Here Are All the Changes Coming to the 2022 Dodge Lineup
It’s no secret that Dodge’s lineup is aging as the new age of EVs is ushered in. The Challenger, Charger, and Durango models have all been riding on the same platform since 2011, but incremental changes and refreshes have kept the brand relevant over the years. 2022 is no exception, as the upcoming model year brings the introduction of standard safety features for the Durango, along with other minor changes and tweaks for every 2022 Dodge. Here’s how the Dodge lineup is staying fresh for 2022:
2022 Dodge Challenger
This performance coupe gains a new security alarm for the 2022 model year. The feature will be standard equipment on the Challenger R/T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, SRT Hellcat Redeye, and SRT Super Stock trims, while it remains an optional upgrade on the SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, and R/T trims thanks to the Driver Convenience Group Package offered by Dodge. As a beefed up alarm system, the new feature includes an Intrusion Module that automatically activates the car’s alarm if it detects glass breakage or vehicle movement. Dodge also added another upgrade for 2015-to-current model-year Challenger vehicles with a new feature called Key Programming Lockdown, preventing thieves from programming new key fobs after they break into a vehicle.
2022 Dodge Charger
Just like the Challenger, the Charger has the same Deluxe Security alarm upgrade that’s standard on the 2022 Charger Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and SRT Hellcat Redeye trims. The SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, and R/T trims can experience the same upgrade via the Driver Convenience Group Package. The Intrusion Module responsible for triggering the car’s alarm if it detects glass breakage or vehicle movement is also included for the Charger. Additionally, as with the Challenger once again, the 2022 Charger ups security with the Key Programming Lockdown feature that foils thieves from programming new key fobs. The Charger also comes with an Enhanced Security Valet mode that drastically limits engine speed if the car detects it’s been broken into and started.
2022 Dodge Durango
Among Dodge’s three models, it’s the Durango that sees the most updates for the upcoming model year. Active safety features are now standard across all trims, including Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts — tech that was formerly optional for all Durango trims and unavailable for the base trim. The mid-level Durango GT and R/T trims also feature adaptive cruise control and Lane Departure Warning thanks to the newly available Plus Group Package. Additionally, the GT trim also features a driver position memory system, cargo area scuff plates, rain-sensing wipers, and first- and second-row heated leather and suede seats.
Buyers who opt for the 2022 Durango R/T Plus will now gain Automatic Emergency Braking, Nappa leather with accent stitching, a sunroof, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and everything in the Premium Interior Package, including a wrapped instrument panel and a soft-touch headliner.
Other new standard features on the Durango GT include remote start, heated front seats, a power liftgate, and a heated steering wheel. The base SXT trim of the Durango now includes standard third-row seating, rear parking sensors, roof rails, and a power driver’s seat. Dodge also added an available Blacktop Package for the GT and R/T trims that features all-season performance tires, and a vented performance hood that comes with the bundle.
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