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New Dodge Charger: Understanding the Configurations and Features

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2024–'25 Dodge Charger Configurations and FeaturesDodge
  • The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona arrives with two doors and an EV powertrain, but a four-door version and gas-powered models are coming next year.

  • Every new Charger has all-wheel drive, with the EV's dual motors making up to 670 horsepower; Sixpack models with the twin-turbo straight-six peak at 550 horses.

  • Along with multiple body styles and powertrains, the new Charger offers a variety of interesting features and options.

Despite basically hiding the production version of the new Dodge Charger Daytona in plain sight for more than a year after revealing the surprisingly similar concept, the brotherhood-of-muscle brand had planned even more surprises. Not only did we learn that the Daytona EV will be offered in two- and four-door configurations, but we found out that the Charger will offer a pair of gas-powered models too, which also offer both body styles. Since the production roll out is a little convoluted, and there are variations between the two available Daytona trim levels and features, we're here to help explain those details.

Configurations and Roll Out

The name Daytona only applies to the electric Charger, which will debut in R/T and Scat Pack guise. All variations have a discreet rear hatchback, but the two-door Daytonas that will arrive for the 2024 model year have a coupe-like appearance. Production on those begins this summer at Stellantis's Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada, with the cars expected to reach dealerships in the fall.

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For the 2025 model year, Dodge will make the Daytona available with four doors. It will also introduce the gas-powered Charger Sixpack, which will be offered with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six in two potencies. The standard-output (S.O.) engine will make 420 horsepower, and the high-output (H.O.) engine will make 550 horses. Here's where things get a little muddy. The four-door Daytona, the four-door Sixpack S.O., and the two-door Sixpack H.O. will all start production sometime in the first four months of 2025. While it hasn't been confirmed, we expect the two-door Sixpack S.O. and four-door Sixpack H.O. will start production later next year (unless Dodge decides those are the Sixpack's only two configurations, so TBD).

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The same timeline likely applies to the max-performance Charger Banshee that's been confirmed to arrive sometime in 2025. As the EV equivalent of the V-8 Hellcat, the Banshee will have an 800-volt architecture (double that of the regular Daytona models) and an exclusive two-speed transmission. We also expect it to make over 807 horses and have a quarter-mile time in the 10-second range.

Differentiating the Daytona Trims

The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will be the first to hit the streets. The EV versions will be immediately identifiable by their unique R-Wing front end that features a pass-through opening (gas-powered models will not have this distinctive feature).

While both the R/T and Scat Pack will have dual electric motors creating all-wheel drive, for the 2024 model year only, every R/T will have a standard Stage 1 kit from Dodge's Direct Connection that boosts peak power to 496 horses; the Scat Pack will have a Stage 2 kit that boosts peak power to 670 ponies. Next year, those kits will be optional, so the base-level EV models will be less powerful. The R/T and Scat Pack all share a 93.9-kWh battery, but their estimated ranges are 317 and 260 miles, respectively.