Flash Drive

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat

Model Tested: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is powered by the proven supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, which delivers a best-in-class 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque.

Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8, 707 horsepower, 650 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 12-mpg city, 21-mpg highway, 15-mpg combined

Base Price: $69,645

As Tested: $80,315


Incredible acceleration—a true supercar

Great sounding exhaust and supercharger

Top speed of 196 mph

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the most powerful and fastest production sedan in the world. It begs to be driven enthusiastically.

Eleven-second quarter mile capability

Launches like a drag racer

Handles curvy roads like it’s on rails

Efficient, quick shifting automatic transmission

Still quite refined when driving with restraint

Sophisticated performance apps on info screen and dash gauges

Gas Guzzle Tax for a reason—our best mpg was19.7 highway


Stretch-out front legroom

The front seats are both comfortable and supportive. Leg and head room are ample.

Comfortable, supportive seats

Power lumbar both front seats

Thick, aggressively contoured leather wheel

Back seat comfy, but a little snug

Heated rear seats

Middle position too tight for tall people

Amazing comfort for such prodigious horsepower


Big trunk with high lift-over

Deep bonus storage under trunk floor

The thick, contoured steering wheel is great. The gauges and center info screen are loaded with high tech apps.

Split folding rear seats have steep slope

Wide pass-through

Medium size locking glovebox

Medium size console bin

Small rear door bins

Super informative gauges/performance info

WOW Factors:

Endless, instantaneous horsepower and torque

Siren song supercharger calls constantly to be revved

A high angle shot shows off the aggressive wheel flares and monster 11×20-inch wheels.

Tough to wipe the smile off your face

Slick, aggressive styling

Crazy big wheels and flares


Old style foot operated emergency brake

No rear armrest

Bottom Line:

The iconic 1968 Dodge Charger was a beautiful car and highly sought by collectors, but in terms of performance and amenities it has nothing on the

The classic 1968 Dodge Charger was a two-door and back then four-door sedans weren’t cool. The 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody has changed all that in a most dramatic way.

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody. People who bemoan the passing of “the good old days” need to drive a new Charger, because these are the incredible, hard to believe days. The 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat is phenomenal. It’s a supercar in every sense of the word–an experience not to be missed.