Today, Dodge released prices on the entire lineup of 2020 Dodge Chargers—“America’s four-door muscle car,” which is set to be the most popular large car in America for the third year running.  Do the new prices justify Tim Kuniskis’ statement that, “Nowhere but Dodge can you find a sedan with the power and performance per dollar across the entire Charger lineup”?

If we start at the top, it seems Tim was on the money: the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, the most powerful (707 hp) and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world, boasts a 0-60 mile per hour time of 3.6 seconds, a quarter mile time of 10.96 seconds, and a top speed of 196 miles per hour. The U.S. list price starts at $69,645 (prices do not include destination charges). The Canadian-built car’s price starts at C$83,495—which, with today’s exchange rates, is about US$63,000.

The Widebody treatment is standard for 2020; the fender flares  make room for new 20-inch by 11-inch forged wheels with wider, stickier Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. The retuned Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping and special tires make this the quickest and best handling production Dodge Charger ever.

For 2020, Dodge also added electric power steering (which can be calibrated by the driver) for better steering feel and easier turns at slow speeds; a redesigned front fascia and mail-slot grille for better cooling in the heat; new interior badging, a Carbon & Suede package, and two optional wheels.

Actually, there is a car above the Charger SRT Hellcat: the  Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition , which has a 717 horsepower version of the Hellcat V8. There will be just 501 made, the same number of Charger Daytonas made in 1969 (when they had the big wings); and they start at $74,140 in the US, C$88,490 in Canada. The country that makes them gets a better deal.

At the opposite end of the line is the comfortable, still powerful Charger SXT, which starts at just $29,895. That includes the 292-horse V-6 and eight-speed automatic (now officially called TorqueFlite, and standard on every Charger), capable of carrying four people in comfort down the highway with an EPA estimated 30 mpg. It comes with rear parking assistance, Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Keyless Enter 'n Go, and Remote Vehicle Start.

The Charger SXT with all wheel drive has a higher-power engine, with 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, with the same transmission; it now has standard 19-inch by 7.5-inch Satin Carbon and optional Blacktop wheels, and lists for $33,595.

The Charger GT returns for 2020, with the 300-horse version of the V6;  upgrades include a performance suspension, 3.07 rear axle ratio, enhanced steering with paddle shifters, and Dodge Performance Pages with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen. The 2020s add 20x8 Satin Carbon. The Performance Handling Group was updated, and includes 20x9 wheels, a leather flat-bottom steering wheel, higher-performance suspension, Brembo four-piston brakes, and 245/45ZR20 AS performance tires. New options include Blacktop and a Caramel Nappa leather/Alcantara interior. The GT starts at $31,895, with rear wheel drive.

Next up is the 2020 Dodge Charger R/T, with the 370-horsepower Hemi (395 lb.-ft. of torque); it has new 20-inch by 8-inch Satin Carbon wheels and new fender badges with a modern interpretation of the iconic HEMI script. The Performance Handling Group and other options were also updated, along the same lines as that of the Charger GT. The R/T starts at $36,395—not far from the more-potent Scat Pack.

The 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack’s 392-cubic-inch Hemi delivers 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, with a list price of just $39,995—a true bargain for the performance. An updated Dynamics Package has the flat-bottom steering wheel, black Brembo six-piston front brakes, and 20x9.5 wheels with 275/40ZR20 tires.

Buyers can now move up to the Charger Scat Pack Widebody, new for 2020; the powertrain is the same, but there’s room for 20-inch by 11-inch “Devil’s Rim” split-five spoke wheels with wider, stickier Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. It has Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping, standard EPS with selectable steering tuning, and wider wheels and tires. Suspension upgrades include 27% stiffer front springs rates, a 22mm rear sway bar (up from 19mm), and revised damper calibrations.

Dodge has delivered 0-60 in 4.3 seconds, a quarter-mile ET in 12.4 seconds at 111 mph, a 0.98 g lateral grip on the skidpad, and 60-0 braking in 107 feet. The Scat Pack Widebody finishes 1.3 seconds faster than the 2019 Scat Pack on a 2.1-mile road course, which is equal to eight car lengths per lap. The price is $45,995.

To summarize the prices:

Charger SXT: $29,895 (C$37,345)
Charger GT: $31,895 (C$40,445)
Charger SXT AWD: $33,595 (C$42,745)
Charger R/T: $36,395 (C$43,345)
Charger Scat Pack: $39,995 (C$51,945)
Charger Scat Pack Widebody: $45,995 (C$59,945)
Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody: $69,645 (C$83,495)
Daytona 50th Anniversary Edition: $74,140 (C$88,490)
($1,495 destination charge is mandatory on top of these prices for the 48 states; it’s C$1,895 in Canada, except for the Hellcats, which have a C$2,595 destination.)

The 2020 Dodge Charger colors include:
  • F8 Green
  • Frostbite (new – late availability)
  • Go Mango
  • Granite Crystal
  • Hellraisin (new – late availability)\
  • IndiGo Blue
  • Octane Red
  • Pitch Black
  • Sinamon Stick (new – late availability)
  • TorRed
  • Triple Nickel
  • White Knuckle