The Dodge Charger is a popular large and powerful vehicle that was first introduced by Dodge with the 1966 model year. Since then, the vehicle has been reintroduced to the market a few different times. It was most recently reintroduced with the 2006 model year and a new model has been released every year since. The Dodge Charger has a variety of features that continues to make it a popular option with those looking for a spacious and powerful vehicle.
What's New for 2021?
For the most part, the 2021 Charger is very similar to the prior model year, but there have been a few additions and improvements. All of the trim levels have a few different tech features that are now included in the base package but were only available as upgrades the prior year. One of the largest changes to the 2021 Dodge Charger is that there is a new trim level available. The new Hellcat Redeye trim level offers many of the top available features as well as the most powerful V8 engine that produces nearly 800 horsepower.
The exterior styling for the Dodge Charger is largely unchanged over the past few years. It continues to provide a strong appearance, which makes it look like a fast and powerful sports car. This includes a set of headlights, a front grill and other strong and rugged features. The Charger comes in many different colors and has a variety of upgradeable design features that can help you personalize your vehicle based on your individual tastes and preferences.
The 2021 Charger continues to be well know for being very powerful. However, it is also a good option for those that want a car with plenty of tech and safety features. The base trim levels come standard with a 7-inch touch screen, four USB ports, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and an impressive stereo system. Those that upgrade to the higher trim levels will receive a larger screen and display, a Harman Kardon audio system, a WiFi hotspot, and a standard navigation system.
One of the most common reasons that people continue to choose the Dodge Charger over other vehicles is that it offers six different powerful engine options. The base engine option, which comes standard in the SXT trim, is a V6 engine that produces around 292 horsepower. In the SXT AWD and GT trims, drivers will get an even more powerful V6 that produces just over 300 horsepower.
The next engine option up is a V8 engine that produces 370 horsepower and is available with the R/T trim. Those that choose the Scat Pack trim will receive a 6.4-liter engine that produces 485 horsepower. The SRT Hellcat trim has been a popular option for years due to the fact that the V8 engine produces over 700 horsepower. Those that are looking for the most performance possible would enjoy the 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces nearly 800 horsepower. This most powerful engine is only available with the new SRT Hellcat Redeye engine.
Quality and Comfort
The 2021 Dodge Charger also is a comfortable vehicle to drive. It will comfortably sit five people, with plenty of rear legroom. While cloth upholstery is standard, it can be upgraded to either Laguna or Nappa leather seats. There are also options for heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. Drivers will also enjoy the ample storage and cabin space. The 16 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk is considered acceptable for most drivers.
The 2021 Dodge Charger is considered to be a safe vehicle to drive. The IIHS has provided the 2021 model year with a Good overall rating and the NHTSA provides it with a five-star rating. The 2021 Charger will come with many different standard safety features include a rearview camera, a variety of airbags, electronic stability control and child safety locks. Some additional safety features that are available with certain trim levels include lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist.
Due to the variety of engine options available, the fuel economy that you can receive will vary a lot from one vehicle to the next. The base engine option, when coupled with rear wheel drive, will provide a blended fuel efficiency of around 25 MPG. Overall fuel efficiency will decline slightly with each upgraded engine option. Those that get the most powerful engine possible will receive a blended fuel efficiency of around 17 MPG.
Anyone that is looking for large and powerful car should consider the 2021 Dodge Charger. This comes with a very powerful base engine option, which is stronger than engines offered by much of the competition. The Charger also has a variety of interior comfort and tech features and good overall safety ratings, which will help it to be a popular option with consumers.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Dodge Charger MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.