: 268 lb.-ft.

600 lb.-ft.

The most comfortable drive is offered by the 2017 Challenger and Charger. The Challenger has responsive steering that makes handling easy, but its large, two-door body style could frustrate some drivers. On the other hand, the Charger's sport-tuned suspension keeps your ride firm, minimizing body vibrations caused by bumps in the road. If you're looking for practicality with your performance vehicle, consider the 2017 Challenger and Charger. The Viper is purely about speed with steering that's perfect at high speeds, but much heavier at slow speeds. Therefore, if you're looking for a sport car that is entirely focused on speed, the 2017 Viper is the winner.

Dodge Performance vehicles

Interior and Design

If you have company often, keep in mind the 2017 Dodge Viper is a two-seat coupe, while the Charger and Challenger offer seating for five. The Challenger's cabin is laced with retro styling from the T-shaped shifter to its 7-in. reconfigurable driver information digital cluster display. The most spacious of the three is the 2017 Charger. As you'll notice in the table below, it offers the most passenger volume and trunk space of the three muscle cars. While the Viper has a noisier cabin, its 12- or 18-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system will help drown out cabin noise.

All three cabins are well equipped with technology features, which are as follows:

  • Uconnect® 8.4 is a responsive, high resolution, and intuitive infotainment system featuring navigation, Bluetooth® streaming, SiriusXM™, HD Radio™, and hands-free calling.
  • Luxury upholstery including leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seating with suede inserts.





Passenger Volume


104.7 cu. ft.

93.9 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

14.6 cu. ft.

16.5 cu. ft.

16.2 cu. ft.

Starting MSRP




Dodge Performance vehicles interior

Safety & Technology

The 2017 Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Viper are available with the Parkview® rearview camera to give you extra visibility behind you. The 2017 Charger and Challenger are also available with additional driver assistance technology such as ParkSense® rear park assist system which alerts you if something is behind you when in reverse. Additional available Dodge Challenger and Charger safety features include:



  • Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning w/ Active Braking
  • LanseSense® Lane Departure Warning w/Lane Keep Assist
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot monitoring
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • All-Speed Traction Control
  • Advanced All-wheel drive

Apply for Financing at Midway Dodge

Whether you're interested in the 2017 Viper, Challenger, or Charger, our team of finance specialists will help you find a payment plan that meets your needs. Do you have a preference for financing or leasing? Are you looking for a sweet deal? Regardless of your needs, the team at our Dodge dealership can help you out. Complete our secure online finance application and our team will be in touch with you at our earliest convenience. If you have questions, give Midway Dodge in Chicago a call at (773) 234-1924.

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