The 2023 Dodge Challenger sees very few changes as it prepares special editions later in the year to mark its high-octane final-year send-off.
Choosing your Dodge Challenger
The Challenger is available in five trims; SXT, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and Hellcat. Base prices range from $32,140 to $73,330 and can cross over the $100k mark with options.
The powertrain lineup is familiar with the V6 pulling standard duty and several versions of V8s offering varying levels of extreme power. An eight-speed automatic is standard on most models although the R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and Hellcat feature a six-speed manual transmission and offer an eight-speed automatic for $1,595 (or $2,995 on the Hellcat). The V6 models can be fitted with all-wheel drive for $3,000.
|Engine Type||Trim Level||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.6L V6 SXT||GT||303 hp||268 lb-ft||23 mpg RWD / 21 mpg AWD|
|5.7L V8||R/T||375 hp||410- lb-ft||19 mpg|
|6.4L V8||R/T Scat Pack||485 hp||475 lb-ft||18 mpg|
|6.2L Supercharged V8||SRT Hellcat||717 hp||656 lb-ft||16 mpg|
|6.2L Supercharged V8||SRT Hellcat Redeye||797 hp||707 lb-ft||16 mpg|
|6.2L Supercharged V8||SRT Super Stock||807 hp||707 lb-ft||16 mpg|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Challenger is a large modernized muscle car. Its 197.9-inch length is more than 10 inches longer than the 2023 Ford Mustang and wider. That leaves enough room inside for seating four adults in acceptable levels of comfort and a large trunk with 16.2 cubic feet of space.
The SXT trim offers blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking assist through the Plus Package which opens up the Technology Group ($1,295) that brings adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers. The Challenger is not an IIHS Top Safety Pick but earns a five-star overall crash rating from NHTSA.
The Challenger is equipped with the brand’s previous-generation infotainment system yet it still connects with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and is controlled through a seven-inch touchscreen and features two USB ports, 12V outlets, and six speakers with a 276-watts amplifier. A larger 8.4-inch screen, navigation, SiriusXM, and a wi-fi hotspot are available for $1,295.
2023 Dodge Challenger SXT – MSRP From $32,140
The base Challenger is well equipped with 18-inch silver wheels, a satin-chrome grille, a black rear spoiler, body-color heated mirrors, body-color door handles, LED tail lights, chrome dual exhaust outlets, a chrome fuel filler, and proximity entry with illuminated door handles. Inside, the SXT features dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver’s seat, rear seat air vents, and illuminated cup holders.
There are several packages offered such as the $4,575 Plus Package that includes 20-inch wheels, upgraded connectivity, added safety features, high-intensity discharge headlights, front fog lights, leather sport seats, interior ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, a stitched dash panel, and remote engine start, and the $1,295 Blacktop Package that adds black 20-inch wheels, grille, fuel filler door, and badges. This can then be further upgraded with the Blacktop Special Edition package that adds a performance suspension, upgraded brakes, SRT performance pages, and carbon fiber interior trim for $2,995.
2023 Dodge Challenger GT – MSRP From $35,440
The GT trim receives 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a functional hood scoop, a front splitter, and paddle shifters.
The Performance Handling Group is now offered and equips the GT with 20-inch black wheels, firmer suspension tuning, upgraded Brembo front and rear brakes, and a flat-bottom steering wheel for $1,595.
2023 Dodge Challenger R/T – MSRP From $42,575
The R/T trim is most notable for its V8 and additional package offerings such as the Shaker Package ($2,595) that brings a cut-out Shaker hood, a Shaker intake that rises above the hood line, and several unique exterior and interior trim details. The T/A Package ($5,475) is offered instead and adds performance wheels, blind-spot detection, a satin black painted hood, and illuminated “air-catcher” headlights.
2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack – MSRP From $52,425
The R/T Scat Pack gains standard performance hardware such as larger brakes, a fortified drivetrain, upgraded cooling, and SRT performance pages and tuning. The $3,390 Dynamics Package offers 20-inch low-gloss black wheels, high-performance brakes with red calipers, adaptive dampers, and a flat bottom steering wheel. The $5,995 Widebody Package features extended fenders to cover tires that are over a foot wide, upgraded suspension with adaptive dampers, high-performance brakes, and a performance shift indicator. The 1320 package is separately offered for $3,995 and brings a hard-core option for those looking to minimize their trap speed down the quarter mile by wearing specific drag-focused tires, adding a drag setting to the adaptive dampers, installing a trans brake, and removing the rear and front passenger seat. This package also comes with a one-year membership to NHRA.
2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat – MSRP From $73,330
The Hellcat features standard high-performance brakes while the addition of the Widebody Package (from $6,300) furthers the Challenger’s dynamic abilities. The SRT Hellcat Redeye ($76,275) adds the 797-hp supercharged V8 while the SRT Super Stock, with its 807 hp can charge through the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 miles per hour.
Compare Challenger Trims Side-By-Side
The Challenger is going out in a blaze of glory while the R/T Scat Pack presents the best bang for your buck with a big V8, manual transmission, and a few luxuries thrown in for good measure.