Going from Jeep SRT8 to Hellcat Charger

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  1. evperry

    evperry Hellcat Member

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    I was watching a youtube guy who just purchased a hellcat and was coming from a Chrysler 300. He was complaining about all the missing features (ie adaptive cruise control) from the 300c to the Hellcat.

    Has anyone gone from a Jeep SRT8 to a Hellcat Charger.

    If so, is there a list of features that are lacking in the Hellcat?

    Is there a website where I can make a comparison?

    Thanks.
     
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    I currently own both they are two totally different autos with different applications .. I wouldn't call anything lacking in the hellcat the performance pages are a bit different. No adaptive cruise which in my opinion is annoying it's always off in mine . Performance speaks for itself . But the AWD in the GC makes it a bit boreing but shocks a lot of people . Any other questions let me know .
     
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    evperry Hellcat Member

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    Does it have all the standard features like the auto brake thing? I live in NYC and I gotta say that while the feature is scary when it clicks on, its amazing. Should be mandatory in all cars IMO.

    I'm looking for all the features the Hellcat doesn't have that the Jeep does, no matter how small.

    For example, I like having a sunroof. Its seems that feature is back in as of 2016. I just don't want to miss anything pertinent.

    I'm actually considering getting another Jeep SRT8 and waiting for the Trackhawk version of the jeep but I also have a Durango RT so I'm thinking that a car would be a nice change of pace.
     
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    The Hellcat does not have the auto brake feature because thats part of the technology group and the HC doesn't get that. Dodge engineers couldn't add the sensors because of the cooling requirements on the HC.

    I have a 2016 HC Challenger with the Sunroof and it works flawlessly.

    I also had a Durango R/T and I think you will enjoy going from the Durango or the JGC to the Hellcat. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
     
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    So should I assume the blind spot detection is also not available?
     
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    And heated and cooled seats?

    I like all of those features.
     
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    Blind spot monitoring comes standard with the Challenger and Charger Hellcat. Which in my opinion is an absolute must on the Challenger. The mirrors are smaller than Kate Moss's.. Never mind, ill keep it PG.

     
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    Heated and Cooled seats?
     
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    Enough being lazy, I gotta take the time and print this out from website and I will make proper comparison. I know buying the Hellcat is not prudent, yet I want to do it anyway.
     
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    Yes...heated and cooled seats...as well as heated steering wheel. :)
     
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    Yes, heated and cooled seats on Charger. Biggest difference for me is the interior on the Jeep is more luxurious than the Charger. Charger dash and upper door panels are plastic, Jeep's are leather. Jeep also has pano roof, not available on Charger.
     
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    digdug33071 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I own both a 2015 Jeep GC SRT and a 2015 Challenger Hellcat. The Jeep is fast and handles well, but nothing like the acceleration and power of the Hellcat - a totally different experience. The Jeep has adaptive cruise which is nice but most all else is the same. HC has multiple set up mode combinations and the GC has only sport, track and towing modes. Love both but the Hellcat is special.
     
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    I love the auto break feature from the technology package.

    Looking at the srt night as a possibility also.

    I like no other cars outside of Chrysler and maybe a mini clubman. I can't even come up with an alternative.
     
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    I currently own a '12 SRT 300 as well as the Challenger HC. I will say yes I was a little bit disappointed in the lack of features i.e. ACC, rear view camera clarity, side mirrors do not tilt in reverse, head lights turn when you turn the steering wheel, etc. Minor things overall I assumed would be in a $70K vehicle. I guess if I didn't want to deal with it, I could have traded it back in.
     

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