Dodge has updated the Charger and Challenger GT AWD for the 2021 model year with a set of new 20-inch wheels.
Since being first launched, all-wheel drive variants of the Charger and Challenger have been sold exclusively with 19×7.5-inch wheels, but Mopar Insiders notes that finding performance-focused summer tires proved to be a bit of a challenge.
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For the 2021 model year, the duo come standard with 20×8-inch wheels that also include a new spoke design. It is only a small change but it will no doubt reduce headaches for owners. As standard, 2021 Dodge Charger and Challenger SXT AWD models comes with the old 19-inch rims and 235/55 BSW All-Season Performance tires, while the higher-end Charger and Challenger GT AWD get the new 20-inch ones that are wrapped in 245/45 BSW All-Season Performance tires.
The Charger has been on sale since 2013 with an all-wheel drive variant, but it took the automaker quite a while to release a Challenger AWD, waiting until the 2017 model year to do so. The car is available exclusively with the company’s aging 3.5-liter Pentastar V6 that’s rated at 305 hp and 268 lb-ft (363 Nm) of torque and is mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Featured is the same transfer case and front-axle disconnect as the all-wheel drive Charger, meaning power is usually sent through the rear wheels and only funneled through the front ones when needed.