How powerful is the 2022 Dodge Challenger?
A muscle car is only as great as its engines, so that’s where we’ll start. The SXT and GT trims both come with a 303-horsepower 3.6L V6 offering 268 lb-ft of torque. While rear-wheel drive is standard for these trims, all-wheel drive is optional. The V6 engine is mated to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. The R/T trim swaps in a 5.7L HEMI V8 that pumps out 375 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, stepping up to the R/T Scat Pack trim will get you 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque from a 6.4L V8. The SRT trim levels have varying power levels with engine tuning; however, all use the same 6.2L V8 with a twin-screw supercharger. As a result, the SRT Hellcat offers 717 horsepower and 656 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the SRT Hellcat Redeye is tuned for 797 horsepower, and the SRT Super Stock rips out 807 horsepower. The R/T, Scat Pack, and Hellcat all come with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the SXT, GT, Hellcat Redeye, and Super Stock all employ an 8-speed automatic.
What are some standard and available features for the 2022 Challenger?
The 2022 Challenger lineup offers outstanding features beginning with the entry-level SXT trim. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, keyless entry/ignition, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and houndstooth cloth upholstery. The mid-range trims, GT, R/T, and Scat Pack trims add performance features like a functional hood scoop, Brembo performance brakes, 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, electronically controlled active exhaust, and more. The SRT models add even more like a flat-bottom steering wheel, adaptive suspension with Bilstein shocks, launch control, line lock, power chiller, race cooldown, cold air intake, and many other high-performance features.
2022 Dodge Challenger performance features
Of course, the engine lineup alone offers all the power you could possibly need. However, Dodge takes it even further by providing performance equipment to unleash all the Challenger’s power. The Challenger is designed to show off its power before the engine starts. Therefore, it features a low and wide stance with the round headlights under the long hood that have withstood the test of time. The available Widebody Package is optional for the Scat Pack, Hellcat, and Hellcat Redeye, giving the Challenger an even more aggressive look by widening the body by 3.5 inches. Every Challenger equipped with a V8 engine uses Active Exhaust to provide drivers the American muscle rumble. Intense power requires serious braking power. That’s why the Scat Pack, Hellcat, Hellcat Redeye, and Super Stock use 6-piston Brembo performance brakes in the front and 4-piston Brembo performance brakes in the rear. Beginning at the R/T trim and continuing to the Super Stock, the Challenger offers SRT drive modes which feature Track, Sport, Custom, Auto, and Valet. Standard on the Hellcat, Hellcat Redeye, and Super Stock, Line Lock locks the front wheels while allowing the rear wheels to spin freely to warm up the rear tires.
Get a 2022 Dodge Challenger in Thomson, GA
The Dodge Challenger has returned for the 2022 model year and is now available for you to take home at Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! If you’re interested, browse our 2022 Dodge Challenger inventory right here on our website to find the right one for you. Then, when you’re ready, come see us in our showroom to work with a professional sales expert and take a test drive. We hope to see you soon!