All-New 2024-2025 Charger Keeps the Muscle Car Alive

Apr 10, 2024 - 5 minute read

All-New 2024-2025 Charger Keeps the Muscle Car Alive - EV Updates

The 2024 Dodge Charger will launch a new era of automotive muscle, with the upcoming models establishing themselves as the world’s first EV muscle cars. The initial models will be 2-door coupes powered by dual motors for standard all-wheel drive. Following the EV coupes will be gas-powered Chargers and 4-door models of both drivetrains, all under the Charger family. A lot is happening with this launch, and Krusen Motors is proud to provide the highlights.

Prepare to be blown away by the Charger Daytona Scat Pack, one of the first Chargers to roll off the production line in mid-2024. This 2-door Coupe is a powerhouse, delivering a staggering 670 horsepower. With all-wheel drive traction, it's expected to go from 0-60 mph in a face-stretching 3.3 seconds and on to the quarter-mile in just 11.5 seconds. The Charger Daytona R/T, with its 'mere' 496 horsepower, is no slouch either. Production of 4-door models with each drivetrain is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2025.

For those not ready for a jump to EVs, the 2025 model year will see the introduction of gas-powered versions of both the 2-door coupe and 4-door sedans. These are no wallflowers either, as the line will include the 550-horsepower Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O.coupe powered by the 3.0L Twin Turbo straight-6 Hurricane High Output engine and the Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. fueled by the Standard Output version of the same engine producing 420 horsepower.


The 2024 Charger returns the nameplate to its original 2-door coupe roots with a pure muscle car shape. It starts by echoing the original late ‘60s Chargers with a full-width grille that encapsulates the LED headlights and is accented by a thin full-width LED light bar. It recalls the original Charger while remaining entirely contemporary. With no engine to cool on the EV, the grille directs the air over the top of the hood through two wide front outlets to create front downforce.

Dodge historians will see elements of both the late 60s Charger and the first-generation Challenger in the clean but muscular side surfacing. Like the original 1966 Charger, the front grille is echoed with the full-width tail lights with distinctive “ring of fire” LED perimeter lighting. Both front and rear elements are anchored in the center by a lit version of Dodge’s Fratzog logo. The rear opening is a hatch hinged above the rear window to provide wide-open access to 38.5 cubic feet of cargo area when the seats are folded flat. There is an additional 1.5 cubic feet of space in the front “Frunk” for EVs.

Fender badging identifies both the Charger Daytona Scat Pack and R/T models, and a menu of no less than nine new wheel designs allows you to dial the Charger’s swagger to your tastes. 18-by-8-inch Tech Silver wheels are standard for Daytona R/T, and 20-by-11-inch Satin Carbon wheels come standard on Daytona Scat Pack. Wheel options include 20-by-10-inch Black Noise wheels with an available Blacktop Package and 20-by-11/11.5-inch Luster wheels with Track Package. The two-door coupes and four-door sedans share a common wheelbase and exhibit a wide-body stance. 


The dash features a clean, straightforward design anchored by a 12.3-inch center display positioned in a center stack angled toward the driver. Directly in front of the driver is a 3-spoke steering wheel ahead of either 10.25-inch or available 16-inch driver information screens. An optional head-up display (HUD) projects a large field of view with an improved virtual image distance. “Attitude Adjustment” ambient lighting has 64 available colors and reacts to changes in vehicle status, such as opening a door, pressing the start button, and, for gas models, stationary revving. It adds a sculptural feel to the interior, wrapping 270 degrees from the driver door to the instrument panel to the passenger door. 

Cloth and leatherette seats are standard, with heated Black Nappa leather and Demonic Red Nappa leather seats as available options. Optional interior packages include Plus Group, Blacktop Package, Track Package, Carbon & Suede Package, and the Sun & Sound Package. Standard audio on Daytona Scat Pack and R/T is an Alpine 9-speaker, 506-watt stereo with subwoofer. A premium 18-speaker, 914-watt Alpine system with a subwoofer is optional for all trims.

Electrified Muscle

The all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona models are driven by a 400V propulsion system that delivers supercharged V-8 performance with instant torque and zero tailpipe emissions. The battery pack contains 100.5 kWh with a peak discharge rate of 550 kW — specifically designed to maximize acceleration by allowing the motor to utilize the most power the battery can output in the span of a quarter mile. The standard Powershot feature delivers an incremental 40 horsepower for 15 seconds when activated by a throttle punch. With a front and rear motor, the traction optimization of all-wheel drive is standard. However, the front motor can be disconnected during steady highway cruising to improve range and efficiency. The Charger Daytona R/T is estimated to deliver more than 317 miles of range, while the higher-performance Charger Daytona Scat Pack provides 260 miles. Both vehicles can be recharged from a 20% to 80% charge status in just over 27 minutes when using a Level 3 DC CCS fast charger. The estimated charging capacity is approximately 9.9 miles per minute for the Daytona R/T and 8.1 miles per minute for the Daytona Scat Pack, which uses a 350-kW fast charger.

Advanced Safety To Go with Your Muscle-car Performance 

All 2024 and 2025 Chargers will offer a full suite of standard safety and advanced driving features, including the highest level of autonomous driving features of any muscle car. These features include:

  • Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Vulnerable Road Users Detection

  • Active Lane Management

  • Active Driving Assist

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go

  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Path Detection

  • Traffic Sign Recognition

  • Drowsy Driver Detection

Available optional features include: 

  • Front/Rear/Side Distance Warning: Ultrasonic sensors detect obstacles on the sides of the vehicle and warn the driver

  • 360 Surround View Camera: Front, side, and rear cameras provide a bird's-eye view around the vehicle

  • Front Tire to Curb: Helping protect your wheels, side cameras provide a tire-to-curb view before parking along the curb

  • ParkSense-based Camera Activation: Activates the front camera when parking to display objects in front of the vehicle

  • Turn Signal Active Blind Spot View: Side cameras display driver blind spot views in the center screen when the turn signal is activated

Starting with the Hornet R/T Plug-Hybrid and now with the exciting new Charger model line, Dodge is showing that being environmentally aware and high performance can and will co-exist, at least when the car is wearing a Fratzog. Contact one of our Kruzen Motors sales professionals and ask them to inform you when the first models of the spectacular Charger line arrive and when they will be ready for you to experience. 

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