- The Dodge lineup includes just three models — the Challenger, Charger and Durango — each with many trim and package options.
- Dodge has no current plans to enter or challenge the EV market, instead focusing on the muscle and sports car market with the Challenger and Durango.
- These changes come as a result of the Stellantis formation, a merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot that includes brands Dodge, Ram and Jeep.
Rapidly changing technology has placed enormous pressure on automotive brands to stay competitive and relevant. Dodge’s response to this pressure in 2022 is a slim lineup of just three vehicles, having quietly discontinued most models over the last 15 years.
Dodge’s parent company is Stellantis, a multinational corporation formed in 2021 as a merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot. The Stellantis strategy for Dodge seems to be to specialize its vehicle lineup to focus on maintaining a competitive edge in the muscle car market. This is reflected in Dodge’s three-car lineup of the Challenger, Charger and Durango, each of which comes with updates and trim options for 2022.
For 2022, Dodge maintains its old-fashioned American muscle car values, continuing to focus on conventional values, such as style, size and power. The powerful Challenger and Charger muscle cars are a burly, gas-powered response to the growing electric vehicle trends, distinguishing Dodge in the current automotive market from the sleek and quiet EV competition.
The most significant changes to the 2022 lineup include the introduction of standard safety features. Each vehicle still comes in a variety of trims, but otherwise, Dodge has made minor changes to models over previous years.
2022 Dodge Challenger SXT
The SXT trim is the most affordable entry into the 2022 Dodge Challenger market with a $30,075 MSRP. The 2022 Challenger SXT has an old-school styling with a classic muscle car grille and a roomy interior. The first and only two-door muscle car to also offer all-wheel drive, it has a smooth, comfortable ride.
It comes in an automatic eight-speed and 303 HP, although some reports suggest its performance is unsatisfying compared to other muscle car models.
2022 Dodge Challenger GT
The next trim level is the 2022 Dodge Challenger GT. Starting at $33,050, this muscle car comes in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It comes with a performance hood, steering and suspension as well as a 3.6-liter Pentatar V6 engine.
It has the same styling as the SXT but comes with the manufacturing option to add race stripes and decals. Drivers can also opt for basic interior styling or try the performance seats to emphasize the classic muscle car feel.
2022 Dodge Challenger R/T
The Dodge Challenger R/T is only available in rear-wheel drive, but it offers a smooth and more powerful ride than the SXT and GT models. The R/T model comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine with up to 375 HP. It’s also available in either six-speed manual transmission or the super-smooth eight-speed automatic transmission.
The R/T also has more styling customization options, with a starting MSRP of $37,625. The 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack includes the impressive V8 engine with 485 HP as well as some extra luxury features for a starting MSRP of $43,100. A widebody version is available too, starting at $49,395.
2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
This supercharged Dodge Challenger comes with a 6.2-liter HEMI SRT V8 engine with an impressive 717 HP at a starting MSRP of $66,170 or $72,870 for the widebody version. It’s also available in the Redeye version for up to 797 HP and a starting MSRP of $74,775 for the regular body or $81,080 for the widebody. This muscle car is perfect for drivers looking for a nostalgic feel or those visiting drag race strips.
The wheels are glossy black aluminum, and exterior stylings have a few more aggressive color shades to choose from. Each model comes with a deluxe security alarm, an infotainment and stereo system and rear parking sensors. For more powerful packages, Dodge offers the Super Stock for $84,080 or the Jailbreak for $82,170.
2022 Dodge Charger SXT RWD
For slightly less refinement but with impressive V6 capabilities, the 2022 Dodge Charger is one of the only V8 sedans available under $40,000, with a starting MSRP of $31,350. It comes in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and features flashy exterior and interior styling as a modern muscle car with classic hints.
The agile and fun-to-drive 2022 Dodge Charger also includes an automatic eight-speed transmission, up to 292 HP and up to 30 highway MPG.
2022 Dodge Charger GT RWD
As a slight upgrade to the SXT RWD, the 2022 Dodge Charger GT RWD has a starting MSRP of $33,625. With 300 HP and up to 30 highway mgp, this flashy car also comes with a leather-wrapped performance steering wheel, performance suspension and paddle shifters.
Like the Charger SXT RWD, the GT RWD has an eight-speed automatic transmission for a smooth ride. It’s available in up to 13 exterior paint options and two interior stylings.
2022 Dodge Charger R/T
While the Charger GT RWD and SXT RWD are available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Dodge Charger R/T is only available in RWD. It has a 5.7-liter V8 engine capable of 370 HP, a significant improvement over the lower-end models.
It includes all the performance features and an automatic eight-speed transmission. Fuel efficiency is lower at 25 mpg, which comes with the territory of a more powerful and racy vehicle. It starts at $39,745.
2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack
With a 392 HEMI V8 engine, the 2022 Dodge Charger Scat Pack is capable of up to 485 HP and 475 lb-ft of torque. This model marks the departure into racy-vehicle territory with its rowdy engine and up to 3.8-second zero-to-60 capabilities. This vehicle is only available with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
With its powerful capabilities, it’s unfortunate the Charger Scat Pack doesn’t come in manual transmission options. The starting MSRP is $44,070 for the regular body or $49,765 for the widebody.
2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
For one of the raciest options in the Dodge and overall sports car lineup, look no further than the 2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat. Available only in the widebody version at a starting MSRP of $83,145, the Hellcat has agile handling comparable to other sports cars.
It comes with a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI High Output SRT V8 engine capable of 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. It’s one of the fastest mass-produced sedans ever, capable of zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. If that’s not enough, opt for the Jailbreak package and its performance hood for $84,140.
2022 Dodge Durango SXT
Starting at $35,475, the Dodge Durango SXT offers good power and towing capabilities for weekends exploring with the family. With an element of muscle cars typical to all Dodge models, the Durango delivers a macho three-row SUV experience. It comes with 293 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque and gets 26 highway mpg.
The basic infotainment system comes with Apple and Android compatibility, or buyers can upgrade to a 10.1-inch monitor and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
2022 Dodge Durango GT and GT Plus
The 2022 Dodge Durango GT delivers great value with its satisfying 3.6-liter V6 engine and fun technology. It comes with a remote start, heated features and a power-operated rear liftgate. The GT Plus also improves on the SXT model with leather and suede upholstery, driver memory settings and heated rear seats.
The Durango GT starts at $38,870. The Durango GT Plus, starting at $42,970, comes with extra driver assistance features, such as active braking and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Dodge Durango R/T
At the higher end of the Durango lineup, the Dodge Durango R/T comes in at $47,625 MSRP. It comes with a 5.7 HEMI V8 engine with 360 HP and dual exhaust system. It also has best-in-class towing capacity of up to 8,700 pounds when equipped with the super tow package.
Along with plenty of technology and features, the Durango R/T includes performance steering and suspension. Buyers can also opt for the more luxurious Durango Citadel at $49,825 or the RT Plus for $52,620.
2022 Dodge Durango SRT 392 AWD
The Dodge Durango SRT 392 delivers a similar feeling to the Charger or Challenger models but with three-row seating for SUV family-friendly capabilities and space. The 6.4L HEMI V8 engine delivers up to 475 HP and zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, as well as best-in-class towing capabilities.
Although the SRT 392 delivers a flashy and fun driving experience, it comes at the cost of poor fuel efficiency of 19 highway mpg. It starts at $66,670.