2020 Dodge Challenger RWD

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  • 2-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $28,095.00
  • Invoice: $27,691.00
  • Hwy MPG: 30 mpg
  • City MPG: 19 mpg

pros

Classic muscle-car looks; aggressive performance; responsive handling; smooth ride; innovative technology and entertainment features; well-appointed interior styling

model highlights

The 2020 Dodge Challenger is offered in 6 main trim levels: SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. Most trims have several sub-trims that represent different luxury and performance upgrades. Like the pony cars of old, the Challenger offers something for everyone, with offerings ranging from sporty and economical to full-blown muscle car and, in the case of the Hellcat, something completely insane.

SXT and GT models come with a 305-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, which is capable of an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway. The Challenger R/T draws its power from a 5.7L Hemi V8, which makes 375 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. The R/T Scat Pack features a Hemi V8 with 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque, while still returning up to 24 mpg on the highway. The Challenger SRT Hellcat boasts a 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8. This over-the-top powerplant is tuned to make an astounding 717 horsepower and 650 lb-feet of torque. At the top of the Challenger's powertrain lineup, the SRT Hellcat Redeye features a version of the same 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 tuned to a ludicrous 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. The Challenger R/T, R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat models all come with a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission, while the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on the SXT, GT and Hellcat Redeye.

The Challenger SXT trim features 18-inch wheels, 6-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone temperature control, Keyless entry and start, sport-tuned suspension, 6-speaker audio system and a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Challenger SXT models have the same retro muscle-car silhouette as the others, but they're a little bit more sensible, with a low base price and reasonable fuel economy on the highway, while still providing satisfying acceleration for most everyday driving. An-all wheel drive SXT is also available, adding 19-inch wheels and upgraded brakes.

The GT trim adds to the features with a performance hood, splitter, steering and suspension. Additional standard features include 20-inch wheels, performance cloth seats, ParkSense rear parking assist, remote start, fog lamps, leather performance steering wheel and upgraded brakes.

The V8 models, however, have a different attitude, with a rumbling exhaust sound, tremendous torque just off idle, and a true muscle-car feel. The R/T trim is the entry into the V8 and features 20-inch wheels, electronically controlled active exhaust, upgraded brakes and limited-slip rear differential. The R/T Scat Pack uses a more powerful V8 and adds four-piston Brembo brakes, heated seats, heated steering wheel, 8.4-inch touchscreen, premium audio system and configurable driving modes. Also, the included Line Lock and Launch Control system enhances the acceleration off the line.

Ultimate power is found in the SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye, with a more powerful and higher performance powertrain. The SRT Hellcat features adaptive competition suspension, 6-piston Brembo brakes, 20-inch lightweight wheels, dual snorkel hood, high-performance engine cooling systems, unique hellcat exterior styling and SRT drive modes for on-road and track specific performance. The SRT Hellcat Redeye offers the most power at 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, as it is built to perform on the track, it features SRT Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller cooling, 41-spline heavy-duty half-shafts and a functional dual snorkel hood with cold air intake. Both the Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye are available in the standard body and widebody variants.

Seating rests rather low in the Challenger, and the car's tall shoulders lend a protective feeling. The redesigned front seats have plenty of space for the largest folks, and although technically the Challenger is a 5-person coupe, its back seat can be quite tight, and entry and exit from the back seats can be a challenge. The trunk, however, is huge and easily accessed; Dodge says it's as big as that of the Charger sedan.

Additional offered packages include a Performance Handling Group, Performance Plus Package, Cold Weather Group, Widebody Package, Driver Convenience Group, Laguna Leather Package, Alcantara Appearance Package and Technology Group. The "Shaker" Package, available for several of the trim levels, offers the iconic shaker hood from the earlier generation Mopar muscle cars.

model news

Dodge have added a new 50th Anniversary Edition to the lineup for 2020. The 50th Anniversary Edition is available on most R/T models as well as rear-wheel drive GT models. It features lots of unique badging along with body colored hood scoops on R/T models, a new metallic paint color, a black wrapped roof, Nappa Leather with sepia accent stitching, as well as carbon fiber accents throughout the interior. Other changes to the lineup include a ton of new wheel choices, some new paint colors, a new optional steering wheel and optional alcantara throughout the interior.

value writeup

The 2020 Dodge Challenger is instantly recognizable and one of the most distinctive cars at any price. With thoroughly modern underpinnings, the Challenger manages to maintain legitimate V8 muscle-car credibility while meeting modern expectations for ride comfort, handling and safety. Among coupes, the Challenger is surprisingly practical; it seats five people and Dodge says that it has best-in-class rear headroom and legroom; it also boasts best in class in trunk space. For the truly power hungry, the SRT Hellcat Redeye boasts an incredible 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque, with 0-60 mph coming in at 3.4 seconds, and a top speed close to 203 mph.

Exterior Color

Triple Nickel Clearcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PSE

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Granite Pearlcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PAU

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Go Mango
Manufacturer's Color Code: PVP

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Frostbite
Manufacturer's Color Code: PCA

Interior Colors

  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Sinamon Stick
Manufacturer's Color Code: PEC

Interior Colors

  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Torred Clearcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PR3

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Hellraisin
Manufacturer's Color Code: PCD

Interior Colors

  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Pitch Black Clearcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PX8

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

White Knuckle Clearcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PW7

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Octane Red Pearlcoat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PRV

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Smoke Show
Manufacturer's Color Code: PAE

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

Indigo Blue
Manufacturer's Color Code: PBM

Interior Colors

  • Ruby Red/Black
  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Exterior Color

F8 Green
Manufacturer's Color Code: PFQ

Interior Colors

  • Caramel/Black
  • Black
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code DFW
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.29
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.62
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 30 MPG
Cruising Range - City 351.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 19 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 555.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Order Code ERB
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.6 L/220
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 6350
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 268 @ 4800
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 93.9 ft³
Front Head Room 39.3 in
Front Leg Room 42 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.5 in
Front Hip Room 55.3 in
Second Head Room 37.1 in
Second Leg Room 33.1 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.9 in
Second Hip Room 47.8 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 116.2 in
Length, Overall 197.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.7 in
Height, Overall 57.7 in
Track Width, Front 63.4 in
Track Width, Rear 63.8 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.2 in
Liftover Height 33.2 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 16.2 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3858 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TSG
Rear Tire Order Code TSG
Front Tire Size P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 37.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver: * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 11.10%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

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