The 2021 Dodge Charger is expected to continue its tradition in offering affordable muscle car power.
When it comes to getting more horsepower for your dollar, Dodge leads the ways as America’s muscle car company. One of the most popular vehicles in the Dodge line-up is the powerful four-door Charger. With its muscular retro looks, large engine options and breathtaking power, the Charger is known as one of the best muscle car values out there. The original Charge debuted in 1966 during the height of the muscle car wars.
The original Charger production run started in 1966 and continued until 1978. After a three year break, the Charger came back in 1982 and remained in production until 1987. In 2006, Dodge brought the Charger back and has been selling the four-door muscle car ever since. Currently, in its seventh generation, the Charger is available in a number of trim levels incluing a widebody model.
What can we expect from the 2021 Dodge Charger?
According to various news sources, the Charger is expected to be all-new for the 2021 model year. Production on the eighth generation Charger is expected to start in late 2020. That means you should get a first look at the Charger sometime during the summer of 2020. Do what can we expect?
The Dodge Charger’s look hasn’t changed much since it came back into production in 2005. Therefore, don’t expect a radical change to the exterior. However, we should not be surprised if Dodge makes some extensive upgrades to the performance. As a muscle car, the Charger needs to keep up with the competition. Therefore, we should be able to see a horsepower boost from the current standard 292 horsepower V-6 engine.
What users tell us about the 2021 Dodge Charger
Since the Dodge Charger has a pretty loyal fan base, the automotive world is excited about the debut of the eighth generation Charger. Also, the Charger is the only four-door muscle car available in America. Therefore, fans of big sedan horsepower will be watching the Charger closely when the next generation debuts.
Currently, the Charger has a rather respectable rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars – based on 317 reviews, from Consumer Affairs. Also, the Charger has a huge fanbase because of the model’s legendary Hellcat and Demon models. Many users are excited to see what an eighth-generation Hellcat and Demon will bring to the Charger model line.
Dodge Charger Rumors
Currently, most of the rumors on the eight generation Charger revolve around the amount of horsepower that the vehicle will offer. It is expected that the standard horsepower will be upgraded from its current 292 hp rating. Many Charger fans are also expecting a power boost on the SRT, Hellcat and Demon trim levels. In addition to the power boost, fans are expecting Dodge to offer more widebody options. Currently, widebody models are only offered on the Hellcat and Demon trims.
Dodge Charger Versus its Competitors
The Dodge Charger is the only four-door muscle car in production. That means that there is no direct competitor to the Charger. However, there are a number of two-door muscle cars that compete with the Charger when it comes to horsepower and performance. Perhaps the biggest competitors to the Charger are the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. When it comes to standard horsepower, the Charger beats the Camaro by offering 292 horsepower versus Chevy Camaro’s 272 standard horsepower. However, the Mustang offers a standard 310 horsepower engine, besting the Charger by 18 horsepower. The Dodge Charger does offer the 808 horsepower Demon model which has no direct competitor from Ford and Chevy.
Dodge Charger Car Facts
Safety – The Dodge Charger comes standard with ParkView Rearview backup camera, an advanced airbag system, ready alert braking, and rain brake support. Available safety equipment includes Forward-Collision Warning with Active Braking, Lanesense Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection and Automatic High Beam Headlamp.
Fuel Economy – Fuel economy on the standard Dodge Charger is rated at 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. For the SRT model, fuel economy is rated at 13 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.
Interior– The Charger offers a sporty and comfortable interior for up to five adult passengers. The driver’s area offers a number of sports-oriented gauges and instruments such as a standard, customizable 7-inch diver’s information cluster. Available interior equipment includes a heated steering wheel, a best-in-class 8.4-inch infotainment screen and performance seats.
Exterior Appearance – The Dodge Charger is designed to make a bold impression on its exterior. Highlights of the Dodge Charger include a long and narrow black mesh grille and a large lower air intake. SRT and higher models feature a hood scope and more aggressive styling. Some models also offer a body-color-matched rear spoiler and quad exhaust pipes.
Driving Comfort – While the Dodge Charger is focused on speed and performance, the four-door muscle car also offers a respectable level of comfort with a number of seating options. You can choose from both sports seats and performance seats that keep occupants snug and relaxed through all driving speeds.
Engine Options– The Dodge Charger comes standard with a V-6 engine that provides up to 292 horsepower. There is also an optional 5.7 HEMI V-8 engine that offers up to 370 horsepower. A powerful 392 HEMI V-8 engine offers up 475 horsepower. Finally, the 6.2 liter Supercharged V-8 engine offers up to 707 horsepower on the Hellcat model and 808 horsepower on the Demon model.
Reliability– As a performance vehicle, the Dodge Charger has a lower than average reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars from JD power. However, the Charger does come with a 3 year/36,000 basic warranty with a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Type of Car – The Dodge Charger is a four-door, mid-sized muscle car.
Do you think the Dodge Charger will continue to lead the muscle car world in 2021?
Based on previous model year as found on Dodge media.