2021 Dodge Charger GT Specifications

Maine Driver’s License Requirements

Those 16 years or older can acquire a license in Maine after completing an application, providing a few documents, and passing a road test.

Max Werner

Mar 01, 2022

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Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors F8 Green Frostbite Go Mango Granite Pearlcoat Hellraisin Indigo Blue Octane Red Pearlcoat Pitch Black Clearcoat Sinamon Stick Smoke Show Torred Clearcoat Triple Nickel Clearcoat White Knuckle Clearcoat

SERIOUSLY SMOOTH

A variety of suspension options are available to maximize friction between the tires and the road, so you always have an effortlessly enjoyable ride.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Charger channels its NASCAR roots with big V-8 power and rowdy sounds. However, not every Charger has a mighty Hemi V-8 under the hood—what a pity—but they do all share an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. In contrast, the V-6 is subdued but does add the availability of all-wheel drive. Dodge doesn’t build a Charger with a manual gearbox, but it would be so much cooler if it did. The standard V-6 is no slouch, yet it lacks the giddy-up of front-drivers such as the Nissan Maxima. The more powerful versions excel at the strip, where the posted an impressive 3.8-second sprint to 60 mph. The 370-hp Charger has enough ponies to outrun most family sedans. The bright (Green Go) Charger we paraded around town had a quiet and composed ride. Its large 20-inch wheels were relaxed on most surfaces, but obstacles such as railroad crossings and potholes disrupted its composure. The big-bodied sedan was remarkably balanced when cornering, too. Although the V-6 version we tested had nearly identical cornering grip, the Daytona’s hefty horsepower advantage amplified the fun. The electrically assisted power steering contributes to the Charger’s purposeful control, but its feedback is too heavy and slow to be engaging. We’ve tested several Chargers for emergency braking, and the best results came from the high-performance models with upgraded brakes and stickier summer performance tires.

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Which car is better, the Charger GT or SXT?

Both the GT and the SXT have the same Pentastar powerplant. Also, Dodge offers both cars with all-wheel drive (AWD). While that may not seem important to a muscle car shopper, it will serve consumers well in challenging climates. 

However, the Dodge Charger GT makes eight additional horsepower and four additional lb-ft of torque. That may not seem like much, but GT drivers will be sure to appreciate the extra pickup. Also, the GT has aesthetically pleasing features that the SXT doesn’t offer. Specifically, the GT features a similar single-scoop hood to the Challenger GT. 

Also, the Charger GT has a sportier front fascia than the lackluster SXT, as well as a spoiler. Finally, the Dodge Charger GT also features paint options that aren’t available to SXT buyers. So if you can swing it, the Charger GT is superior.

A modified Dodge Charger | Brad Killen, Unsplash
A modified Dodge Charger | Brad Killen, Unsplash

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

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The big Dodge sedan does offer a host of driver-assistance technology, including adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking. However, those features cost extra, and base models are excluded from the most advanced options. For more information about the Charger’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Available forward-collision warning

Safety

Safety Features Back-Up Camera Standard Cross-Traffic Alert Optional Rear Parking Aid Standard Blind Spot Monitor Optional Lane Departure Warning Optional Lane Keeping Assist Optional ABS Standard Night Vision Not Available Tire Pressure Monitor Standard Brake Assist Standard Stability Control Standard Traction Control Standard

US NHTSA Crash Test Result Overall Rating Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Side Crash Rating Rollover Rating Airbags Driver Air Bag Standard Front Head Air Bag Standard Front Side Air Bag Standard Knee Air Bag Standard Passenger Air Bag Standard Rear Head Air Bag Standard Rear Side Air Bag Not Available Seatbelt Air Bag Not Available

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