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2021 Dodge Challenger

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

197.9” x 57.7”


Rear-wheel drive



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

8 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.

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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 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


Timeless Classic

My Dodge Challenger Scat Pack will be a timeless classic. Extremely reliable, comfortable, yet has awesome performance. What more can you ask for? I love it!


Can never have too much fun

Probably one of the most fun cars I've ever owned. It's a FCA product so it's got quality issues but so does everyone else. If your looking for a high HP street/Hwy cruiser this is the one. Stock is king so stay away from the Covid check specials. Easy to spot. Other than that. They are well mannered, fast enough and will likely hold value over time. Early models a SC issues, wind noise and rear end noise. The camber is not adjustable so if you notice it's pulling or seems off check the alignment before buying. You'll need aftermarket arms to correct. Get it up over 120 mph if you hear a wail or high pitched squeal run! Everything else can be corrected. If your 6'2 and up don't get a sunroof. The HK radio is a must but it's not the best. If your on the fence about a manual or Auto. Drive both. I opted for the Auto over the manual for the first time ever. It's way better than the old school units and the paddles are pretty responsive. Not wrong with the manual, gears are really tall but the down side is you only get a standard HC none of the others offer that. When looking and you can't tell if its a standard or Redeye. 1 the gauge reads 220, 2 the Valve covers are black. Sometimes the photos are missing and or the owner put redeye badges on it. Other than that, I'm currently looking for another one but current prices are way over inflated especially if you consider Dodge was knocking off 7k-8k from the sticker for 2-3 years. Last one I prices was a 2021 Redeye Wide body every option but sunroof OTD was 74k brand new. Don't let your emotions get the better of you.


Cant go wrong!

I am on my third Challenger and my second Scatpak. I have a 2021 T/A Scatpak in Octane Red! Completely happy with it, only problem is I cant get the wife out of it so I am stuck driving our new Dodge Durango, another smart choice i made!

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Based on the 2021 Dodge Challenger base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge CPO Go
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6-10 MY and/or 75,001-120,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 Month 3,000 mile Max Care Warranty
Dealer certification required
125 point inspection
Roadside assistance
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