The legendary muscle car that is the Dodge Challenger arrives in another beefy incarnation for 2021. The model boasts several engine options, along with a mind-blowing SRT Hellcat variation that produces up to 807 horsepower. It’s also the only machine in the segment to offer all-wheel drive, which is an option on models equipped with the V-6 engine.
The 2021 Dodge Challenge provides a surprisingly cushy drive, which, in combination with its comfy seats and generous passenger space, makes it a muscle car uniquely suited to relaxed cruising and leisurely drives. It actually emphasizes these elements more than the pure performance thrills of other muscle cars. Of course, it still excels both on the street and the drag strip.
For 2021, a few minor updates have been made to the Dodge Challenger. A memory feature is now offered for the power-adjustable steering column, driver’s seat, side mirrors and radio presets. The all-wheel drive SXT model enjoys newly optional 20-inch wheels, while those same wheels come standard on the all-wheel drive GT. Finally, those who buy the R/T Scat Pack can now add SRT branding to the Brembo brake calipers.
As a muscle car, performance is clearly a point of emphasis on the 2021 Dodge Challenger. The base engine provided is a 305-horsepower V-6. In addition, there are several optional Hemi V-8 choices, including a 375-horsepower 5.7-liter and 485-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8. The trademark crescendoing V-8 exhaust note is a point of particular pleasure on these latter two options. The ZF automatic transmission that these engines come paired to delivers impressive response.
A special element of the 2021 Dodge Challenger is the endearing dose of nostalgia it brings to the table in addition to its impressive value. One of the ways this unique style is demonstrated is through the bevy of colorful paint options and retro-themed appearance packages. This is another way in which the model stands apart from its rivals.