2021 Dodge Challenger

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$29,450

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2021 Dodge Challenger
2021 Dodge Challenger

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Dodge Challenger trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New SRT Super Stock trim tops lineup
  • 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
  • Widebody versions available

2021 Dodge Challenger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Dodge Challenger?

The Dodge Challenger is a two-door coupe that seats up to five people. It has a standard 303-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four V-8 engines are also available, including a 485-hp, 6.4-liter and a supercharged 6.2-literthat makes 717, 797 or 807 hp, depending on the model. A six-speed manual transmission is available on higher trims, and both rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro

What’s New on the 2021 Dodge Challenger?

The big news for 2021 is a new SRT Super Stock model, which packs 807 hp from a specially tuned version of the car’s available supercharged V-8. The Super Stock also includes Bilstein adaptive shocks, Brembo performance brakes, 11-inch-wide wheels and street-legal drag radial tires. It adds up to what Dodge claims is the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car, with a 0-60 time of 3.25 seconds and an elapsed time of 10.5 seconds in the quarter-mile.

Widebody Package availability has been extended to R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 trims, with fender flares to accommodate wider wheels and tires. Other changes for 2021 include 20-inch wheels on GT trims with AWD, SRT-branded Brembo brakes on the SRT Hellcat and Redeye and an available memory feature for the driver’s seat, steering column, side mirrors and radio presets. 

What Features in the 2021 Dodge Challenger Are Most Important?

  • Wide range of powertrains
  • Retro muscle car style with a roomy and comfortable cabin
  • Modern tech and available active safety features
  • Intuitive Uconnect multimedia system 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity standard

2021 Dodge Challenger Vs. 2021 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 power in high-end trims, but while the Challenger can hold up to five people, the Camaro seats four. 

Should I Buy the 2021 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Love my 2021 scatpack challenger. Every friend so

Love my 2021 scatpack challenger. Every friend so far I took for a ride became a believer. Car hugs the road and begs to go faster just too dangerous. Had her up to 122 had to back off because I was not on a track but back road. She is triple nickel silver with the bee stripe across the trunk. I am in paradise! Nice Family ride is why I bought this car!!

4.6

Challenger RT Scat Pack

My husband bought a Challenger RT Scat Pack and is total in love. Car performs excellent and has lots of room in the trunk for all kinds of items. The back seat is small and not really ideal for guests. Overall, an excellent vehicle to drive and own.

4.7

What's not to like?

Coming out of a brand new 2018 Challenger GT Blacktop package, I decided to buy a 2021 GT Blacktop package. Both were AWD, both are ridiculous in winter weather, and both have averaged 27 in day to day. This is by far the most comfortable and well planted big coupe I've ever owned. Hugely comfortable. Lots of interior pluses. And the looks are great. Retro yet refined. I side stepped and bought a 2022 Jeep Compass - brand new - and traded it in after 12 DAYS for the 2021 Challenger GT AWD with 4800 miles. Why? Because this was so much more car for the $$. Plus I'm averaging the same if not better MPG with a 303 HP V6 vs a 171 HP MPG 4 cylinder. Extremely higher passing power. No hunting three gears down for passing (even then I was hoping not to underestimate). Yeah I took (a little hit) on the new Compass on trade, but I thought to myself "what would I rather drive" for the next 6 years? $$ notwithstanding, this car is twice what the Compass was. Why be miserable for 6 years? So there it is. Most comfortable and competent AWD vehicle I've every owned (X2).

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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