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What Did Dodge Change on the 2022 Charger?


There might not be an automaker more closely associated with high-performance muscle cars than Dodge. The heyday of these platforms came during the muscle car wars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It’s safe to say that Dodge came out on top of this automotive competition with models like the Dodge Charger. While the Charger adapted to buyers’ changing demands in the 21st century, it never lost its high-performance soul. In fact, there are several versions of the modern Charger that have redefined the sports car industry segment. So, what did Dodge change on the 2022 Charger? Southside Dodge is slated to receive the new Charger very soon. Let’s take a look at what we can expect to see.


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How Did the Dodge Charger Start?


The very first Dodge Charger debuted in 1966 as a two-door fastback, 5.2-litre, V-8 engine and four bucket seats. However, when most people think about the most iconic or classic version of the Charger, they are probably picturing the third generation that was produced between 1971 and 1974. This is where such recognizable elements were introduced including a split grille, semi-fastback rear window, and a ducktail spoiler. Southside Dodge is taking delivery of some updated Charger platforms that will pay homage to the model’s legacy. Make an appointment with one of our product experts to learn more.


2022 Dodge Charger Performance Highlights


Don’t let the four-door sedan body style of the 2022 Dodge Charger fool you. Just below the surface of this family-friendly platform continues to beat the heart of a classic muscle car. None of the available eight 2022 Charger trim grades will be at a loss for performance. The base 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 engine makes up to 300 horsepower and can be found on all SXT and GT models. The rest of the 2022 Charger lineup will employ a variety of V-8 engines, including the vaunted supercharged 6.2-litre, HEMI® V-8 Hellcat, which continues to be one of the most powerful power plants ever produced.


Additionally, the 2022 Dodge Charger is still the only four-door muscle car available in North America that is available with all-wheel drive on the SXT and GT trims.


Available Technology Features


To be sure, the performance capacity of the 2022 Dodge Charger is legendary. However, it still needs to function as a modern vehicle, with plenty of access to technology, to be considered by today’s tech-savvy Southside Dodge customers. Every 2022 Charger coming to our showroom will be equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen running the automaker’s Uconnect 4 infotainment system. In addition to all of the native functions the Uconnect system performs, it is also compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


As a high-performing platform, the person behind the wheel of the 2022 Charger may want to keep an eye on how that performance is being implemented. The available SRT Dashboard page will give the driver access to a lot of telemetry information including:


  • Engine status
  • G-Force
  • Acceleration
  • Boost pressure


Of course, this only scratches the very surface of what the 2022 Dodge Charger has to offer. The best way to learn exactly what this iconic and cutting-edge muscle car can do is to see it for yourself. Make an appointment with the Southside Dodge team, today, and we’ll let you know when it arrives in our showroom.

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