2020 Dodge Charger SXT, GT and R/T Changes Include Lots of New Wheels
Over the past few weeks, we have talked a great deal about the 2020 Dodge Charger widebody package, which is available on the Scat Pack and standard on the SRT Hellcat. This widened look is the biggest change for the Charger since this generation was introduced for the 2015 model year, and with improved performance, the widebody package has been the hottest topic in the Mopar world.
However, there are other changes for the 2020 Dodge Charger that don’t include the widebody package, with an array of simpler updates coming for the sporty sedan in SXT, SXT AWD, GT and R/T form. Unfortunately, FCA has only issued pictures of the 2020 Charger in Scat Pack and Hellcat widebody form, so we don’t have pictures of the other models, but we do have the information. Since no pictures are available of the non-widebody 2020 models, the picture above shows the 2019 Charger. Once pictures of more 2020 models arrive, we will be sure to share them.
2020 Dodge Charger SXT Changes
First up, we have the 2020 Dodge Charger SXT, which is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, with up to 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque along with the buyer’s choice of rear- or all-wheel-drive. The key change for the SXT AWD model is a set of 19-inch by 7.5-inch Satin Carbon wheels, but buyers can also opt for the wheels in “Black Noise”.
Next, the Plus Package for the SXT and SXT AWD models gets new 20-inch by 8-inch Satin Carbon wheels to the existing package content, which includes leather sport seats, body colored rear spoiler, a premium Alpine speaker system, a 276-watt amp, the UConnect 4C infotainment system and sport suspension.
Finally, the Blacktop Package for the 2020 Dodge Charger SXT AWD receives new 19-inch Black Noise wheels.
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2020 Dodge Charger GT Changes
The 2020 Dodge Charger GT is up next, coming with the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 as the SXT, but the GT package has a sportier look inside and out. New for 2020, the GT trim level gets standard 20-inch by 8-inch wheels in Satin Carbon. For those who upgrade to the Plus Package, the 2020 Charger GT gets a different set of new 20-inch by 8-inch wheels in Satin Carbon, along with the Nappa/Alcantara perforated seating surfaces and the rest of the package features mentioned above.
For those who want the most performance from their 2020 Dodge Charger GT, the Performance Handling Group has been updated for the new model year. The changes for the 2020 Performance Handling Group include a new leather flat-bottom steering wheel and 20-inch by 9-inch forged wheels in Black Noise, along with the features from the 2019 package - black Brembo four-piston front brake calipers, high-performance suspension and 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires.
2020 Dodge Charger R/T Changes
The 2020 Dodge Charger R/T is the first V8 model, packing 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque from the 5.7-liter Hemi. The only change for the basic R/T is a new set of standard 20-inch by 8-inch wheels in Satin Carbon, but there are a handful of changes to packages for this model.
The Charger R/T Plus Package gets new 20-inch by 8-inch wheels in Machined Granite and like the Charger GT, the R/T Performance Handling Group package adds a leather flat-bottom steering wheel and 20-inch by 9-inch forged wheels in Black Noise, along with all of the other features of the go-fast package.
Those Charger R/T buyers who opt for the Daytona package in 2020 will get 20-inch by 9-inch wheels in the new Lights-Out finish, in addition to the standard features of the package – a Mopar cold-air intake, Daytona-badged leather/Alcantara seats, premium floor mats, a Daytona instrument panel badge and exterior badging.
The 2020 Dodge Charger R/T can also be ordered with the new Carbon and Suede Package, adding carbon fiber accents to the instrument panel and dash bezels while the headliner, sun visors and A-pillars are all wrapped in suede.
2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Changes
The biggest change for the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack is the introduction of the widebody package, but that isn’t the only difference for the new model year. All Scat Pack models get a new 392 instrument panel badge with a multicolored Scat Pack bee logo and the Carbon and Suede Package explained above for the R/T is available for the Scat Pack as well.
Also, for those 2020 Charger Scat Pack buyers who stick with the standard-width body, there is a new Dynamics Package which adds the new leather flat-bottom steering wheel along with black Brembo six-piston front brake calipers and 20-inch by 9.5-inch black wheels with 275/40ZR20 all-season tires.
2020 Dodge Charger Colors
Finally, regardless of the trim level of the 2020 Dodge Charger that you want to drive home, there are 12 exterior colors available, three of which are new. The returning colors include F8 Green, Go Mango, Granite Crystal, Indigo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, TorRed, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle. New colors – all of which are listed as late availability – are Frostbite, Hellraisin and Sinamon Stick.
The 2020 Dodge Charger will go on sale this fall, with the first units arriving before the beginning of the next calendar year.
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