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After a long production run, the Dodge is discontinuing the Charger in its current form. It’s the end of an era for gas-powered Dodge muscle cars as the brand moves toward electrification. That means 2023 is most likely the final model year for the Dodge Charger in its current generation.

The Dodge Charger is popular primarily because there’s nothing else on the market quite like it. Its macho aesthetic is backed up by serious muscle car performance with multiple V8 engines available. Plus, it has the practical advantage of being a roomy 4-door sedan.

Another unique thing about the Dodge Charger is the massive gap in price between the base model and a fully-loaded example. A loaded Charger with the most powerful engine and all the bells and whistles costs over $70,000 more than a bare-bones base model. You could buy two Charger SXT models for less than the cost of a Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody.

Let’s look at some of the trim levels in the Dodge Charger lineup and what you can expect to pay.

How much does the Dodge Charger cost?

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept all-electric muscle car makes its world reveal during Dodge's Speed Week at M1 Concourse
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The base SXT trim of the Dodge Charger starts at $33,200. “Modest” isn’t the right word to describe any Charger. However, the SXT model is a relatively modest sedan compared to the rest of the Dodge lineup. It’s powered by a 292-hp V6 engine with available all-wheel drive. Standard features include LED headlights, a Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors, and remote start. The more highly optioned but still V6-powered GT trim starts at $35,900.

The Charger R/T is a popular trim because it’s the most affordable one you can get with a V8 engine. The R/T costs $42,940, and a 370-hp Hemi V8 powers it. It has a more aggressive appearance package than the base SXT trim. It also has a performance suspension system, an active exhaust system, 20-inch wheels, more heavily bolstered front seats and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Dodge Performance Pages.

Here’s how much a fully loaded 2023 Dodge Charger costs

The most expensive trim level in the Charger lineup is the SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak model starting at $89,595. This is the most potent variant of the Charger, packing a supercharged V8 and making a whopping 807 hp. That’s a 176 percent increase in horsepower and a 169 percent increase in price over the base SXT model.

The Jailbreak models of the Charger are all about customizability. You can customize details like exterior graphics, the paint on the brake calipers, the finish on the emblems, and even the color of the seat belts and floor mat trim. When you max out the many options of the SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak like the Navigation and Travel Group ($995), Harman Kardon premium audio ($1,995), carbon fiber interior trim ($599), a sunroof ($1,995), and premium paint and wheel options, the price can climb over $105,000.

Dodge hasn’t announced official pricing for the Last Call Charger models, but the Hellcat Redeye-based King Daytona version will surely be the most expensive of the three. Expect it to be priced right around the $100,000 mark.

Other options you can look at

For those of us who can’t afford a muscle car with a six-figure price tag, there are a few cool option packages that can improve the luxury, aesthetics, and performance of the Charger.

The Performance Handling Package available for the GT and R/T trims upgrades the brakes and suspension while adding stylish 20-inch Granite Crystal wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and all-speed traction control. The Blacktop Package available for the SXT, GT, and R/T trims add handsome black accents inside and out, and it upgrades the SXT RWD model with a sport-tuned suspension. Drivers who want modern safety tech in an old-school muscle car can get the Technology Group adding features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and rain-sensing wipers.

This Dodge can get pricey in the upper trim levels. But, one of the Charger’s strong suits is that it has something for everyone in the market for a performance-oriented sedan.


The Dodge Charger Is the Only Car in Its Class That People Want to Buy