Only a select few cars can recall the feel of an old American muscle car. Only a few can evoke the same emotions as that of Dodge’s love letter to the classic stylings of the 60s and 70s. That’s where the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT shines, giving the drivers an astounding package of both performance and fierce style. Its supercharged line of engines, as well as the widebody options, makes the SRT great for tearing up the road in a nostalgic way.
The 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT and its various trims have experienced not many changes in its transition to the 2022 model year. One change would be the addition of a deluxe security alarm to the models of the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
The models of the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat have differing price points, split among the 5 models made available by Dodge. The MSRP for these respective models can be seen on the table below:
|Challenger SRT Hellcat||$ 64,675|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody||$ 70,675|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye||$ 76,275|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody||$ 82,675|
|Challenger SRT Hellcat Super Stock||$ 85,675|
No official statements have been given on the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s average lease price. However, certain estimates on the lease price of the base Challenger SXT puts it about $409/month on a 3-year plan with $10,000 down payment.
The Dodge Challenger has a whole host of engine options to tailor itself to the preferences of buyers everywhere. The options available on the various Challenger and Challenger SRT models are the:
- Supercharged 6.2-Liter High-Output HEMI V8
- Supercharged 6.2-Liter HEMI V8 Engine
For the SRTs, Dodge modifies the 6.2-Liter V8 engines with a supercharger. This is a method of forced induction that is slightly closer to what a turbocharger does. The SRT Hellcat produces an impressive output of 717 horsepower and a torque output of 656 pounds-feet. The SRT Hellcat Redeye improves on this further with a staggering 797 horsepower output, as well as a torque output of 707 pounds-feet. It shows this off with its top speed rounding out at about 203 mph.
For the speed demons, the Challenger will be a welcome friend. The fastest version of the Dodge Challenger, the SRT Super Stock, rockets off from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. It also tops out at a respectable speed of 168 mph. Its engine can produce an astounding power output of 807 horsepower and a torque output of 707 pounds-feet. In terms of agility, the Dodge Challenger has a lot of catching up to do. It is one of the heftier options in its class, really pointing it towards a specific style of driving. The Dodge Challenger shines in those times were there’s nothing but a long wide road right in front of you, all with the sun out and your favorite songs blasting out the sound system. Handling is still quite cumbersome, being a bit stickier with its turning when compared to other muscle cars. It’s more on the leisurely side of things where the driver can take advantage of its responsive throttle inputs. All of this is still quite old-school, but maybe that’s the kind of feeling that the Dodge Challenger wanted to show off in the first place
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The Challenger SRT Hellcat has its EPA ratings, placing it at a point where it’s fuel efficiency is about par compared to its competitors. The SRT Hellcat models have an EPA rating of about 13 MPG/City and 22 MPG/Highway. The widebody models differ in MPG as well, having ratings of 13 MPG/City and 21 MPG/Highway with the Widebody models.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT still proudly exhibits its all-American pride, sporting a bit of a retro look reminiscent of the muscle cars of yesteryear. Drivers shouldn’t be surprised to know that some of the materials used for the Challenger have a similar theme, using rubberized materials that are a bit lackluster with their supposedly “premium” feel. The SRT models have their own interior setup that’s unique from its standard counterpart. It comes with its own set of materials and a more driver-focused layout. The seats of the SRT use leather material, embossed with unique SRT badges and equipped with heat and ventilation features for the front. Other elements of the interior can be described as simple, having many of the car’s knobs, buttons, and even the center console angled towards the driver. The visibility at the rear is obscured by a bunch of wide rear pillars, essentially making the blind-spot monitoring option more of a requirement than an actual option. These could help in stopping you from running over something that these pillars are obscuring from your view.
The Dodge Challenger SRT is fitted with a Uconnect infotainment system. This infotainment suite is simple enough that anyone can navigate through its menus and make use of all the features. It also comes with several integrations, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. All of this can be used via the 8.4-touchscreen. The Sound system on the SRT can either be the ones sourced from Alpine, or the more deluxe 18-speaker package that Haman/Kardon provides.
The Challenger SRT models have scored a respectable 5-star rating for overall safety from the NHTSA. In terms of a frontal crash or a rollover, it scored a 4-star rating. Overall, it’s a respectable car that can withstand the impact of an accident and protect its passengers. Safety feature and driver-assistance technologies are of course available on the Challenger. These features are given as optional, instead of as a standard kit for the car. Features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and avoidance, an adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams are some of the choices that drivers can avail of.
The Challenger’s warranty plans are quite limited when compared to that offered by its rivals. Dodge also does not give any plans for complimentary scheduled maintenance. The Limited Warranty is covered for 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven. The Powertrain is under warranty for a length of 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first.