2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Coupe

Rating7.6

Ranked #9 in Midsize Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$63,530

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Key Spec of 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Coupe
fuel economy

13/16/21

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

717 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Google defines the term ‘hellcat’ as ‘a spiteful, violent woman’ and that’s exactly what the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is. It is extremely brutal, extremely scary and it has all the capacity to send jitters to your spine while driving it. As the name suggests, the Widebody is a widened version of the regular SRT Hellcat for improved driving dynamics. Powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8, the car sends more than 700 horses to the wheels via a manual gearbox. 


ProsConsWhat's New

Crazy power and performance numbers

Hasn't had a major upgrade in a decade.

Updated alarm system

Loud exhaust grunt

Not an exquisite handler.

No-frills, functional and practical design

Low on entertainment and safety features.

Over All Rating

7.6

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Pricing and Feature6.00
Engine and Performance8.50
Fuel Economy7.00
Interior8.50
Exterior8.00
Safety7.00
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#9 in Midsize Coupe

#11 in Coupe


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Trims

Base$63,530 onwards

  • 20-inch-diameter low-gloss-black alloy wheels


Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Coupe in granite color
granite

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

And that’s too much power for the road and too much power to be handled by human hands. Nonetheless, it’s there and you can have it all for less than $70,000, which again is a little too crazy. The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody competes against the likes of the 2022 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and 2022 Chevy Camaro ZL1. Although Challenger has evolved quite a lot over the past few years, it hasn’t had a major upgrade for the past 10 years. With the SRT Hellcat Widebody, the Challenger tries hard to stay relevant to its fiercest rivals.


Features

The 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is offered in one trim level, the prices for which start at around $60,000. There’s just one engine on offer along with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox but you can pay extra and avail an automatic gearbox. With the SRT Hellcat, you get larger six-piston Brembo brakes, a unique front grille, and SRT Hellcat exterior and interior badges. The Widebody package adds wider wheels and tires, fender flares, and special suspension tuning with adaptive dampers. We’ve listed down the key features offered with the car in the table below.

Trims

SRT Hellcat Widebody

MSRP 

$59,995

Key features

20-inch carbon-black aluminum wheels

 

Automatic projector-beam headlights with LED DRLs.

 

Uconnect 4C infotainment system.

 

8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display.

 

276-watt 6-speaker Alpine audio system.

 

10-way power-adjustable front seats

 

Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel

Which Trim should you buy?

There’s just one trim on offer for the SRT Hellcat Widebody and hence that’s the one you can all buy. It is fully loaded on performance aspects and is brimming with all that power to be tamed on the tracks.

Release date 

There has been no official confirmation from the American manufacturer but if we had to go by the previous trends, expect the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody to hit the dealerships in the Fall of 2021. 

Engine and Performance
8.5/10

Powering the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is a mammoth of an engine - a supercharged 6.2L V8 that churns out a massive 717 horses and 656 lb-ft of torque and is perhaps the cheapest car in the market that delivers 700+ horses. The engine as standard is coupled to a 6-speed TREMEC manual gearbox and you can pay extra to avail of the optional 8-speed automatic but we would recommend you to stick to the stick shift. All the 700+ horses and 650+ lb-ft of torque are sent to the rear wheels only and there’s no all-wheel drive on offer. 

On the drag strip, this muscle car completes the quarter-mile run in just 10.9 seconds and that’s crazy. The top speed of the car has been electronically limited to 203 miles and it has all the capacity to go beyond 203 MPH. The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s engine is absolutely bonkers and has a super-loud grunt accompanied by a supercharger whine. The engine at its core is raw and Dodge has let it be that way. It isn’t the most refined unit but then it has a charm and character of its own that you’d hardly find in any other car

Dodge cars have never been good handlers and if you plan to take one of these around the race track or twisty roads, you’d be disappointed. Yes, the Widebody gets wider tires and wider wheels for better grip but it still lacks the cornering abilities that you’d like from such a powerful car. It’s a rocket off the straight line but it feels a wee bit timid while going across the corners. Nonetheless, it still is great and fun to drive. With the rear sliding out from time to time and the momentary loss of control, it is thrilling in its way and most of you would agree to that.

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MSRP

$59,995

$63,000

$72,900

Engine 

6.2L supercharged V8

6.2L supercharged V8

5.2L supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Power 

717 hp @ 6,000 RPM

650 hp @ 6,400 RPM

760 hp @ 7,300 RPM

Torque

656 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

650 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

625 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 

3.4 seconds

3.5 seconds

3.5 seconds

Quarter mile 

10.9 seconds

11.4 seconds

10.8 seconds

Top Speed 

203 MPH

201 MPH

180 MPH

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has the most powerful engine in the competition that churns out 760 horses and is the only one in the competition to get a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard. Despite that, it remains slower than the Dodge in terms of 0-60 MPH times by just a tenth of a second clocking 3.5 seconds, while it is faster than the Dodge on the drag strip by a tenth of a second. The Chevy Camaro ZL1, on the other hand, has the lowest output and is the slowest of the lot; but the difference is quite negligible. All three cars can burn the rubber on drag strips.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

Fuel economy is not something you should be looking at when you’re purchasing a car in this segment. Cars in this segment come with massive, gas-guzzling engines and have no mercy on the environment whatsoever. The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody returns just 13 MPG around the city. On the highway, it roughly delivers 21 mpg while its EPA-rated combined fuel economy stands at 16 mpg. With an 18.5-gallon fuel tank on board, it delivers a decent driving range at 388.5 miles on the highway.

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MPG (City)

13

14

12

MPG (Highway)

21

20

18

MPG (Combined)

16

16

14

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

19

16

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

240.5/388.5/296

266/380/304

192/288/224

All the cars in the segment deliver similar fuel economy numbers. The Ford Mustang has the lowest figures and delivers 14 mpg combined. On the other hand, the Chevy and the Dodge both have the same combined fuel economy figures of 16 mpg. Chevy has a slightly larger tank than the Dodge of 19-gallons, but still, its highway driving range isn’t as good as the Challenger.

Interior
8.5/10

There’s nothing all that fancy or glitzy about the 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody’s interior. Everything is functional and practical and it’s pretty much a no-nonsense cabin design. This is a driver-focused car and hence the controls on the center console and the infotainment system that sits in the center of the dash are slightly angled to the driver. The cabin as standard comes with a black and silver dual-tone color combination where black dominates; silver trims around places like the center console, steering wheel, and infotainment display, center air-con vents, and the gauge cluster. The car has a classic analog gauge cluster with a red background that makes it look sporty. The steering wheel is nice and stubby and has a leather and metal finish along with white stitching and the SRT badge sitting in the center.

The car has sporty bucket seats at the front with aggressive bolsters all over. The seats are built to hold you firmly in place and to ensure that you don’t get thrown around while driving at high speeds. The seats also have SRT badging on them and remind you that you’re driving a high-performance SRT vehicle every time you get in. The back seats are pretty redundant and no adult could ever fit in there. The rear seats are best suited for kids or you can use them to stuff in some extra luggage that you would want to carry around. The car also has a cargo space of 16.2 cubic feet which is pretty large by high-performance muscle car standards. It also has several storage spaces inside that include cup holders and a storage cubby in the center console, a glove box, and door pockets.

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Seating Capacity

5

4

4

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

39.3/58.5/42

36.6/55.5/42.7

37.6/56.3/44.5

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

37.1/53.9/33.1

33.5/50.3/29.9

34.8/52.2/29

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

16.2

9.1

13.5

The Dodge has the most spacious cabin in the competition however, its design feels a little dated compared to all the other cars in the competition. The Mustang Shelby GT500 and the Camaro ZL1 both have a more modern and upscale cabin design while the Dodge’s cabin design feels a little too bland. However, when it comes to cargo capacity Dodge takes the win here at 16.2 cu ft. Camaro has a cramped interior as well as dismal cargo space.

Standout interior features-

  • 10-way power-adjustable seats.
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift lever.
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
  • Leather Upholstery

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody comes with Dodge’s UConnect 4C infotainment system which gets an 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment display. The system isn’t the most intuitive to use and the controls and the settings can sometimes navigate through the menus and the settings can get a bit confusing. 

The infotainment system also comes with a premium Alpine sound system that delivers a crisp in-car entertainment system although music isn’t something you should be listening to when you’re driving a car like this.

Standout infotainment features:

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display.
  • 276 watt, 6-speaker Alpine audio system.
  • Voice activation.
  • HD radio.
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody doesn’t get any major cosmetic upgrades and it looks pretty much the same as the outgoing model. The vehicle hasn’t had a major upgrade in a long, long time. Frankly, the design of the Challenger looks a bit dated now since it still uses the same platform from 2011. Nonetheless, it still has those classic muscle car proportions and looks rad. The Widebody version gets large flared fenders that protrude outside the car’s body. The wider stance looks cool and adds to the aggressive stance of the car. 

At the front, you get a lip spoiler along with circular headlights and a wide grille. On the hood, you get large scoops that are functional and are there to pass in more air to the engine. Nothing interesting on the sides; just those massive flared wheel arches along with a strong beltline flowing down through the body. Then at the back, there’s a spoiler along with split LED taillights. On the whole, it’s a pretty good-looking car but it’s just that it hasn’t been revised for a long time and that’s why it seems a little too boring.

Models

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Curb Weight (lbs)

4479

3907

4182

Length (inches)

197.5

190.2

188.9

Width (inches)

79.2

75.0

75.9

Height (inches)

57.2

52.9

54.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.5

NA

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

116.2

110.7

107.1

The 2022 Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the largest car in the segment. It sports a wheelbase of 116.2 inches, at least 6 inches longer than its competitors with a ground clearance of 4.5 inches, which feels adequate as per class. However, in terms of sheer looks, we found the Mustang Shelby GT500 to be the best. The Mustang’s design is simply class apart from the Camaro and the Challenger. And it can grab a lot of eyeballs while driving down the road.

Standout Exterior Features:

  • 20-inch carbon-black aluminum wheels.
  • Auto on/off projector-beam halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights.
  • Front lip spoiler.
  • Blacked out grille.
  • LED brake lights.
Safety
7.0/10

The base trim of the 2022 Dodge Challenger is yet to be tested and rated by the NHTSA and IIHS but the 2021 MY has been. Since there’s no difference between the two cars, the safety scores of the previous year can still be deemed relevant. The 2021 Challenger got a full 5-star rating from the NHTSA. On the flip side though, it hasn’t been very well rated by the IIHS. 

The IIHS has rated the car’s performance from marginal to poor in most of its crash tests and it gets the highest ‘good’ rating just in a couple of crash tests. There aren’t many safety features either and we’ve listed a few standout features. We expect similar ratings for SRT Hellcat Widebody if it is crash tested.

Standout safety features:

  • Traction Control
  • ParkSense rear parking sensors
  • ParkView backup camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody vs. 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is priced a little higher than the Chevy but then the Dodge has got more power and performance on offer. The Camaro is slower compared to the Dodge but looks better on the outside and comes equipped with a good number of features on the inside. Now, if you think that 650 horses are good enough for you and if you want a complete package, then the Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the one you should go for. If raw power is all that you need, then it’s the Dodge that you should put your money on.

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 makes 760 horses and is priced around $74,000. The Mustang also looks striking on the outside, gets amazing interiors, and comes loaded with features. The only downside of the Mustang though is that it doesn’t get a manual box and is only available with DCT and that may just piss off purists. Nevertheless, if you can live without the stick shift, we would recommend you to pay the premium and go for the Shelby GT500 as it offers better value for your money.

Final Verdict

Crazy numbers, enthralling driving experience, and a competitive price tag- that’s what the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody is. It is a mad mad machine and is one of a kind. And for one it may seem an irresistible package but it has got plenty of faults as well. Dated design, dull cabin, low features, and equipment are a few downsides of the car that cannot be ignored at all. Thus, if you’re in the market looking for a muscle car, we would recommend you to avoid the Challenger and take a look at the rivals. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$63530

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

376 cu in

horse power

717 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

656 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

dimensions
length

197.5 in

wheelbase

116.2 in

width

79.2 in

curb weight

4470 lbs

Height

57.2 in

Ground Clearance

4.5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

93.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

13/16/21 mpg

highway range

388.50 mi


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