2022 Dodge Charger

MSRP $30,045 Est.

Ranked #5 in Sedan

7.9

Overall Rating

2022 Dodge Charger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With a complex beginning and a comparatively confusing line-up of cars, the Dodge Charger is a four-door sedan with a lot of muscle car characteristics, and the performance to back it up as well. Although currently available as a four-door sedan, the Charger name tag has been used on subcompact hatchbacks, full-size sedans, muscle cars, and luxury coupes in the past as well. Introduced as a show car in 1964, the first generation Dodge Charger came to the market in 1966. The Charger has changed and evolved quite a lot over the years and is currently in its seventh generation of production since the 2011 model year, of which the 2022 model is also expected to be a part as well.

Although the 2011 model was a huge update with a generation upgrade, it was the 2015 Charger that received a huge facelift with a revised exterior with a more modern and sleek looking approach along with a redesigned and modern looking headlights and taillights, most of which is expected to be carried forward to the 2020 model, albeit with a few minor changes.

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Pros

W-I-D-E range of engine options

Limitless customization options, thanks to a plethora of packages

Available AWD

Pliant ride, usable handling

Cons

The exterior design is beginning to age now

HEMI doesn’t do fuel economy

Numb feel and vague feedback from the steering

Dated interior design, with durability being a hindrance quality

What's New?

20-by-8-inch Satin Carbon wheels now standard on GT AWD, available on SXT AWD

No other changes have been made to the non-SRT variants of the Charger


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30045

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,045 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Charger in F8 Green color
F8 Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


Since there isn’t any officially released information about the 2022 Dodge Charger yet, it is expected to be a carryover model. If that is the case, the 2022 Dodge Charger should also be available in six main trim levels to choose from, viz. SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye. With such a wide selection of cars, it has a really wide price range as well. It competes with the likes of Chrysler 300, Kia Stinger, Acura TLX, and other similar four-door sedans in the market.

2022 Dodge Charger Sedan Three Quarter Front View
2022 Dodge Charger Sedan Three Quarter Rear View

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Dodge Charger Features

One would think the Dodge Charger is famous due to its sister coupe - the Challenger - and the headlines their performance division makes for their monstrous powertrains. However, the Charger deserves recognition on its own, primarily because it can be one of the quickest sedans in a straight line, won plenty of accolades in the past, and has also served as a State Police Cruiser back in the day. 

It is slightly less known than the Challenger but gets the same treatment from the folks over at Dodge. The 2022 Charger is set to be sold in 7 different trims, of which three are high-performance SRT variants sporting their HEMI V8, under different tunes of forced induction. Vehicles such as the Redeye variant, deserve their own page for the oomph they bring to a slightly dull and dying segment.

Trims

SXT

GT

R/T

Scat Pack

MSRP 

$30,495

$32,695

$37,500

$42,000

Features

Available AWD

In addition to/replacing features in the SXT trim:

In addition to/replacing features in the GT trim:

In addition to/replacing features in the R/T trim:

 

Available AWD

RWD only

RWD Only

 

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

5.7L V8

6.4L V8

 

17” alloys

20” alloys

Upgraded 20” alloys

Further upgraded 20” alloys

 

7” infotainment touchscreen

8.4” infotainment touchscreen

Performance exhaust system - dual mode

Limited Slip Differential

 

Keyless entry

LED Fog/ Driving lights

 

Launch Control

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Heated outer rear-view mirrors

 

Upsized brakes

 

Dual-zone climate control

Premium audio system

 

Sport seats

 

Cruise Control

Sport suspension

 

Heated front seats and steering wheel

*expected

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It would definitely be a fun experience owning a rowdy V8 and turning your everyday commute into a Nascar lap. Nevertheless, the streets are no place for such speeds, and the V8s could quite frankly hurt your pockets big time especially in the long run. If you’re looking at the Dodge Charger for an easy-to-maintain, instrument of a daily commute, the GT trim looks perfect. While the V6 engine is more sedate than its other options, and other V6s as well, the added bonus of all-weather traction through AWD is an important aspect of a daily driver.

The GT trim provides plenty of comforts and a bit of luxury, as well as the best of infotainment and electronics Dodge has to offer. For a balance between daily usability, long-term reliability, all-season driveability, and controlled fuel costs, stick to the GT trim. The wilder variants are better left for track days, especially when they can empty out their fuel tank in 10 minutes (if you can find a road long enough)

Price:

Depending on the trim level and spec, you can expect a price hike of about $500 to $700 for the 2022 model year. As mentioned earlier, the 2022 Charger should be available in six different trim levels to choose from.Since the official pricing hasn’t been released by the company yet, let us look at the price structure of the 2021 Dodge Charger for reference:

  • SXT: $29,995
  • GT: $31,995
  • R/T: $36,995
  • Scat Pack: $41,095

Release Date:

Although no words from the company yet, the upcoming 2022 Dodge Charger is expected to hit the market in the fall of 2021, based on previous records.

2022 Dodge Charger Engine and Performance

Just like the trim levels, the Dodge Charger is also available with a number of different engine options depending on the trim level and spec. If no changes are made in the lineup, the 2022 Dodge Charger should be available with five different engine options. Let us go through them one by one:

  • A 3.6L V6 for the SXT and GT trims. As standard, the engine produces 292 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque in the RWD SXT. But for the GT and the AWD SXT, it is tuned to produce 300 HP and 264 lb-ft of torque.
  • Stepping up to the R/T trim will get you a 5.7L HEMI V8 producing 370 HP and 395 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Scat Pack gets powered by a naturally aspirated 6.4L V8 known as the 392 HEMI, which produces 485 HP and 475 lb-ft of torque.
  • Then there is the SRT Hellcat with a 6.2L supercharged V8 producing 717 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque.
  • The top-of-the-range SRT Hellcat Redeye also has a similar engine as the Hellcat but has been tuned to produce 797 HP and 707 lb-ft of torque.

Although all the trim levels use an 8-speed automatic gearbox, it might vary depending on the engine it is paired with. RWD is standard across the trim levels, though the SXT and GT trims offer an AWD as an option. While the base SXT and GT trims are capable of a 0 to 60 MPH time of around 6.4 seconds, with a quarter-mile time of 14.8 seconds, both of which are decently respectable times, the Dodge Charger gets exponentially faster and quicker as you go up the trim levels. 

The supercharged 6.2L HEMI high-output V8 in the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye makes the car capable of 0-60 MPH acceleration in a blistering 3.6 seconds, along with a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds at 129 MPH. It might just be the fastest four-door muscle car with a top speed of 203 MPH.

Models

2022 Dodge Charger*

2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Acura TLX

MSRP

$30,495

$30,445

$33,090

$37,500

Engine

3.6L V6

3.8L V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Power

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

292 hp @ 6,350 RPM

255 hp @ 6,200 RPM

272 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

260 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

*2021 MY data used for reference

So in terms of power and torque output, the Dodge Charger and its competitors are in a very similar ballpark. But the Charger does have an undeniable edge in its higher trim levels. Nevertheless, even in its weakest guise, the Charger beats the likes of the Kia and Acura for horsepower, although the Acura TLX engine produces greater torque.

2022 Dodge Charger Fuel Economy

9.0/10

As mentioned earlier, the 2022 Dodge Charger should be available with five different powertrain options depending on the trim level. The fuel economy figures will vary drastically depending on the engine it gets equipped with. For example, the 292 HP V6 engine powering the SXT can deliver 19 MPG in the city, and 30 MPG on the highway, which gives it a combined mileage of 23 MPG, which are pretty respectable figures, to say the least.

Models

2022 Dodge Charger*

2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Acura TLX

MPG (City)

19

19

22

22

MPG (Highway)

30

30

29

31

MPG (Combined)

23

23

25

25

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

18.5

15.9

15.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

352/555/426

352/555/426

350/461/398

350/493/398

*2021 MY data used for reference

Then on the other end of the spectrum, you have the SRT Hellcat Redeye with its 797 HP HEMI V8 which is capable of delivering 12 MPG in the city, and 21 MPG on the highway, which gives it a combined mileage of 15 MPG. The Dodge Charger does have one of the least efficient engines in the competition. But it is quite expected from the power output you get from the car. It wouldn’t be normal on the eyes to see a Dodge Charger be the most frugal in any list of comparisons.

2022 Dodge Charger Interior

8.0/10

This is one department where the Charger suffers in the competition. Neither it has the most attractive and eye-catching interior of them all, nor the quality of materials used backs it up for the lack of a good-looking interior. Yes, looks are subjective, and there will be people who like the interior design of the Charger, but the majority will agree that there are better-looking interiors out there in the competition. 

2022 Dodge Charger Sedan Front Row Seats

The interior might be functional, but the lack of quality materials and average build quality makes it lose its edge in the competition. The use of too much rubberized materials ruins the feel of it. That being said, the overall roominess of the interior is pretty good, but the sloping roofline does impede visibility and access to the backseat. The new 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye gets some unique, race-inspired interior features which include a 220-MPH red speedometer.

Models

2022 Dodge Charger*

2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Acura TLX

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.3//56.4/42.6

37.2/58.2/42.5

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.0/54.8/36.4

36.3/55.0/34.9

Standard Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

16.5

16.3

23.3

13.5

*2021 MY data used for reference

But the good thing is that Dodge’s Uconnect system is one of the best infotainment systems around. It is easy to use, and it responds quickly to the inputs as well. In terms of interior dimensions, the Dodge Charger and its competitors are more or less in a similar ballpark. Being a sedan, the Charger also has respectable trunk space.

2022 Dodge Charger Sedan Infotainment System

But the hatchback design of the Kia Stinger gives it a huge edge in the competition due to which it has unparalleled practicality in the competition. Some of the interior features in the 2022 Dodge Charger are:

  • 7” or 8.4” touchscreen depending on the variant, running the latest Uconnect software
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional heated steering wheel and front seats
  • Optional sport seats
  • 7” customizable digital information cluster
  • Performance-inspired shifter
  • Push-button Start/Stop

2022 Dodge Charger Exterior

7.0/10

The 2022 Dodge Charger does have a unique-looking exterior design which makes it quite distinctive on the road. Although the Charger received a generation upgrade during its 2011 model year update, it was the 2015 Charger to receive significant exterior styling updates.

2022 Dodge Charger Sedan Front View

Starting from the new front end featuring new LED lights and a more aerodynamic nose, the suspensions, interior, and brakes were also redesigned, most of which are carried forward to its future models as well.

Models

2022 Dodge Charger*

2021 Chrysler 300

2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Acura TLX

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,975

4,013

3,611

3,709

Length (inches)

198.4

198.6

190.2

194.6

Width (inches)

75.0

75.0

73.6

75.2

Height (inches)

57.8

59.2

55.1

56.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.2

N/A

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

120.0

120.0

114.4

113.0

*2021 MY data used for reference

The new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye features an aggressive, modern widebody exterior with fender flares integrated into the front and rear fascias, which adds 3.5 inches of width over the wider wheels and Pirelli tires. The Dodge Charger is one of the longer cars in the competition, which translates to its long wheelbase, ergo allowing great legroom. The Dodge Charger exterior features include:

  • Functional hood scoop (R/T trim and above)
  • Race-track inspired tail lights
  • Aggressive headlamp design and fenders
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and Bifunctional Halogen Projector Headlamps
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps (option on higher trims)
  • LED Fog lights 

2022 Dodge Charger Safety

9.0/10

According to Dodge themselves, the Charger offers more than 80 available safety and security features. To keep the occupants safe, the 2022 Charger should have a decent array of standard and available active and passive safety features.

Active safety features:

  • Full-speed forward collision warning with active braking
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear park assist system
  • Advanced brake assist
  • All-speed traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Passive safety features:

  • Advanced multistage front airbags
  • Supplemental full-length side-curtain airbags
  • Front seat-mounted pelvic-thoracic side airbags
  • Driver side knee blocker airbag

Since the 2022 Dodge Charger hasn’t been released yet, let us look at the safety ratings of the 2021 Charger for reference. The 2022 Charger should also be more or less the same, if not better. Although the 2021 Charger did get 5 stars in the overall NHTSA rating, its front and side crash test performance could have been a bit better. On the other hand, its IIHS crash test report is also pretty decent with the maximum possible score in most of the individual tests. But it didn’t get any special honor from IIHS.

2022 Dodge Charger Competition

7.0/10

2022 Dodge Charger vs 2021 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger are practically corporate cousins with similarities in many aspects. Both of them also have virtually the same pros and cons. It all comes down to personal preference at the end of the day.

2021 Chrysler 300

 But you want some eye-watering performance, or want to put the drag strip on fire, the Charger is your only choice. You have the SRT Hellcat and the SRT Hellcat Redeye for that job.

2022 Dodge Charger vs 2021 Kia Stinger

Although both are polar opposite in their approach, both are quite similar in many ways as well. Both are performance-oriented sedans trying to be fun-to-drive practical family sedans.

2021 Kia Stinger

 Although the Stinger cannot match the V8 powered variants of the Charger in terms of raw performance, the Stinger does take the edge in the practicality aspect with its hatchback design.

2022 Dodge Charger vs 2021 Acura TLX

The TLX and the Charger are also quite the polar opposite in their approach. Where the Charger is a raw performance machine, meant to experience pure performance, be engaging to drive, and have fun while driving the car, the TLX is more of a matured sort of car. 

2021 Acura TLX

Under the aggressive outward styling, it has a comfortable, more feature-rich interior, along with more comfortable ride quality.

2022 Dodge Charger Final Verdict

Although being a 4-door sedan, the 2022 Dodge Charger is still a very niche product in the market. Although the competition in the sedan segment is gradually decreasing, the Charger still faces some steep competition from some of the more competent cars in its class.

Although Dodge has done a great job in the performance aspects of the car, the interior and the overall creature comfort aspect of the car need some improvement. If you are planning on the entry-level trims of the Charger, you can find some other options in the market. But when you move on to the more serious stuff like the SRT Hellcat and the SRT Hellcat Redeye, there’s frankly nothing like it in the market.

Yes, you have the Challenger SRT or the Ford Mustang GT, but those are not as practical and daily drivable as the Dodge Challenger. It has this unique combination of performance, comfort, and muscle-car style, that is matched by very few cars in the market.

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