The 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody Vs. Hellcat widebody.

As 2023 approaches, so does the final date when the two are most famous Cleverness models – the Charger and the Challenger – are discontinued. At least, unless the brand brings them back as electrified versions. But we’ll have to wait and see how the new chapter begins.


Nevertheless, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger have had a major impact on the automotive industry. In the latter case, the community has been thrilled to be able to buy an affordable old-school muscle car year after year since the 1970s. Now that’s coming to an end, so if you’re looking to grab the latest all-new model of the Challenger straight from the factory, you’d better hurry.

The only question is which Challenger should you buy, given that there are tons of different builds and packs available – especially with the Last Call editions? Depending on your driving style and preferences, you may want to go for one or the other Dodge Challenger package, but in general two stand out as top-notch choices: the Scat package and the Hellcat.

To help you choose between the two, here’s a quick comparison of the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack and the Hellcat and explain why we’d go with the former.

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The Dodge Challenger Scat Package: Engine, Design and Price

The profile of the 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack.
Via: Dodge

The Dodge Challenger is all about muscle in all trims, but the Scat Pack package goes one step further to satisfy those who crave more power on the road. Unlike the base V6 option that puts out 305 ponies, the Scat Pack’s V8 produces an admirable 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. That’s about 100 ponies more than the standard versions and packages. Neat right?

In addition, the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack comes with an upgraded suspension and braking system, a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch wheels and tires, and much more. All this allows the car to accelerate between 0 and 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds and provide exceptional driving pleasure.

Where the Scat Pack comes close to other models is in its interior design. Equipped with ample interior space, comfortable seats, comfort features and the latest technology, the Scat Pack is not only a performance version, but also a comfort version. The only thing missing is the driver assistance technology, but which we expect and are ready to trade in for a muscle car focused on performance and the road.

Finally, the Dodge Challenger Scat Package offers enhanced performance and driving thrills at an MSRP of $46,940.

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The Dodge Challenger Hellcat: engine, design and price

The 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody on the road.
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Now to the fire-breathing Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Long story short, this is the pack to get if you want even better performance than the Scat Pack can provide and, well, to burn tires on the road. With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, the Hellcat can make up to 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. This enables it to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. How’s that for a modern muscle car?

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat also features some exterior updates to differentiate it from other models and packages, such as a unique grille and bumper with a double-cut hood. There are also huge air intakes to help cool the engine and trendy black 20-inch wheels to enhance the look.

Inside, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is more or less similar to the other trim levels, especially in terms of features and technology. Though, again, don’t expect to get this high-performing variant with all the bells and whistles we’ve become accustomed to lately for greater security and convenience. After all, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, as the name suggests, focuses solely on efficiently launching you down the road, and it does a very good job at the MSRP of $77,535.

Why we prefer the Dodge Challenger Scat package over a Hellcat

The 2022 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody on the left and the Hellcat Widebody on the right.
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After reading the above reviews, some might say that the Hellcat should be a logical purchase choice. That’s right, but for performance seekers. With a starting price of more than $70,000 (and that’s not even for the highest performance variant!), the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is quite an expensive muscle car.

On the other hand, the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack offers high and exciting performance at almost half the price of the Hellcat. With all the upgrades and niceties it offers, this version is a real bargain.

That’s why we’d buy the Dodge Challenger Scat package over the Hellcat for the value it offers for the money. But if money is no object and you want to show off all those ponies, we say go for the Hellcat.

sources: Dodge, Stellantis

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