With a trio of available engines, test drivers agree that the 2013 Dodge Challenger offers performance that will appeal to a wide range of shoppers. They say that the base V6 engine provides enough power for the majority of drivers, while V8-powered Challenger R/T and SRT8 models offer straight-line performance that should please most enthusiasts. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on the base model, while its more-powerful siblings come with a six-speed manual transmission that reviewers say shifts smoothly. Fuel economy with the V6 is an EPA-estimated 18/27 mpg city/highway, which is about average compared to other muscle cars in the class. While the Challenger can’t match the handling prowess of the most agile affordable sports cars, reviewers say it’s composed in the corners and offers a more comfortable ride than the bulk of its rivals.