A Majority Of Dodge Charger Fans Will Opt For Hurricane Over EV

Our Polling Indicates 86% Of Those Looking At The New Charger Want ICE Power...

We have known for quite some time that an all-electric Dodge Charger was on the horizon. Now that the time has come, the ‘Brotherhood Of Muscle’ is out in force with a distaste for the new e-muscle car lineup. While Dodge says, ‘performance made us do it,’ most fans were happy with their V8-powered muscle cars. And while the new ‘mainstream’ e-muscle cars might outperform the non-SRT cars they are replacing, the market for electric vehicles (EVs) is slowing in North America.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack Coupe in Bludicrous. (Dodge)

Now, while Dodge has pulled the covers off of its 400-volt e-muscle cars for 2024, there are still many questions surrounding the upcoming 800-volt SRT Banshee model and the internal combustion engine (ICE) powered Charger SIX PACK models.

The Charger SIX PACK ditches the beloved HEMI® V8 in favor of the modern twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter HURRICANE I6. While it might not produce the glorious sound of the HEMI, the HURRICANE does have a lot of potential, considering the standard-output (S/O) delivers 420 horsepower. In comparison, the high-output (H/O) produces 550 horsepower, outpowering the 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter HEMIs respectively.

2025 Dodge Charger SIX PACK H/O Coupe. (Dodge).

But over the past couple of weeks, we reached out to our followers on social media about which of the new Dodge Charger variants best interests them. After totaling the numbers, about 86% of people who answered our poll said they would opt for the HURRICANE-powered Charger SIX PACK model over the all-electric 400-volt Charger Daytona.

It shows that most people still look at piston power despite the electric model producing more horsepower.

Both cars are scheduled to debut with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). And while it seems that AWD doesn’t bother those who live in the Midwest or Northeast, those living in western and southern states hope that Dodge offers rear-wheel drive (RWD) options for both models to help cut costs and weight.

CGI 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack from reveal. (Dodge).

While reaching out to our followers about the new cars, it seemed like many were disappointed with how Dodge showcased the cars in CGI rather than showing what they are capable of on the track. Dodge did provide the press with B-roll footage of the new Charger Daytona, so it’s sad to say they couldn’t put a more formal official reveal together.

Nevertheless, Dodge seems far from converting petrolheads into the next wave of EV followers. However, the American performance brand could salvage some pushback with its SIX PACK models. The biggest complaint we have seen about the SIX PACK models thus far is that the S/O is only offered on the sedan and the H/O variant on the coupe. Hopefully, that might change after the launch.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the 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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No kidding.... what will the CARB state buyer opt for? Driving there existing car as long as they can.

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Ok, I thought this was an April Fools thing, but it doesn't seem like it. Obviously, moparinsiders followers are not representative of all charger buyers, so a sample taken from that population is not valid. Yes, there has been pullback from EVs recently. However, average consumers are going to buy what is cheapest. Period. Plus, with the ability to now kick the tax break back to the dealer, I see A LOT of RT EV leases in the near future. Hopefully they will outnumber Teslas.

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No kidding.... what will the CARB state buyer opt for? Driving there existing car as long as they can.

CARB states do not ban ICE, at least not yet and not an outright ban.

Let’s see a hypothetical poll of those ICE buyers, who would opt for Hurricane SO or HO and who would opt for the hypothetical 426HEMI and he would pay for the penalties on each vehicle for Stellantis.

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How about we just vote out the folks putting these ridiculous CARB emissions laws in effect? There are more promising technologies on the horizon other than BEV. And I think if people want to pay extra for a V8 then they should be able to do just that. I'm not a fan of what Dodge has done on the powertrain side. Both Chevy and Ford are keeping V8's.

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Voting or not is not a sustainable solution.
The industry can’t radically change their plan every 4 years.

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