2021 Dodge Challenger Review
The old-school styling and brutish athleticism of the Dodge Challenger makes it a popular pick for many drivers around Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA. Dodge has ensured you can enjoy this muscle car exactly as you prefer it thanks to a range of trim levels. This 2021 Dodge Challenger review will cover a few of the most popular Challenger configurations. From choosing the engine to the exterior styling, you can make your Challenger a reflection of your personal tastes.
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A Menacing Engine Lineup
You can hear a Dodge Challenger coming from a couple blocks away. This muscle car is easily identifiable because each of its engines exudes personality and power. For 2021, you have four different power plants to consider.
The smallest engine of the lineup and the only V6 option is the standard choice. The 3.6L engine makes 303 horsepower and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The first of the V8s is a 5.7L HEMI® offering a muscular 375 horsepower. The 392 HEMI® V8 is next, generating 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
At the top of the lineup sits two separate versions of the famed supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8. Whether you choose the regular or High-Output version, you’re going to have a blast behind the wheel:
- Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8 makes 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque
- Supercharged 6.2L High-Output HEMI® V8 makes 797 horsepower and 807 lb-ft of torque
Other Notable Performance Features
Putting down in excess of 700 horsepower can be tricky. To ensure the 2021 Challenger has enough grip to rip off the line, Dodge fitted the car with a launch assist system. Sensors in the rear monitor the rear tires for wheel slip. If slip is detected, it modulates torque to maximize traction. There’s also launch control, a system that maximizes your ability to get off the line by holding you in the ideal RPM range during your brake boost.
Stopping is also important. A range of brakes includes:
- 12.6-inch front vented rotors as part of the sport brake system
- 14.2-inch front vented rotors as part of the Brembo 4-piston brake system
- 15.4-inch Brembo 2-piece rotors with 6-piston calipers as part of the Brembo 6-piston brake system
Styling Your Classic Muscle Car
The badges on the 2021 Dodge Challenger identify the type of engine burbling under the hood:
- Classic HEMI® badge
- R/T Scat Pack fender badge
- Hellcat SRT® badge
- SRT® Hellcat Redeye badge
Hood options for the 2021 Challenger include an SRT® dual-snorkel, a SHAKER hood, or a T/A hood. There are over a dozen exterior paint colors to choose from as well.
2021 Dodge Challenger Review: Still Unlike Anything Else
The undeniable personality and power of the Dodge Challenger has withstood the test of time. For 2021, you can easily personalize this muscle car to fit your exact preferences. Want to see how all these variants drive around Shrewsbury, Auburn, or Worcester, Massachusetts? If so, then stop by Harr CDJR!