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Dodge Challenger

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The 2023 Dodge Challenger marks the final model year for the current form of the Challenger. Dodge is moving on to electric cars and trucks, and even the personification of modern American muscle could not be spared. The 2023 Challenger features numerous special editions but is otherwise unchanged in its final year.

2022 and older Dodge Challengers

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Fourth generation
2015 - 2023
2015-present Dodge Challenger generation
$17,998 - $59,998*
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Third generation
2008 - 2014
2008-2014 Dodge Challenger generation
$15,998 - $33,998*
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2015 - 2023

2015-present Dodge Challenger generation

Fourth generation Dodge Challenger

A major refresh in 2015 completely changed the Dodge Challenger, introducing a new transmission, updated interior design and exterior styling, modern tech features, and the headline-grabbing Hellcat model.

The base SXT and better-equipped GT trim levels both come with 305-horsepower V6 engines, with optional all-wheel drive. That makes the Challenger the only AWD American muscle car you can buy. If you want V8 power, the R/T trim gets a 375-hp V8, while the R/T Scat Pack and R/T 392 models get a bigger V8 with 485 horsepower. These four core models also have a lot of variants that change the car’s appearance, handling, and braking to make it more or less aggressive, including a Shaker hood and a Widebody package.

The SRT models sit at the top, boasting the most power and performance in any given model year. The SRT Hellcat introduced a massively powerful supercharged V8 to the Challenger lineup, which was also featured in the Demon and Super Stock models. 

An extensive options list lets buyers customize the car from the factory, so you can find V6 models with luxury touches or a bare-bones V8 that isn’t weighed down with leather seats and a fancy stereo. It also means you’ll need to search carefully to make sure you’re getting a Challenger with all the right features for you.

$17,998 - $59,998

Model highlights

  • Range of powerful engines and performance upgrades added over time

  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® (added for 2017, standard for 2018)

  • Optional driver aid features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert

  • Available backup camera (standard for 2018)

  • Available heated and cooled seats

  • Supercharged SRT Hellcat trim introduced for 2015

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2008 - 2014

2008-2014 Dodge Challenger generation

Third generation Dodge Challenger

The Challenger name was revived in 2008, and before the 2015 refresh, the model hewed close to its historic roots with some clunky early transmissions  and only a handful of modern amenities. It features the exterior styling cues of its iconic '70s predecessor, such as a long hood and raked rear window. 

Underneath, however, the Challenger is based on a shortened version of the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger platform. Thanks to its generous dimensions and folding split rear seat, the Challenger has ample passenger space and impressive luggage capacity.

The Challenger launched with slightly smaller engines that were upgraded in 2011, improving on the V6 in particular. Trim level names have changed as well. 

The base V6 model was sold as the SE from 2009 to 2011. For 2012 the base trim name was updated to SXT to match other Dodge vehicles. Above that, the R/T offers a midrange V8, while the SRT8 comes with more than 6 liters of V8 under its hood.

Early base models couldn’t be upgraded with many optional features, so you’d have to opt for a V8 to access more of the modern niceties. That largely changed in 2011, when the base models received more standard equipment and more options.

$15,998 - $33,998

Model highlights

  • Powerful V8 engines

  • Comfortable highway ride

  • Available Bluetooth phone connectivity

  • Available backup camera

  • Available power-adjustable seats and leather upholstery

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Changes by year

Latest generation from 2015 - 2023

2023 Dodge Challenger

2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Highlights

  • Many special edition Challengers unveiled

  • Final year of production

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2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Highlights

  • No major changes

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2021 Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger GT

Highlights

  • Widebody package available for R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392

  • 20-inch wheels standard on GT AWD trim

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2020 Dodge Challenger

2020 Dodge Challenger R/T

Highlights

  • 807-horsepower SRT Super Stock trim added, with drag-strip-oriented components

  • Limited-edition 50th Anniversary package with unique paint colors and interior trim

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2019 Dodge Challenger

2019 Dodge Challenger GT

Highlights

  • SRT 392 and SRT Demon discontinued; 797-horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye added

  • New hood design and 10-hp power bump (to 717 hp) for other Hellcat models

  • Widebody package available for R/T Scat Pack trim

  • R/T Scat Pack 1320 package available, adding drag-race-ready components to the R/T Scat Pack trim

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2018 Dodge Challenger

2018 Dodge Challenger R/T

Highlights

  • Rearview camera now standard

  • Larger touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard

  • 840-horsepower SRT Demon trim added for 2018 only

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2017 Dodge Challenger

2017 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Highlights

  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • All-wheel-drive GT trim level introduced, available exclusively with the V6 engine

  • T/A (5.7-liter V8) and T/A 392 (6.4-liter V8) packages introduced, adding Hellcat-inspired visual tweaks, a performance air intake, and for the 392, uprated wheels and brakes

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2016 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Challenger SRT 392

Highlights

  • No major changes

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2015 Dodge Challenger

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack

Highlights

  • Major refresh, including revised exterior and interior design and improvements to cabin materials

  • 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat model introduced

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission replaces five-speed automatic on all trim levels

  • Optional forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking

  • Optional blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert

  • Available 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment

  • Standard Bluetooth® on all trim levels

  • Available cooled seats

  • Minor power increase for 6.4-liter V8 (485 hp, 475 lb-ft)

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Previous generation from 2008 - 2014

2014 Dodge Challenger

2014 Dodge Challenger R/T

Highlights

  • Super Sport Group package available for V6 models, including equipment to improve handling and acceleration

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2013 Dodge Challenger

2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus

Highlights

  • Rallye Redline package available for V6 models, including visual tweaks and equipment to improve handling and acceleration

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2012 Dodge Challenger

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Highlights

  • SE trim now called SXT

  • Adjustable shocks standard on SRT8 392 trim

  • Available heated steering wheel with paddle shifters

  • Available revised sport seats

  • Optional 18-speaker premium stereo available for SRT8 trim

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2011 Dodge Challenger

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic

Highlights

  • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp, 268 lb-ft) and 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 (470 hp, 470 lb-ft) replace 3.5-liter V6 and 6.1-liter V8

  • Changes to suspension, steering, and brakes to improve driving characteristics

  • More standard equipment, including push-button start, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, and six-speaker stereo

  • Optional Bluetooth and iPod/USB interface available for SE trim

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Reliability

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RepairPal gave the Dodge Challenger an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Dodge Challenger 25th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Dodge Challenger is $534, compared to an average of $430 for Midsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Dodge Challenger owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Midsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the Dodge Challenger, compared to an average of 12% for Midsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.



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