2021 Dodge Charger

Original MSRP Range
$29,995 - $69,995
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
12 - 19 MPG City / 21 - 30 MPG Hwy
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2021 Dodge Charger

What We Like

  • Distinctive styling and overall character
  • Glorious V8 engines
  • Huge interior space for a car of its performance potential
  • User-friendly and feature-rich infotainment system
  • Two SRT Hellcat versions

Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Dodge Charger Cost?

The 2021 Dodge Charger is available in SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye versions. At the time of compiling this review, official 2021 Charger pricing had yet to be announced, so the figures in parentheses are our estimates and we will update this review when more information becomes available. The SRT Hellcats are also subject to a $1,700 gas guzzler tax. The base-level Charger SXT (est. $32,000) comes standard with the 3.6-liter V6, remote start, cruise control, keyless entry/ignition, cap-less fuel filler, automatic on/off halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, 17-in alloy wheels, manual climate control, power-adjustable front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, two USB ports, Uconnect 4 infotainment system with a 7-in touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and a 6-speaker audio system. Adding all-wheel drive also brings heated side mirrors, LED fog lights, rear spoiler, upgraded ventilated brake discs, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8.4-in touch screen, upgraded infotainment system, and satellite radio. SXT trim is also eligible for the Technology Group, which comes with rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. This package is available in the other non-Hellcat versions, but the SXT also receives automatic climate control and a self-dimming rearview mirror. The GT (est. $35,000) has those extras that AWD versions of the SXT include, then adds paddle shifters mounted under the   steering wheel, performance suspension, hood scoop, upgraded stability control, 20-in alloy wheels and sport seats. The GT qualifies for the same option packages as the SXT, plus the Performance Handling Group with Brembo brakes (with 4-piston front calipers), high-performance suspension, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and black-finished 20-in forged alloy wheels.   The R/T (est. $39,000) is equipped similarly to the GT, but with a 5.7-liter V8, electronically tuned active exhaust and a 160-mph speedometer. R/T and higher trims may be ordered with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Otherwise, the R/T shares many of the same option packages as the lower trims. The Scat Pack (est. $42,000) builds on the base-level R/T, adding a 6.4-liter V8, all the features from the GT’s Performance Handling Group, matte black rear spoiler, 180-mph speedometer, SRT configurable drive modes with SRT Performance Pages, drivers’-side memory settings, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, larger rear axle, upgraded differential, larger engine cooling capacity, launch assist/control and line lock (which enables tire-smoking burn-outs of the rear wheels while keeping the front wheels locked in place). The R/T and Scat Pack are eligible for the Daytona Edition Group with leather/Alcantara (simulated suede) upholstery, cold air intake, blind spot monitoring, power-adjustable steering column, heated front seats/steering wheel (standard in the Scat Pack), and various Daytona badges. The Scat Pack can also be augmented by a Widebody package that brings super-wide wheels (11 inches) with correspondingly wider tires and flared fenders, Brembo brakes (with 6-piston front calipers), and an adaptive suspension. The Charger SRT Hellcat (est. $70,000) has that Widebody package as standard. It also comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, intercooler system/after-run chiller, performance-tuned steering, HID projector headlights, aluminum hood, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 20-in gloss-black alloy wheels, red brake calipers, 200-mph speedometer, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, and a heated SRT leather-wrapped/flat-bottomed steering wheel. The SRT Hellcat Redeye (est. $72,000) pushes engine output to previously unheard-of levels, swaps in a 220-mph speedometer and then lets everyone know this is a special Hellcat with Redeye badges and logos dotted around the car. Many non-performance-related extras included in the upper trims are available in the lower trims as options. The Driver Confidence Group is optional in all but the Hellcats, bringing blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated side mirrors and HID projector headlights. Other extras include a sunroof, Alpine audio system, navigation, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. Available as an option on all trims is the Uconnect 4C infotainment system with navigation.

Charger Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Charger GT AWD$34,995 / $34,0766 Cylinder30018 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Charger GT RWD$31,995 / $31,2416 Cylinder30019 / 308-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Charger R/T RWD$36,995 / $35,8738 Cylinder37016 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody RWD$69,995 / $67,7668 Cylinder Supercharged79712 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD$69,995 / $67,7668 Cylinder Supercharged71712 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Charger SXT AWD$33,595 / $32,7536 Cylinder30018 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Charger SXT RWD$29,995 / $29,5016 Cylinder29219 / 308-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Charger Scat Pack RWD$41,095 / $39,6358 Cylinder48515 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Charger Scat Pack Widebody RWD$41,095 / $39,6358 Cylinder48515 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD

Is the 2021 Dodge Charger a Safe Car?

The 2021 Charger comes standard with all the mandatory safety features, including side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, traction/stability control and a rearview camera. Options include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and forward collision warning with automatic braking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Dodge Charger its top 5-star overall crash rating along with 4-star front and 5-star side ratings. The Charger received Good marks in crash tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Its front collision warning and prevention system also earned a rating of Superior, but the Charger took a Marginal rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test, alone with a headlight rating of Poor.
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2021 Dodge Charger vs the competition

2021 Dodge Challenger — The Charger’s attitude, exuberant powertrains and even bolder looks, in coupe form. 2021 Chrysler 300 — The mechanically similar Chrysler 300 doesn’t offer any high-performance variants, but that’s fine for those who are simply looking for an upmarket big sedan. 2021 Kia Stinger — The Stinger cannot match the Charger’s muscle, but its impressive handling and agility have plenty of driver appeal. Used Dodge Charger — A fine way of getting into an R/T or another high-powered Charger for less money. Check out Dodge’s certified pre-owned (CPO) program. But don’t count on getting a bargain Hellcat.

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