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2024 Dodge Charger Debuts As All-New Ford Mustang Rival

While the Ford Mustang just marked the dawn of yet another generation, the iconic pony car has watched its competition fall by the wayside at the same time. Meanwhile, the Mustang is slated to continue to be built at least through spring 2028 – the expiration of the latest contract between Ford and the UAW – and it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see an EV version of that model anytime soon, either, as it will continue to offer a V8 as long as possible, based on ever-changing regulations. However, the Ford Mustang won’t be without at least one traditional rival moving forward, as the all-new 2024 Dodge Charger has just made its own debut.

If the 2024 Dodge Charger looks familiar, that’s because we’ve essentially already seen it via multiple teasers and an all-electric concept that debuted some time ago, and as such, we’re already somewhat used to its retro-inspired styling. However, the new Charger is interesting in that it will be offered in both two- and four-door guise, as well as multiple trim levels including R/T, Scat Pack, and the all-electric Daytona, with each sporting slightly different styling cues, while all-wheel drive is standard across the board.

In terms of powertrains, the Charger Daytona models get a pair of electric motors with a combined output of 456 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque for the R/T and 590 horsepower/627 pound-feet of torque for the Scat Pack – figures that include a 15-second, 40 horsepower boost called the “Power Shot.” For 2024, buyers can also get Stage 1 and 2 upgrades that boost output to 496 and 670 horsepower, respectively – meaning the top-trim EV Charger will do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in 11.5 clicks. As far as range goes, the R/T is expected to cover 317 miles, while the Scat Pack is estimated at around 260 miles.

However, the new Dodge Charger will also be offered with an ICE powertrain option as well in a pair of models dubbed the Sixpack in both S.O. and H.O. guise, each powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I-6 Hurricane engine with respective outputs of 420 horsepower and 550 horsepower, both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Production of the two-door 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T and Scat Pack is slated to kick off in mid-2024, followed by the four-door and ICE models in Q1 2025.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John

    What a POS

    1. Ford Owner

      A POS is a Position Of Sale, or an intelligrnt cash register. IBM offers them.

    2. Tigger

      The sedan is a lot nicer than the one(s) Ford is offering these days.

  2. Shockandawe

    No thanks, I’ll keep my C8 Corvette! But……… the Charger does look loads better than the ugly Mach E!

  3. G. A. Foley

    John was right what a POS!

  4. ThomasR

    The end of Mustang!!

    1. Joe

      Lmao shure buddy been around since 1964 1/6

  5. Rob Milliard

    Stuff a new and improved slant six under the hood transversely leaning backwards


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