2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan

MSRP $70,980

Ranked #20 in Midsize Sedan

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Dodge Charger is one of the most versatile sedans available in the segment currently. It falls in an all-encompassing price range and is available with several engine options that target a large section of buyers. Among these options sits the SRT Hellcat variant of the Charger that is undoubtedly performance-focused and looks sensational with all the additional visual embellishments.

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Pros

Tantalizing design

Engaging driving dynamics

Impressive performance

A bevy of standard features

Cons

Gas-guzzler in the truest sense

Steering lacks some feedback

What's New?

New Deluxe Security Alarm


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$70980

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

717 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

650 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Short And Long Arm

suspension rear

Multi-Link

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/13.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

120 in.

length

201 in.

width

78.3 in.

height

57.6 in.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.7 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/15/21 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Widebody$70,980 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


After minor performance improvement with the 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, 2022 MY continues largely unchanged. It produces a monstrous 717hp, which is more power than you’d ever want from a sedan. But, even with abundant power available just at a tap, the Charger upholds its engaging driving dynamics and with its muscle car roots, the Charger is undoubtedly brawnier and muscular than its rivals the Audi RS5, Mercedes-AMG C63S, and BMW M3 Competition.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Features

Being a carryover model essentially, the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat continues as a standalone trim. While the features might not be as extensive as its German counterparts, the SRT Hellcat sedan caters to a set of enthusiasts who prefer raw performance to comfort.

Yet it gets a sizable list of features which include power-adjustable driver seats with lumbar support, an impressive Harman Kardon sound system, and Brembo brakes for disciplined performance. Additionally, Dodge offers optional packages like the Carbon and Suede Package, and Alcantara Package alongside the optional features are expected to maintain their relevance with the 2022 model.

Trim

SRT Hellcat

MSRP (Expected)

$72,000

Key Features

20-inch wheels

 

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Leather Upholstery

 

A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

 

Heated exterior mirrors

Which trim should you buy?

Available as a single trim option, there is not much of a decision that you would have to make with the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. We do, however, recommend opting for the available Carbon and Suede Package that adds a microsuede headliner to the sedan for an upmarket aura inside the cabin. Additionally, we also suggest opting for the red seatbelts and a navigation system to make the sedan more appealing.

Release Date

While there has been no confirmation from the brand regarding the release date of the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, we think it will be launched by the last quarter of 2021 or early 2022. 

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Engine and Performance

The 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a formidable machine and an authority figure in the segment that it falls in. It houses a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine that churns out a hefty 717hp of power and 650lb.-ft of torque and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, that works rather seamlessly. Rear-wheel drive is the only available configuration and we feel it only makes sense as it helps improve the initial acceleration.

The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat scoots off to the 60mph mark in 3.8 seconds, impressive quick for a sedan that has ample space and is also comfortable. However, considering its outputs of over 700hp, the performance of the sedan might feel underwhelming for some. This is because, even with considerably lower outputs, German rivals tend to deliver similar timings. But with the available SRT Hellcat Redeye variant, power outputs increase to around 800hp, which is a game-changer, both for the segment and the Charger itself.

As the moniker suggests, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is built for the street, road, and the track. It delivers neat performance on all three surfaces and while on the track, the Dodge might feel at home, it drives appreciably even in the city limits. Handling feels precise and even high-speed cornering can be dealt with easily. The Brembo brakes that come with the SRT Hellcat, allow for easy deceleration, even at higher speeds, making the sedan one of the more stable options to opt for. Our only problem that then remains is that the steering does lack some feedback and we would have loved the antics of the sedan more, if that had been solved.

Model

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

2021 Audi RS 5

2021 BMW M3 Competition

MSRP

$72,000

$76,200

$75,100

$72,800

Engine

6.2L Supercharged V8=

4.0L Bi-Turbo V8

2.9L turbocharged V6

3.0L turbocharged inline-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp)

717hp

503hp

444hp

503hp

Torque (lb.-ft)

650lb.-ft

516lb.-ft

442lb.-ft

479lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.8 seconds

3.7 seconds

3.8 seconds

3.8 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

10.9 seconds

11.9 seconds

12 seconds

11.6 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

196 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

As is evident from the table above, neither of the competitive sedans even come close to the Dodge in terms of power and torque outputs. Both the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and M3 Competition are the closest competitors when it comes to power, yet produce more than 200 fewer horses of power. On the other hand, Audi’s 2.9L turbocharged V6 unit is good for 444hp and 442lb.-ft of torque, which is the lowest in the segment, however, being the only AWD option in the class does put it at an advantage over its competitors.

But, despite the visible power difference, performance in the short run for all sedans remains similar and it is only the Mercedes-AMG C63 S that surpasses the 2022 Charger SRT Hellcat, clocking 3.7 seconds to 60 mph. However, the abundant power available just at the tap of the pedal allows Dodge sedan to gain ascendancy over its competitors in the quarter-mile run taking 10.9 seconds, almost half a second quicker than the BMW M3 Competition that falls in second place.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Fuel Economy

The folks at Dodge focused on making the Charger SRT Hellcat an unabashed performance car, rather than one that could vaunt a longer range than the German counterparts. Despite housing the largest fuel tank of 18.5-gallons, the Dodge sedan performs underwhelmingly in this aspect. It is rated at 12 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway. Even its combined mileage of 15 MPG feels considerably lower than what its rivals can manage. However, there are more frugal and less expensive choices of the Charger sedan that are available in the lineup, but as is expected, they are not as exhilarating or intoxicating as the SRT Hellcat.

Model

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

2021 Audi RS 5

2021 BMW M3 Competition

MPG (city)

12

17

18

16

MPG (highway)

21

26

25

23

MPG (combined)

15

21

21

19

Fuel capacity (gallons)

18.5-gallons

17.4-gallons

15.3-gallons

15.6-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

222/379/278 mi

296/452/365 mi

275/382/321 mi

250/359/296 mi

In the trade-off between power and performance, all three German rivals strike the right balance. The Mercedes-AMG and Audi are the segment leaders when it comes to efficiency, averaging a combined mileage of 21 MPG. However, with the smallest tank of 15.3-gallons, the 2021 RS 5 fails to match the C63 S sedan’s combined range of 365 miles. On the other hand, the BMW M3 Competition manages to average 19 MPG, but as is the case with Audi, its fuel tank stands as a barrier in the range that it covers.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Interior

With no listed changes to its interior, the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat continues with its old-school yet affable design. Step inside the sedan and the minimalism of the interiors remind you of the simpler days. There is not much pomp and gaiety that surrounds the cabin, but the ergonomics feel defined and a user-friendly setup sets the tone. However, this in no way indicates a lackluster cabin that is devoid of premium materials. The SRT Hellcat gets adorned with leather upholstery as standard and by shelling out additional money, buyers can also opt for Alcantara seat upholstery through the optional package. Moreover, a Carbon and Suede package that adds carbon fiber embellishments and a microsuede headliner, is our choice as it bestows a distinct fascia to the sports sedan.

In terms of spacing and comfort, the new Charger SRT Hellcat extends Dodge’s idea of pleasure and leisure. The front seats are undeniably comfortable and with power-adjustability and heating and ventilation functionalities, there is no other place in the cabin you would want to be seated in. Similarly, the rear seats are appropriatelybolstered and cushioned and do not cause any discomfort when cruising at higher speeds. However, three full-sized adults might find themselves longing for some additional space on longer journeys.

On the practicality front, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat continues to shine. Not only is its 16.5-cubic feet trunk, one of the largest in the segment, the cubby storage spaces on the inside also come in handy.

Model

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

2021 Audi RS 5

2021 BMW M3 Competition

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.6/59.5/41.8

37.1/55.3/41.7

39.4/55.7/41.3

40.6/56/41.6

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.1/55/35.2

37/54.5/35.1

37.8/54.6/35.6

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

16.5

12.6

21.8

13

Each contemporary sedan has a similar seating capacity of 5 passengers. And no rival manages to match the cabin capaciousness of the Dodge. While the front seats are equally spacious for all four sedans, the rear seats are where the Charger shines. However, the Audi RS 5 Sportback manages to steal the limelight with its abundant cargo space of 22 cubic feet, which can easily fit 10 small bags.

While the BMW M3 Competition and Mercedes-AMG C63 S might not lead in terms of passenger and cargo space, their cabins do look better than the rivals. Both German cars are sportier in their setup and with simplified digital clusters, leave you grinning. However, we’d also like to take a moment to appreciate Audi’s virtual cockpit, which looks contemporary and has a visual appeal to it.

Some standout interior features include:

  • 8-way Powered Driver and Passenger Seats
  • Dual-zone Climate Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Front and Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromic Rearview Mirror

What is there to keep you entertained?

Like its cabin design, the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat features a user-friendly infotainment system that even technophobic won’t require much time getting used to. It features an 8.4-inch touchscreen system that has sharp responses and clear graphics. It sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and is complemented by a 6-speaker Alpine sound system. However, for audiophiles, a Harman Kardon Package equips the sedan with a l9-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Some other standout infotainment features include:

  • Bluetooth Connection
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • USB Connection
  • Voice Recognition
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Optional Navigation System

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Exterior

The new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat might not be as muscular as its sibling, the Challenger, but it’s adequately brawny and bulky to make buyers fall in love with it. It looks menacing and stands on par with its competition. The functional hood up front helps with the aerodynamics, while the C-shaped LED headlights bring out the athletic and fierce side of the sedan. At the side, while it might be difficult to distinguish the Hellcat from the regular sedan, the rear spoiler and dual exhaust tips are distinct.

The 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat rides on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard. It is the longest sedan in the segment and sports the best-in-class wheelbase of 120 inches, which justifies the additional legroom at the rear. Even its ground clearance of 4.5 inches is higher than some of its competitors. It is also the widest at 78.3 inches and allows for better shoulder room as well.

Model

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

2021 Audi RS 5

2021 BMW M3 Competition

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

3,900

4,057

3,890

Length (in.)

201

187.3

188.3

189.1

Width (in.)

78.3

72.4

73.5

74.3

Height (in.)

57.6

56.1

55.1

56.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.5

3.6

N/A

4.7

Wheelbase (in.)

120

111.8

111.3

112.5

Both the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and BMW M3 Competition are the lightest options at around 3,900 lbs. But they are smaller vehicles with compact dimensions. Similar is the story with the Audi RS5. However, with recent redesigns, the Mercedes-AMG and Audi look the most refined. While the 2021 C63 S is also a looker from all angles, we feel the impending design overhaul of 2022 will change the game for Mercedes-Benz.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • Rear Spoiler
  • Painted Alloy Wheels
  • “DODGE” Lettering
  • Brake Calipers
  • LED DRL’s
  • Fog Lamps

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Safety

The 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has not yet been tested by the NHTSA or IIHS and neither has been its base counterpart. However, 2021 MY of the Charger which shared a similar platform received impressive ratings and with the addition of the Deluxe Safety Suite for 2022, we expect performance levels only to improve. As standard, the sedan comes with safety specifications like an engine immobilizer, cross-traffic alert, and tire pressure monitoring system. Some of its other salient safety specifications include:

  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Anti-theft Alarm System
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Competition

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcatvs 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

The 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S are fierce challengers that never back down from competition. However, amongst the two, for us, easily the Dodge wins the battle. Not only is the SRT Hellcat is more powerful, but it also delivers better performance.

While the fuel efficiency might go for a toss, the sedan gains ascendancy over the C63 S with its better cabin space, a larger trunk, and a slew of safety specifications. Though undoubtedly, the German counterpart is essentially better built on the inside, we feel that the Charger checks all the right points when it comes to practicality, making it the better choice amongst the two.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat vs 2021 Audi RS 5

Like the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the 2021 Audi RS 5 is a versatile option available in a couple of body styles. However, it lacks the element of exhilaration and excitement that the Dodge boasts of. It produces the lowest power and torque outputs, which are reflected in its performance in the long run. However, credit to its less power, the RS 5 Sportback manages to be highly efficient and covers a better range than most of its competitors, making it an apt daily driver.

Additionally, it also gets the largest trunk in the segment and with a neatly curated interior, a hi-tech infotainment system, and a large number of available safety features, the decision in this comparison will solely lie depend on whether the buyer wants a true-blue performance car or one that could be driven every day without burning a hole in the pocket.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat vs 2021 BMW M3 Competition

The BMW M3 Competition is another German sedan that finds itself in a similar ballpark as the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Like is the case with all other options, the BMW produces less power and torque when compared to the Dodge, but it does manage to deliver better performance than the others.

It has better efficiency, which certainly improves its range over the Charger SRT Hellcat. However, the M3 Competition does lack space, both on the inside and its trunk, and with a large kidney grille now taking center stage on the outside, we’d prefer to stick with the Dodge, which reeks of minimalism yet remains opulent and imposing.

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Sedan Final Verdict

While buying decisions are 100% subjective, we’d definitely vouch for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. It is one of the most powerful options available in the segment that performs impressively and also drives with utmost precision and comfort on any road surface that you might throw at it.

It gets the best interior space in the segment and also has the largest trunk available at its disposal and with the updated safety system, the Dodge now feels rounded and holistic. However, it lacks efficiency and its steering system does lack slight feedback. But, when the package is well-rounded as the 2022 Charger SRT Hellcat, with its pros overweighing its cons, the sedan makes for an unquestioned choice in the sports sedan segment. 

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