2020 Dodge Charger

MSRP $29,895 - $34,995

Ranked #12 in Midsize Sedan

2020 Dodge Charger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 28, 2021

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The 2020 Dodge Charger has the practicality of a family sedan merged eloquently with enough performance to prove your mettle on the track. It is available for sale at $29,995 and for this year, Widebody Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat join the lineup. It gets a 292-hp 3.6L V6 engine that delivers incredible performance on the road. 

2020 Dodge Charger front view

The cabin of the Charger has a dull design but the build quality is good. It also has one of the best trunk volumes in its class. However, it offers limited standard safety features and the safety ratings are also average. The Charger faces its rivalry from the Chrysler 300, the Toyota Avalon, and the Nissan Maxima

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Pros

Varying power outputs from the V6

Plenty of passenger and cargo space

Infotainment system is very intuitive

Great reliability

Sporty handling

Cons

Interior build quality is not compelling

Limited standard safety features

What's New?

Widebody Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat join the lineup


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29895

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 ft-lb. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

120 in.

length

198.4 in.

width

75 in.

height

57.8 in.

curb weight

3964 lbs.

ground clearance

5.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

1136 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SXT$29,895 onwards

GT$31,895 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Dodge Charger in Go Mango color
Go Mango

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.2

Exterior

6.7

Safety

5.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

7.4

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The Dodge Charger continues to be one of the best-selling full-size sedans in the US- Carbuzz

It's safe to say that the Dodge Charger isn't like many other sedans. From its RWD layout to its host of unique trims and special editions, there are a few other cars on the road like this. For better or for worse, the Charger is something of a throwback but don't let its old-school recipe fool you. Dodge is taking great strides to keep its big sedan relevant on the more practical side. 

Owning the Charger is not much of an expense as its ownership costs are on par with its rivals. But, compared to the Avalon and the Maxima, its maintenance and repair costs are on the higher side. You can expect around $8,300 every year for its fuel, maintenance, repair, depreciation, etc. In terms of reliability, the Charger stands second on the list below the Maxima with 84 points. 

2020 Dodge Charger Front Three-Quarter View
2020 Dodge Charger Rear Three-Quarter View

8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.2/10
Interior

6.7/10
Exterior

5.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

7.4/10
Final Verdict


2020 Dodge Charger Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Dodge Charger is an impressive value for a rear-wheel-drive sedan that offers both attitude and practicality- The Car Connection

The Dodge Charger is available in two trims namely SXT and GT. It also comes in the form of R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, SRT Hellcat Widebody, and Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition, each reviewed separately. The Charger can be had for just under $30,000 and it may touch the $35,000 mark for the GT trim. Add to that a $1,495 destination charge. 

2020 Dodge Charger front and rear view

For its low starting price, the Charger comes with decent standard features. For those who want to upgrade your Charger with more features, there are many optional packages available. The $1,595 Performance Handling Group adds a leather flat-bottom steering wheel, enhanced suspension, Brembo brakes, and black brake calipers. 

Trim

SXT

GT

MSRP (RWD)

$29,995

$31,995

MSRP (AWD)

$33,595

$34,995

 

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds/Upgrades to SXT trim 

 

Keyless entry and ignition

20-inch alloy wheels

 

Rearview camera

LED foglights

 

Rear parking sensors

Heated exterior mirrors

 

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Bluetooth connectivity

Cloth upholstery

 

Satellite radio

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

8.4-inch touchscreen

 

6-speaker sound system

HD radio

 

Automatic climate control

4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

 

 

Enhanced suspension

 

 

Rear lip spoiler

    Paddle shifters

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Among the two available options, the GT is clearly a wiser choice to go for. It doesn't increase a lot in price from the base SXT trim, adding in a lot more features and packing in more power. This trim adds an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a hood scoop, a rear lip spoiler, 20-inch alloy wheels, Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, paddle shifters, performance suspension, and LED fog lamps. 


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2020 Dodge Charger Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Unless you’re adamant about driving a V8, the 3.6-liter V6 in the base models is more than adequate- Kelly Blue Book

The base engine in the Dodge Charger is a 3.6L V6 that produces 292 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque. The AWD version adds 8 hp and 4 lb-ft. of torque and the GT trim is tuned to make the same power as the AWD version of the SXT trim. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is synched with the V6 to rotate its rear wheels in its standard form. The V6 feels lively and energetic while the quick shifts from the transmission provide strong passing power. 

2020 Dodge Charger engine

The Charger handles pretty well for a car that weighs in just a shade under 4,000 pounds. The steering wheel is weighted and feels chunky to hold but the road feel is pretty disconnected. The low-slung chassis and the weight of the Charger do help the car stay flat in corners. The amount of body roll is very contained. However, even the slightest of bumps cause a considerable amount of bouncing around as the suspension setup is firm.

2020 Dodge Charger side driving view

The V6 is plenty powerful. The massive torque generated at the rear wheels manages to push this heavy machine from 0-60 MPH in 6.6 seconds. That’s not all. There’s consistent power throughout the rev range and the Charger makes the quarter-mile in 15.1 seconds. The response from the brakes is just as impressive but they do lack that initial bite. The Charger manages to stop in just 102 feet from a speed of 60 MPH under emergency braking.

Models

2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Chrysler 300

2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima

MSRP

$29,995

$30,040

$35,875

$34,450

Engine

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

Power

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

301 hp @ 6,600 RPM

300 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft.  @ 4,800 RPM

260 lb-ft. @ 4,800 RPM

267 lb-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

261 lb-ft. @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

6.5 sec

6.1 sec

6.0 sec

Quarter Mile

15.1 sec

15.0 sec

14.8 sec

14.6 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

130 MPH

132 MPH

130 MPH

The Nissan Maxima has the quickest acceleration in this competition despite using a CVT transmission. The Maxima along with the Toyota Avalon come standard with an FWD drivetrain for a higher price. On the other hand, the Chrysler 300 and the Charger are RWD cars for a lesser price. Another point worth noting is that the Charger and its cousin also come with an option of an AWD system. 

2020 Dodge Charger Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The Charger is definitely not the car you buy for fuel economy- Edmunds

An engine as powerful as the one on the Dodge Charger is expected to be fuel-guzzling. It is slightly less economical in the cities but set it free on highways and it turns out to be a serious mile muncher. The EPA figures for RWD models are 19 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on a highway, and 23 MPG combined. The AWD variants drop down the fuel economy, returning just 21 MPG.

2020 Dodge Charger side angle view

These fuel ratings are comparatively the lowest in its class. The large 18.5-gallon fuel tank translates into one of the best driving ranges in the segment. A combined range of 425 miles is delivered by the Charger while the AWD models can travel up to 388 miles only. Therefore, fuel-conscious people should go for the RWD model if they plan to buy the Charger. 

Models

2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Chrysler 300

2020 Toyota Avalon 2020 Nissan Maxima

MPG (City)

19

19

22

20

MPG (Highway)

30

30

32

30

MPG (Combined)

23

23

26 24

Tank Capacity (Gallon)

18.5

18.5

14.5

18.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

352/555/425 352/555/425 319/464/377 360/540/432

With an astounding mileage of 26 MPG combined, the Toyota Avalon bags the top place on the table. The Nissan Maxima's fuel economy is slightly less than the Avalon but still, its fuel numbers are better. Moreover, thanks to its large fuel tank, it delivers more range than the Avalon. The Chrysler 300, being the luxurious cousin of the Charger, has the same MPG figures. 

2020 Dodge Charger Interior

7.2/10

The cabin's simplistic design is classic muscle car, but options are plentiful- CarAndDriver

The Dodge Charger's cabin has a strong build quality but the design feels outdated. Speaking of materials used on the inside, it is mostly plastic. However, it doesn’t look outright cheap. The material has a rubbery feel to it to give it that slightly premium feel. Still, the overall quality of materials used in the cabin isn’t justified. The front seats are big and provide ample support in general. The driver's seat is 8-way power-adjustable but heated front seats and steering wheels are available as options.

2020 Dodge Charger dashboard

There’s enough roominess in the front row. Things do feel a little cramped in the second row. Adding AWD drivetrain will result in a hump in the back that cuts the legroom for the middle-seat passenger. Ideally, it’s advisable to only seat two people in the back. As far as the insulation in the cabin is concerned, it is not overly impressive either. Most of the sounds are kept at bay, but there’s a fair amount of noise from the fat tires as you move up the powerband.

2020 Dodge Charger infotainment system

The Charger comes with a very easy-to-use Uconnect infotainment system, which has been the gold standard for the past few years. It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen but the GT trim upgrades it to 8.4 inches. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported. The screen responds quickly and the interface is straightforward. The menus are arranged in a simple manner. Thanks to clear graphics, visibility is good. A 6-speaker stereo is standard on both trims. 

Models

2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Chrysler 300

2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

37.4/58.3/42.1

39.4/56.7/45.0

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

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.5/57.1/40.3

36.7/55.7/34.2

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

16.5

16.3

16.1

14.3

At 16.5 cubic feet, there’s just about adequate space in the trunk of the Charger. Compared to its rivals, it has the second-best cargo space in this class. Plus the rear seats have a 60/40 split-folding feature, thereby, freeing up more space in the trunk. The trunk opens wide but the leftover height is a bit high. There's enough space to hold three large suitcases. Some important cabin highlights are given below:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel w/ paddle shifters
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Alloy foot pedals
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Push-button start
  • 7 & 8.4-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot

2020 Dodge Charger Exterior

6.7/10

There’s no mistaking the Dodge Charger for anything but a modern American sedan with sporty intentions- Kelly Blue Book

The Dodge Charger's chassis makes up for a lower and aggressive stance but also adds significant weight as it is made of steel. The black grille has a mesh pattern and on either side are halogen headlamps with LED DRLs. The GT trim adds LED fog lamps and it also adds a hood scoop which is functional to provide maximum cooling. The SXT trim sits on 17-inch alloy wheels but the GT trim comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels. 

2020 Dodge Charger driving view

The Charger has a ground clearance of 5.2 inches, which is quite higher than its cousin, the Chrysler 300. From the side view, you will notice that the Charger has a nice sleek design. The side skirts have some aggressive contours to them. Around the back, you will see LED taillights that surround almost the entire tailgate, giving out an iconic Charger look. A rear decklid spoiler is unique to the GT trim. 

Models

2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Chrysler 300

2020 Toyota Avalon

2020 Nissan Maxima

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,964

4,013

3,560

3,559

Length (in)

198.4

198.6

195.9

192.8

Width (in)

75.0

75.0

72.8

73.2

Height (in)

57.8

58.5

56.5

56.5

Ground Clearance (in)

5.2

4.8

5.3

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

120.0

120.2

113.0

109.3

The Nissan Maxima has the shortest wheelbase in this segment and that speaks for its cramped rear legroom. The Toyota Avalon is not as wide as the Charger and yet, it offers sufficient shoulder room. This trait can be useful while parking at tight spots. The Chrysler 300's exterior dimensions are almost identical to the Charger except for its low ground clearance and heavyweight. Some other exterior features include:

  • LED headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillights
  • LED fog lamps
  • Black grille
  • Hood scoop
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Black window trim
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • 17 & 20-inch alloy wheels

2020 Dodge Charger Safety

5.0/10

The modern-day Charger has a host of optional high-tech assists- CarAndDriver

The Dodge Charger's safety ratings are pretty decent in its class. From NHTSA, it received full five stars overall safety rating. On the other hand, IIHS gave a 'Good' rating in most of the crash tests. It also received a 'Superior' rating for the front crash prevention. But the driver's side crash test was rated 'Marginal' while the headlights were given the lowest 'Poor' rating. 

2020 Dodge Charger side angle view

The rearview camera and rear parking sensors are the only standard driver-assist features available in the Charger. On the flip side, its rivals offer more standard safety features. This is the main drawback of the Charger. Several other safety technologies are available in the form of various optional packages. These safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto high-beam headlights

2020 Dodge Charger Competition

8.0/10

2020 Dodge Charger vs 2020 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 is built on the same platform as the Charger. The exterior styling may differ but both cars have a lot of similarities. The Charger also offers the option of a V8 whereas the 300 doesn't offer one. Inside, both cars are equally spacious while the trunk volume is almost the same. Therefore, it all comes down to personal preference. 

2020 Chrysler 300 front view

 2020 Dodge Charger vs 2020 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon costs significantly higher than the Charger but it is an FWD car. Its handling is less sporty than the Charger but the fuel economy is excellent in this segment. The Avalon's cabin is as spacious and practical as the Charger but it packs more technological features. The main benefit of buying the Avalon is more standard safety features and better reliability. 

2020 Toyota Avalon 

2020 Dodge Charger vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima is priced slightly more than the Charger. It offers an agile acceleration and its CVT transmission compensates for a better fuel economy. However, its handling is dull compared to the Charger. On the inside, the Maxima lacks enough rear legroom and the trunk volume is also less. But, the safety features list of the Maxima is better. 

2020 Nissan Maxima

2020 Dodge Charger Final Verdict

7.4/10

The 2020 Dodge Charger is a testament to what happens when a muscle car manufacturer decides to make a full-size family sedan. It’s almost 30 years old now, and with age comes grace. It combines great practicality and usability as one would expect from a family car. On the other hand, you will not find any hybrid or smart motors under its hood. It’s a loud and menacing American phenomenon that continues to surprise everyone alike.

2020 Dodge Charger driving view

2020 Dodge Charger FAQs

Are Dodge Chargers reliable cars?

Yes. J.D. Power has granted the 2020 Dodge Charger a respectable score of 84, granting it a place in the top five most reliable sedans in the US.

Which one is the fastest Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the most powerful production sedan in the world. Packing in a 707-horsepower Hemi V8, it is capable of a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph.

Are Dodge Chargers expensive to fix?

No. The average annual cost of repairs and maintenance for a Dodge Charger is $625. That puts it just a notch above the mid-sized car average, which is $527. 

Is there a 2-door Dodge Charger?

No. All Dodge Charger trims come as 4-door sedans. For those looking for a true muscle car experience within a 2-door coupe, the Challenger is the right pick.

Does the Dodge Charger have leather seats?

Only top trims have leather-trimmed seats. Lower trims come standard with cloth upholstery. 

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