2021 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody RWD Features and Specs

Overview

The Dodge Challenger weighs between 3623 and 4555 lbs depending on the trim and model year.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Scroll down or quick-jump for detailed information on your particular Dodge Challenger model year.

Check the vehicle weight for other makes and models here.

For Comparison:

  • The 2020 Toyota Corolla LE CVT (Mid-Size Sedan) weighs 2955 lbs (1343 kg).
  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4×4 (SUV) weighs 3960 lbs (1799 kg).
  • The 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4WD SuperCrew 6.5′ Box weighs 4913 lbs (2233 kg).

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Challenger Performance

The Dodge Challenger has some powerful lines and luckily has the engines to back up the promise made by the body.

Stellantis’s well-known naturally aspirated V6 engine powers the base model. It still packs a powerful punch but not quite enough to deliver jaw-dropping performance. The 0 to 60 mph sprint takes a leisurely 6.5 seconds, as proved by independent tests. Both its turbocharged four-pot rivals are faster, but neither has as much character. Dodge is among the rare few offering all-wheel-drive, making the Challenger the default muscle car in cold-weather states.

R/T models are equipped with a 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8 producing 375 horsepower, while the R/T Scat Pack and R/T Scat Pack Widebody are fitted with the 6.4L Hemi V8 producing 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. This empowers the Dodge with a top speed of around 150 mph.

Dodge doesn’t provide claimed acceleration figures, but the 5.7-liter is clearly faster than the V6, though still not entirely mind-bending. The Scat Pack models pack the kind of power we expect from a modern muscle car. After all, getting the rear end out is much easier with 475 lb-ft of torque, and that’s what muscle cars are all about, right?

Q: Scat Pack Or Hellcat: Which Charger Is Better? 

A. “Better” is subjective, depending on budget, customer desires, and plans for the vehicle. However, if you’re looking for pure horsepower and have some money, the Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye models are the way to go.

Challenger Problems and Reliability

Challenger owners love their cars. That much is clear from its J.D. Power Ownership Survey. It scored 85 out of a possible 100 points overall, with 88 for quality and reliability and the driving experience scoring higher than any other category: 92. Dodge definitely hit the nail on the head as far as its customers are concerned.

It scores quite well for reliability, too. According to the NHTSA, one recall were issued for 2020 models for inadequate windshield bonding. This problem carried over to the 2021 models and was joined by an instrument cluster malfunction. So far, 2022 models have been free from recalls.

The Challenger comes standard with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Scat Pack Fun Facts

You know you want more Scat Pack facts!

  • In 1969, Dodge presented the Super Bee Scat Pak Special package on vehicles with the 383 Magnum engine. That’s not a typo, the name was actually changed to Pak, though it’s unclear why. It included a Ramcharger air hood with unique paint and chrome tie-down pins, raised white letter or redline tires, and an optional vinyl roof.
  • When the Scat Pack models first hit the auto show circuit, the displays were loud and proud with cars seen in HEMI Orange, Top Banana, Go Mango, and Plum Crazy, which helped create excitement around the new brand. The early displays also featured Dodge Safety Sheriff Joe Higgins and his signature warning, “Y’all drive careful now, hear?” The 1969 Chicago Auto Show even had cutouts of his face that fans could wear.
  • Several other vehicles were added to the Scat Pack at a later time, including the 340 Swinger and Charger 500 in 1969, the Demon 340 in 1971, the E-body Challenger R/T and T/A, and the Charger Daytona.
  • The Super Bee was a response to the popular Plymouth Road Runner and got its logo from the Scat Pack bee mascot.
  • Referred to as the “premier ambassador to the Challenger Nation,” popular Dodge dealer and salesman Bob Frederick formed The Frederick Scat Pack after the Challenger relaunched for 2008.

2009 Dodge Challenger Weight

Depending on trim level the 2009 Dodge Challenger weighs between 3623 and 4027 lbs. See the table below for your trim level.

2009 Dodge Challenger Weight Table
Trim Package Engine Weight (imperial) Weight (metric)
V6 Coupe 2D SE 3.5L 3623 lbs 1646 kg
V8 Coupe 2D R/T 5.7L 3937 lbs 1789 kg
V8 Coupe 2D SRT 8 6.1L 4027 lbs 1830 kg

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