Official 2016 Hellcat Challenger, Charger Pricing (Updated)
Update Note: When this piece first went live this morning, the figures had not been confirmed by the company, but I have spoken with a Dodge representative and the MSRP numbers below are accurate.
I want to start by pointing out that none of the information in this piece about the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is unofficial. This information comes via the enthusiasts at Hellcat.org and while that isn’t an official source, I am inclined to expect that these numbers are close to the real thing – if not 100% accurate. I believe that these could end up being the official prices, but for the time being, we have to take this information with a grain of salt.
Last month, I speculated that the 2016 model year Hellcat Challenger and Charger would get a price increase in the range of $5,000 while also possibly coming with new standard features. Based on this information, it looks as though the new standard features are a reality, but the price increases for the Hellcat Dodge muscle cars are smaller than I had guess.
2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Pricing
Based on this information, the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will have a base MSRP of $62,495. When compared to the 2015 model year, that price is $4,200 higher and when you add on the $995 destination fee and the $1,700 gas guzzler tax (both of which appear to be the same as 2015), the 2016 Hellcat Challenger has an actual starting price of $65,190. The starting price of the 2015 Hellcat Challenger with destination and gas guzzler tax is $60,990.
So, a $4,200 price increase for the 2016 Hellcat Challenger seems steep, but the increase comes with some standard features that effectively lower the price hike by a fair amount. Both Laguna Leather and the premium navigation infotainment system are standard, and those items added $1,795 and $695 to the 2015 price so with $2,490 worth of standard content, the Challenger Hellcat price increase for the new model year is down to just $1,710.
One key bit of information focuses on the 8-speed high performance automatic transmission, which now costs $2,995 for the 2016 Hellcat Challenger. If this proves to be accurate, this option is $1,000 more expensive than it was for 2015, but considering the massive success of this new quick-shifting gearbox, the price hike makes sense.
2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Pricing
Based on the information from Hellcat.org, the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will start at $65,945, which is $3,650 more than the 2015 base MSRP of $62,205. When you add in destination and gas guzzler tax, the 2016 Charger Hellcat has an actual base price of $68,640 – meaning that the 707hp Charger is still far less expensive than any 4-door sedan in the world that can compete in a race.
As is the case with the 2016 Challenger, the 2016 Hellcat Charger will benefit from standard Laguna Leather and the premium navigation-equipped infotainment system, adding $2,490 of standard content and lowering the actual price increase to just $1,160.
Again, these prices should be considered preliminary numbers for the 2016 Hellcat Challenger and Charger, but I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if the official numbers coming later this year are identical to these figures.