A photo of the 2020 Dodge Charger driving on a snowy road.

Dodge expands AWD availability for the 2020 Charger

Does the 2020 Dodge Charger come with AWD?

Having to drive on snow and ice is one of our least favorite parts of winter. Judging by the people who come into the Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom to ask, ‘Does the 2020 Dodge Charger come with AWD,’ that feeling might be shared with more commonly than we originally thought. In short, yes, the 2020 Charger is available with the automaker’s all-wheel-drive system. In fact, the 2020 Charger offers two trim grades with the features, SXT AWD and GT AWD. The latter of the two versions is new for 2020. A few Albany CDJR product experts got together to take a look at what else the 2020 Dodge Charger had to offer. Let’s take a look at what they found.

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“Most people think of Chargers and Challengers as high-performance muscle cars, which clearly they are, but they can also be four-season capable AWD performance cars,” Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America, said in a press release. “Only Dodge offers vehicles that combine practicality and all-weather driving confidence without sacrificing muscle car attitude.”

What’s new for the 2020 Charger GT AWD?

Making the claim that the 2020 Dodge Charger is the only true muscle car with all-wheel-drive is a pretty safe bet. The GT AWD trim grade offers customers a slightly different set of features and a potentially more affordable price point that what has previously been available. Like other GT models, the 2020 Charger GT AWD has the 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine under the hood that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

A head on photo of the 2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD.

A rear photo of the 2020 Dodge Charger GT AWD going around a corner.

The previously available SXT AWD model also uses this powertrain train as well for 2020. Both trims will produce 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a 2020 Charger with all-wheel-drive will be able to achieve 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.

Is this a full-time AWD system?

It doesn’t snow all the time, so owners of the 2020 Dodge Challenger with AWD don’t need to  engage the system all the time. The automaker has built the system to allow for a true muscle car, rear-wheel drive experience with power being sent to the front wheels as necessary. However, the driver can also choose to have the all-wheel-drive system engaged all the time by activating the transmission’s ‘Sport’ button.

We expect the first delivery of the 2020 Dodge Challenger GT AWD to arrive at the Albany CDJR showroom after the first of the year. Customers can start the pre-ordering process today when the make an appointment with one of our product experts.