2022 Dodge Challenger

Rating7.4

Ranked #10 in Midsize Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$30,430 - $63,530

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Key Spec of 2022 Dodge Challenger
fuel economy

19/23/30

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

303 hp @ 6350 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Dodge Challenger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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The 2022 Dodge Challenger remains a carryover model with no notable changes. It is available for sale in the form of SXT and GT trims and has a starting price of $29,295. It continues to get the 303-hp 3.6L V6 engine that offers seamless power delivery. The 0-60 MPH sprint is completed in 6.3 seconds. The more powerful variants of the Challenger such as R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, SRT Hellcat Redeye, and SRT Super Stock offer mind-blowing acceleration. 

2022 Dodge Challenger three-quarter view

The cabin of the Challenger features lots of hard plastics but there is one thing that its rivals don't offer-space. The passenger space is adult-friendly and the truck volume is the largest in the segment. The Challenger also offers a wide range of customization options for appearance and features. Despite carrying its retro styling cues, it offers some modern driver-assist features. The never-ending rivalry of the Challenger with the Ford Mustang and the Chavey Camaro continues to date. 

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful engine

Slightly sluggish manual transmission

No major changes

A comfortable interior

Quite heavy as compared to the rivals

Plenty of cargo capacity

Mediocre cabin quality

Intuitive infotainment system

Great reliability

Over All Rating

7.4

Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.50
Engine and Performace6.00
Engine and Performance7.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Interior8.00
Exterior8.00
Safety7.50
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#10 in Midsize Coupe

#12 in Coupe


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Trims

SXT$30,430 onwards

  • 60/40-Split folding rear seats
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat

GT$33,705 onwards

  • Foglights
  • Functional hood scoop
  • Performance brakes
  • Performance suspension
  • Remote engine start

R/T$35,995 onwards

  • Active exhaust

SRT$63,530 onwards



Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Challenger in Go Mango color
Go Mango

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Challenger is an American muscle car with a heaping helping of personality- Edmunds

Amongst all other competitors in this muscle car segment, the Dodge Challenger is the most old-school styled vehicle but isn't obsolete at all. The engine in the base variant is a humble V6 that has decent power delivery. The Challenger breaks the stereotypes of a coupe by offering adult-friendly rear-seat space and trunk volume. This helps it to set it apart from other muscle-car rivals. 

Compared to its core rivals, the running costs of the Challenger are a bit high. The 5-year cost to own this car is $38,741. Furthermore, if we break down this figure for yearly expenses, it comes down to $7,748. Note that it is a low-maintenance car but its depreciation value is high. Thanks to its strong reliability ratings, its resale value in the market is very high. 

2022 Dodge Challenger Coupe Front View
2022 Dodge Challenger Coupe Rear View

Buying Advice

Go for the GT trim as it adds a lot of performance-oriented features for the money. This trim adds upgraded cloth upholstery, rear parking sensors, 20-inch alloy wheels, performance brakes, suspension, and steering wheel with paddle shifters, hood scoop, remote engine start, universal garage door opener, and fog lights. 

2022 Dodge Challenger rear angle view

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Features

Myriad options are available for the 2022 Challenger- The Car Connection

The Dodge Challenger follows the same old trim structure where it offers two base trims- SXT and GT. It has a base price of $29,295 for the SXT trim while the GT model costs up to $35,295. These prices exclude the destination charge of $1,495. Both RWD and AWD configurations are available in the Challenger. The Challenger offers no new updates or features this year. 

2022 Dodge Challenger front angle view

This means that the coupe is available with the same optional packages. If you are a music freak, you can order the 9-speaker Alpine audio system for $1,095. The $1,480 Driver Confidence package adds HID headlamps, power-folding exterior mirrors, locking lug nuts, blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert for the GT trim. There are several appearance packages as well. 

Trim

SXT

GT

MSRP (RWD)

$29,295

$32,295

MSRP (AWD)

$32,295

$35,295

Key Features

Halogen headlights

Adds/ Upgrades to SXT trim

 

7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Fog lights

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Rear parking sensors

 

6-way power driver's seat

Houndstooth Cloth seats 

 

Cloth upholstery

Performance brakes

 

18-inch alloy wheels

Universal garage door opener

 

Leather steering wheel

Sport-tuned steering wheel with paddle shifters

  Heated exterior mirrors 20-inch alloy wheels
  Proximity keyless entry Remote engine start
  6-speaker stereo Performance suspension
    Hood scoop

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Engine and Performance
7.0/10

The Challenger is always a hoot to drive- Edmunds

The Dodge Challenger still gets the same 3.6L V6 that pours out 303 hp and 268 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and power is driven to the rear wheels as standard. However, the AWD system is available too. Since there is no turbocharger, you won't feel any turbo lag, which is a good thing. The gearbox provides a seamless transition between gears. 

2022 Dodge Challenger engine

At nearly 4,100 pounds, you feel that weight in everything that you do. When you take those sharp corners. there is a noticeable body roll but its quick and precise steering helps to takes those sharp turns easily. Due to its big size, it can be tough to maneuver at tight spots. The Challenger has a nice supple ride as its suspension is tuned for comfort. It blends the road undulations nicely. 

2022 Dodge Challenger side driving view

Speaking of performance, the Challenger flies from 0-60 MPH in 6.3 seconds, which is pretty decent. Furthermore, the quarter-mile distance is covered in 14.8 seconds with a top speed of 135 MPH. If you are crazy about speed, look for other variants of the Challenger with more powerful HEMI engines. The Challenger also delivers in terms of braking. The strong braking power help to achieve 104 feet of braking distance. 

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Ford Mustang*

2022 Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP

$29,295

$27,155

$25,000

Engine

3.6L V6

2.3L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power

303 hp @ 6,350 RPM

310 hp @ 5,500 RPM

275 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

268 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

350 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

295 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.3 sec 5.1 sec 5.0 sec
Quarter Mile 14.8 sec 13.6 sec 13.6 sec
Top Speed 135 MPH 121 MPH 120 MPH

*2021MY data used for reference

The Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang go head-to-head in both performance tests. But, the credit goes to the Camaro as it generates less power and yet, it gives a tight competition to the Mustang. The Challenger's heavyweight keeps it behind the Mustang and the Camaro but it's the only car here with a V6. 


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Fuel Economy
7.5/10

Gas mileage in the Challenger stinks- The Car Connection

Expecting great efficiency from the vehicle that promises to deliver on the power front is too much of an ask. However, the Dodge Challenger does not disappoint. Speaking of the average MPG in the suburbs, the Challenger offers 19, 30 MPG on the highway and 24 MPG combined. These ratings, by any means, aren’t bad at all.

2022 Dodge Challenger front driving view

With a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons, the range is shot up to between 388 and 425 miles of combined driving range, depending on the drivetrain chosen. Its large fuel tank helps to offer a better range than its rivals. Overall, the Challenger is less fuel-efficient but it is a decent vehicle when it comes to fuel economy.

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Ford Mustang*

2022 Chevrolet Camaro

MPG (City)

19

21

19

MPG (Highway)

30

29

29

MPG (Combined)

23

24

22

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

15.5

19.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

352/555/425

326/450/372

361/551/418

*2021MY data used for reference

The only muscle car that can surpass the Challenger in terms of fuel efficiency is the Ford Mustang, with a combined MPG of 24. However, its small fuel tank results in the least driving range in this competition. The Chevrolet Camaro shares similar fuel estimates with the Challenger. The Challenger is a smart pick here among its rivals. 


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Interior
8.0/10

Big American coupes aren't exactly perfect examples of utility, but the Challenger leads the class easily in this category- Edmunds

The interior of the Dodge Challenger has a simplified look. The design also looks outdated as it was last updated in the year 2015. The fit and finish are good but the material quality is mediocre. You may feel dismayed with the hard plastics used in this car. When you hop into the front seats, you will feel content with the comfort and support they provide. These seats are suitable for long journeys too.

2022 Dodge Challenger dashboard

Speaking of driver's comfort, the driver's seat can be power-adjusted in 6 different ways but the passenger's seat has only 4-way manual adjustments. Once you get to the back, you will find more head and legroom than the Camaro and the Mustang. Even the rear seats are well cushioned. If you are curious about rear visibility, it's not the best but it's still better than the Camaro. 

2022 Dodge Challenger infotainment system

Talking about the infotainment system, the Challenger receives a 7-inch touchscreen display that is crisp and responsive. It features Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and a 6-speaker audio system as standard. You can upgrade to a larger 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C touchscreen system for a much better resolution and visibility. Similarly, a 9-speaker Alpine audio system is also available as an option. 

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Ford Mustang*

2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Seating Capacity

5

4

4

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/58.5/42.0

37.6/56.3/45.1

38.5/55.0/43.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.9/33.1

34.8/52.2/29.0

33.5/50.3/29.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

16.2

13.5

9.1

*2021MY data used for reference

If your priority is trunk volume then you won't be disappointed with the Challenger's offering. A cargo capacity of 16.2 cu-ft. is available which is the largest in this segment. If you don't need your back seat, you can fold these seats to get bigger stuff in your trunk. The trunk opening is wide but the leftover height is high. Some other interior features are:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 6-way power driver's seat
  • Remote engine start
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7/8.4-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 6-speaker stereo

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Exterior
8.0/10

The Dodge Challenger just looks cool, blending a timeless yet modern appeal with a masculine swagger- Kelly Blue Book

There aren't any exterior changes made to the Dodge Challenger. It certainly has the most classic muscle car design of the three muscle cars in the market. Upfront, you get a large grille that goes all the way across the entire wide front end. Halogen headlamps are standard while the GT trim also adds projector fog lamps. From the side view, the body seems to blend more curves in and feel more fluid.

2022 Dodge Challenger three-quarter view

The aerodynamics are carried forward and are still great enough to give a great driving experience. With an overall length of nearly 198 inches, the Challenger is the longest car in its class. That does benefit when it comes to space.  It sits on 18-inch alloy wheels but 20 inches are optional. At the back, you get that classic retro design and it looks so cool. The taillights are fully LED that adds to the premium element. 

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger

2022 Ford Mustang*

2022 Chevrolet Camaro

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,858 

4,089

3,351

Length (in)

197.9

188.5

188.3

Width (in)

75.7

75.4

74.7

Height (in)

57.7

54.3

53.1

Ground Clearance (in)

5.2

5.3

4.5

Wheelbase (in)

116.0

107.1

110.7

*2021MY data used for reference

Despite being the bulkiest among the lot, the Ford Mustang displays exceptional performance on the road. It's short wheelbase speaks for its cramped rear row. The Chevy Camaro's low ground clearance helps it to build potential for speed on smooth roads. Some exterior features in the Challenger include:

  • Halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • 18 & 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grille with chrome accents
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Hood scoop
  • Rear lip spoiler

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Safety
7.5/10

This old-school coupe is available with desirable driver-assistance technology- CarAndDriver

Both NHTSA and IIHS haven't evaluated the 2022 Dodge Challenger for its safety. Therefore, we are considering the previous year's ratings as there is no generation change. NHTSA gave it a 5-star rating whereas IIHS gave 'Good' ratings in just two crash tests. It also received an 'Acceptable' rating for the roof strength and a 'Marginal' rating for the driver's side test. 

2022 Dodge Challenger NHTSA crash test

Talking about safety features, the only standard safety feature is the rearview camera. But, you can upgrade to more advanced safety features through various optional packages if you are ready to pay the money. Overall, the Challenger is going to be a durable vehicle that can stand the test of time. Some notable safety features include:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

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Competition
8.0/10

2022 Dodge Challenger vs 2022 Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevy Camaro is way more agile than the Challenger despite being less powerful due to its low curb weight. Also, its handling is sharper. The Challenger wins more points with more interior space, trunk volume, and safety features, which are perfect for everyday use. However, the Camaro retails at a much lesser price than the Challenger, which may be a deal-breaker for budget-friendly people. 

2022 Chevrolet Camaro

2022 Dodge Challenger vs 2022 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is definitely a better pick among these two. It packs a punchy engine that delivers brisk acceleration and impressive fuel economy. Its handling and ride quality are among the best in the segment. The Challenger's cabin has a mediocre interior quality which is not the case with the Mustang. However, those who prioritize roomy cabins and larger trunk volumes will pick the Challenger. 

2022 Ford Mustang

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Final Verdict

The 2022 Dodge Challenger is built for people who are keen on buying a powerful mile-muncher. Also, it provides you with adequate interior room and exceptional cargo capacity as well. This helps it to set it apart from the Camaro and the Mustang. Even with the high power output, the efficiency doesn’t suffer much, which is one of the great things about the Challenger.

2022 Dodge Challenger front angle view

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$33705

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

307 cu in

horse power

420 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

383 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

197.9 in

wheelbase

116.2 in

width

75.7 in

curb weight

100 lbs

Height

57.7 in

Ground Clearance

5.2 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg


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Edward

2021 Dodge Challenger

SXT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 18, 2022

Impractical rear seats.

Pros - Smart infotainment system, retro modern design.

Cons - Rear seats, AWD, Steering.

Uninspiring to drive. My Dodge Challenger is not as good as its hype. The rear seats are very cramped for people over 6 feet. I am 6'1 feet and I don't fit in the rear seats. The all wheel drive system, on the other hand, is not very impressive. The car feels scary to drive during rain. The wheels slip a lot if I try to accelerate more than 60 mph. Moreover, the steering response is not so direct...

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Safety
6/10
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Deal Value
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Tracey Lambert

2021 Dodge Challenger

SXT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 3, 2022

Rowdy retro-themed muscle car

Pros - Strong engine, comfier and roomier, huge trunk and a user friendly infotainment system.

Cons - Not quite athletic and the interior materials are blah

Not so athletic muscle coupe Although my four-month-old 2021 Dodge Challenger isn't very sporty, it's more suited for comfortable driving, with a crescendoing exhaust note always ready on command. The V6 engine has enough power to take the coupe almost anywhere, but not enough to dissuade me from looking forward to what comes next. I went for the SXT model for roughly 29 grand, and I believe the...

7/10
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4/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Brian

2021 Dodge Challenger

SXT 2dr Coupe AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 11, 2022

Amazing car that is in desperate need of a new design

Pros - Handles exactly like how I want, Well finished interior, Retro inspire odometer.

Cons - Same old design, Not a lot of storage space.

Very easy to adapt to My Dodge Challenger is from 2021 and if I place a Challenger from 10 years ago, they would look identical and that as an owner is a huge bummer. I do drive the Challenger pretty often and its easy to say that the car packs some exciting drive character. The handling is on point and very easy to get used to with cabin that looks and feels sturdy and well finished. I really lo...

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Dodge Challenger 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$34,556
5 Year Cost To Own
$48,999
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $48,999
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,951$1,926$1,619$1,799$1,607$13,902
Insurance$1,634$1,704$1,787$1,809$1,843$8,777
Fuel$2,098$2,123$2,184$2,244$2,300$10,949
Maintenance$181$811$389$1,269$1,542$4,192
Repairs$24$1$124$372$521$1,042
Financing Interest$2,105$1,778$1,318$857$320$6,378
Taxes and Fees$2,933$235$212$198$181$3,759
Total Cost-To-Own$15,926$8,578$7,633$8,548$8,314$48,999
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