5 Reasons the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Is the Trim to Get

For the 2022 model year, there are 11 different Dodge Challenger trim levels to choose from. The two base models (SXT and GT) are powered by a V6 engine, while the higher trims are strapped with fire-breathing supercharged V8 and other go-fast parts. Picking the right Challenger trim is enough to make Goldilocks’ head spin. Here are five reasons the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody is the best one to get.

1. The 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has a 6.2-liter V8 with enough power

The V8 engine under the hood.
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Is 485 hp enough for you? If all you ever do is drive to the grocery store and pick up the kids from soccer practice, then it should be. Let’s face it, the 797 hp that the Dodge Challenger Hellcat produces is a fun number to tell your kid’s friend’s parents at the PTA meeting. But it’s not that fun when you can’t actually make use of it.

The 2022 Challenger Scat Pack, on the other hand, makes enough power and exhaust roaring noises to satiate nearly anyone’s need for speed. According to Car and Driver’s testing, the Challenger Scat Pack was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and down the quarter-mile in 12.5 seconds. That’s quick enough to get you to your PTA meeting or to the grocery store in time. Who cares about bragging rights?

2. The Challenger Scat Pack Widebody is priced well

A front corner view of the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack in front of trees.
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Remember how we said that there are 11 different Challenger trims? The Scat Pack Widebody trim is right in the middle, which means it’s a good value. For a starting price of $53,235, the fender-flared version comes with all the power and aggressive aesthetics you would need in a muscle car. After all, there’s no sense in spending $20,000 more for a Hellcat when you don’t need to.

3. The widebody fender flares add an aggressive touch

A rear view of the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
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One of the main highlights of opting for the widebody trim is the widebody kit. The regular Dodge Challenger looks pretty mean, but the widebody kit definitely kicks the aggression up a notch.

4. There’s a launch control feature and a line lock

The launch button in the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
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Do you like drag racing? If so, the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack has you covered. It comes equipped with a line lock, which is an electronic device that locks up the front wheels so you can do a smoking burnout. When the burnout is done, you can line up the car and activate the launch control feature, which keeps the RPMs at an optimal range for a perfect launch.

5. There are many options to add to it

A view of the wheel and orange brake caliper on the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
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Aside from the standard features, there are plenty of options that you can add to a Challenger Scat Pack Widebody to make it your own. Our test car for the week came with plenty of add-ons like Brembo brakes, a Harmon Kardon premium sound system, and a Hemi Orange package.

That last option includes a black pinstripe with an orange tracer, Nappa leather/Alcantara seats, orange brake pads, and a white instrument cluster. You can add plenty more to personalize the car how you truly want it.

The 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody is the best trim when it comes to value

A front view of the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack
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Case in point, if you’re shopping for a 2022 Dodge Challenger and are getting frustrated in picking the right trim level, check out the Scat Pack Widebody. It has a lot of what you’re looking for in a muscle car without the crazy horsepower or, more importantly, the crazy price tag.

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