2023 Dodge Challenger Safety and Reliability

Dodge Challenger Reliability Rating

2023 Challenger Safety

In its review of the 2022 Dodge Challenger, the NHTSA awarded the coupe a full five-star rating. The IIHS was less kind, though, giving the Challenger a rating of Good only in the side-impact and moderate overlap front crash tests. It scored Acceptable or Marginal in the remaining categories. This is underwhelming in a world where most new cars receive much higher scores across the board. No 2023 scores were available at the time of writing, but they are expected to remain unchanged.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Challenger Key Safety Features

Dodge seems to have cut some corners in terms of safety, as is evidenced by the lack of standard driver-assistance systems. All models get six airbags, ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and a rearview camera. The GT model adds rear park assist. You can get blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward-collision avoidance, but all of these items are locked behind a paywall.

Dodge Challenger TrimsSXTGTR/TR/T Scat PackR/T Scat Pack Widebody
Back-Up CameraSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertOOOOO
Rear Parking AidOSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorOOOOO
Lane Departure WarningN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSS

2023 Challenger Reliability

Challenger owners love their cars. That much is clear from its J.D. Power Ownership Survey. In 2022, it scored 85 out of a possible 100 points overall, with 88 for quality and reliability and the driving experience scoring higher than any other category: 92. Dodge definitely hit the nail on the head as far as its customers are concerned. The 2023 results should be broadly similar.

It scores quite well for reliability, too. According to the NHTSA, one recall was issued for 2020 models for inadequate windshield bonding. This problem carried over to the 2021 models and was joined by an instrument cluster malfunction. In 2022, there were two recalls for faulty tire-pressure sensors and so far, 2023 models have been free from recalls.

The Challenger comes standard with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain 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
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