2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes

Dodge 2023 Model Year Changes

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes included for the last year of America’s last muscle cars.

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes: Challenger

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes Challenger Swinger
2023 Dodge Challenger Swinger courtesy Stellantis North America Media

2023 is the last year for the Dodge Challenger in its present, internal combustion iteration. As the history of the Challenger is replete with special editions, 2023 will be no different, in fact, Dodge is going even further, offering no fewer than seven new special editions. New ones include a resurrection of the “Swinger” model, including its iconic horizontal stripe across its hind quarters.

2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown
2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown courtesy Stellantis North America Media

Challenger Shakedown edition includes special asymmetrical stripes in a two-toned black and red pattern. It includes the 6.4 Hemi and red Brembo brakes. There will only be 1000 examples built.

In addition, standard Hellcat models now can get the Jailbreak treatment: immense personalization of every type from brake caliper colors to stripes.

Several favorite heritage colors are returning to the palette: Plum Crazy and B5 Blue.

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes: Charger

Orange 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona 807-horsepower supercharged V8 sedan
2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona courtesy Media Stellantis North America

Special editions for the last year of the present iteration of the Dodge Charger include the Dodge Charger King Daytona, the most powerful Charger in the entire history of time: 807 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque, running to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic. Part of the package includes special King Daytona rear stripes and a fixed spoiler, but not a 23-tall rear wing or a giant nose cone.

Green 2023 Dodge Charger Swinger
2023 Dodge Charger Swinger courtesy Stellantis North America Media

The Charger will also offer a “Swinger” edition. 1000 units will be produced, all with the 6.4 Hemi and widebody kit.

The Jailbreak treatment will now be offered on standard hellcat models, in addition to Redeye models. This treatment allows for extensive customization, inside and out.

Plum Crazy and B4 Blue are also available again on the Charger.

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes: Durango

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes Durango SRT Hellcat courtesy Media Stellantis North America
2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat courtesy Media Stellantis North America

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat returns, an exciting Dodge Model Year Change, with 707 horsepower, an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Heated seats are now standard.

Forward collision warning is now available on SXT. Ventilated front seats are now optional on GT.

2023 Exciting Dodge Model Year Changes: Hornet

2023 Dodge Hornet GT at 2022 Detroit Auto Show
2023 Dodge Hornet GT at 2022 Detroit Auto Show

Dodge’s latest new vehicle is an entry into the hot subcompact crossover segment. Based on the upcoming Alfa Romeo Tonale, the Hornet is built in Italy. It comes in two variants, GT and R/T. The former utilizes a 268-horsepower 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder and the latter is a plug-in hybrid 1.3-liter turbo 4-cylinder and 288 total horsepower. Both have standard all-wheel drive, the R/T with a rear electric motor. A strut-type independent suspension is used both front and rear, with electrically adjustable shock absorbers optional, a segment-exclusive.

17-inch wheels are standard on GT, 19-inch on R/T, with 20-inch wheels optional on either.

Standard safety features include a rear seat reminder, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping, rear cross-path warning, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and adaptive cruise control. An optional automatic ParkSense Park Assist will provide automated parking functions and an available 360° camera will provide a full view around the Hornet to assist in manual parking.

Standard cargo space is 27 cubic feet with the rear seats in use and 54.7 cubic feet with them folded, a 60/40 setup to allow split use of long cargo and some rear passengers. Heated and ventilated front seats are available.

 

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