The Dodge Charger is a powerful muscle car, but it has more versatility than you might expect. Going trim by trim, it’s easy to see that there’s a wide range of affordability on the Charger as well as a wide range of horsepower and fuel economy. Let’s take a look at each trim of the Dodge Charger and how they might fit your needs.
Dodge Charger Affordability
When it comes to price, you might say that there’s a Dodge Charger trim for everyone. Even though the Dodge Charger is powerful, it’s also a passenger car that can fit five people comfortably. The following are the MSRP numbers for the 2021 Dodge Charger:
– Dodge Charger SXT – $29,995
– Dodge Charger GT – $31,995
– Dodge Charger R/T – $36,995
– Dodge Charger Scat Pack – $41,095
– Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody – $46,595
– Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody – $69,995
– Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody – $78,595
The prices for these trims will adjust higher based on different options and packages that you choose, but these are the general starting prices.
Dodge Charger Engines
Along with many different price tags, the Dodge Charger features many different engine choices by trim. You can just go with the basics in a still-powerful V6, or you can go all the way up to a supercharged V8 that makes an incredible 797 horsepower.
– Dodge Charger SXT – 3.6L Pentastar V6, 292 HP
– Dodge Charger GT – 3.6L Pentastar V6, 300 HP
– Dodge Charger R/T – 5.7L HEMI V8, 370 HP
– Dodge Charger Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody – 392 HEMI, 485 HP
– Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody – Supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT V8, 717 HP
– Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody – Supercharged 6.2L HEMI High Output SRT V8 Engine, 797 HP
As you can see, even if you don’t want an overabundance of power, the Charger has you covered with very reasonable V6 and V8 engines in the lower trims.
Dodge Charger Fuel Economy
All Dodge Charger trims come with a pretty potent engine, but the trims with the biggest engines also come with the least amount of fuel economy. However, if you’re looking for decent power and decent fuel economy, you might be surprised at how the first three trims of the Charger rate.
– Dodge Charger SXT – 19 MPG city/30 highway
– Dodge Charger GT – 19 MPG city/30 highway
– Dodge Charger R/T – 16 MPG city/25 highway
– Dodge Charger Scat Pack and Widebody – 15 MPG city/24 highway
– Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody – 12 MPG city/21 highway
– Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody – 12 MPG city/21 highway
As you can see, the SXT and GT get very respectable highway MPG. The GT even offers a bit more horsepower than the SXT at 300 versus 292 but gets the same MPG on the highway and in the city.
The Dodge Charger is a unique muscle car that can also double as a sporty passenger car. With a wide range of engine choices and starting price tags, the Dodge Charger is a great option for many different drivers.