2021 Dodge Charger Review, Redesign, Hellcat, SRT

If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2021 Dodge Charger will continue in the same way. Despite being outdated in many aspects, the current generation still has a lot of things to offer, particularly in terms of performances. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the company doesn’t plan any rush with this model. According to the officials, the next generation will come in about two years at earliest. That clearly indicates that no changes are about to come for the next year.

We count on the same design and features, which haven’t changed for a quite long, time, considering that the current generation has been around since 2011. Of course, there is always a chance to see novelties in terms of new standard features, but most of the things are expected to remain the same in this case. The 2021 Dodge Charger should hit the market sometime in late 2020.

2021 Dodge Charger

2021 Dodge Charger Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, there is nothing unfamiliar with this large sedan. The current generation has been around since 2011 but it actually uses the same platform as the previous generation. We are talking about a familiar LX platform, which has been around since 2004. Of course, we have seen notable updates for this redesign, but there are still some design solutions that feel outdated for today’s industry standard. As a consequence, the Charger is heavy and not so dexterous in corners. Also, the ride can be a little bit harsh and noisy on pawn roads.

On the other side, there is really nothing to complain about styling and exterior design. The current Charger doesn’t have too many things in common with legendary predecessors from the golden era. It comes as a full-size sedan but still looks pretty nice. It looks muscular and features pretty classic aesthetical solutions, so the overall impression is actually more than good. As we already mentioned, we don’t expect that the 2021 Dodge Charger will come with any notable change.

Interior

When it comes to interior design, the current Charger is a mixed bag. On one side, it offers plenty of space. Both rows are extremely generous in terms of legroom, while the rear bench accommodates three adult persons with ease. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the cargo area is quite typical for the class.

On the other side, the cabin doesn’t look as attractive as it is the case with most rivals. The overall quality seems okay, but aesthetics are definitely outdated. Also, we don’t like that poor rearward visibility.

2021 Dodge Charger Interior

2021 Dodge Charger Engines

This is where 2021 Dodge Charger will really shine, just like it’s the case with the current model. We expect to see a wide powertrain lineup in the offer, which consists of several powerful engine options. Base models are equipped with a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 300 horsepower.

However, the real fun starts with eight cylinders, and there are three available options in the offer. The least powerful is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with around 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Another HEMI engine is in the offer. Of course, we are talking about a 6.4-liter unit, which comes with a max output of 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8, which delivers an impressive 717 horsepower and 650 pound-of torque. With this engine, the Charger needs just around 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph, which sounds more than impressive for a vehicle of this size. All units come with 8-speed automatic transmission.

Features

When it comes to standard equipment, there is always room for novelties. However, the current model already comes with a quite long list of features and there is really nothing to complain about. All models feature things like a 7-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc. Additionally, you can get things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, premium audio system, navigation etc.

On the other side, safety is the aspect where Charge feels very short. A rearview camera and parking sensors are actually the only standard safety features. Things are much better in higher trims, where you can get things like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and rear cross traffic alert.

2021 Dodge Charger rear

2021 Dodge Charger Release Date and Price

Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2021 Dodge Charger should hit the market in a typical time, sometime late in the year. The price should also remain the same as for the current model, which goes in an extremely wide range from 30.000 to 70.000 dollars, roughly. 

As we already mentioned, the current generation is expected to remain in production for a couple more years, before we see a complete overhaul. 

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