2021 Dodge Challenger Rumors, Concept, Hellcat, and Redesign. The approaching 2021 Dodge Challenger is very fast and powerful muscle-car. Even the base model offers great power thanks to a V6 engine and all-wheel drive setup. On the other hand, Challenger has mostly known thanks to its SRT Hellcat and SRT Demon models that are offering astonishing power and performance.
According to some recent information and announcements, the fans of Dodge vehicles and the speed enthusiasts may start looking forward to its upcoming models Charger and 2021 Dodge Challenger. Namely, we may have to wait a bit to see these major redesigns since the new Challenger should hit the market no earlier than 2021 or 2021 due to its possible new platform.
Dodge Challenger is a 2-door/5-passenger car that adds modern technology, comfortable interior, and stunning exterior. Despite all the power it possesses, Challenger is surprisingly quiet and it offers a refined and smooth ride. This muscle car got a 5-star crash-test rating.
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT and Hellcat are the most powerful models
The forthcoming 2021 Dodge Challenger comes with five engine options. The base model can be equipped with three drivetrains options, while the other two units are reserved for Hellcat and SRT Demon models. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that cranks 305 HP and 268 lb-ft of torque. The optional drivetrain is a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 makes 400 HP and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Third and final option for base Challenger model is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that is capable of producing up to 485 HP and 475 lb-ft of torque.
Premium SRT Hellcat model is equipped with a devilish 6.2-liter Hemi V8. This supercharged unit can burst 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. Top-range SRT Demon model brings even more power thanks to the same 6.2-liter V8 that produces astonishing 808 HP and 840 lb-ft of torque. The top speed of this model is 176 mph, while acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is in 4,2 sec.
In the fuel economy section, the upcoming 2021 Dodge Challenger will give better consumption than the predecessor. The V6 engine offers 19/30 mpg for the model with RWD system and 18/27 mpg for the AWD. The Hemi V8 5.7-liter with manual transmission gives 14/23 mpg and 15/25 mpg for the automatic gearbox, while the other one 6.4-liter 15/25 mpg and 14/23 mpg.
The supercharged Hemi V8 that is available in SRT Hellcat model delivers 13/22 mpg for the automatic and 13/21 mpg for the manual. The last one that powers SRT Demon model provides EPA city/highway fuel economy of 13/22 mpg.
2021 Dodge Challenger Exterior Facelift
The 2021 Dodge Challenger comes with a classic long hood and short deck proportions. The exterior is highlighted thanks to a wide stance. If the wide stance is not good enough for you, Challenger offers a Hellcat widebody model that adds wider tires, better handling and plenty of available colors with extremely popular Plum Crazy exterior paint among them. The dimension numbers are similar as in predecessor. The new model length 198 inches and its width is 75.5 inch. The wheelbase dimension is little changes and now measures 199 inches.
The new 2021 Dodge Challenger looks modern and retro at the same time. Retro looks are now better thanks to unique hood scoops, optional stripes and badging. Basically, the exterior manages to mix a retro feel with sleek and modern design and it looks just perfect. Dodge decided to return some colors in the offer like IndiGO Blue. Besides this color, the standard ones are Billet Clearcoat, Destroyer Gray Clearcoat, Go Mango, Granite Pearlcoat, Octane Red Pearlcoat, Plum Crazy Pearlcoat, White Knuckle and many more.
You can expect the new Challenger to be wider, but it will generally appear smaller in size. New platform, other innovations include its weight reduction. The carmaker will probably use some lightweight materials in order to save some weight and boost the overall performance. No convertible configuration will be supported by this new platform so the fans should expect its coupe version only. When it comes to exterior design and features, the new Challenger will probably show its more distinctive grille, a hood scoop, round headlights, more muscular wheel arches and larger air intakes. It will definitely look sportier, more aggressive and dynamic.
2021 Dodge Challenger Interior is unchanged
Don’t get surprised when you step in all-new 2021 Dodge Challenger. Dodge showed us a capability to make a luxurious interior over the years, and new Challenger is no different. The touchscreen in the center is unchanged for years. The addition is a Uconnect 8.4-inch display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone integration.
Between two main gauges, a big driver info center is placed and it brings all of the vehicle’s important information. A rear pillar is thick and it causes slight problems when parking, thankfully, Dodge added a backup camera and blind-spot warning. The rear seats can accommodate up to three passengers, which is rare for a muscle car. The interior of this sports car will get many customizations. There is cloth and leather combinations and five colors options Black, Black/Sepia, Demonic Red/Black that is our favorite, Pearl/Black, Ruby Red/Black and Sepia/Black.
The safety of the newest 2019 Dodge Challenger is more improved if we look at the predecessor. This model gains more safety features in the standard package. Thanks to the advanced Electronic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control, Side Impact Beams, Curtain airbags for 1st and 2nd Row, Parkview Back-Up Camera, ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors this model gain better score than current one model. We also expect more features in the final version of the car.
2021 Dodge Challenger Price and Launch Date
The base 2021 Dodge Challenger as the current one will start at $28,500. GT trim brings all-wheel drive setup in the offer and better-equipped interior for $34,500. SRT Hellcat will cost $68,000 and SRT Demon around $85,000.
We can expect the newest Dodge Challenger to hit the showrooms later this year, while SRT Demon should become available at some point in 2021.