2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe

2020 MODEL
$71,945 - $77,945
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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Simplicity beats sophistication. If you want to know how, look no further than the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. After all these years, this Challenger still carries forward the same traditional Dodge design, and why shouldn’t it? If something works so well that it remains timeless, it should be well preserved, and there are few companies as good at it as Dodge.

Sure, most will say that the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redye is far from being perfrect but let us agree to disagree. Ever since its inception, the Challenger has stood for one thing and one thing only, pride and power, and that is something which it does impeccably. The Challenger is an American-muscle in the truest sense. It is big, comfortable, loud and makes its driver very proud.

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Pros

Typical muscle car styling

Neck snapping acceleration

Cons

Low fuel efficient

Confined second row seat

Lacks some important safety features

What's New?

20-inch Low Gloss Black/Machine wheels with Granite pockets


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$71945

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

797 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

707 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic (HP90)

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

15.4/15.4

dimensions

wheelbase

116.2 in.

length

197.5 in.

width

75.7 in.

height

57.2 in.

curb weight

4451 lbs.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.2 cu ft.

payload capacity

999 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/21/16 mpg

highway range

388.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe in Billet Clear Coat color 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe in Destroyer Grey Clear Coat color 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe in Go Mango color 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe in Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat color
Billet Clear Coat

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

4.0

Competition

7.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Base

Base

power
797 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$71,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $71,945 MSRP (13/16/21) 797 hp @ 6300 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
8-Speed Automatic (HP90) rear wheel drive 4

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Widebody

Widebody

power
797 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
16 combined

$77,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $77,945 MSRP (13/16/21) 797 hp @ 6300 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
8-Speed Automatic (HP90) rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

6.7

Overall Rating


What’s also been preserved, besides its classic appearance, is the demonic power of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes close to 800 horsepower and over 700 lb.-ft. torque, this SRT Hellcat Redeye is a total beast on and off a track. Besides being powerful it is also a lot more practical than most other V8 powered coupes.

Neither the Camaro nor the Mustang can match up to its capabilities. At the same time it is actually the only car in its class that still manages to stick to its muscle-car looks from the 70s while all others have changed faces to keep up with modern times. But no matter what, they won’t ever be able to keep up with this Dodge. With a price tag of over $70,000, it is well ahead of its competitors in pricing too.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Angular Front View
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Angular Rear View

7.0/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

4.0/10
Safety

 

7.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Features

7.0/10

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody are at the top of the Challenger lineup. Although they are not as well equipped as some of the other top-tier cars in the market. Still, both are all prepared for what actually matters.

With their best in class 797 hp 6.2-liter V8 engine, you simply have to rev this Challenger up so others complaining about its scanty features can shut the hell down. There are, however, enough features aboard both the 2020 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Redeye Widebody that make them a more than decent proposition for their price.

Trim

Hellcat Redeye

Hellcat Redeye Widebody

MSRP (RWD)

$72,295

$78,295

Key Features

Keyless ignition and entry

Adds/Upgrades to Hellcat Redeye
  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 6-premium speakers
 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

276-Watt amplifier
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

5-year SiriusXM Travel Link service
 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

GPS Navigation
 

Power-adjustable driver’s seat

Harman Kardon GreenEdge amplifier
 

60/40-split-folding rear seats

Steering wheel mounted audio controls
 

8.4-inch touchscreen 

All season performance tires
 

Rearview camera

Blind-spot and rear cross-path setection
 

 

Hill start assist

Which trim do we recommend?

We strongly suggest that if you have made up your mind to treat yourself with the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, or the Widebody for that matter, you do it without any further ado. The SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody does improve the handling on this Challeneger and is definitely worth giving a shot. 

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Engine and Performance

8.0/10

For 2020, Dodge does away with its Demon to make way for the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. This Hellcat Redeye’s 6.2-liter V8 engine now makes 797 horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. torque. All that ludicrous power is shot, not sent, directly to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2020 Hellcat Redeye’s 6.2-liter V8 engine now makes 797 horsepower

While other Challenger models get two different transmission and drivetrain choices, the standard SRT Hellcat Redeye and Redeye Widebody both make do with just the one. Not that it should raise any particular concerns because these slightly detuned version of the Demon are just as hellish in every way.

Models

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MSRP

$70,000

$62,000

$72,900

Engine

6.2L Premium V8

6.2L Premium V8

5.2L Premium V8

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD

TREMEC 7-speed DCT

Power (hp @ rpm)

797@6,300 

650@6,400

760@7,300

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

707@4,500

650@3,600

625@5,000

The newest entrant in this lineup, the Mustang Shelby GT500, creates quite a ruckus. Its 5.2-liter V8, which is the smallest in the segment, makes 760 hp and places the Shelby GT500 only slightly behind the SRT Hellcat Redeye in terms of power but way ahead of the Camaro ZL1, which is more torquey.

Is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye fast enough?

As is the case with any V8 powered car, the Hellcat Redeye is undoubtedly fast. But that would be an understatement for a car as magnificently quick as this SRT Hellcat Redeye. With peak torque kicking in at 4,500 rpm, the whole of 707 pound-feet of it, this Dodge flies past the 60mph mark in just 3.4 seconds.

Now, the Camaro ZL1 does that in 3.5 seconds. So some might wonder what’s so special about the Hellcat Redeye. After all, it’s just 0.1 seconds faster, right? Well, here’s what is oh, so special about the Redeye. In a quarter-mile races, the Camaro will be left wondering what it did wrong as the SRT Hellcat manages to pull through it in under 11 seconds. While the former takes almost 11.4 seconds. That’s all the extra 147 hp over the Camaro’s 650 hp engine.

The 2020 SRT Hellcat Redeye V8 powered car, the Hellcat Redeye is undoubtedly fast

Sending all that power to the rear wheels of the 2020 SRT Hellcat Redeye is an 8-speed automatic transmission, both of which are the only available option on this model. Not that some would care much about what wheels the power is sent to, but many might wish for a manual transmission. It is, after all, an all-American muscle.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.4

3.5

3.3

Quarter Mile (sec)

10.8

11.4

10.6

Top Speed (MPH) 201 202 180

Engine

6.2L Premium V8

6.2L Premium V8

5.2L Premium V8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

11.0

11.0

N/A

As is expected, the 6.2-liter Hemi V8 of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye pushses this mammoth of a car ahead without any fuss. But it is the Shelby GT500 that comes on top as the fastest accelerating muscle car. Its 7-speed DCT is extremely quick to put power down. Thereby, making it the quickest of the lot.

What about the brakes on the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye?

The braking ability of the SRT Hellcat Redeye is just as strong as its acceleration, and why shouldn’t it be. While taking on the likes of the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, it is important for the person behind the wheels of this Dodge SRT Hellcat Redeye that the brakes be strong enough in case the rest get confused about what step to take next.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Front Brake is 15.4 in

The 2020 Dodge SRT Hellcat Redeye accelerates well but brakes even better considering how heavy it actually is. Under panic braking, while going down hard on the brakes, this Dodge manages to come to a halt in a little over 100 feet. You can definitely feel the weight of the Challenger as it is hurriedly brought to a stop. Still, nose-dive is quite conmtained.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Brake Rotors Front

(in)

15.4

N/A

16.5

Brake Rotors Rear

(in)

13.8

N/A

14.6

Curb Weight

(lbs)

4448

3883

4475

60-0 MPH (ft)

104

107

94

The Mustang Shelby GT500 is a performance mogul. If the brakes on the SRT Hellcat Redeye are strong, the ones on that Mustang are stronger. The Shelby GT500 manages to stop 10 feet before that Dodge. This also results from the fact that the Ford has the shortest wheelbase of all.

How dynamic is it to drive?

The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a two-and-a-quarter-ton machine. This does affect its riding dynamics adversely. It’s because of all this weight that this Dodge is not the one for the curves. Not that its ability to tear down the dragstrip is affected by it in any way, but it definitely is a huge setback if you decide to have fun with it on the racetrack.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Front View

Also, not helping a lot with its handling is its soft suspension and somewhat numb steering wheel. These makeup for decent drivability in the city and on the highways, but on winding roads, the SRT Hellcat Redeye doesn’t feel too wieldy. The Widebody trim does make room for wider tires which helps things become relatively more responisive, but not too much.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Fuel Economy

7.0/10

As is the case with all V8s, this Challenger’s engine is also inadequately fuel-efficient. Any official data about its range is yet to be released by Dodge for the year 2020, but considering what we’ve seen in all these years, it would be a safe bet to not put money on its fuel economy.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

MPG (City)

13

14

12

MPG (Highway)

22

20

18

MPG (Combined)

16

16

14

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 18.5 19.0 16
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 241/407/296 266/380/304 192/288/224

The previous generation Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeyes have been known to return a fuel economy of 13 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highways, which is just marginally less than its competitors.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Interior

7.5/10

The Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye shares Charger sedan’s big body formula. As a result, this Dodge also has enough room to seat 4 to 5 people. However, the front row seats are way more comfortable than the second row.

The seats in the front row are big and heavily padded. They are so big in fact that smaller folks might skid around during high-spirited driving. They provide ample support and should be relaxing over long-distance drives too.

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT seats in the front row are big and heavily padded

The second row however is a bit cramped. Not as cramped as other cars in this comparison though. It’s just not as spacious as the front. The practicality of the second row has been compromised a bit to maintain the car’s all-muscle styling.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Seating Capacity

5

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/58.5/42.0

38.5/NA/43.9

37.6/56.3/44.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.9/33.1

N/A

34.8/52.2/30.6

Even the Widebody treatment doesn't do anything to free up space on the inside. It just modifies the exterior for wider tires. Still, the second row of the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the most accommodating of all.

How loaded is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye on tech?

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye boasts Dodge’s cutting-edge Uconnect technology that comes loaded with the following tech:

  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SIRIUSXM
  • HD radio
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • MP3 player

Creature comfort features on the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Several features on the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye make this ride a comfortable one. Features include:

  • Steering wheels audio control
  • Power mirrors
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Keyless entry
  • Multi-zone A/C
  • Power driver seat
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Telematics
  • Hands-free calling

What about utility?

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is not just about being thrilling and exciting. It is all that, but it is also plenty practical. Owing to its design from the Charger sedan, this Dodge is big on cargo space too.

This Dodge is big on cargo space is 16.2 cubic feet

At 16.2 cubic feet, the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s trunk is bigger than all Camaros and Mustangs. Folks can make a run on the drag track and then not stop till the horizon is reached with all their important belongings in the back of this Hellcat Redeye.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

16.2

9.1

13.5

So besides offering earth shattering performance, the Challenger also has space for all your luggage. None of the other muscle cars can claim the kind of utility like this Dodge. The Mustang Shelby GT500 still does a lot better considering its shortest wheelbase. Practicality inside the Camaro ZL1 is absolutely missing.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is as heavy as some of the minivans. At over 4,400 pounds, it is heavier than both the Camaro and Mustang. All that weight does help the Challenger stay planted though.

Talking about the design of the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, hardly anything has changed. Its appearance remains the same as it was in the yesteryears. It has that typical coupe design of a muscle car.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Front View

With the big scoop on the hood and the Hellcat insignia on the side, it’s hard to mistake this Dodge for anything else. On the front are that typical round headlights. It might appear that there are four of those, but the two inner circles are actually air vents that help with cooling.

This Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye looks even more complete with a widebody and wider tyres. They make this car appear all the more cooler and are a direct throwback to the 70s.

Model

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Curb Weight (lbs)

4448

3883

4475

Length (in)

197.5

190.2

190.2

Width (in)

79.2

75.0

76.6

Height (in)

55.7

52.9

54.3

Ground Clearance (in)

4.5

NA

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

116.2

110.7

107.0

The fact that the Shelby GT500 is heavier than the Challeneger SRT Hellcat Redeye and still manages to accelerate and brake quicker than it, makes it one hell of a track machine. Clearly, Ford has given this Mustang everything they got.

What are those eye-catching exterior features?

The various design elements that make the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye stand out of the crowd are:

  • Modern muscle car styling
  • Illuminated air-catcher headlamps
  • Full-width rear LED split taillights
  • Dual snorkel hood scoop
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Front View
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Front View

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Safety

4.0/10

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s looks aren’t the only thing that’s retro. It’s also its safety features that lack modernity as compared to others. The safety features are not plenty but there are about enough of them to make sure you don't get into much trouble. The features include:

  • Six airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Traction Control
  • DRLs
  • Electronic stability control
  • Hill start assist

Other features like cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, and forward-collision warning are optional.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Competition

7.0/10

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Both the Dodge Challenger and the Mustang have been around for quite a while. However, the latter hasn’t managed to age as gracefully as the former. The engine in this Dodge is more powerful. Also, the Challenger is a lot more practical with its wide-body making ample space for about 4 people to be more than comfortable. The only inclination towards the Mustang Shelby GT500 is its ability to dominate on a track.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody vs. Camaro ZL1

The Camaro ZL1 might just be the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye’s toughest competitor. Both have a 6.2-liter V8 engine. So they are equally equipped to take on one another. However, the Camaro is easily going down in the fight. Its 650 hp V8 is no match to the 797 hp of the Dodge’s V8. Besides being a lot more powerful, this Challenger also has a much bigger boot. So it's without a doubt that the Chevy won’t be able to dodge the challenges this Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody throws its way.

2020  Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

 

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Final Verdict

Muscle cars have huge cult followings all over the world. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is its own clique altogether. It is simply the meanest of all machines out there now with the Demon out of the picture. Its simplicity is what makes it so special. This Dodge with its traditional muscle car styling is hard to beat. The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is a testament to doing small things, that actually matter, right.

Also Read:

The Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most roaring muscle car to ever roll out of Ford's stable

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a muscle car build for dominating the track

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Mark A. Clark

Mark A. Clark 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: July 4, 2020

This is no car where one can go berserk on pedal

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

The feeling of driving a Challenger is real

10/10

Features

9/10

Interior

9/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


James E. Hunt

James E. Hunt 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Coupe Widebody 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

American Muscle

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

Not a straight forward for me but totally worth everything

10/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


10

User Overall Rating

"This is no car where one can go berserk on pedal"

One thing I've realised over the past few months of driving a Challenger is that one can't go bam on the gas and not have consequences for it. I mean supercharged 6.2L engine, no way its going to launch correctly. Not a bad thing but sure to keep in mind. For how it drives, I'm pretty sure you got a rough idea about that. Would have been better if it came with a stick
by Mark A. Clark

10

User Overall Rating

"American Muscle"

Over the past few years, I added up my savings to be able to drive a muscle car and now that I do, I can't explain how exactly it feels to be in one. You know you're in control and have the monstrous power under your right foot which encourages you to drive even safer.
by James E. Hunt