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Is The Dodge Charger AWD, RWD, Or FWD? (Explained)

On this blog, we’ve written extensively about the Dodge Charger and various aspects of the car. Today we’re going to talk about what Dodge Charger has AWD, RWD, and FWD. We’ve made a list of all Chargers and trim levels produced after 2005. Let’s start with a quick answer:

Most Dodge Chargers are rear-wheel-drive cars. The R/T versions produced before 2015 have an all-wheel-drive option. All SE versions have an all-wheel-drive option. Most SXT and Rallye versions also have an all-wheel-drive option. SRT8, Scat Pack, and Hellcat versions only have read-wheel-drive.

However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Below we’ve made an extensive table telling you exactly what Dodge Chargers have what drive system. Furthermore, we also discuss the capabilities of the Charger when it comes to driving in the winter. Read on!

Also read: The Expected Mileage Of A Dodge Charger

What Drive System Does A 2006 – 2021 Dodge Charger Have?

Below we’ve compiled an extensive list of the past generations of the Dodge Charger. We’ve written down the available trim levels for every Charger and what kind of drive systems were available on this car. Let’s have a look!

YearTrim LevelDrive System
2021GTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
Scat PackRWD
Scat Pack WidebodyRWD
SRT Hellcat WidebodyRWD
SRT Hellcat Redeye WidebodyRWD
2020GTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
Scat PackRWD
Scat Pack WidebodyRWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2019GTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
Scat PackRWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2018DaytonaRWD
Daytona 392RWD
GTAWD
R/TRWD
SXTRWD
SXT PlusRWD
R/T Scat PackRWD
SRT 392RWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2017Daytona 340RWD
Daytona 392RWD
SEAWD, RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
R/T Scat PackRWD
SRT 392RWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2016SEAWD, RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
R/T Scat PackRWD
SRT 392RWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2015SEAWD, RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
R/TRWD
R/T Scat PackRWD
SRT 392RWD
SRT HellcatRWD
2014R/T 100th Anniversary A.G.RWD
R/TAWD, RWD
R/T 100th AnniversaryRWD
R/T MaxAWD, RWD
R/T PlusAWD, RWD
SEAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SRT8 Super BeeRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
SXT 100th AnniversaryRWD
SXT 100th Anniversary A.G.RWD
SXT PlusAWD, RWD
2013R/TAWD, RWD
R/T MaxAWD, RWD
R/T PlusAWD, RWD
SEAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SRT8 Super BeeRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
SXT PlusAWD, RWD
2012R/TAWD, RWD
R/T MaxAWD, RWD
R/T PlusAWD, RWD
SEAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SRT8 Super BeeRWD
SXTAWD, RWD
SXT PlusAWD, RWD
2011Mopar 11RWD
R/TAWD, RWD
R/T MaxAWD, RWD
R/T PlusAWD, RWD
RallyeRWD
Rallye PlusRWD
SERWD
20103.5LAWD, RWD
PoliceRWD
R/TAWD, RWD
RallyeAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
2009PoliceRWD
R/TAWD, RWD
SEAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
2008PoliceRWD
R/TAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SXTAWD, RWD
2007PoliceRWD
R/TAWD, RWD
SRT8RWD
SXTRWD
2006PoliceRWD
R/TRWD
SRT8RWD

Also read: What Dodge Charger Is The Fastest? (List Of All Generations)

Is The Dodge Charger Good In The Snow?

We’ve already written extensively about if the American-Canadian Charger is a good car in the snow in this blog post. If you’re looking at the drive system of the car that’s probably going to be information you’re going to be interested in.

To give you the short answer: yes, the Dodge Charger is a good car in the snow. Owners of the car are generally positive about its ability to handle icy conditions. Furthermore, the car has different safety features that help it stay on the road with both a rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive system (although the all-wheel-drive is preferable).

However, let it be clear that the Charger does not have the highest ground clearance. This does make the car unsuitable for winter driving when there’s heavy snowfall. In this case, an SUV or truck is preferable.

Also read: Is The Dodge Charger A Sports Or Muscle Car?

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