2023 is the final year of the generation for the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger. It is (unfortunately) widely expected that this will be the final model year for the big-power Hemi engines. Some people expect to see huge dealer markups on these final models, but we do have some good news – Dodge has not raised prices much for the final model year of this Challenger and Charger.
In fact, every naturally aspirated trim level for both the Challenger and Charger have the same base MSRP for the 2023 model year, with only a small price increase for the supercharged Hellcat, Redeye and Super Stock models.
Pricing for the 2023 Dodge Challenger starts with the rear-wheel-drive SXT model at $30,545, while and all-wheel-drive SXT model starts at $33,545. If you step up to the sportier Challenger GT, the rear-drive model starts at $33,845 and for all-wheel-drive, $36,845. All of those starting prices are the same for 2023 as they were for 2022 and all of those models come standard with the Pentastar V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Those prices above do not include the $1,595 destination fee or Gas Guzzler Tax, when applicable, nor do the prices below. We know that the destination fee is still $1,595 for 2023 and we expect that the Gas Guzzler Tax will remain the same, but we do not yet know for sure.
The “base Hemi” model for the 2023 Dodge Challenger is the R/T, which comes standard with the 5.7-liter Hemi, a 6-speed manual transmission and a base price of $39,385. If you step up to the 392-powered Challenger Scat Pack with the manual transmission, the base price climbs to $45,845. Those prices are also unchanged from 2022.
Next, we have the new special edition Last Call models, including the Shakedown, the Swinger and the Black Ghost. The Shakedown with the standard-width body starts at $63,590 while the widebody version of this limited edition package starts at $67,490.
The standard-width body comes with the 8-speed automatic transmission while the widebody models come with a 6-speed manual. The Challenger Swinger comes standard with the widebody design, the 6-speed manual and a price tag of $66,190, but the 8-speed automatic is available on some versions of this car as well.
As for the Black Ghost, it is the most expensive Challenger in the lineup, with a starting price of $99,315. This price includes the supercharged Redeye Hemi with 807 horsepower and the 8-speed automatic, along with a long list of standard features inside and out. This package is also limited to just 300 units, so finding one will be tough.
The last three Challenger models for the 2023 model year are the SRT Hellcat, the SRT Redeye and the SRT Super Stock. For 2023, all Hellcat and Redeye models are Jailbreak models, which means that they can all be configured however the buyer would like – without any restriction on combining certain color options. That is the good news.
The bad news is that the price for the Hellcat and Redeye Challengers is up $995 for 2023. The Hellcat model now starts at $70,035 while the Redeye starts at $78,640. Both of those prices include the supercharged Hemi V8 and the 8-speed automatic, so it appears that the Hellcat will not be offered with a manual transmission for 2023 – at least not when they first go on sale.
Finally, the 807-horsepower Super Stock remains unchanged at $86,645, which includes the supercharged Hemi and the 8-speed automatic transmission.
The news is pretty much the same for the 2023 Dodge Charger pricing, with many models having the same starting MSRP in 2023 that they had in 2022. Again, these prices do not include the $1,595 destination fee or any applicable Gas Guzzler Tax additions.
The 2023 Dodge Charger lineup starts with the SXT rear-wheel-drive model at $32,645, while the SXT AWD starts at $36,245. The sporty Charger GT RWD starts at $35,345 and the GT AWD starts at $38,345. All four of those models come with the Pentastar V6 and an 8-speed automatic is standard on all Chargers, as has been the case throughout the generation.
When we get to the Hemi-powered models, we have the Dodge Charger R/T starting at $42,385 and the R/T Scat Pack at $48,745.
All of the prices for the SXT, GT, R/T and Scat Pack are unchanged from the previous year.
Next, we come to the 2023 Last Call special edition models, including the Super Bee, the Swinger and the King Daytona. The track-ready Super Bee with the standard-width body starts at $61,805 while the widebody version starts at $67,300. The Charger Swinger – offered only in widebody form – starts at $69,690 and the King Daytona model comes with a starting price of $98,420.
When we get to the full production supercharged models, that is where we run into the only price increases for 2023. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat starts at $78,340 while the Hellcat Redeye starts at $86,940, both of which represent an increase of $995 from 2022.
Keep in mind that those prices include the widebody package, which is standard on all supercharged Chargers for 2023, along with the Jailbreak option – allowing buyers to mix and match any options that they want in order to create a unique look.
Since we introduced you to the six Last Call special edition models back in August and September, many people have wanted to know how allocations would be handled. Dodge stated at the media preview for these vehicles that they would not be ordered by dealers or customers but instead, the brand would decide which dealers got allocations for these limited edition cars.
Well, Dodge has provided that information as well and not surprisingly, it is based historic Challenger and Charger sales. Only the top 500 dealers in the country in terms of combined Challenger and Charger sales will get to sell the special edition cars, with the strongest dealers getting the most units.
The Top 200 dealers will each get 1 black Challenger Shakedown, 1 Destroyer Gray Challenger Shakedown, 1 B5 Blue Charger Super Bee,1 Plum Crazy Charger Super Bee Widebody, 1 F8 Green Challenger Swinger Widebody, 1 White Challenger Swinger Widebody, 1 Sublime Challenger Swinger Widebody, 1 F8 Green Charger Swinger Widebody, 1 White Charger Swinger Widebody, 1 Sublime Charger Swinger Widebody, 1 Challenger Black Ghost and 1 Charger King Daytona. In other words, the top 200 dealers get one of each version of each Last Call special edition.
The dealers ranked 201 through 300 get almost as big a selection of the Last Call special edition models. This second group of dealers will each get 1 black Challenger Shakedown, 1 Destroyer Gray Challenger Shakedown, 1 B5 Blue Charger Super Bee,1 Plum Crazy Charger Super Bee Widebody, 1 F8 Green Challenger Swinger Widebody, 1 White Challenger Swinger Widebody, 1 F8 Green Charger Swinger Widebody, 1 White Charger Swinger Widebody, 1 Challenger Black Ghost and 1 Charger King Daytona. In other words, the second group of dealers get one of each version of each Last Call special edition with the exception of the Sublime Swinger cars.
Finally the third group of dealerships, ranked 301-500, each get 1 black Challenger Shakedown, 1 Destroyer Gray Challenger Shakedown, 1 B5 Blue Charger Super Bee,1 Plum Crazy Charger Super Bee Widebody, 1 F8 Green Challenger Swinger Widebody and 1 F8 Green Charger Swinger Widebody. These dealers don’t get a Challenger or Charger Swinger in White or Sublime, nor do they get a Black Ghost or King Daytona edition.
These cars can be looked up on the Horsepower Locator on the Dodge Garage website, as can all of the other models along with allocation numbers for every 2023 model at every dealership – allowing potential customers to check around for inventory levels and pricing.
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