2020 Dodge Charger
The 2020 Dodge Charger has quickly shaped up to be an amazing contender for the four-door midsize car market. Over the span of a year, the Dodge Charger has become more of a muscle car with the addition of the Widebody package on the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat trims. Before its release, the 2020 Dodge Charger won an ALG Residual Award for its ongoing value, and Dodge announced a Limited Edition 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Daytona Anniversary Edition model trim. Now that all the specs are out there, let’s look at the changes for the 2020 Dodge Charger.
Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8
Avail. Engine Type
Trims and Engines
The lineup for the 2020 Dodge Charger, not including the Anniversary edition includes the following trims – SXT RWD, GT, SXT AWD, R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, and SRT Hellcat Widebody. The SXT is the only trim able to get all-wheel drive (AWD).
Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 Engine
Powering the SXT and GT is a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that can generate 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) technology, the engine is paired with a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. This is an AutoStick that allows drivers to manually change gears. The current fuel economy has not been reported for the 2020 Dodge Charger (December 2019).
5.7-liter V8 HEMI Engine
Only found under the hood of the Dodge Charger R/T is a 370hp 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, able to generate up to 395 lb-ft of torque. This engine has also been optimized with VVT and further with a multi-displacement system (MDS) to help make up the fuel economy with a stronger engine. A TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission comes standard.
There are two SRT Engines, 92 cubic-inch SRT HEMI V8 engine that powers the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody. This engine, able to generate 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, is paired with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. The most powerful engine in the lineup, the 707hp supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, capable of generating 650 lb-ft of torque can be found under the hood of the one and only 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. There is no “just a Hellcat” option this year.
The 2020 Dodge Charger offers all kinds of decals, stripes, and add-ons to give the exterior some personal style, and many standard features return. These include automatic headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, an acoustic windshield and acoustic front door glass to dull outside sound, solar control glass to control cabin heat buildup, and remote proximity keyless entry. Consumers will also find heated exterior mirrors on all trims past the SXT, including the SXT AWD. 17-inch painted cast aluminum wheels are the standard for the base 2020 Dodge Charger SXT trim, but all other trims (including SXT AWD) are able to ride on various 20-inch wheels with different designs.
For 2020 there are some new lineup standards for the interior – returning is a rear 60/40 folding seat for easy storage space and seating configurations, but a leather-wrapped shift knob and a leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be found on all trims. All trims past the base SXT trim come with automatic temperature control and steering wheel-mounted shift control. Select trims had the option of ventilated front seats, heated front-row seats, and heated second-row seats. Cloth is the standard upholstery, but leather is available on every trim in some form and consumers can opt-in for a power sunroof across the lineup.
New for 2020
A new package group has been added, the updated Performance Handling Group, that adds on a new leather flat-bottom steering wheel and 20-inch by 9-inch forged Black Noise wheels to the existing content. An updated Blacktop Package with new 19-inch Black Noise wheels has also been added, and a Caramel color Nappa leather/Alcantara interior option was added in the Plus Group. All three of these are available on the 2020 Dodge Charger GT and R/T trims. The 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack comes with a Carbon & Suede Interior Package, a Caramel color Nappa leather/Alcantara interior, wheel options, and an Updated Dynamics Package option that adds a new leather flat-bottom steering wheel to the existing content. The 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody comes with upgraded tuned suspension with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping, and standard EPS with selectable steering tuning.
Across the lineup is Uconnect 4, capable of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities, and integrated Bluetooth voice command. The standard is a 7-inch touchscreen display on the SXT trim with a six-speaker system. The rest of the lineup comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and a six speaker premium Alpine systems HD Radio, DriveUconnect, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Uconnect 4C with navigation is a lineup option. All trims come with steering wheel-mounted audio controls. SRT Performance Pages and SRT Configurable Drive Modes can be found on the Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, and SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2020 Dodge Charger comes standard advanced multistage front airbags with supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, stability and traction control systems, a ParkSense rear park assist system, a ParkView rear backup camera, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and keyless enter ‘n go technology. Blind spot and cross path detection is optional on the Scat Pack Widebody, standard on the SRT Hellcat Widebody.
All 2020 Dodge Charger models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.