2020 Dodge Challenger review

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Dodge Challenger highlights

Customer rating


  • Powerful V8 engine options
  • Can easily accommodate four adults
  • Comfortable and fun to ride


  • Large and heavy
  • Rear visibility is somewhat compromised
  • Only available as a coupe

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 23 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Retro cool in a modern muscle car

The Dodge Challenger is a two-door muscle-car coupe with a massive array of engines and trim levels to choose from. First produced in 1969, the Challenger is now in its third generation which spans more than a decade, starting back in 2008 and continually improving over time.For 2017, there were four engine options, two transmission options, and a choice between RWD and AWD (on V6 models only). For the 2018 model year, the Challenger was also available in sixteen different trim levels. For 2019, Dodge added the 797-hp Hellcat Redeye and the R/T Scat Pack 1320 to the Challenger lineup.

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What is new for the 2020 Dodge Challenger?

  • The Challenger is available in a variety of new trims, including the R/T 50th Anniversary, R/T Scat Pack 50th Anniversary, and R/T Scat Pack 50th Widebody.
  • The GT Plus, R/T Plus, R/T Scat Pack Plus, SXT Plus, and T/A 392 trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Memory Seat(s), Rear Seat Heaters, Lane Departure Warning, and Seat Massagers features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The R/T Scat Pack trim now comes with Rear Spoiler, Leather & Suede Seats, A/C Seat(s), and Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The R/T Scat Pack Widebody trim now comes with Leather & Suede Seats as standard equipment.
  • The R/T trim now comes with Manual Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The GT trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready, A/C Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, and Leather Seats as standard equipment.
  • The SXT trim now comes with Remote Start as standard equipment.

2020 Dodge Challenger trims

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  • The base Challenger comes with a 3.6L V6 and is impressively well-equipped. It sports features like 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated side mirrors, a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Audio connectivity, and more.

  • View all Dodge Challenger SXTs in stock


  • The 3.6L V6 Challenger GT adds performance modifications like upgraded brakes, suspension and steering components, a functional hood scoop, fog lamps, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and more.

  • View all Dodge Challenger GTs in stock


R/T Scat Pack/Widebody:

  • Add the Scat Pack trim and get the 6.4L V8 engine plus upgraded performance mods like Brembo® four-piston brakes, a heavy-duty cooling system, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with HD and SiriusXM radio, a heated steering wheel and front seats, and more.

  • View all Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Packs in stock

SRT Hellcat/Widebody:

  • The outrageous Hellcat comes with a 707-hp 6.2L V8, a competition suspension, electric power steering, rear stabilizer bar, “air catcher" headlights, an after-run chiller, and an impressive 200-mph speedometer.

SRT Hellcat Redeye/Widebody:

  • The Redeye features an even more powerful 6.2L supercharged V8, and adds the SRT power chiller and a 220-mph speedometer.

Dodge Challenger photos

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Dodge Challenger

1. Retro cool

Old-school roots meet modern muscle with the 2020 Dodge Challenger. With decidedly-cool retro style, you'll never get tired of seeing it in your driveway or garage. Eight cool exterior colors plus a bevy of customizable exterior add-ons like stripes and badges, as well as the option to update wheels, hoods, and spoilers mean that you can find a Challenger that's as unique as your tastes.

2. New tech for 2020

2020 Dodge Challenger: Tech Dash | CarMax

The Challenger may be retro-cool on the outside but it features some of the latest in technology and convenience features on the inside! From the advanced Uconnect® system with a large available 8.4-inch touchscreen display to additional tech like navigation and an available 4G LTE® Wi-Fi Hotspot, the Challenger is more than just stylish and powerful, it's well equipped too.

 You can also expect SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, allowing you to listen to your favorite music from the driver seat of your Challenger.

3. Big power

2020 Dodge Challenger: Engine | CarMax

For 2020, Dodge offers the Challenger with four engine options and two transmission options: a six-speed manual or a TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic. The base SXT and GT trims come standard with a 305-hp 3.6L V6 while the R/T trim comes standard with a 375-hp 5.7L V8. Upgrade to the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and get a 485-hp 6.4L V8. Even crazier is the Challenger SRT® Hellcat which gets an amazing 707-hp from its 6.2L supercharged V8. Crazier still is the SRT Hellcat Redeye with its 797-hp 6.2L supercharged V8 engine.

4. Available AWD

2020 Dodge Challenger: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

Looking to drive your muscle car in all sorts of weather? Take a look at the Challenger SXT and GT trims and you'll find all-wheel drive alongside your two-door muscle. That means your Challenger doesn't have to be stuck in park during foul weather or tough winters—year-round fun awaits you with the 2020 Dodge Challenger.

5. Lots of space

2020 Dodge Challenger: Backseats | CarMax

Room for people and belongings may not always be at the top of your list of priorities when shopping for a muscle car, it's usually more about what's under the hood. But, with a large 16.2 cubic feet of trunk space, you aren't sacrificing room for power—and if that's not enough, you can even expand that space via the standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats across all 2020 trim levels. You can also expect an impressive 33.1 inches of rear legroom, so don't be afraid to bring your friends along for the adventure.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

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.

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Dodge Challenger features and specs

SXT 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42"/R 33.1"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.1"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



2020 Dodge Challenger FAQ

More about the 2020 Dodge Challenger

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • F8 Green

  • Go Mango

  • Granite

  • IndiGo Blue

  • Octane Red

  • Pitch Black

  • TorRed

  • Triple Nickel

Interior details

  • Standard sports seats come in black with cool houndstooth accents or you can opt for either black or red napa-leather-trimmed versions.

  • You may want to upgrade further to performance seats, including black cloth with houndstooth inserts, red or black leather with Alcantara® suede inserts, or upgraded black or sepia Laguna leather with perforated leather inserts.

  • Ventilated and heated seating is available as well as additional interior features like the Uconnect infotainment system, premium audio from Alpine® and Harmon Kardon®, and much more.

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