The FCA is having big plans for the arriving models such as Dodge Charger and Challenger. The 2021 Dodge Charger will enter the new generation and will arrive with a redesign. However, despite the news about the new platform, Charger will most likely continue to use the same underpinnings as before. That means the platform that underpins the current Alfa Romeo Giulia is eliminated.
The 2021 Dodge Dodge Charger won’t change its architecture but everything else will be upgraded. That includes the exterior redesign, so you can expect new styling cues and better overall design. Even the interior could get a much-needed upgrade. The cabin will surely get more premium features and materials than before. Under the hood, Charger will offer numerous engine choices, including the Hemi and Hellcat drivetrains.
2021 Dodge Charger Gets a Slight Dimensional Change
The exterior of the next-gen 2021 Dodge Charger will get modern upgrades but the shape will surely remain. Whatsoever, the shape is the same for almost 50 years. But we like that for sure. There is no need to use the imagination, there are no floating-visual illusions.
The charger is what you see. The modern American sedan that comes with plenty of power. Tough look, aggressive and mean. Sleek and smooth. The aerodynamics are perfect and generally, the exterior looks very attractive. The 2021 Dodge Charger will get a slight dimensional change and it will be shorter, but not significantly.
The biggest rumors were mentioning the all-new platform. According to speculations, Charger should enter the new generation with the same underpinnings as the Alpha Romeo Giulia. However, that will not happen. That means the Charger will continue to use the same existing platform. We can expect further exterior redesign that will keep the attractiveness of the vehicle. We just hope for those “racetrack” taillights to stay in the offer.
2021 Dodge Charger Interior Provides High Level of Comfort
The interior will also get needed upgrades. Both Charger sedan and Challenger coupe will get the new interior. However, the 2021 Dodge Charger will introduce more updates for sure.
As a result, we can expect a much better interior design with more premium stuff. The 7.0-inch touchscreen will be in the offer and it will come with a much better interface. The level of comfort will be better, which means the use of upscale materials will be heavier.
Also, safety will be improved thanks to the more standard features. That includes lane departure warning, pedestrian control, and blind spot monitoring. The new version of the Uconnect system is available and we could expect one additional display as well.
2021 Dodge Charger Engine Will Be Boosted
It will all depend on the model you choose. Theoretically, the 2021 Dodge Charger will introduce three or four engine choices. The base model will most likely continue to offer a 3.6-liter V6 that returns 292 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. Upper trims will get the same version with a slight boost so, the total output is rated at 300 horses.
The 5.7-liter V8 is uncertain for now, but a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 is guaranteed. This unit can produce up to 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of twists. Of course, the biggest addition is the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat. This powerful engine is capable of generating up to 707 horses and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel Economy Ratings
For the start, all engines will use an 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive comes as standard, while the all-wheel-drive configuration will be optional.
The base 3.6-liter V6 is delivering 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. While we still don’t know the future of the 5.7-liter V8, the current engine is rated at 16/25 mpg. The larger 6.4-liter V8 offers 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The SRT models will use the Hellcat 6.2-liter V8 that is offering the lowest mileage numbers. This engine delivers 13 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
2021 Dodge Charger Release Date and Price
The production of the 2021 Dodge Charger will begin in 2020 in the Brampton Assembly Plant, Ontario. The sale should start in the first half of 2021. This model will represent the start of a new generation.
The price will probably get a slight increase. That means you can get a new Charger for around $33,500. Of course, upper trims and special variants will cost significantly higher, up to $70,000.