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Heritage Colors of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Ranked

Yesterday we brought you the news that the 2016 Dodge Charger and 2016 Dodge Challenger would be available in the striking Plum Crazy purple and today, we bring you a breakdown of the unique special edition colors features on these two Mopar muscle cars since returning to the lineup in the mid-2000s.

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The modern Dodge Charger was introduced for the 2006 model year and the modern Dodge Challenger arrived two years later, for the 2008 model year. Since those introductions, the Dodge Charger has been offered in 16 “Heritage Colors” while the Dodge Challenger has seen 17 of these special hues designed to pay homage to the classic Mopar muscle cars in their uniquely named (and sometimes, not so much) exterior paint choices. Mind you, these are in addition to the “normal” paint options, so were far more colors and far more units sold than the numbers discussed below.

For example, the 2015 Dodge Challenger is available in 11 different exterior colors, but only 3 – Sublime, B5 Blue and TorRed – are considered Heritage colors. For the 2015 Charger, there are 10 colors, but only B5 Blue and TorRed are included in the lists below.

Dodge Charger Heritage Colors by Popularity
The modern Dodge Charger has been available for 10 model years now and in that time, they have offered 16 Heritage colors. TorRed has been available in 7 of those 10 model years, so it should come as no surprise that this bright red option is the most popular, with 30,520 Chargers sold to date with this paint option.

Toxic Orange was only available for the 2011 Dodge Charger, but it ranks 2nd with 5,205 units sold

Top Banana was only available on the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona, but with 4,295 units sold that first year, it ranks 3rd. Also, Go ManGo was only available on the 2006 Charger Daytona and it ranks 4th with 4,210 units sold.

B5 Blue debuted in 2008 and returned for 2015 with strong sales, with a total of 3,978 units sold making this metallic light blue the 5th most popular Heritage color for the muscular sedan.

Hemi Orange was available for 3 model years, but the numbers are surprisingly low, with just 2,223 units putting it in 6th spot, although another orange hue arrived a short time later in moved 1,638 units, making it the 8th most popular choice.

Plum Crazy will be back for 2016 after being offered in 2007 and 2013, during which time 1,972 units were sold, making it the 7th most popular color.

The 9th through 16th colors on the list were all available for a single model year and the numbers are available on the list below, beginning with Sublime. As you can see, the most limited edition color for the modern Dodge Charger is Stinger Yellow, which was only offered on the 2012 SRT8 Super Bee.

1. TorRed 30520
2. Toxic Orange 5205
3. Top Banana 4295
4. Go ManGo 4210
5. B5 Blue 3978
6. Hemi Orange 2223
7. Plum Crazy 1972
8. Header Orange 1712
9. Sublime 1650
10. Pitch Black 1500
11. High Octane Red 1490
12. Daytona Blue 1229
13. Detonator Yellow 1000
14. Blue Streak 963
15. Copperhead 728
16. Stinger Yellow 711

Dodge Challenger Heritage Colors by Popularity
The Dodge Challenger has now existed for 8 model years and during that time, there have been 17 Heritage colors for the brawny Mopar muscle car.

As is the case with the Charger, TorRed has been offered the most often on the Challenger, being available in 6 model years. That has helped make it the most popular, with 24,781 Challengers painted this beautiful bright red.

Hemi Orange is the next most popular, having been offered in 4 model years for a total of 14,738 units.

B5 Blue ranks 3rd for the Challenger with 6,602 units, but we can expect to see that number grow as this color is likely to be available for the 2016 model year as well.

Sublime (shown above) has only been available for the 2015 model year, but it was insanely popular (and it is my favorite), with 6,208 units sold making it the 4th most popular Challenger color.

Plum Crazy will climb the list in 2016, but after being introduced in 2010 and available again in 2013 and 2014, it ranks 5th overall with a total of 5,830 units sold so far.

Header Orange and Toxic Orange are 6th and 7th most popular with 5,403 and 4,683 units sold, but more importantly, if you add up the Hemi Orange, Header Orange and Toxic Orange, orange options outrank bright red.

The rest list is available below, including the 8th through 17th most popular colors. Included in this list is some of the most striking Challenger hues, including Stinger Yellow, Furious Fuchsia, and Green With Envy. As you can see, the most limited edition Challenger paint package was Pitch Black, which was only available on the Mopar 14 Shaker Challenger.

1. TorRed 24781
2. Hemi Orange 14738
3. B5 Blue 6602
4. Sublime 6208
5. Plum Crazy 5830
6. Header Orange 5403
7. Toxic Orange 4683
8. Blue Streak 2154
9. Stinger Yellow 1819
10. High Octane Red 1715
11. Green with Envy 1532
12. Furious Fuchsia 1527
13. Detonator Yellow 1483
14. Deep water blue 863
15. Bright white 782
16. Brilliant Black 601
17. Pitch Black 60

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CY COPENHAVER (not verified)    August 12, 2015 - 1:25PM

How many Granite Crystal Met. 2015 Scat Pack Shaker 392 Hemi , A/T and Black & Ruby Interior and Sun Roof will be built ? Thank You...

PLMCRZY (not verified)    August 13, 2015 - 1:17AM

I'm sorry, but this list is NOT correct. Pitch Black is the same paint code as Black Clear and is the most common color. Here is THE list.

Dodge Challenger Colors (2008-2014)
Black Clear 19.1%
Brilliant Black 12.1%
Bright White 11.5%
TorRed 6.0%
Hemi Orange 5.3%
Granite Crystal 5.0%
Bright Silver 4.9%
Redline Red 4.2%
Billet Silver 4.0%
Tungsten 3.3%
Jazz Blue 2.9%
Deep Water Blue 2.8%
Inferno Red 2.2%
Plum Crazy 2.1%
Header Orange 1.9%
Stone White 1.7%
Toxic Orange 1.7%
Blackberry 1.6%
Phantom Black 1.4%
Dark Titanium 1.3%
B5 Blue 1.2%
Blue Streak 0.8%
Stinger Yellow 0.6%
High Octane Red 0.6%
Green with Envy 0.5%
Furious Fuchsia 0.5%
Detonator Yellow 0.5%
Ivory 0.3%

Patrick Rall    August 19, 2015 - 9:59AM

In reply to by PLMCRZY (not verified)

I'm sorry to you, but this is 100% correct via the information provided by the company. Chrysler chose to split up certain colors, include certain colors and exclude certain colors in the heritage list. Many of the colors that you posted are not heritage colors per the company and this isnt the most popular Challenger colors ever - it is the most popular heritage colors per the company.

Kristy (not verified)    December 20, 2018 - 3:53AM

I own a 2017 Torred color Dodge Charger Rallye. I was wondering how many were made in Canada? Thanks!

Jerry Schwandt (not verified)    April 14, 2020 - 7:24PM

I have a 2017 Charger SE in Contusion Blue. How many of that car/color were there? Maybe update the list as it appears to be 5 years old?

Jerry L. Schwandt (not verified)    April 15, 2020 - 1:26AM

Where do I get drive-up ramps that fit under my front fenders? I want to do my own oil changes. (2017 Charger SE)

J E Duren (not verified)    September 6, 2020 - 5:20PM

In reply to by Jerry L. Schwandt (not verified)

I have a 14 Challenger R/T Plus Redline edition and I got a set of low rise ramps at Harbor Freight . My front spoiler clears it perfectly. Put some rubber on the low end though, otherwise they will scoot forward as you try to drive on them.

Jerry L. Schwandt (not verified)    April 15, 2020 - 1:30AM

How do I find a car I used to own? (I know the VIN) I hear about searches like this, but never see any details about how people find the cars.