The Dodge Charger returns for the 2022 model year, offering the same thrilling ride options as before. As always, it comes with different trim levels which buyers can use to find the right balance between price and performance. The interior is starting to show its age, with materials that seem to have come straight from a few years ago. Its ride quality is also a bit lacking, feeling quite bumpy when dealing with different terrains. However, it also comes with Dodge’s powerful HEMI V8 that’s guaranteed to make any ride exciting. This review of the 2022 Dodge Charger will go into the specs, features, and other aspects that make this high-powered sedan a top competitor in its class.
Dodge has made minimal changes to the Charger model, only adding features on certain optional packages. A deluxe security alarm is now available on the Driver Convenience Group package, able to provide some extra security to your premium ride. This is also available for Scat Pack and Scat Pack Widebody.
Buyers have the option for multiple trim levels for the 2022 Dodge Charger, all with respective price points that reflect their features and performance. Below are the costs for the various models of the 2022 Dodge Challenger, not including the SRT models:
|2022 Dodge Charger SXT||$31,350*|
|2022 Dodge Charger SXT AWD||$35,345*|
|2022 Dodge Charger GT||$33,625*|
|2022 Dodge Charger GT AWD||$36,720*|
|2022 Dodge Charger R/T||$39,745*|
|2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack||$44,070*|
|2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody||$49,765*|
Lease deals are available for the 2022 Dodge Charger, all varying on a state-to-state basis. There are also other ways of financing your dream Dodge Charger available through certified dealers and the company itself. Make sure to check Dodge’s official website to see what deals you can make use of.
The 2022 Dodge Charger comes with various engine options that buyers can choose from. Options include a 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6, producing up to 292 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque on the RWD model of the SXT. These stats are upgraded as you move on towards the SXT AWD, GT, and GT AWD trim levels. In these setups, the 3.6-Liter V6’s power output goes as high as 300 horsepower and can create torque of up to 264 pounds-feet.
Next up is the 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 Engine which is found on the R/T trim level. This engine is capable of 370 horsepower and 395 pounds-feet of torque. Lastly, the Scat Pack models come with a 392 HEMI V8 engine which comes naturally aspirated. It’s able to produce a power output of 485 horsepower and a torque output of 475 pounds-feet.
All models of the 2022 Dodge Charger come in tandem with a TorqueFlite transmission system in 8-speed configuration. Some models, such as the GT and SXT trim levels, are available with options for an all-wheel drive system. Most however are only available with a rear-wheel drive system. Other features include Brembo brakes, performance suspension systems, and enhanced steering setups.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The multiple engine options of the Dodge Charger give buyers a lot of leeway in choosing their balance of performance and fuel efficiency. Take note though that the Charger tends to be quite a gas guzzler, having EPA ratings that are below average for its class. This is especially true for the V8 models, so make sure to read more on it on the EPA’s official site. Below is a table listing down the various MPG ratings of the 2022 Dodge Challenger.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Dodge Charger SXT||19||30||23|
|2022 Dodge Charger SXT AWD||18||27||21|
|2022 Dodge Charger GT||19||30||23|
|2022 Dodge Charger GT AWD||18||27||21|
|2022 Dodge Charger R/T||16||25||19|
|2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack||15||24||18|
|2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody||15||24||18|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the 2022 Dodge Charger is spacious for front and rear passengers alike. The back seats of the Charger should be well enough for two adults to sit in comfortably. It uses a set of performance seats, all coming standard with cloth upholstery. The cabin has elements of leather trimming on the instrument panel, as well as the door uppers. Although, it is a bit noticeable that the rest of the materials and styling elements used on the Dodge Charger are a bit behind the times. It’s fine to us though all because of the power output it promises for the price tag. In terms of cargo space, it sits at around 16.5 cubic feet of cargo volume.
This iteration of the Dodge Charger makes use of the brand’s Uconnect system, being able to entertain passengers and give the driver quick response times when navigating its menus. It comes with either a 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen which passengers use to navigate the various options of the car and cabin. It has built-in integrations with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth Connectivity for hands-free phone usage. A 6-speaker set up from Alpine comes as one of the audio system options, but it can be upgraded into a Harman/Kardon sound system which uses 19 speakers and an included amplifier. Lastly, buyers can opt for an additional navigation system which includes SiriusXM Traffic Plus.
The Dodge Charger has been rated 5-stars by the NHTSA for overall safety, a testament to the brand’s focus on passenger wellbeing. It offers a large variety of driver-assistance features that aid in a multitude of ways, although most of them do come within optional packages. Some of these features include an adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, automated emergency braking systems, a forward-collision warning system, and other technologies.
Dodge offers warranty options that are just about average when compared to that of its competitors. Their Limited Warranty plan is covered for 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Their offerings for Powertrain Warranty last for 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles. The company does not offer any plan for complimentary scheduled maintenance.