2021 Dodge Challenger
With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officially becoming Stellantis and placing a focus on alternative fuel vehicles, muscle car automaker Dodge will soon be in tow. With that being said, the 2021 Dodge Challenger lineup is still as fierce as ever, but there is no telling how long the extensive high horsepower engine collection will continue. Going into 2021, Dodge pulls no punches with the SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Super Stock.
SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI® V8
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With a total of ten trims, the Dodge Challenger lineup is stacked for 2021. The list includes the SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, R/T Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat, SRT Hellcat Widebody, SRT Hellcat Redeye, SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, and SRT Super Stock. Powering the SXT and GT is none other than the famous 3.6-liter V6 engine, optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) for added performance and fuel efficiency. Able to generate 303 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. Both come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Bumping things up a notch, the R/T is our first taste of real power with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI optimized with VVT and a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) to cut off half of the eight cylinders when cruising to conserve fuel. The increase is minimal, going up to 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, automatic 8-speed automatic available. Under the hood of the R/T Scat Pack and R/T Scat Pack Widebody is the 392 cubic-inch V8 SRT HEMI engine, the one that first became legendary so many years ago, able to produce up to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, optional with or without an MDS engine. This engine is also paired with a six-speed manual transmission with the 8-speed automatic transmission as an available option.
The 2021 Challenger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody of course share the same engine, a 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 engine that generates an astounding 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque. Designed for consumers who like having total control over all that power, a six-speed manual transmission is the standard, with an 8-speed automatic transmission available. Powering the 2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, and Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is the 6.2-liter Supercharged High-Output HEMI® V8 engine, generating a maximum of 797 horsepower in the Redeye and 807 in the Super Stock. All of these trims come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, no manual transmission available.
Wanting to make every trim of the Dodge Challenger desirable and available to every consumer, no matter the budget, many features are lineup standards. These include heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlamps, LED taillamps, solar control glass for the front and rear, various performance hood scoops and heat extractors depending on the model, and a number of badges and decals available. Starting with the R/T Scat Pack trim, other options become available, such as High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, automatic high beams, and rain-sensitive windshield wipers. The only two wheels sizes standard or available in the lineup are 18- or 20-inch, with a variety of tires and designs also available. Every fancy color out there is available for the exterior – Pitch-Black, Hellraisin, Granite, Smoke Show, Triple Nickel, Indigo Blue, Frostbite, Octane Red, TorRed, Go Mango, Sinamon Stick, FB Green, and White Knuckle.
Not skimping out on the interior, every trim in the 2021 Dodge Challenger comes with some form of Houndstooth upholstery, starting with Cloth Sport in the SXT and GT, Cloth Performance on the R/T and R/T Scat Pack, and going up to flat-out Houndstooth upholstery known un upscale vehicles, starting with the SRT Hellcat trim. Premium Nappa leather or Alcantara leather are available on a variety of trims for a more upscale interior. Every trim comes with a 60/40 rear folding seat, and heated front seats are available on the SXT, GT, and R/T – standard on all trims following and including the R/T Scat Pack. Ventilated front seats and a power sunroof are available on all trims.For added luxury, all trims also come with a leather wrapped steering wheel (heated available on the SXT, GT, and R/T (standard following and including the R/T Scat Pack), and automatic dual zone temperature control standard.
Some form of Uconnect 4 come standard on all trims, powered by a 7-inch display on the SXT, GT, and R/T, and Uconnect 4C on an 8.4-inch display on all trims following and including the R/T Scat Pack, with $C with navigation available. Regardless, every trim comes with Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth, along with steering wheel-mounted audio controls. On all trims following and including the R/T Scat Pack, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard, available on the SXT, GT, and R/T. The same can be said for HD Radio, SiriusXM Radio with a 6-month subscription. A six-speaker system is the standard, with a six premium Alpine speaker system on all trims following and including the R/T Scat Pack, and all trims but the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Widebody can opt-in for an Alpine 9-speaker system with a subwoofer, Harman Kardon 18-speaker system with subwoofer, and a Harman Kardon with a GreenEdge amplifier.
Safety Features and Warranty
All of the 2021 Dodge Challenger trims come with advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental side-mounted front and side-curtain airbags, active head restraints, traction and stability control systems, a ParkView rear back up camera, ParkSense rear park assist (available on SXT, not standard) keyless entry or keyless enter ‘n go, a security alarm, and a Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System. Available on all trims except the R/T is blind spot and rear cross-path detection, with forward collision warning available on the SXT and GT trims.
All 2021 Challenger 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.