2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review: Welcome To The Jungle

Yes, the Dodge Challenger has been around for a while, but it remains one of the most charming modern muscle cars around, and in its most potent form - the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - it is an unstoppable force of American boldness reminiscent of the originals some three generations and 50 years ago. Rivals such as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 choose to focus less on outright power and try to incorporate some handling capability into their resume, but that's all to the benefit of the Hellcat, which stakes its claim as one of the only true straight-line muscle monsters on the market. In Redeye form, this icon produces a maddening 797 horsepower from a supercharged Hemi V8 and will bolt to sixty in only 3.5 seconds. Over and above the crazy figures, this car is still comfortable, practical, and worth every dime, and if a review of the 2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat doesn't tell you this, a test drive surely will.

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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat?

While changes are minimal for the 2020 Challenger SRT Hellcat, Dodge hasn't left the most potent Challenger entirely untouched. New 20-inch wheels are standard, while special "Warpspeed" wheels with a low gloss Granite finish are available on Widebody models, while the non-Widebody models also get a new wheel design. Three new paint colors - Frostbite, Hellraisin, and Sinamon Stick - have been added to the palette, while models with a leather interior get premium stitching on the dashboard and upper door panels. Carbon fiber bezels (bundled with the Dynamica suede headliner) are an option on all models, and new badges for the instrument panel have been added, too.

Pros and Cons

  • Massive performance
  • USA! USA! USA!
  • Menacing looks
  • Lots of space
  • Big trunk
  • It's not as capable around the corners
  • What fuel economy?
  • Not the best interior quality

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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
SRT Hellcat
6.2L Supercharged V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
$58,995
SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
6.2L Supercharged V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$58,995
SRT Hellcat Redeye
6.2L Supercharged V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$58,995
SRT Hellcat Widebody
6.2L Supercharged V8 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive
$58,995

Challenger SRT Hellcat Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 197.5 in
  • Wheelbase 116.2 in
  • Height 55.7 in
  • Max Width 75.7 in
  • Front Width 64.0 in
  • Rear Width 63.7 in
  • Curb Weight 4,429.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Granite Pearlcoat
  • Indigo Blue
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Pitch Black Clearcoat
  • Torred Clearcoat
  • Triple Nickel Clearcoat
  • White Knuckle Clearcoat
  • F8 Green
  • Go Mango

Challenger SRT Hellcat Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The Challenger SRT Hellcat coupe is basically an engine with a 2-door car built up around it. Pop the hood, and you'll come face to face with a heavy-hitting supercharged HEMI 6.2-liter V8 engine that punches out 717 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque and drinks gasoline like a kid drinking beer at Spring Break. The Hellcat is a rear-wheel drive-exclusive vehicle utilising a 6-speed manual or 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. For those who like to live dangerously, the Redeye version produces an even more insane 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque and is only available with an eight-speed automatic. Needless to say, the Hellcat performs like an animal possessed, and with the architecture having been around for ages, reliability is decent, too.

  • Engine
    6.2L Supercharged V8 Gas
  • Transmissions
    6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    RWD

Challenger SRT Hellcat Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    18.5 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 13/21 mpg
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Challenger SRT Hellcat Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 42.0 in
  • Front Head Room 39.3 in
  • Rear Leg Room 33.1 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.1 in

Challenger SRT Hellcat Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    16.2 ft³

Challenger SRT Hellcat Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat coupe a good car?

You can't help but love the Challenger SRT Hellcat's commitment to being an all-out, unashamed straight-line muscle car. Sure its competitors offer a more balanced package (and by that, we mean they can actually go around a corner and hunt lap times), but some love the fact that the Hellcat is such a one-trick pony, and we do too. That 6.2-liter HEMI engine is central to the Hellcat's charm and delivers crushing performance. Yes, it will ruin your bank balance at the gas station, but trust us, once you feel that punch for the first time, money goes out the window. On the inside, this car is spacious and has some of the comfiest seats around. The material choices aren't class-leading, but it makes up for that with an excellent infotainment system and lots of trunk space. In terms of safety, there's no official safety rating, but who cares? Sit down, strap up, and hold on. For the price of the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat coupe, you simply can't beat it's combination of addictive brutality and noise.

🚗What 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Model Should I Buy?

It doesn't matter whether you go for the standard Hellcat, the widebody version, or the Redeye; you're going to be bowled over by the sheer performance on offer, and good luck finding traction in any spec. As the Hellcat is all about power, we'd go with the Redeye because why not? For options, we'd go with the $495 Technology Group package that adds safety features such as forward collision warning, adaptive speed control, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. While we're at it, the $1,295 Driver Convenience Group package would be a good idea, as it adds further safety tech such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic detection, and high-intensity discharge headlamps. In terms of appearance add-on such as Alcantara leather and the sorts, we'll leave that up to you.

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