2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan

2020 MODEL
$36,395
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2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 16, 2020
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Swapnil Kulshrestha

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When it comes to keeping the heritage of muscles alive, no one has done it better than the Dodge. Dodge is the only company that has yet retained the typical muscle characteristics in its offerings and unlike many other muscles has not steered towards a sweet and sour mix of muscle-sports cars.

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Pros

Fun to drive V8

Authoritative acceleration

Looks pay a tribute to the muscle heritage

User-friendly infotainment panel

Cons

No AWD option

Bland and obsolete interior

What's New?

The car remains unchanged for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$36395

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

345 cu.in.

horsepower

370 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

395 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic (8HP70)

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/13.6

dimensions

wheelbase

120 in.

length

200.8 in.

width

75 in.

height

57.8 in.

curb weight

4291 lbs.

ground clearance

5.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

1009 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/25/19 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan in B5 Blue Pearl Coat color 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan in F8 Green color 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan in Go Mango color 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan in Plum Crazy Pearl Coat color 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan in Octane Red Pearlcoat color
B5 Blue Pearl Coat

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

5.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

6.3

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Base

Base

power
370 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$36,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $36,395 MSRP (16/19/25) 370 hp @ 5250 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic (8HP70) rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

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One such car that has been there on the forefront for the Dodge is the Charger. The Charger has been alive and kicking for more than 5 decades now. For the year 2020, the Dodge Charger is procurable in 5 trims. One of these trims is the Dodge Charger R/T. The R/T trim slots itself in the midfield of the Charger lineup, with the humble SXT and GT, trims breathing beneath it, and the monstrous Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat raging above it.

The Dodge Charger R/T houses a 5.7L naturally aspirated V8 engine that generates 370 hp and 395 lb.-ft. Of the spinning force. The prices for the Charger R/T starts at a tag of $36,890. While this competitive price sticker enhances the ride’s accessibility, it also places it into a crosshair of some major sedan contenders of the market such as the Chrysler 300 C, the Chevy Impala, and the Kia Stinger GT. So will the Dodge Charger be able to triumph on its competitors, and wave an American flag atop this neck to neck fragment of the market? Scroll down to find out...


8.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

5.0/10
Safety

 

8.0/10
Competition

 

6.3/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Features

8.0/10

The Charger is a 4-door sedan from the house of Dodge. It is currently available for procurement in 5 trims, out of which one is the Dodge Charger R/T. The Dodge Charger R/T houses a 5.7L V8 engine and is available only with a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain.

Trim

Dodge Charger R/T

MSRP (RWD)

$36,395

Key Features

20-inch carbon aluminum wheels

 

Cloth performance seats

 

Uconnect 4Cwith 8.4-inch display

 

60/40 split-folding back seat

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

6-speaker sound system with satellite radio

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Sport-tuned suspension

We recommend

Since the Dodge Charger R/T is a standalone trim, no real scope of getting choosy here. However, fret not, the car packs in all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a car of such budget and behavior.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Dodge Charger R/T obtains its octane via a naturally aspirated 5.7L V8 engine. The 8-pot engine inside the Dodge Charger R/T generates 370 hp and 395 lb.ft. of peak torque, which kicks in at 4200 rpm.

 The company employs an 8-speed automatic transmission up and down the Charger lineup. This transmission arrangement consummates the transmission tasks smoothly, matching the rev-range at each downshift. All the power generated under the hood of a Dodge Charger R/T is routed to the rear wheels, which is the only available drivetrain in this case.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Engine

Models

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

MSRP

$36,395

$41,995

$36,720

$41,700

Engine

5.7L Regular V8

5.7L HEMI MDS VVT V8

3.5L Naturally-Aspirated V6

3.3L Twin-Turbo V6

Drivetrain RWD RWD FWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

370@5,250

363@5,200

305@6,800

365@6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

395@4,200

394@4,200

264@5,200

376@1,300

How fast is the Dodge Charger R/T?

The high number of ponies tucked inside the Dodge Charger R/T and the 395 lb.-ft. of the spinning force that kicks in at 4200 rpm lends this baby shark, drag-strip blazing sprinting capabilities. The Dodge Charger R/T clocks a time of 4.9 seconds for performing a 0-60 sprint.

2020 Dodge Charger in Action

The R/T trim is not as deadly as the absolutely bonkers SRT Hellcat, yet passing power is never an issue with the Charger R/T.

The ride covers the quarter of a mile distance in 13.4 seconds at a speed of 113.8 mph. The Dodge Charger R/T is the heaviest vehicle in the segment, despite that, the ride’s roaring 5.7L V8 engine makes it the fastest sprinting set of wheels here.

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.9 

5.2 

6.2 

4.7 

Quarter Mile (sec)

13.4 

13.7 

14.8

13.3 

Top Speed (MPH) N/A 155 N/A 167

Engine

5.7L Regular V8

5.7L HEMI MDS VVT V8

3.5L Naturally-Aspirated V6

3.3L Twin-Turbo V6

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

What about the braking performance of the Dodge Charger R/T?

Dodge stations four-piston Brembo high-performance brakes on the Charger R/T. The front wheels get a 13.6-inch brake rotor, whereas the rear wheels house discs worth 12.6-inches of diameter. The four-piston Brembo brake arrangement accounts for enhanced steering control under panic braking and slippery scenarios.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Break

The available braking arrangement aptly counters the Dodge Charger R/T’s heft and muscle, decelerating the ride from 60-0 in a distance of just 107 feet. There is not the slightest hint of fade under repetitive heavy braking.

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

Brake Rotors Front

(in)

13.6

13.6

12.6

13.8

Brake Rotors Rear

(in)

12.6

12.6

12.4

13.4

Curb Weight

(lbs)

4291

4013

3867

3920

60-0 MPH (ft)

107

N/A

120

113

What about its driving dynamics?

The Dodge Charger is a car that emits the aura of a typical muscle, and the same is evident in the way this baby shark handles. The Charger stays stable and planted while running across those corners. However, the experience is not a very engaging one, since there is not much of the connection to feel with the car. The steering wheel though is right weighted, yet falls a bit flat in delivering a truly positive feedback.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan 

Apart from that, the throttle pedal response is ultra-efficient, with an exhibition of mass at the slightest tap. The only way to maneuver the Charger across the town streets is to go gentle on this baby. Yet, when it comes to highway performance, there’s enough grunt to provide ample passing power.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The Dodge Charger R/T, when seen in accordance with the segment standards, packs the greatest amount of octane. However, this feat does not act as an adversary for the Charger R/T’s fuel efficiency.

The Dodge Charger R/T can travel up to 16 miles in the city or can glide through 25 miles on the freeway. Summing up these figures, we get a combined mpg of 19, which is a decent number for a ride that houses a big and brawny 5.7L V8 engine.

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

MPG (City)

16

16

18

17

MPG (Highway)

25

25

28

25

MPG (Combined)

19

19

22

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5

18.5

18.5

15.9

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

296/463/351

296/463/351

333/518/407

270/398/318

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Interior

7.0/10

The insides of the Dodge Charger R/T are exclusively crafted keeping a typical muscle in mind. The cabin is roomy throughout and the front seats offer visibility that reminds you of the old-school muscle cars.

The Dodge Charger R/T offers ample space to all the occupants in all directions at all times. While the front seats are as comfortable as they can get, the rear seat smashes a home run as well. The rear row seats offer enough head, shoulder, and legroom for two adults and a child in between.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Cockpit Area

The cabin design of the Dodge Charger is very minimalistic with a simple, and user-friendly layout. The quality of materials used on the inside is fine, but the plastic bits face a little difficulty in matching the car’s above the $35,000 mark.

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Front seats

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.9/57.9/45.8

38.3/56.4/42.6

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

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.4/56.9/39.8

37.0/54.8/36.4

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The Dodge Charger R/T gets the FCA’s renowned UCONNECT 4C infotainment system which beams up all the information on an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. Some of the most prominent infotainment features of the Dodge Charger R/T are:

  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Primary monitor touchscreen
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot
  • 276W amplifier
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • 6 Alpine speakers
  • Radio data system
  • Window grid antenna
  • Digital signal processor
  • Voice-activated radio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Infotainment

Creature comforts on offer in the Dodge Charger R/T

The Dodge Charger R/T is a sedan that carries blazing performance along with all the comfort elements. Some of the most eminent convenience features of the Dodge Charger R/T are:

  • Keyless Enter-N-Go proximity key
  • Power fuel remote release
  • Bin instrument-panel storage
  • Power cargo access remote release
  • Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 1-touch down
  • Illuminated auxiliary driver and passenger-side visor mirrors
  • Retained accessory power
  • Voice recorder
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • 5 USB ports
  • Console ducts
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Sport steering wheel with manual tilting, manual telescoping
  • HomeLink Garage door transmitter
  • SiriusXM Guardian Emergency communication system
  • 2 Memory settings

What about utility?

The Dodge Charger R/T is a sedan that can deliver blazing performance, delivering all the heat the aficionado within you is in pursuit of. However, this baby shark also delivers it big on the practicality factor.

The Dodge Charger R/T gets 16.5 cubic feet of space underneath its trunk lid. Though the figures may seem a bit meek in front of the competitors, yet keeping in mind the performance aspect, this is probably the best combo on pedestals.

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

16.5

16.3

18.8

23.3

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Seats
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Seats
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Seats
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Seats
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior

7.0/10

The Dodge Charger’s styling is every bit American and exhibits ultimate charisma. The Dodge Charger’s styling is a unique blend of retro muscle heritage and modern utility bits and elements.

The Dodge Charger is one of the few cars which still pay a tribute to the Coke-bottle shape of the muscle cars of the ’60s. The ride gets several elements that enhance its appeal as a sports sedan. The hood scoop, available rear-lip spoiler, chunky fenders, a slightly raked roof, all these elements take home the sporty vibes for the Dodge Charger R/T.

Model

Dodge Charger R/T

Chrysler 300 C

Chevrolet Impala Premier

Kia Stinger GT

Curb Weight (lbs)

4291

4013

3867

4023

Length (in)

200.8

198.6

201.3

190.2

Width (in)

75.0

75

73.0

73.6

Height (in)

57.8

58.5

58.9

55.1

Ground Clearance (in)

5.2

4.7

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

120.0

120

111.7

114.4

The Dodge Charger is the heaviest, longest, and the widest sedan in this comparison. All these factors, when combined with a height of 57.8 inches, lend this car the typical wide and low stance of retro muscle cars.

What are those eye catching features?

The Dodge Charger is a handsome set of wheels that can rock the sporty aesthetics and roll the practicality factor. Some of the most noteworthy exterior elements of the Dodge Charger R/T are:

  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Black grille
  • Power remote heated manual folding side-view door mirrors
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • Heated door mirrors
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Exterior

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Safety

5.0/10

With 370 ponies tucked underneath its hood, and a 0-60 sprint time of 4.9 seconds, this Dodge is not as high on performance as its cat from hell siblings, yet packs in a lot of muscle. Keeping all these factors in mind, the auto-marquee has stuffed in a number of safety features in the Dodge Charger R/T. some of the most prominent safety features available on the Dodge Charger R/T are:

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Manual adjustable front head restraints
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Break-resistant glass
  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Occupant sensing airbags
  • Traction control
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • 4 ABS channels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • 7 airbags
  • Panic alarm
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability control with anti-roll

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Competition

8.0/10

Dodge Charger R/T vs Chrysler 300 C

The 300 C seems like a vehicle that was particularly crafted by Chrysler to lock horns with the Dodge Charger. The Chrysler 300 C is the most competitive rival to the Charger R/T. With a similar 5.8L V8 engine under its hood, churning out almost similar power figures, the 300 C does everything to catch the Charger R/T. Both the rides provide exactly the same mpg figures as well. However, while the Dodge Charger R/T caters to its occupants with amplified sporty vibes, the Chrysler 300 C is a take upon the luxury quotient.

2020 Chrysler 300C

Dodge Charger R/T vs Kia Stinger GT

The Kia Stinger GT is one of the most expensive offerings of the segment, yet it delivers big on this price tag. With a 3.3L V6 engine, generating 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque, the Stinger GT is the only car in this league that is able to surpass the Dodge in the sprinting fixture. The Kia Stinger GT, aside from just the fastest car, is also the highest on the utilitarian aspect. With a combined mpg figure of 20 and the best in class cargo capacity of 23.3, the Stinger GT hits it out of the park on almost every aspect.

2020 Kia Stinger GT

 

2020 Dodge Charger R/T Sedan Final Verdict

6.3/10

The Dodge Charger R/T is a vehicle that combined the best of both worlds. Be it some spirited driving or nailing it at the family jobs, the Charger is always there by your side. Speaking of the R/T trim, this is the sweet spot for a majority of people as it encompasses a considerably great performance along with high utility and all this at a pretty humble price tag.

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Posted On: July 4, 2020

Daily driving sports car

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

A sedan that has the capability to catch up with the sports cars and still doesn't let go off the ability to drive me office every morning because of its practical nature. With brakes being the best part about any charger I believe, its a real bang for buck if performance in a family car is your thing

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Features

10/10

Interior

9/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

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"Daily driving sports car"

A sedan that has the capability to catch up with the sports cars and still doesn't let go off the ability to drive me office every morning because of its practical nature. With brakes being the best part about any charger I believe, its a real bang for buck if performance in a family car is your thing
by John J. Schultz