Both the four-door Dodge Charger and two-door Dodge Challenger offer buyers a muscle car for everyone of every taste. For those living in the snowy areas of the United States and Canada, both vehicles offer all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability for those who are looking for a sporty daily driver. For 2021, the Charger and Challenger AWD models are back with one huge improvement for enthusiasts that current AWD owners have been asking for, for a number of years.
While a majority of AWD enthusiasts have been asking Dodge to return its all-weather capable cars to feature HEMI power, lots of owners have been asking for different wheel options. Since the launch of the “L-platform” and its optional AWD system, owners have been limited to select designs and a 19-inch x 7.5-inch wheel size. The awkward 19-inch wheel pattern had a narrow tread pattern, which is great for driving for deep snow but has proven to be a headache for finding performance rubber during the other three-seasons throughout the year.
For 2021, Dodge is equipping its performance-oriented Charger and Challenger GT AWD models with a new standard 20-inch x 8-inch aluminum wheel design. The new wheel design will also be available as an option on Charger and Challenger SXT AWD models with the Plus Group.
The new wheel design allows for the 2021 Dodge Charger and Challenger AWD models to have the same rubber on all four corners as the rear-wheel-drive models. This opens a whole new world for AWD owners to a wide new range of tire options without having to go to the aftermarket for wheels and having to find the right offset to match the AWD cars.
Our spy photographers have recently caught a 2021 Dodge Challenger GT AWD out testing on the streets of Metro Detroit. For the first time, we see the new larger wheels filling in the gap left by the additional 1-inch height gain that AWD models have over their rear-wheel-drive variants.
For more information on availability or ordering options, you can contact your local Dodge dealer. Both of the vehicles shown in this article as of its posting, are available from Button Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Kohomo, Indiana.
|2021 Dodge Charger/Challenger AWD Tire & Wheel Specs:|
|2021 Dodge Charger/Challenger SXT AWD||2021 Dodge Charger/Challenger GT AWD|
|Type & Material:||Satin Carbon||Satin Carbon|
|Wheel Size:||19-Inch x 7.5-Inch||20-Inch x 8-Inch|
|Size & Type:||235/55R19 BSW All-Season Performance||245/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Performance|
|Mfr. & Model:||Michelin Primacy MXM4||Firestone Firehawk GTV|
|Revs Per Mile (km):||715 (444)||726 (449)|
|SXT Blacktop Wheels:||–|
|Type & Material:||Black Noise||–|
|Wheel Size:||19-Inch x 7.5-Inch||–|
|Size & Type:||235/55R19 BSW All-Season Performance||–|
|Mfr. & Model:||Michelin Primacy MXM4||–|
|Revs Per Mile (km):||715 (444)||–|
|GT (Optional SXT) Blacktop Wheels:|
|Type & Material:||Black Noise||Black Noise|
|Wheel Size:||20-Inch x 8-Inch||20-Inch x 8-Inch|
|Size & Type:||245/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Performance||245/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Performance|
|Mfr. & Model:||Firestone Firehawk GTV||Firestone Firehawk GTV|
|Revs Per Mile (km):||726 (449)||726 (449)|
|SXT Plus Group Wheels:||–|
|Type & Material:||Satin Carbon||–|
|Wheel Size:||20-Inch x 8-Inch||–|
|Size & Type:||245/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Performance||–|
|Mfr. & Model:||Firestone Firehawk GTV||–|
|Revs Per Mile (km):||726 (449)||–|