How to Build a Custom Dodge Charger

Build your own custom Dodge Charger with factory modifications and at-home customizations.
Written by Nathan Porceng
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Coming in eight trims with an array of available add-ons and customized features, building your own made-to-order Dodge Charger is easier and more affordable than ever before!
Since its production debut over 50 years ago, the Dodge Charger has been an industry leader in power, performance, and durability. Known for its impressive engine and breathtaking speed, the Charger will get you where you need to go on time and in remarkable style. With eight available trims and tons of additional customized features, now you can build the Dodge Charger of your dreams. 
However, building a customized Dodge Charger is no easy feat. Luckily, we've created a guide to navigating the multitude of choices you’ll face while customizing your
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—ensuring you get the car you want at a price you can afford. 
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2022 Dodge Charger customization options

The 2022 Dodge Charger is a sleek, powerful, long-lasting, and stylish sedan known for its reliability no matter the driving conditions. It also comes with several customization options, from spoilers and glossed wheels to a ripping 456 horsepower engine.
The 2022 Charger comes in eight trim levels:
SXT
,
GT
,
R/T
,
Scat Pack
, Scat Pack Widebody,
SRT Hellcat Widebody
, SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, and SRT Jailbreak. The trims range in price from $32,500 to a whopping $86,595, but they all provide the style, comfort, and performance you expect in a Dodge Charger. 
For the driver with money to burn, the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody has long led the class in power, boasting a supercharged, 6.2-liter, 797 horsepower HEMI H.O. V8 engine. It tops out at 203 mph, with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, but this trim doesn’t just turn heads with its speed. It also features a stunning widebody exterior with fender flares integrated into the front and rear fascias.
If you need a little extra juice, the new SRT Jailbreak is even more powerful, with an 807 horsepower V8 engine. Even the most affordable trims, the SXT and GT, are no slouches. They’re cheaper than the SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody, but the SXT and GT still sport 300 horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engines
Every trim comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. While you can no longer order a Dodge Charger with a manual transmission, the SXT and GT are both available with all-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive is standard for all V8-powered trims.  

Dodge Charger optional packages

Dodge offers a buffet of optional packages to drivers seeking to customize their Charger. Ranging from the tricked-out wheels of the Blacktop Package to the heated seats of the HEMI Orange Package, you can customize your Charger according to your tastes and priorities. Here are some packages to check out:
Package
Cost
Features
Which trims is it available on?
SRT Black Package
$695
Black exterior SRT badges, black grille badge, black fender badge, black Charger exhaust tips
SRT Hellcat Widebody, SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
HEMI Orange Package
$1,500-$2,995
Black one-piece performance spoiler, heated seats, high-performance suspension, Brembo four-piston fixed-caliper brakes
GT, Scat Pack Widebody
Scat Pack Widebody Package
$5,695
Adaptive damping suspension, all-speed traction control, performance shift indicator, Brembo six-piston front brake calipers
Scat Pack Widebody
Blacktop Package
$1,095
“Black Noise” painted wheels, black one-piece performance spoiler, gloss black instrument cluster trim rings, badges
SXT, GT, R/T
Performance Handling Package
$1,595
High-performance suspension, tire service kit, Brembo four-piston fixed caliper brakes, flat-bottom steering wheel
GT, R/T
You may further customize your Charger with add-ons such as power sunroofs, brake calipers, and even cargo nets for extra storage.

How to customize your Charger to save money

Typically, every add-on you select will increase the price of your customized Charger.
For example, the Dodge Charger GT starts at a relatively affordable price of $35,870. However, with all available packages and upgrades, the price quickly climbs to an astronomical $48,025.
Add-ons and packages not only cost you more at the dealership, but they’ll also raise your insurance rate. Fortunately, there are a few custom options that may save you money in the long run. Consider the following options if you’re trying to save money on your customized Charger: 
  • Cold air intake: This feature improves the fuel efficiency of your engine by 3-5 MPG, which may save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the life of your Charger.
  • Upgraded exhaust system: Likewise, optimizing your exhaust system will also improve your Charger’s fuel efficiency and save you money on gas. 
  • Programmers/Tuners: Not only will this feature improve your fuel economy, but it may also help you draw more power from your Charger -- a real win-win if there ever was one!
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The best Dodge Charger mods

While Dodge offers a wide array of excellent customization options for the 2022 Dodge Charger, there are other custom mods to even better fit the car to your lifestyle. Here are some superb upgrades to check out when building your customized Charger.

Floor mats

As much as their power and durability, Chargers are known for their stylish interiors. Keep your interior clean by purchasing a set of laser-cut floor mats. For less than $200 you can buy floor mats specifically cut to fit your Charger.

Tires

Chargers come standard with 245/45ZR20 All-Season Performance Tires. While these are decent tires, the Yokohama ADVEN Apex V601 will offer you superior performance during the summer months, with better traction in dry and wet conditions, and less noise. Just be sure to change them out before winter.

Paint

Not content with the Charger’s 13 color options? Take your Charger to your local body shop for a custom paint job that perfectly suits your taste and style. Custom paint jobs range in price from $1,000 to $4,500, so be sure to obtain quotes from multiple shops before you commit.
Key Takeaway You can buy many cool add-ons and packages for your customized Charger, but the more you add, the more you’re likely to pay for car insurance.

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The SXT and GT trims are both available with all-wheel drive. The rest come only with rear-wheel drive.
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