2022 Dodge Charger
Dodge is known for several things – performance, horsepower, and the Brotherhood of muscle. Things may be changing with eMuscle, but Dodge is still producing high-performance vehicles as long as it can. The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger are still representing the Brotherhood, and although they seem to be stagnant, Dodge is still representing its high-performance vehicles until its dying day. Before that happens, models like the Dodge Charger are still going strong and still a hot model for the muscle car automaker.
Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8
Avail. Engine Type
The lineup for the 2021 Dodge Charger hasn’t changed by much, nor have the options. Currently, the Charger has the 3.6-liter V6 engine, optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) for added performance as the standard engine. Able to generate up to 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque, it’s pretty solid. If 2022 is the same as 2021, the Charger R/T will come equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, optimized with VVT and a Multi-Displacement System (MDS) and able to deliver 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. Then there is the 6.4-liter V8 SRT HEMI engine with MDS, found on the Charger Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody, able to produce 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Pushing the HP, there is also the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 SRT engine, generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque and the Redeye variant, a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody capable of generating 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque.
Driving and Handling
Either way, the Dodge Charger transfers power to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Of course, fuel economy differs, depending on the engine. Models with a 3.6-liter V6 gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, whilst models with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI have a fuel economy of 16/25 mpg city/highway. The V8 SRT HEMI has an EPA of 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, and both SRT Hellcat engines get 21 mpg on the highway.
Possibly the last model year before eMuscle, Dodge is keeping the Brotherhood as classic as possible. New tech may not appear, but the look of the heritage is still there. There may be a lot of standard features, such as heated exterior mirrors and automatic headlamps, but consumers will find convenient features like overhead LED lights, automatic high-beam headlamps, and rain-sensitive windshields available throughout the lineup. Depending on the trim, the Charger rides on 17-inch wheels (standard) or 20-inch wheels, with many different tires and designs available.
The standard for seat trimming is cloth, but consumers can find Nappa and Alcantara leather seating in the Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody trims. For true comfort, the two Hellcat trims come with Laguna leather with the Hellcat Logo. For comfort, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 60/40 split-folding rear bench can be found on the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Heated front and second-row seats, and ventilated front seats, are available on the SXT, GT, R/T and Scat Pack trims, with heated second-row seats and ventilated front seats available on the Scat Pack trims and beyond. Select trims come with a leather-wrapped and/or heated steering wheel, whereas others can add a power sunroof, and lastly, automatic dual-zone temperature control.
Most Dodge Charger models come equipped with Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch display as the standard, followed by Uconnect 4C with an 8.4-inch display, but Uconnect 5 will most likely be the new standard. Available with navigation, most vehicles come with Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, SiriusXM Radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and HD Radio. A six-speaker system is also standard, but a six- and nine-premium Alpine speaker sound system was standard on the GT, available on the SXT. A six premium Alpine system could be found on the R/T and above.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2022 Dodge Chargers come with the basic safety features – 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, a ParkSense rear park assist system, keyless entry or keyless enter ‘n go, a security alarm, and a Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System. There are even advanced features available on select trims like full-speed forward-collision warning plus, blind-spot and cross-path detection, and lane departure warning plus, blind-spot and cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and more.
All 2022 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.