2021 Dodge Charger

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2021 Dodge Charger
2021 Dodge Charger

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

198.4” x 58.4”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Powerful V-6 and V-8 engines
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Uconnect multimedia system
  • SRT Hellcat performance

The bad:

  • Fake-looking interior metal trim
  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Heated and ventilated seat controls on multimedia screen

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • New SRT Hellcat Redeye version
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • V-6 or V-8 power, including 797-hp supercharged V-8 (SRT Hellcat Redeye)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard

2021 Dodge Charger review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan that can seat up to five people. It runs on a standard 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also available are a 370-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; a 485-hp, 6.4-liter V-8; and a 717- or 797-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. Rear- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.

What’s New on the 2021 Dodge Charger?

A new SRT Hellcat Redeye features a 797-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine along with flared fenders and wider wheels and tires. Brembo disc brakes and Bilstein adaptive shocks are also included. The SRT Hellcat model continues and is now rated at 717 hp — 10 hp more than last year. Both Hellcat sedans get a new hood and updated trim, while GT models with AWD get new 20-inch wheels.  

What Features in the 2021 Dodge Charger Are Most Important?

  • Wide range of powertrains
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system standard
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity standard 
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking available 

2021 Dodge Charger Vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon: How Do They Compare?

If you’re willing to trade ride comfort and cabin roominess for performance and attitude, the Charger takes the lead. It offers a range of V-8 engines, whereas the Avalon has just four-cylinder or V-6 power. The front-wheel-drive Avalon also comes in fewer varieties, though Toyota does offer a TRD performance version. The Avalon is also available in gas-electric hybrid form, which the Charger doesn’t offer. Both cars pack plenty of available multimedia features. 

Should I Buy the 2021 Dodge Charger

With its rear-wheel-drive platform and available high-output V-8 engines, the Charger is a bit of an outlier among its competitors. It should be high on your list if you’re looking for a four-door muscle car. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Deserves attention

Great Car! Easy to handle. Great turn radius. Comfortable ride. Good acceleration. Smooth riding! Recommended! I would say one of the best sedans on the market. For picky drivers GT would be better choice.


392 Wide Body Scat Pack

My car does not look like that generic Charger they put on this page. Scat Pack wasn’t an option. I highly recommend 392 Wide Body Scat Pack! It looks nice, is dependable, and is great performance wise.


Love my 392

I love my 392 widebody!!! Best car I've owned. So quick and holds the road. I'm confident driving this vehicle. I would highly recommend this car.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
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
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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