Dodge Charger Wins Best Full-size Car in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards

April 29th, 2021 by

Why is the Dodge Charger so popular? It’s a classic and proven automotive design with its 4-door muscle appeal. Available with five different engine choices, the 2021 Dodge Charger kicks things off with an economical 3.6-liter V6 with 292 horsepower, while the top-tier Hellcat Redeye trim is powered by a 6.2-liter HEMI V8 with a whopping 797 horsepower. Another factor that fuels the model’s popularity? The Dodge Charger was just deemed the Best Full-size Car in Kelley Blue Book’s (KBB) annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. For a variety of reasons, KBB deemed the Dodge Charger the least expensive full-size new car to own over a five-year period. 

Reliability weighs heavily for these awards, and Dodge has perfected its Charger model during its many years of production. Additionally, the Dodge Charger is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, a potential feature that helps owners save big over time. The entry-level trim, the Charger SXT, starts at $29,995 (plus destination fee), while the top-tier Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye goes for $78,595 (plus destination fee). In between, Dodge features numerous trims that hone in that classic American muscle performance with varying degrees of force. All Dodge Charger vehicles, regardless of trim, feature an aggressive exterior design. The current-generation Dodge Charger has about 15 years under its belt, giving it consistency and steady popularity that’s unmatched in the automotive industry.

2021 Dodge Charger

Not only does the 2021 Charger lineup include the all-new Charger SRT Hellcat with its supercharged V8 high-output engine option, the rest of the Charger trims include: 

  • The Charger SRT Hellcat is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8, with a standard output of 717 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Charger Scat Pack, renowned for offering the most horsepower per dollar than any other sedan in the automotive industry, is powered by the 392 cubic-inch HEMI V8 and boasts a naturally-aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The Charger R/T trim is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and offers 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque.
  • The remaining Dodge Charger trims, the SXT and GT trims are powered by the brand’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and offer buyers between 292 and 300 horsepower, and up to 264 lb-ft of torque — depending on whether the vehicle is rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. 

Additionally, not only does the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye act as the major change for the four-door muscle car’s 2021 lineup, Dodge is also upgrading all Charger AWD vehicles with new 20-inch wheels finished in Satin Carbon. The new wheels come standard on the Charger GT AWD and are available as an upgrade on the Charger SXT AWD. Buyers who opt for the popular Blacktop Package get the same wheels, but in a Black Noise finish instead. 

When it comes to available all-weather capability, overall interior cabin space, performance options, exclusive packages, heritage design cues, and unrivaled prowess when it comes to power, customers can count on the Dodge Charger. Remember, this is the world’s only four-door muscle car — likely very few things it can’t do. 

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