2021 Dodge Challenger

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2021 Dodge Challenger
2021 Dodge Challenger

Key specs

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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 5.0
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Defective transmission. Body damage. ☹️

Absolutely love this car. I just don’t want the defective version. Has serious issue with the 8 speed automatic. Internal defect causing it to bang on start up . Now it’s clunking while driving. Yes , we still have this car because FCA says it normal. Off to court we go. Really shameful for a multi billion dollar company to conduct business this way. Gator Dodge should have stepped up and go us a new car. That’s what we paid for.☹️


Fast, fast, fast

I've owned a 2015 SRT 392, 2019 scat pack narrow body and now a 2021 scat pack widebody and am happy with all three. But the widebody with the wider tired and suspension upgrade is my favorite of them all. Every time i start her up I get excited and that's the best feeling in the world.


Most Awesome Car I’ve Ever Owned!!

This car is a dream! I just love it!! It looks fabulous and drives like a dream! Ordered everything that was offered and don’t regret it at all! I’m a lucky girl!!

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New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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