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2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Is Now Arriving In Dealer Showrooms:

New AWD Charger Offers More Performance & SRT Looks...

At the end of 2018, Dodge upset a lot of buyers when it discontinued its popular Dodge Charger GT AWD model and replaced it with the entry-level SXT AWD for the 2019 model year. Now, while you could still option an entry-level Charger SXT AWD close to the previous year’s GT offering, it still didn’t fulfill the performance AWD offering like the GT package did.

2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).

Enter the 2020 model year and Dodge bringing back the 2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD and this time it is coming with a whole range of performance goodies. The 2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD is the first-time that the SRT-inspired look has been offered on an all-wheel-drive offering. The car now features the SRT performance hood, front and rear fascias, sculpted side sills, spoiler, all-wheel-drive suspension, 3.07 rear axle ratio, performance steering wheel with paddle shifters, Dodge Performance Pages with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, Houndstooth cloth high-bolstered performance seats, and Dark Dub Plate instrument panel.

2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).

For all-weather traction all year long, the Charger GT AWD features P235/55R19 BSW all-season performance tires mounted on 19-inch aluminum wheels in a Satin Carbon finish, optional in Black Noise (on Blacktop Package equipped models). Projector LED fog lamps, a performance rear spoiler, ParkSense rear park assist and ParkView rear backup camera are also standard equipment on the Charger GT AWD.

2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).
Power comes from Dodge’s award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers 300 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and a responsive 264 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. It’s paired with the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, offering up to an EPA-estimated 18 city/27 hwy miles per gallon (mpg). A tuned induction system and dual exhaust from the manifolds back to the tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm – all for outstanding drivability and responsiveness. It’s still not a HEMI-equipped R/T AWD – which ended production in 2014, but it will do.
 
he Charger GT AWD seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. For the driver who wants to engage the AWD system full-time, the Charger GT’s AWD system also can be activated for full-time engagement with the push of the Sport button.
 
2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).
For the enthusiast who truly values the rear-wheel-drive performance Charger delivers, the front wheels are disengaged and 100 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels. This preserves the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling characteristics inherent to rear-wheel-drive vehicles. When sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front wheels, instantly transitioning Charger GT AWD into all-wheel-drive mode.
 
2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).
Enhanced with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), the Charger GT AWD has impressive handling on all surfaces, especially snow and slush. VDC provides excellent traction on slippery surfaces and also helps the driver maintain the desired vehicle path. Enhancing the on-road dynamic performance using precise front-to-rear torque control integrated with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, VDC maintains the fun-to-drive character of the Charger, regardless of road conditions.
 
2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).
In addition, the new Charger GT AWD features Sport mode, paddle shifters, and Dodge Performance Pages. With Sport mode active, AWD is fully engaged, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration. For even more control, the driver can also use the die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and view gear selection through the full-color Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) centered in the instrument cluster.
 
2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).
The Super Track Pak button activates Dodge Performance Pages and launch control features embedded in the 8.4-inch touchscreen radio. Visible performance information, such as reaction times, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times, can be monitored, and even mirrored, in the 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display. The new Charger GT AWD model also features three-mode ESC with “full-off” mode, a fun feature for drifting through snowy scenes.
 
The Charger GT AWD delivers on all fronts and adds all-weather capability at a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $34,995 (excluding $1,495 destination charge) and is starting to arrive in Dodge dealer showrooms, as this article is being written.
 
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Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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