2021 Dodge Charger

MSRP range: $30,570 - $79,170
4.9 out of 5 stars(7)
MSRP$33,585
Edmunds suggests you pay$31,978

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2021 Dodge Charger Review

  • Powerful V8 engines available, including the one for the 707-hp Hellcat
  • Trim levels and graphics packages allow for plenty of personalization
  • Infotainment is user-friendly and features a large touchscreen
  • V8 engines can be thirsty when driven with enthusiasm
  • Sloping roofline impedes visibility and backseat access
  • In fit and finish, it lags some competitors
  • 797-hp Charger Hellcat Redeye joins the lineup
  • Part of the seventh Charger generation introduced for 2011

The sensible sedan buyer wants a fuel-efficient engine, but not at the expense of too much power, a comfortable interior and some of the latest advanced driver safety aids. The rabid enthusiast wants the biggest, most powerful engine available in a sedan, a wide-body kit with ridiculously wide wheels, and a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. For those two buyers, there is the 2021 Dodge Charger.

So varied are the Charger's six trim levels that it's hard to believe they're even the same model. Entry-level Chargers are equipped with a V6 engine and offer available all-wheel drive. At the top, there's a 797-horsepower (that is not a typo) supercharged V8 engine and enough audacious colors and graphics packages to satisfy the most extroverted buyers. Between those two extremes are plenty of option packages and even more engine options to tailor this sedan to almost anyone's needs. Read our Expert Rating to see if the Charger's strengths overpower its weaknesses.

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No other American sedan has the same combination of performance, comfort and muscle-car style as the Charger. Acceleration is quick and the brakes are reassuringly strong, but the vague steering feel and the suspension's sensitivity to midcorner bumps hamper overall handling. Scores for convenience and utility are also middling.
This is a big and heavy car that gets going in a hurry, at least with one of the V8 engines installed. Our Scat Pack test car covered 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Braking performance is also excellent. In town, the pedal response feels a bit soft at first, but short stopping distances inspire confidence. On our test track, a simulated-panic stop from 60 mph took just 102 feet.

Through high-speed corners, the Charger stays surprisingly flat. Unfortunately, it's not a very engaging experience since you don't feel connected to the car. Notably, midcorner bumps can degrade stability and cause a lot of movement at the rear of the car. The overly sensitive gas pedal is also a problem. Flex your big toe and the Charger bolts off the line. The only remedy is to be super gentle.
The Charger's front seats provide plenty of bolstering and lumbar support. They'll keep you comfortable on a long road trip and keep you in place when the road gets twisty. The rear seats are also well contoured with similarly supportive padding.

On the downside, we could feel just about every bump in the city and on the highway from our Scat Pack test car. Base Chargers will ride a little more softly. There's a fair amount of road and tire noise at highway speeds too. Everything is damped down by a lot of sound insulation, but the Charger is no hushed highway cruiser.
The Charger is spacious on the inside, especially in the front. The back seat fits adults well too. There's enough head-, hiproom and shoulder room for at least two adults and one kid in the back. It's much roomier than a two-door muscle car.

The Charger's wide roof pillars impede your view. The small rear window and sloping windshield also affect visibility. You can see out of the car while moving forward relatively well, but it's nearly impossible to truly look through a corner on a curvy road. The sloping rear roofline means you'll have a hard time getting into and out of the back seat without grazing your head.
Dodge's Uconnect system is one of the best around. It responds quickly to inputs and catalogs music collections with lightning speed. An optional 19-speaker stereo drives up the price quite a bit (we'd skip that option), but the voice controls and navigation are excellent.

A collection of driver safety aids, such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist, are part of the optional Technology Group. All work pretty well. The adaptive cruise control's following distance is relatively conservative.
The trunk is decently sized, but there's a high liftover height and the space narrows significantly toward the back. Non-performance-oriented competitors in the midsize segment do much better. The door and center console pockets are relatively small, and they're paired with small can-size cupholders. Rear seat storage is limited too.

Car seat anchors are hard to see in all three seating positions. The back seat is wide enough for bulkier child safety seats, and there's generally enough space to fit them behind the front seats, but the Charger's low roof makes it difficult to load a seat and attend to a child.
The Charger is definitely not the car you buy for fuel economy. The big 6.4-liter V8 is better than the supercharged Hellcat engine, but only marginally. The EPA estimates 18 mpg combined with the 6.4-liter engine. We averaged 19 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route.
Most of Dodge's development budget went toward what's under the hood of this car. Build quality is good but not great. Nothing was rattling or squeaking in our test car. But lots of the plastic interior surfaces feel a bit cheap for the price point.

As far as the ownership experience goes, expect to spend a lot of money on gas if you've got a V8-powered Charger. Warranty and roadside assistance coverage is average.
You'll find fewer brute-force muscle cars on the road these days, and pretty much none are equipped with a big non-turbocharged V8 and four doors. The Charger with its optional engines and many customization options really is in a class of its own.

If your idea of fun is blasting tunnels, chirping the tires, and setting off with eye-watering speed, then this car in this configuration will be right up your alley. It's no sports car, but it handles curvy roads well too. Everywhere you drive the Charger (except the gas pump), you'll be smiling.

Which Charger does Edmunds recommend?

The Charger experience is best enjoyed with a V8 engine. But we think the 6.4-liter available in the Scat Pack offers the best bang for your buck, and it opens up the option for the desirable wide-body treatment. To that, we'd add the Navigation and Travel package and the Driver Confidence package. We'd also spring for the Widebody package because it looks so cool.

Dodge Charger models

The 2021 Charger is available in six major trim levels: SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat and SRT Hellcat Redeye. All Chargers use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though the SXT and GT trims offer all-wheel drive as an option.

The Charger comes with five available engines.

  • The SXT and GT have a 3.6-liter V6 (292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft, or 300 hp and 264 lb-ft for the rear-wheel-drive GT and all-wheel-drive SXT and GT)
  • The R/T gets a 5.7-liter V8 (370 hp, 395 lb-ft)
  • Stepping up to the Scat Pack introduces a 6.4-liter V8, also known as the 392 (485 hp, 475 lb-ft)
  • SRT Hellcats use a supercharged 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine (717 hp, 650 lb-ft)
  • The top dog, or cat, is the SRT Hellcat Redeye's even more powerful supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (797 hp, 707 lb-ft)

Trim levels include:

SXT
Starts you off with:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Remote start
  • Cruise control

GT
Has a sportier look and gains:

  • LED foglights
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Sport suspension
  • Functional hood scoop
  • 20-inch wheels
  • 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Upgraded audio system

R/T
Includes the looks of the GT with V8 power:

  • Active exhaust
  • Unique 20-inch wheels

Scat Pack
Ups the power and performance with:

  • Specially designed 20-inch wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • High-performance brakes
  • More aggressive sport seats
  • Heated steering wheel and front seats
  • High-performance suspension
  • Launch control
  • Performance drive modes

SRT Hellcat and Redeye
Add even more performance and luxury with:

  • Flared fenders
  • Unique 20-inch wheels
  • Ultra high-performance brakes
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Aggressive bodywork
  • Ventilated seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • High-performance tires

Various option packages (Dodge refers to them as groups) can be had across multiple trim levels and can include technology, luxury, styling and performance features. Significant ones to be on the lookout for include:

  • Plus Group
  • Daytona Edition Group
  • Technology Group
  • Blacktop Package
  • Performance Handling Group
  • Driver Convenience Group
  • Navigation and Travel Group

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Dodge Charger.

Average user rating: 4.9 stars
7 total reviews
5 star reviews: 86%
4 star reviews: 14%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • driving experience
  • wheels & tires
  • fuel efficiency
  • comfort
  • spaciousness

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Fantastic Sporty Vehicle for the Whole Family
Dave the Explorer,
GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
After driving a 2018 Dodge Charger GT Plus for the last 3 years I can tell you with confidence that this is the best large sedan on the market. Especially if you are looking for 300 HP V6 performance in an AWD vehicle. The Charger offers that in the GT AWD. The Toyota Avalon only offers AWD in their V4 200 HP vehicles. The extra HP of the Charger makes it a blast to drive and it drives extremely well in our snowy winters here in the northeast. In general driving the visibility is great, back seat is very roomy and the trunk is huge. Yet it is very easy to drive and park. I'm in the process of purchasing the 2021 version now. I'm getting the GT AWD with the Plus, Technology, and Driver Convenience Group packages. Those and the sunroof make the best large sedan available at this price. Love this car!
5/5 stars, Nice quiet and luxury car with sporting touch.
JArroyo,
GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The interior of this car is so quiet, between 59 and 63 Db, I have the GT plus, and can tell that even when is a sport car it looks more like a luxury car with all the leather it has, the dash is stitched with leather too, like a sport car suspension is firm but a the same time is smooth, and when you take the curves is very exciting, compare with other cars I think is the best price, you can feel the 300 hp, before drive this charger, I tried camry and accord and with all due respect, can't be compare them with charger, the only difference is the gas mileage but is minimal, for those persons looking for a nice quiet luxury car try the new 2021 dodge charger GT before buy any other, good luck.
4/5 stars, Icat in Tampa
Icat in Tampa,
SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
The car is very tight, has a nice clean interior and has good power. It is sensitive to even light road surface irregularities but otherwise the ride is very smoothe. The car also has a very sporty look. Overall, the car was a good buy for the money for all it offers.
5/5 stars, amazing
Caleb,
Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
dont just buy it to buy it you gotta feel it. put some miles and work into it.

2021 Dodge Charger video

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: The American rear drive sedan, a staple of an automotive industry. Well, it was. The V8 sedan used to be the bread and butter of every American manufacturer. It's where the muscle car came from, and it doesn't really get any more American than that. But over time, sweet, sweet SUV and truck sales led manufacturers to simply abandon what they did best. Want some recent examples? Ford Crown Vic, history. Chevy Caprice, history-- actually, history twice, first time in 1996, the second time in 2017 just to spite us. The Dodge Charger? Well, it's still rocking. How? Let's look at the newest iteration, the Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody. Man, that's cool. So about that widebody package-- all the fenders are 3 and 1/2 inches wider than on a normal Charger. Now, they do that to help cover up the car's faintly ridiculous 20 by 11-inch-wide wheels. These are 305 section tires. That's crazy. But changes haven't just been made to the bodywork. There are new sway bars, and there's three-mode adaptive damping. Another fun fact, the name of these wheels. These are devil's rims, or at least that's what Dodge calls them. But I had a chance to talk to the designer of these wheels, and internally they were known as coffin wheels. [WOLF HOWLING] See it? That's pretty damn cool. A few other cool features about this car, one of them has to be that mail slot front bumper. That takes fresh air and shoves it right in the radiator's face. Something else-- it's not as cool to me, but if you like the black hood, well, that's part of the satin black paint package. And that includes the hood, the roof, and the trunk lid. And I hope you like it, because it'll set you back $3,500. So let's talk some real numbers now. Under the hood is a 392-cubic-inch, or 6.4 liters in old money, V8 engine. It makes 485 horsepower and 475 foot-pounds of torque. And it's made it up to an eight-speed traditional automatic transmission. It shifts hard and actually shifts pretty quickly too. So hiding or not hiding inside this car's massive 20 by 11-inch wheels are Hellcat brakes essentially, six-piston Brembos that clamp down on 15.4-inch two-piece rotors. And these brakes are bigger than the wheels on my first car, which was a Saab 900S, in case you were interested. Look at this. It's silly, but you know what? This is what Dodge does best. They do silly sedans. Love it. [ENGINE REVVING] So no one's going to accuse the Charger of being too modern on the inside, but I don't think you can criticize it for being too difficult to use either. Some people say that it is past its expiration date, but it still works. And it works better than a lot of other cars that try too hard. They try to be too clever. Let's take the ventilation controls, for example. It's a split setup with analog and digital. Normally I'm not a big fan of that, but they split the right items. All your major controls are here. You have a big fan speed knob, auto button, AC. A simple button push and you get the rest of your climate controls. Another bonus about not trying to be too clever, these are big air vents. They're easy to adjust. They flow a lot of air. And they cool a car as big as the Charger. Something else I like about this screen-- and it's not really the screen itself, but it's the shelf right at the bottom. It makes it easy to stabilize your hand on it, and push buttons, and scroll through the many, many millions of apps that this car seems to have, including the performance apps. Now, all of this is a lot of cool information, but probably stuff you shouldn't always be looking at when you're on the road-- temperatures, and pressures, G-force readings, power output, lap timers for freeway on-ramps. But you've got a drive mode selector. This is pretty cool. Now, you've got four main drive modes essentially-- track, sport, custom, and auto. Auto does a pretty good job on its own, and it's kind of hard to argue with it. But I like the custom setting because it allows you to change things like transmission response, paddle shifters, traction control, suspension-- these have three-mode adaptive shocks-- and steering, which is also a three-mode system. It's just the right amount of adjustability that you can have, and you can really dial the Charger in to suit your personality. But this car also has line lock, which is essentially a burnout button. You can't get that on a Ford Taurus. Actually, I don't even think you can get a Ford Taurus anymore. Shame-- not really. [MUSIC PLAYING] So with our test track still currently closed we don't have test numbers for this exact car, but we can revisit some of the ones from a non-widebody Charger from a couple years ago. Now, I wouldn't expect the Widebody to be significantly quicker to 60. It might pick up a couple of tenths time and speed through the quarter mile. It's probably a push. This car's got wider tires, so more rolling resistance. It's got a wider body, so more aero drag. Where I really think the Widebody is going to come into its own are braking and handling tests. Brakes on the normal Charger were quite good, but the 305 tires on this thing can really get put to good use. And the same goes for handling. So I wouldn't be too surprised to see this thing pull almost a G on the skid pad-- in a Charger, which is a family sedan with 11-inch wide tires. I can't wait to get back on the track. So what does this car compete with? What's America got to offer in terms of competition? [CRICKETS CHIRPING] Oh, how about the Impala? No. I think the main competition for this car comes from the Genesis G70 and the Kia Stinger. Now, both of those cars you might say, well, they're not really in the same price range. Actually, they kind of are. When you option them up with all the performance stuff, all the tech, all the features, they cost just north of $50,000. Now, while this exact Charger kicks the door down at about $60,000, you can save quite a bit of money on a few options like the satin black paint and get a Charger 392 Widebody for just about $50,000. That's great competition. Now, while the Kia Stinger and Genesis G70 both have a lot of features-- and they do have powerful twin turbo V6 engines-- they're both missing something, a couple of cylinders-- [ENGINE REVVING] --and that sound. That sound's worth the money. [ENGINE REVVING] What else is out there? Well, we can list off some European cars. I know that not a lot of people would ever consider cross-shopping a European car with a Charger, but I think they should. Audi offers the S5 and the S4. They're around $60,000 too. And now they have a considerably higher amount of refinement, but they also lack a V8 engine. They're just not as fun. They're a little too serious now, a little too clinical. This car is fun. Fun is important when you buy a car. There's also the Jaguar XF. Now, there's no longer an XFR, but there's also no longer a V8 XF. But there is a hot six-cylinder version, but that one's going to come in at over $70,000 when you fully load it. And it lacks a V8 engine. There's also the BMW 540. Now, I know what you're saying. You could just get the M550 because that comes with a V8, but that car is also $75,000 and up. To keep the price fair, BMW 540i is going to be right around $60,000. That's going to be about the same size that this car is. Also has more refinement, but just not fun, not like this is. I think this car can be cross-shopped against quite a bit more cars than people give it credit for because Dodge delivers power, lots of power, and value, and fun. Have I mentioned fun? Because this car is a lot of fun. Let's talk about handling. You could be excused for thinking that when you walk up to this car that it is a total monster, that it's looking to kill you, throw you into the trees any time you touch the car. Like that. But you know what? This car is friendly. It's easy to drive at the limit. And I got to give full marks to SRTs, chassis and suspension engineers, because this car, I mean really, has no business being this good on a curvy road. It should be frightening, and terrifying, and pants fillingly fast, and scary. But it's not. This car is friendly and easy to use. And that's because they just did such a good job sorting the chassis and the suspension. Now, this car is using three-way adaptive shocks. I currently have it in the sports setting. And I can drive this car about as hard as I want to because the car tells me what's going on. Rather than making the thing really stiff like some German performance sedans, they just kind of let the car be big. So it feels big. And yeah, it does kind of drive like a big car, but because of that you know what the car's up to. The car's being honest with you. It tells you where the weight's going. It takes a set into a corner right here. It's telling you what's going on, and that helps give you confidence. You know what's going on, so you can go faster, really. Almost have no business driving like this in this car. It's great. This is just-- [LAUGHS] Now, now, if you want to tell all your friends that this car is a serious ax murderer just to make yourself look like a great driver, I'm not going to tell anybody. If you looked up "burly" in the dictionary, you would find a picture of this engine. This is the 6.4 liter or the 392, like it says all over the car. V8-- this is 485 horsepower. And it is comfortably situated somewhere between lazy and snappy. It does not mind revving, but it's also comfortable just kind of like ripping around under 3,000 RPM. It's really something extra. Like, this is the quintessential muscle car motor. Lots of low down power, not super rev happy, but it doesn't need to be. It's got 485 horsepower, like, everywhere. It just pulls hard, sounds good. This is a traditional eight-speed automatic, so it's not a dual clutch automatic. But you know what? I don't mind. This has really quick up shifts if you want it. And it feels-- it just kind of matches the feel of the rest of the car. The transmission feels heavy duty. It feels like it can take the power that the engine is throwing at it. And I like the heaviness of the shifts. And it can be kind of abrupt, but you know what? It fits the character of the car. Everything in this car fits the character of the car. It's such a complete package. And because it's not a dual clutch, you don't get that kind of weird low speed chug that you can get out of one of those transmissions. This is just a normal automatic. The only thing I wish is that the throttle wasn't so jumpy. This thing, it's hard to parallel park this car because the throttle is just hair trigger. That first gear's short. It's a little too short. But, you know. I have to complain about something, right? [MUSIC PLAYING] For years, Dodge has continued to tweak and improve both the car's content and the performance. And the SRT guys love this car. They go to the car shows. They talk to the owners. They show them new paint colors and graphics packages. And then they go back to the factory and they deliver the goods. So with this new Charger Widebody, even in the lesser Scat Pack version, consider the goods delivered. [ENGINE REVVING] This thing's wild. I love a manual though. I mean, you guys can just lift it out of the Challenger, right? And can you put some carbon brakes on this thing? [MUSIC PLAYING]

2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody Review ― Cost, Interior, Specs, 0-60, Burnouts & More

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Dodge Charger, but since the 2021 Dodge Charger is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

The Dodge Charger carries on the long and wonderfully American tradition of rear-wheel-drive V8-powered family sedans. In this video, Kurt Niebuhr reviews the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody and explains why it remains one of the best of its kind.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$30,570
MPG & Fuel
19 City / 30 Hwy / 23 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 292 hp @ 6350 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 198.4 in. / Height: 57.8 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 82.7 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 75.0 in.
Curb Weight: 3957 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.5 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Charger safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Illuminates a light on either of the Charger's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
Forward Collision Warning
Helps prevent collisions by sounding an alert when the Charger detects an imminent collision.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sounds a warning if a vehicle is approaching the Charger from the side while it's traveling in reverse.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat4 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover10.1%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Dodge Charger vs. the competition

2021 Dodge Charger

2021 Dodge Charger

2020 Kia Stinger

2020 Kia Stinger

Dodge Charger vs. Kia Stinger

The Charger and the Kia Stinger are both performance-focused sedans. Sporting an available twin-turbo V6, the Stinger is a solid competitor to the midlevel Chargers. It also has a practical hatchback design and a stylish, well-equipped interior. The Stinger can't hope to match the Charger's supercharged V8s, but unlike the Dodge, the Kia offers all-wheel drive with its most powerful engine. You get a longer warranty with the Stinger too.

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Dodge Charger vs. Acura TLX

Fresh off a comprehensive redesign, the Acura TLX offers plenty of aggressive styling as well as a comfortable and tech-forward interior. It packs more refinement than the Charger, as well as a superior optional audio system. More modern though it might be, the TLX lacks the Charger's performance credentials, road presence and personalization options.

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Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger

If you like everything about the Charger but wish it had two fewer doors and a manual transmission, the Challenger is here for you. Equipped with nearly the same options and powertrains, the Challenger gives off even more of the classic muscle-car vibe than its sedan sibling. Unless you make daily use of a car seat, we'd go for the Challenger.

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2021 Dodge Charger First Impressions

What is the Charger?

The Dodge Charger is a large sedan with a style all its own. Much like its brethren the Challenger, the Charger shares its name with a muscle car that was introduced in the 1960s. Unlike the Challenger, though, the Charger is now a four-door family sedan. This sedan offers all sorts of practicality in the form of ample passenger room and a roomy trunk. Under the hood, it offers impressive powertrains too. On top of the standard V6, there are three available V8s to choose from, all of which offer a unique set of virtues. At the top of the lineup, though, is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out a whopping 707 horsepower.

On the inside, the Charger is spacious and comfortable, with big, supportive seats. The infotainment interface is easy to use, and even though it hasn't been updated thoroughly in a few years, its look and feel are relatively modern. Since Ford has stopped making sedans and Chevrolet has stopped making cars such as the SS, the Charger is nearly in a class all by itself. Sure, there are some German rivals worth looking at, but the price difference is staggering. The Dodge Charger is impressive for a number of reasons — one of which is that it has fared this well for this long.

What is the Charger?

The Dodge Charger is a large sedan with a style all its own. Much like its brethren the Challenger, the Charger shares its name with a muscle car that was introduced in the 1960s. Unlike the Challenger, though, the Charger is now a four-door family sedan. This sedan offers all sorts of practicality in the form of ample passenger room and a roomy trunk. Under the hood, it offers impressive powertrains too. On top of the standard V6, there are three available V8s to choose from, all of which offer a unique set of virtues. At the top of the lineup, though, is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which is found in the SRT Hellcat Redeye for 2021 and can put out a jaw-dropping 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. All that power enables a 0-60 sprint in the mid-3-second range and a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds at 129 miles per hour.

On the inside, the Charger is spacious and comfortable with big, supportive seats. The infotainment interface is easy to use, and even though it hasn't been updated thoroughly in a few years, its look and feel are relatively modern. Since Ford has stopped making sedans and Chevrolet has stopped making cars such as the SS, the Charger is nearly in a class all by itself. Sure, there are some German rivals worth looking at, but the price difference is staggering. The Dodge Charger is impressive for a number of reasons — one of which is that it has fared this well for this long.

EdmundsEdmunds says

If you're looking for a high-performance American sedan, your options are limited. Thankfully, the Dodge Charger is available. Even though it's showing its age and isn't expected to change much for 2021, it's still desirable and packed full of modern features, and Dodge is adding a blisteringly quick SRT Hellcat Redeye package to the equation.

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2021 Dodge Charger

FAQ

Is the Dodge Charger a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Charger both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Dodge Charger fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Charger gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Dodge Charger. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Dodge Charger?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Dodge Charger:

  • 797-hp Charger Hellcat Redeye joins the lineup
  • Part of the seventh Charger generation introduced for 2011
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Is the Dodge Charger reliable?

To determine whether the Dodge Charger is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Charger. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Charger's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Dodge Charger a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Dodge Charger is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Charger and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Charger is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Dodge Charger?

The least-expensive 2021 Dodge Charger is the 2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $30,570.

Other versions include:

  • SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $30,570
  • Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $42,245
  • GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,570
  • R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $37,570
  • SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $79,170
  • SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $70,570
  • Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $48,240
  • GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,570
  • SXT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,170
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What are the different models of Dodge Charger?

If you're interested in the Dodge Charger, the next question is, which Charger model is right for you? Charger variants include SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A). For a full list of Charger models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Dodge Charger

2021 Dodge Charger Overview

The 2021 Dodge Charger is offered in the following submodels: Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, Charger Sedan, Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. Available styles include SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and SXT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Dodge Charger models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine or a 6.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 485 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Dodge Charger comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Dodge Charger comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Dodge Charger?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Dodge Charger and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Charger 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Charger.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Dodge Charger and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Charger featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Dodge Charger?

2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $33,585. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,607 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,607 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,978.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 7 2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,230. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,461 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,461 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,769.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 36 2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,525. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,292 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,292 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,233.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is 3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,800. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,181 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,181 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,619.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 22 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,090. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,131 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,131 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $53,959.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 2.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $85,820. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $1,668 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,668 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $84,152.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 1.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $90,515. The average price paid for a new 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $1,649 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,649 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $88,866.

The average savings for the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 1.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Dodge Chargers are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Dodge Charger?

2021 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2021 Dodge Charger Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
18 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/27 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger Volume120.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase120.0 in.
Length198.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height57.8 in.
Curb Weight3957 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Dodge Charger?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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