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2022 Dodge Challenger: Everything You Need To Know

2022 Dodge Challenger: Everything You Need To Know

The 2022 Dodge Challenger stays true to the pony car tradition with exciting performance, a ton of customization options, and great value for money with a range of powerful V6 and V8 engines.


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Designed around a focus on technology, performance, and safety, this modern-day muscle car comes in 11 different variants to suit all performance needs and budgets. Featuring instantly-recognizable retro styling combined with the latest driver assist and information features, Dodge's performance coupe is not only the fastest production muscle car but also the most spacious with plenty of room for five passengers inside.


In the following article we're going to give you all the info you need to know if you're thinking about getting yourself a driver-focused 2022 Dodge Challenger, running through details on available all-wheel drive, the beautiful and functional dual snorkel hood, widebody kits, and the work of tire-shredding art that is the supercharged 6.2L Hemi SRT Hellcat V8 engine. With a wide range power levels and trims on offer the Dodge Challenger lineup contains something for every muscle car fan.


The 2022 Dodge Challenger is a true driver's car, featuring a highly-adjustable pilot's seat for optimal driving position whether you're on the street or taking on the competition at the track. All-wheel drive is available on V6-engined Challengers, powering the rear wheels under normal cruising until improved grip and extra confidence is called for on loose or slippery surfaces.



The 2022 Dodge Challenger features a customizable 7-inch display within the instrument cluster giving real-time performance data in the form of 0-100 km/h times, G-meter readings, and an all-wheel drive status screen on AWD Challengers. Widebody models give even better performance in the corners with an extra 8.8 cm of track width, allowing wider 20x11-inch wheels to put more rubber on the road, as well as uprated brakes and competition suspension with adaptive damping.


How much is a Dodge Challenger?


Dodge makes Challengers to provide drivers with exciting handling and thrilling power no matter what their budget looks like. The V6-powered Challenger SXT starts at $37,665, while the big bad Challenger SRT Super Stock tops the range with 807 horsepower, drag radial tires, and a $111,265 starting price. No matter how you slice it, the Dodge Challenger range provides performance and value for money that's hard to beat.


Standard Features


One of the hallmark features of a pony car is the ability for each owner to make it their own with lots of customization options. The 2022 Dodge Challenger nails this with 13 different paint colours to choose from, with an efficient and smooth 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission making this muscle car perfect for high-speed, long-distance driving. The retro-inspired T-shaped gear shifter features AutoStick, which allows you to select your own gears manually, and a six-speed TREMEC manual transmission is available on the V8-powered R/T, Scat Pack 392, and SRT Hellcat.


Dodge 2022 steering


The Challenger's headlights serve as one of its most instantly-recognizable styling features, with the halo LED-accented design giving a modern update to the setup first seen on the 1971 Challenger. Matching its legendary pace with plenty of space, the Dodge Challenger boasts best-in-class headroom, rear legroom, and cargo volume, meaning that this is a muscle car you can happily drive every day.


Matching the thrills provided by the strong V6 and legendary Hemi V8 engines is the sense of safety you feel in a Dodge Challenger thanks to the suite of safety systems and technology that come standard across the range. With electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, and ready alert braking as standard the Dodge Challenger uses technology to keep its occupants safe, while an optional suite of cameras and radar units give the Challenger the ability to monitor blind spots and provide forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.


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You can have your cake and eat it too with Dodge's Multi-Displacement System (MDS) which maximises fuel economy of the powerful V8 engines in R/T and Scat Pack 392 Challengers by 'shutting down' some of the engine's cylinders when you're cruising along at a steady speed, before bringing them back online when it's time to unleash the full power of the iconic Hemi V8. Upping the customization options even further, Challenger buyers can opt for the Blacktop, Gold Rush, Hemi Orange or T/A appearance package for an even more unique look, and add the iconic Mopar Shaker hood and intake to R/T and Scat Pack 392 models. Inside, the Plus Group adds Nappa leather and a largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen to the Uconnect 4C multimedia centre. All 2022 Dodge Challengers are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


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Trim Levels



--> 3.6 litre Pentastar V6

--> TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission

--> 303 hp, 268 lb-ft

--> Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible

--> AWD available



--> 3.6 litre Pentastar V6

--> TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission

--> 20" aluminum wheels

--> Performance seats

--> Front splitter, functional hood scoop

--> Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters



--> 5.7 L Hemi V8 with VVT (variable valve timing) and MDS (multi-displacement system, shuts down one bank of cylinders) for better fuel economy.

--> TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, available TREMEC 6-speed manual

--> 372 hp, 400 lb-ft

--> Active exhaust

--> R/T grille badge, Hemi fender badges


Scat Pack 392

--> 6.4 L Hemi SRT V8 with MDS

-->TorqueFlite 8-speed auto, available TREMEC 6-speed manual (no MDS with the manual)

-->485 hp, 475 lb-ft

-->Anti-spin rear differential for better traction off the line

-->Customizable drive modes, launch control, line lock (locks the front wheels for burnouts to heat the rear tires when racing)


Scat Pack 392 Widebody

--> Widebody fender flares

--> Competition suspension with adaptive damping

--> Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel

--> 20x11" "Devil's Rim" forged aluminum wheels

--> Wider 305/35ZR20 performance tires


From here we move from already-powerful and fast muscle cars into the rumbling, smoky realms of monster horsepower with factory warranties, race-proven components, 11-second quarter-mile times, 202 mph top speeds, and the power to take on the world’s finest supercars for a fraction of the cost. We’re talking, of course, about the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, as well as the SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Super Stock that evolved from its devilish powertrain. Here are the specs:


SRT Hellcat

--> Supercharged 6.2 L Hemi SRT Hellcat V8

--> TorqueFlite 8-speed high-performance automatic, available TREMEC 6-speed manual

--> High-performance version of the 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic from here onwards

--> 717 hp, 656 lb-ft

--> 20x9.5" black performance wheels

--> Competition suspension with active damping

--> High-performance brakes with red painted calipers, six piston up front


SRT Hellcat Widebody

--> Widebody-specific competition suspension, again with adaptive damping

--> 20x11" black aluminum wheels

--> Widebody fender flares

--> Performance tires


SRT Hellcat Redeye

--> High-output supercharged 6.2 L Hemi SRT Hellcat Redeye V8

--> TorqueFlite 8-speed high-performance automatic transmission

--> 25 major engine component upgrades to provide even greater performance and power compared to the already-brilliant Challenger SRT Hellcat

--> 797 hp, 707 lb-ft

--> SRT Power Chiller and After-Run Cooler


==> Power Chiller uses the car's air conditioning to help cool the air fed to the engine - cooler air is more dense, allowing more of it to enter the engine’s cylinders. More air, more fuel, more power!

 ==> After-Run Cooler keeps the engine's cooling fan and coolant pump running after the engine shuts down to keep the engine at optimal temperatures.

==> Unique interior and exterior badging


SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody

--> Widebody competition suspension, adaptive damping

--> 20x11” carbon black aluminum wheels

--> Widebody fender flares


SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak

--> High-output supercharged 6.2 L Hemi SRT Hellcat Redeye V8

--> Revised powertrain calibration, now makes 807 horsepower(!)

--> Wide range of customization options: colours, badging, brake caliper colours, wheels, stripes, seating materials and colours

--> Can customise almost every feature


SRT Super Stock

--> High-output supercharged 6.2 L Hemi SRT Hellcat Redeye V8

--> Widebody

--> Bilstein High-Performance adaptive damping suspension

--> 18x11” low gloss granite wheels with Nitto drag radial tires

--> Lightweight all-aluminum Brembo brake calipers


With the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Jailbreak all bets are off, and you’re free to customise your 807 horsepower road rocket with the full range and combination of Dodge’s extensive range of paint colours, badging, interior materials and more. Stepping up to the SRT Super Stock really lets you reign supreme at the drag strip by adding high-performance Bilstein suspension and drag-focused tires to the mighty SRT Hellcat Redeye powertrain.


The 2022 Dodge Challenger lineup truly provides something for every muscle car fan no matter what their budget might be, plus technology and safety systems to make this all the car you need for daily life with the ability to leave the competition in the dust at the track. Whether you already have your heart set on your perfect Dodge Challenger, or you want to come in and sample different trim packages, CarHub’s trusted Product Advisors are here to help. Get the ball rolling on purchasing your dream muscle car by contacting us at, and check out all the Dodge Challengers currently in our inventory here.


-Author Bio-

James Walker is a car nut and motoring writer with a love of all cars fast and slow. He drives a lot, and has been writing about cars for over five years.


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