Dealers Are Charging Huge Premiums On Charger & Challenger SRT Jailbreak Models!

Would You Pay Almost $20,000 More For 10 Extra Horsepower?

It is getting harder and harder to buy a new car in today’s market. With the ongoing semiconductor shortages and continuous supplier shortages after the pandemic, a lack of inventory has completely changed the way dealers interact with their customers. 

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Jailbreak Widebody “Old School” Design By The Dodge Design Team. (Dodge).

Over the past year, we have seen numerous Chrysler Group vehicles in both the United States and Canada be listed way over their initial Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) listings. We understand that some dealers sell fewer cars due to the location they are in and the added increases help them collect a little extra to help make up for what they have been losing. Most dealers have been honest with customers about the increases.

However, with the auto industry forcing electrification upon the market before the end of the decade, we are noticing that high-performance internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles like Chrysler Group’s Hellcat-powered lineup, has continued to see massive markups. This includes the new Dodge SRT Hellcat Jailbreak models

2022 Dodge Charger SRT Jailbreak Widebody “Brass Funky” Design By The Dodge Design Team. (Dodge).

The new Jailbreak series allows the customer to customize their own unique look on the Charger or Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye models, by selecting a unique color, stripes, seats, brake caliper, badging, and interior piece combinations. The cars also receive the same engine calibration as the drag racing-oriented Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock for an additional 10 horsepower. Customers can also opt to choose from the Dodge Product Design Office’s pre-configurated options.

Over the past week, a few of our readers have sent us various listings for Jailbreak models ordered by dealers and that have already arrived on lots. What they have noticed is a trend of massive increases on the new models, for cars that someone has already configured.

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This particular 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak Widebody features…

  • Smoke Show Exterior Paint – $95
  • Navigation & Travel Group – $995
    • GPS Navigation
    • SiriusXM® Travel Link with 5–Year Subscription
    • SiriusXM® Traffic Plus with 5–Year Subscription
    • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4–Inch Touch Screen Display
  • Harman Kardon® Audio Group – $1,995
    • 19 Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Speakers
    • Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Amplifier
    • Surround Sound
  • Hammerhead–Gray Seat Belts – $395 (Jailbreak Exclusive)
  • Suede Headliner – $499
  • Cargo Net – $30
  • Black / Hammerhead Gray Seats – $295 (Jailbreak Exclusive)
  • Power Sunroof – $1,995
  • Black SRT Spoiler – $995
  • Satin Chrome Exterior Badges – $199
  • SRT® Hood Scoop / Roof / Decklid Stripe – $995 (on Window Sticker, But Absent From Car)
  • SRT Leather Steering Wheel w/ White LED Logo – $199
  • 20″ x 11″ Warp–Speed Satin Carbon Wheels – $1,295 (Jailbreak Exclusive)
  • DUB Plate Interior Accents – $299
  • Yellow Brake Calipers – $595 (Jailbreak Exclusive)
  • Gas Guzzler Tax – $2,100

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With a sticker price of $99,066 (including the $1,595 for destination), the dealer selling this car has it listed on their website for $119,066 (a $20,000 increase over the sticker). You can view the car at its dealer listing here.

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Here is a 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Jailbreak Widebody, this one features a sticker price of $102,550 (including $1,595 for destination). The window sticker lists it with the following options…

  • Laguna Leather Seat with SRT Hellcat Logo – $3,890
    • Ventilated Front Seats
    • Premium Laguna Door Trim Panel
    • Premium–Stitched Dash Panel
    • Radio/Driver Seat/Mirrors Memory
    • Power Tilt/Telescope Column
  • Technology Group – $1,295
    • Rain–Sensitive Windshield Wipers
    • Automatic High–Beam Headlamp–Control
  • Driver Convenience Group – $1,295
    • Power Multi-Function Mirrors with Manual Fold–Away
    • High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps
    • Blind–Spot and Rear Cross–Path Detection
  • Harman Kardon® Audio Group with Subwoofer – $1,995
    • Harman Kardon® GreenEdge® Amplifier
    • Harman Kardon® 18 Speaker Prem Audio with Sub
    • Trunk Mounted Subwoofer
    • Surround Sound
  • Black / Demonic Red Seats – $395
  • Demonic Red Seat Belts – $395
  • Suede Headliner – $499
  • Demonic Red Floor Mat Binding – $99
  • Power Sunroof – $1,295
  • Satin Black SRT® Performance Spoiler – $995
  • Midnight Metallic Exterior Badging – $199
    • SRT Grille Badge
  • SRT Alcantara® Steering Wheel with Red LED Logo – $199
  • 305/35ZR20 P Zero Summer Tires – $695
  • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4–Inch Touch Screen Display – $995
    • GPS Navigation
    • SiriusXM® Travel Link with 5–Year Subscription
    • SiriusXM® Traffic Plus with 5–Year Subscription
  • 20″ x 11″ Split 5–Spoke Low–Gloss Black Wheels – $1,295
  • Real Carbon Fiber Interior Accents – $599
  • Black Brake Calipers – $595
  • Gas Guzzler Tax – $2,100

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Although none of the Challenger’s options are exclusive to the Jailbreak model, the dealer has listed the car for $124,550 (or $22,000 more than the sticker). You can view that car on the dealer’s website.

What makes the Jailbreak special, is the fact that you can order the car in a unique combination that you can’t find elsewhere in the lineup. So with that being said, is a pre-ordered Jailbreak car costing $20,000+ over its sticker price worth it? No.

We say unless you are going to be patient and order the car the way you want it, skip out and get an SRT Hellcat Redeye for a lot less and spend the money on a good set of drag radials and maybe some performance goodies from the Direct Connection catalog.



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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