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2020 Dodge Challenger

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$27,995 — $58,995 MSRP
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Coupe
2-5 Seats
16-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Classic exterior styling
  • Roomy interior
  • All-weather usability (AWD versions)
  • Excellent Uconnect multimedia system
  • Massive power (supercharged V-8)

The Bad

  • No muscle-car burble or engine roar with V-6
  • Lacks steering precision, feels heavy
  • Optional moonroof eats into headroom
  • V-8 gas mileage
  • Visor hinges intrude into sight lines
2020 Dodge Challenger exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Dodge Challenger
  • Two-door, retro-styled muscle car
  • V-6 or V-8, including supercharged V-8
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic
  • Performance Pages multimedia app
  • SRT Hellcat, R/T Scat Pack Widebody versions available

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2020 Dodge Challenger Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Dodge Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe that seats up to five people. It has a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four V-8 engines are also available, including a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 717 or 797 hp, depending on the model. A six-speed manual transmission is available on higher trim levels, and both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

What’s New on the 2020 Dodge Challenger?

Challengers with leather get a stitched dashboard and upper door panels, while V-8 models can have carbon fiber accents and a simulated-suede headliner. Updated wheels are available across the coupe’s range of trims.

What Features in the 2020 Dodge Challenger Are Most Important?

If you want power, you’ve come to the right place as the Challenger lineup is packed with high-powered offerings in the form of the Hellcat models. The Challenger’s looks are already retro, but you can dial up even more retro cues if you want; a Shaker Package with a Mopar Shaker hood and a cold-air intake, among other features, is available. The Challenger offers a lot of modern technology and safety features, too, like standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and available forward collision warning.

2020 Dodge Challenger vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro: How Do They Compare?

At first glance, both cars could qualify as biceps on wheels, but the Chevrolet Camaro is really more of a sports car than a muscle car. The Camaro is smaller and lighter than the Challenger, making it better suited to winding roads. The Camaro is also a little lighter on the pocketbook with its lower starting price. Both cars offer incredible amounts of horsepower in high-end trims, but while the Challenger can hold up to five people, the Camaro seats four.

Should I Buy the 2020 Dodge Challenger?

If you’re looking for a powerful, fast muscle car with throwback styling, the Challenger, in its higher trims, is likely to satisfy. We recommend skipping the V-6 for one of the available V-8s, however, because the base engine just doesn’t deliver the experience this car is trying to sell.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Dodge Challenger currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Dodge Challenger has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Challenger received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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