New 2024 Dodge Charger Hybrid, Concept, Changes – The 2024 Dodge Charger remains one of the most popular full-size cars in the United States. What is the reason? Dodge adheres firmly to the tried-and-true muscle-car formula: a large engine up front with power sent to the rear wheels. The base model comes standard with a V6, but a HEMI V8 with 485 horsepower is optional.
And, of course, there’s the intrinsic all-American charm-we’ll ignore the fact that it was made in Canada. The Charger is a muscle vehicle designed for daily use: it can run the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds (Charger Scat Pack Widebody) and transport the children to school in reasonable comfort.
2024 Dodge Charger Redesign
The 2024 Dodge Charger Hellcat lineup has been expanded by introducing a new model, the Redeye Widebody. The Redeye is equipped with enhancements from a Challenger Demon and delivers a whopping 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. This variant is distinguished from the “normal” Hellcat by its Redeye fender emblems, lightweight wheels, and open-air intake with a power chiller beneath the hood.
This resulted in a vehicle capable of 203 mph straight line speed and a quarter-mile time of 10.6 seconds, making it the world’s fastest and most powerful four-door production muscle car. You’re not interested in a Redeye? Even in basic form, the Hellcat is frightening, with a newly-minted power rating of 717 horsepower for 2019, up from 707 in 2024.
The 2024 Dodge Charger seats five well, albeit rear headroom is limited owing to the sloping roofline. Fortunately, there is enough legroom throughout the cabin. As a low-slung sports sedan, the Charger may be challenging to enter and exit. When you add in some hefty doors, it may become quite a job. Additionally, the massive C-pillars produce enormous blind areas. This is particularly infuriating given that blind-spot monitoring is one of the driver aid tools that is not free.
The Charger compensates for its lack of safety with its comfort. All versions come standard with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support. Additionally, performance seats, seat heating (standard on the Scat Pack), and ventilation are offered. Front passengers have standard four-way manually adjustable chairs.
All modern vehicles include an eight-speed automatic gearbox, albeit the ratios vary according to the engine. All-wheel drive is available on the SXT and GT, but why would you want to? Speaking of engines, these versions are equipped with a naturally aspirated V6. The power outputs are so comparable that they are indistinguishable. It would be inaccurate to characterize the V6 as feeble.
However, here is a hint for you. If you’re looking for an entry-level 2024 Dodge Charger, avoid the V8 variants; they’ll spoil the V6 for you. The R/T is powered by an older HEMI V8. It’s a 5.7-liter engine that produces 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, which isn’t much given the engine’s size. Regardless, it accelerates quickly in most situations and has that iconic all-American V8 rhythm; a blue-collar V8, not some fancy hand-built high-revving Italian V8.
2024 Dodge Charger Release Date and Price
The 2024 Dodge Charger base SXT RWD is priced at $31,350. Add $3,600 for the SXT with AWD. The RWD GT begins at $33,625, with AWD available for just $3,000 beyond this specification level. Then there’s the R/T V8, which starts at $39,350. The Scat Pack begins at $43,675, rising to $49,670 for the Scat Pack Widebody. These prices do not include the $1,595 destination tax levied by 2024 Dodge Charger, as well as any applicable licensing and registration costs.