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Charger & Challenger All-Wheel-Drive Models Get New 20-Inch Wheel Options:

GT AWD Now Standard With 20-Inch Wheels, Optional On SXT AWD Models...

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.

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).

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. 

2021 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Button CDJR).

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.

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).

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.

2021 Dodge Challenger SXT AWD Blacktop. (Dodge).

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.

2021 Dodge Charger GT AWD Blacktop. (Button CDJR).

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
Standard Wheels:    
Type & Material: Satin Carbon Satin Carbon
Wheel Size: 19-Inch x 7.5-Inch 20-Inch x 8-Inch
Tires:    
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 – 
Tires:   – 
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
Tires:    
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
Tires:  
Size & Type: 245/45ZR20 BSW All-Season Performance
Mfr. & Model: Firestone Firehawk GTV
Revs Per Mile (km): 726 (449)

Robert S. Miller

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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The 20" wheel option for retail AWD cars can only be considered an aesthetic improvement, as you certainly do not want wider tires on snow and ice.

The rest of the article is useless. Here's a breakdown of AWD rim and tire size by model and year:

Retail Models:

2005 - 2010 Chrysler 300 AWD LX: 18x7.5 aluminum, 225/60/18 tires
2011 - 2019 Chrysler 300 AWD LD: 19x7.5 aluminum, 235/55/19 tires

2005 - 2008 Dodge Magnum AWD LX: 18x7.5 aluminum, 225/60/18 tires

2006 - 2010 Dodge Charger AWD LX: 18x7.5 aluminum, 225/60/18 tires
2011 - 2014.5 Dodge Charger AWD LD: 19x7.5 aluminum, 235/55/19 tires

2017 - 2019 Dodge Challenger AWD LA: 19x7.5 aluminum, 235/55/19 tires

Fleet Models:
2014.5 - 2021 Dodge Charger Pursuit LD: 18x7.5 steel, 225/60/18 or 245/55/18 tires

Notes:

- Retail models include both V6 and V8 trims through 2019
- Retail V8 AWD models were discontinued in mid-2014 (Dec of 2013)
- No Police or Pursuit model was ever offered from Chrysler Fleet with AWD prior to mid-2014.
- The AWD Charger Pursuit first went into production in January of 2014, some as early 2015's with the early LD body (go figure)
- The V8-AWD Charger Pursuit was discontinued after the very short 2020 model year run (Nov 2019).
- The V6-AWD Charger Pursuit first came to life at Brampton on November 9, 2020.

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I went wider on my pair of 2014 Charger R/T AWDs to 255s and have a lot better performance in the summer without sacrificing winter capability.

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