How Much Does the Dodge Charger Cost

The 2020 Dodge Charger has a starting price of $29,895, making it 

one of the most affordable cars in its class, at least in its base trim. 

This price point undercuts rivals like the Nissan Maxima and 

Toyota Avalon, which start at $34,250 and $35,800, respectively. 

That said, the Charger’s price rises considerably for its high-

performance variants. The Scat Pack Wide body model costs 

$45,995, while the range-topping SRT Hellcat Wide body rings in 

at $71,745.

2020 Dodge Charger
Charger Interior

How Many People Does the Charger Seat?

The Dodge Charger is a four-door sedan with five seats. The front 

seats are supportive and well-cushioned, and they provide ample 

head- and legroom, even for taller occupants. The rear seats are 

similarly plush and spacious. They can even fit three adults in 

reasonable comfort, albeit only for short trips.

Cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard. 

Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear 

seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.

Charger and Child Car Seats

The Charger has three complete sets of LATCH connectors for the 

rear seats. That's one more full set than most sedans offer. The 

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this system the 

second-worst rating of Marginal for ease of use. The tether anchors 

are easy to find, but the lower anchors are set too deep in the seats 

and require a lot of force to attach the car-seat straps.

Charger Interior Quality

The Charger’s cabin is quiet and feels well-built, but it’s let down 

by some unimpressive interior materials. Despite many of these 

plastic surfaces being soft to the touch, the overall look is dull and 

outdated. Look to the Kia Cadenza if you want a large car with a 

ritzier interior.

Charger Cargo Space

The Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. That’s about 

average by segment standards, and it’s roomy enough to fit a 

couple of large suitcases. The rear seat folds in a 60/40 split to help 

fit longer items.

Charger Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The Charger comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, Apple Car 

Play, Android Auto, a six speaker stereo, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 

and two USB ports. Upgrades include an 8.4-inch touch screen, 

navigation, HD Radio, a WiFi hot spot, and automatic climate 


Both the 7-inch and 8.4-inch touch screens run Dodge’s excellent 

you connect infotainment system. The menu structure is simple 

and user-friendly. The screen has crisp graphics, and it responds 

promptly to inputs. There are also large buttons and knobs 

underneath the screen, which adjust the core audio and climate 

controls, so you don’t have to tap or swipe for every function.

Charger Performance

Charger Engine: Options Aplenty

The Dodge Charger SXT and GT models are equipped with a 3.6-

liter V6 engine that produces around 300 horsepower. An eight-

speed automatic transmission is standard. This V6 feels energetic, 

and it can scoot the Charger up to speed briskly. It also provides 

strong passing power on the highway, thanks in part to the 

transmission’s quick yet smooth shifts. Rear-wheel drive comes 

standard. Only models with the V6 engine are available with all-

wheel drive, and it’s a worthy upgrade if you live in snowier 


Though the V6 is just fine for everyday driving, it’s not quite as 

exciting as the Charger’s V8 engine options. The R/T model packs 

a 5.7-liter V8 with 370 horsepower. It produces a lovely exhaust 

burble and gives the Charger a genuine muscle-car feel. That 

sensation is enhanced by the Scat Pack’s 6.4-liter V8, which belts 

out 485 horsepower. It can launch the Charger from zero to 60 mph 

in 4.5 seconds.

The Charger Hellcat may be overkill, but it will put a smile on your 
face. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 produces 707 horsepower, 

enough to blast the Charger from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds – 

or roast the tires in no time.

Charger Gas Mileage: V6 Sips, V8 Guzzles

The Charger with the V6 engine gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in 

the city and 30 mpg on the highway (18 mpg in the city and 27 

mpg on the highway with all-wheel drive). That’s about average 

for a large car. That said, fuel economy plummets with the V8 

engines. The R/T model gets up to 16/25 mpg city/highway, the 

Scat Pack models get 15/24 mpg, and the SRT Hellcat manages 

just 12/21 mpg.

Charger Ride and Handling: "Sports" Sedan

The Charger’s driving dynamics live up to the car's hype. This big 

sedan darts confidently around turns with little body lean. The 

standard suspension system helps the Charger glide smoothly over 

bumps and dips in the road, especially when outfitted with the 17- 

and 19-inch wheels. The brakes provide assertive stopping power 

as well, but the steering feels somewhat lackluster.

The Scat Pack and Hellcat models have a stiffer sport-tuned 

suspension and wider wheels, which improve grip and cornering 

ability. These models aren’t what you’d call cushy, though the ride 

is still livable for everyday driving.

Charger Reliability

Is the Dodge Charger Reliable?

The 2020 Dodge Charger has a poor predicted reliability rating of 

two out of five from J.D. Power. It’s the lowest rating that J.D. 

Power awards.

Dodge Charger Warranty

Dodge covers the Charger with a three-year/36,000-mile limited 

warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile power train warranty.

Charger Safety

Charger Crash Test Results

At the time of writing, the National Highway Traffic Safety 

Administration has not conducted full crash tests on the 2020 

Charger. However, the NHTSA did perform the side crash and 

rollover tests, and the Charger earned five out of five stars in both 

evaluations. The NHTSA did not give the Charger an overall 

safety rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2020 Charger 

the highest rating of Good in four crash tests and the second-

highest rating of Marginal in the driver-side small overlap front 

evaluation. The Charger's headlights received the lowest rating of 

Poor for how well they illuminate the road ahead. On the plus side, 

properly equipped Chargers earned the highest rating of Superior 

for the effectiveness of their front crash prevention features.

Charger Safety Features

The Charger comes standard with a rear view camera and rear 

parking sensors. Available safety features include blind spot 

monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward 

collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise 

control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high-beam 


Charger Dimensions and Weight

The Dodge Charger is about 16.7 feet long. Its curb weight ranges 

from 3,957 to 4,587 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Dodge Charger Built?

Dodge builds the 2020 Charger in Canada.

Which Dodge Charger Model Is Right for Me

The 2020 Dodge Charger is available in seven trims: SXT, GT, 

R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Wide body, SRT Hellcat Wide body, and 

Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition. If you want a high-

performance muscle car, you should opt for the R/T trim or higher. 

These models have big V8 engines that supply the Charger with 

loads of power and help provide quick acceleration.

On the other hand, go with an SXT or GT model if you just want a 

comfortable everyday cruiser. These models have potent V6 

engines, a healthy array of standard features, and available all-

wheel drive.

Dodge Charger SXT

The base model Charger SXT has a $29,895 starting price. It’s 

equipped with a 292-horsepower V6 engine, an eight-speed 

automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive. An all-wheel-drive 

system is available for $3,700.

Standard features include a 7-inch touch screen, Apple Car Play, 

Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and 

satellite radio. Push-button start, remote start, cloth upholstery, 

power-adjustable front seats, a rear view camera, rear parking 

sensors, and 17-inch alloy wheels are also standard.

Available features include leather upholstery, heated front and rear 

seats, a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touch screen, 

navigation, a nine-speaker stereo, HD Radio, a WiFi hot spot, a 

sunroof, and 19- and 20-inch wheels.

There are also several safety options available, including forward 

collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure 

warning, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rain-

sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Dodge Charger GT

The Charger GT has a 300-horsepower version of the V6 engine. 

The rear-wheel-drive GT models start at $31,895, while the all-

wheel-drive GTs cost $34,995.

This trim adds an 8.4-inch touch screen, HD Radio, a WiFi hot 

spot, dual-zone automatic climate control, a more aggressively 

styled front bumper, a hood scoop, a rear lip spoiler, and 20-inch 

wheels. Most options carry over.

Dodge Charger R/T

The midrange Charger R/T trim has a starting MSRP of $36,395. 

It’s equipped with a 370-horsepower Hemi V8 engine and rear-

wheel drive, and it shares its standard features with the GT trim. 

Most options carry over, though a few more features are available, 

including a 19-speaker stereo and a Daytona package with decals 

and cosmetic updates.

Dodge Charger Scat Pack

Pricing for the Charger Scat Pack trim starts at $39,995. This 

model adds a 485-horsepower V8 engine, an uprated cooling 

system, launch control and line lock modes, a stiffer suspension, a 

limited-slip rear differential, high-performance Brembo brakes, 

heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Most options carry 


Dodge Charger Scat Pack Wide body

The Charger Scat Pack Wide body starts at $45,995. This trim 

shares its engine and core features with the standard Scat Pack 

model, and it adds wider fenders that give it a menacing look. An 

adaptive suspension is standard in this trim.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Wide body

The Charger SRT Hellcat starts at $71,745. This model comes with 

a 707-horsepower supercharged V8 engine and wide body fenders. 

Other standard features include blind spot monitoring, leather 

upholstery, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.

It’s worth noting that this trim is not available with many of the 

Charger’s active safety features, such as adaptive cruise control 

and forward collision warning.

Dodge Charger Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition

The Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition is a limited-production 

variant of the Hellcat Wide body. It boosts the supercharged engine 

to 717 horsepower and features Daytona graphics. Pricing starts at 

$74,140. Only 501 models will be produced.

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