2021 Dodge Challenger

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Dodge Challenger highlights

Customer rating


  • Three available V8 engine options
  • Roomy cabin for four adults
  • Comfortable ride


  • Cumbersome handling
  • Compromised rear visibility
  • Not available as a convertible

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 23 highway, 17 combined

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All Dodge Challenger years

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What is new for the 2021 Dodge Challenger?

  • The R/T 50th Anniversary, R/T Scat Pack 50th Anniversary, and R/T Scat Pack 50th Widebody trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • The SXT trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The R/T trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2021 Dodge Challenger trims

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R/T Scat Pack:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Dodge Challenger

1. Great looks

Exterior design may not be the greatest priority when buying a car, but you want your next car to look good, at the very least. That's certainly the case with the 2021 Dodge Challenger—in fact, it's a real head-turner. It features a classic, sporty look, with a unique long dual-snorkel hood that really stands out. It's fitted with 18x11-inch, low-gloss, granite wheels that contribute towards the overall aggressive and imposing exterior. The typical round headlights Dodge is known for, plus the pretty split LED taillights only add to the beauty and appeal of the 2021 Challenger.

2. Wide range of engine options

Once you're done admiring it from the outside, you will probably be eager to see what the 2021 Dodge Challenger has to offer under the hood. And chances are you will be thrilled with the wide range of engine options. The 2021 Dodge Challenger comes standard with a 303-hp, 3.6L V6 engine that's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Available options include a 5.7L V8 with 372 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 6.4L V8 generating 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. For even more power, there is the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that puts out 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque.

3. Lots of standard features

As far as equipment is concerned, the 2021 Dodge Challenger comes with plenty of standard features that make every ride more comfortable and enhance the overall driving experience. For starters, it's equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility. It also comes with two USB ports and Bluetooth® connectivity, as well as a six-speaker stereo system. Dual-zone automatic climate control and proximity keyless entry are also standard.

4. Comfortable interior

Although it may not seem like the 2021 Dodge Challenger has a lot of room for passengers at first glance, it actually has a surprisingly spacious and comfortable interior. It can seat five, with the second row of seats offering much more room for passengers than most other two-door sports cars. In the back, it has 37.1 inches of headroom and 33.1 inches of legroom. The front-row headroom measures 39.3 inches, with legroom at 42 inches.

5. Thrilling performance

Thanks to the potent engine lineup, the 2021 Dodge Challenger delivers exciting performance. Quick acceleration and high top speeds are pretty much a guarantee, so you can rest assured that you will have a lot of fun behind the wheel. The fastest version of the 2021 Dodge Challenger is the SRT Super Stock trim, powered by the 807-hp 6.2L V8 engine, going from zero to 60 mph in 3.25 seconds and capable of reaching a maximum speed of 168 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new). These are the kind of capabilities that are bound to make you want to take it to the open road as often as possible and enjoy the raw power that's typical of all Challenger models.

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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

R/T Scat Pack 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

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

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Leg room

F 42"/R 33.1"

Head room

F 39.3"/R 37.1"

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