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Vehicle Description

Champion Bus Challenger

The Champion Challenger is available on multiple chassis platforms and a variety of lengths to fit your transportation needs. Its wider body can accommodate multiple passenger configurations and is ideal for longer routes and applications. The Challenger is versatile in markets such as transit, para-transit, parking, hotel, assisted living, healthcare, tour, and university.



Challenger Advantages
  • The Challenger has improved aesthetically with a new stylish front cap and sleek one piece fiberglass rear cap.
  • Right-hand entry way window and large windows enhance driver and passenger visibility.
  • With dozens of floor plan options, Challenger can seat up to 25 passengers with optional ADA configurations.
  • High floor designs are also available.
Standard Features & Equipment
  • Automotive air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel-cruise control
  • 225 amp on ford, 145 amp on gm gas
  • Dual 145 amp on GM diesel
  • Power brakes - anti-lock
  • Power steering
  • Radial tires
  • Super engine cooling
  • External transmission cooler
  • Intermittent wiper
Optional Equipment
  • Audio options
  • Paint and graphics packages
  • Passenger and driver seat upgrades
  • Rear air conditioning & heat
  • Rubber flooring
  • Dual door
  • ADA packages available
  • Body is square, plumb, and level prior to being mounted on OEM chassis
  • Ceiling - padded vinyl
  • Corrosion-protected entry step well and wings
  • Crash testing - computer-simulated based on verifiable data
  • Door - double w/ manual control
  • Electrical panel
  • Exterior - white paint
  • Flooring - carpet w/ black rubber, center aisle is ribbed
  • Front cap - fiberglass
  • 5/8" plywood
  • Full-view curb window
  • Insulation - foamed in place
  • Interior lighting - 12v
  • Lights - stepwell
  • Luggage door - std on luggage models
  • Mirrors - sideview
  • Modesty panel at entry
  • Paratransit door std lift models
  • Rear steel bumper
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Roof - painted galvanized steel
  • Rub rails
  • Sidewalls - ext. Galvanized steel
  • Stanchion - stainless steel
  • Steelguard® construction - floor, roof, sidewalls track seating
  • Undercoating - floor frame
  • Wheel wells - steel
  • Windows - 36"x45", tinted, t-slider top
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.



  • Chassis: Ford E-350/E-450, Chevrolet Express 3500/4500
  • Engine: 5.4L GAS, 6.0L GAS, 6.8L GAS or 6.6L DSL
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 gal, 40 gal, 55 gal or 57 gal
  • Exterior Height: 112"
  • Exterior Width: 96"
  • Interior Height: 78"
  • Interior Width: 89.5"
  • Length: 21'5", 21'9", 23', 23'5", 25'3" or 25'5"
  • Wheelbase: 139", 158", 159", 176", 177", 190" or 208"
  • GVWR: 12,300#, 12,500#, 14,200# or 14,500#