• 2020 Dodge Charger Stars & Stripes Edition

    The Stars & Stripes Edition Was Designed to Pay Tribute to the Armed Forces
  • It's available in a number of colors Including Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle
  • The Stars & Stripes Package isn't Available on the SXT or SXT AWD Trim Levels
  • The same package is also available for the 2020 Dodge Challenger
  • Keep in mind that this is an appearacne package only
  • It Costs $1,995
  • Bronze colored brakes and the American Flag are the biggest highlights
  • But, the interior does get some love too
  • Including contrast stiching throughout
  • There's even a bronze star embroidered on the seats!

For all those who bravely serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces, Dodge wants all of you to know it appreciates your service

Dodge has always prided itself as a company that holds a special place in the hearts of the brave men and women who serve or have served the U.S. armed forces. This isn’t whimsical hyperbole, either. An mTab survey revealed that the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are leading buys among cars in their segments. They are go-to purchases for active-duty service personnel who want to enjoy the freedom of driving on the open road, the very same freedom that they protect while on-duty in the military. It comes as no surprise, then, that Dodge is celebrating its place in the hearts of American troops by offering a special edition appearance package, appropriately called the “Stars and Stripes Edition.” The new Stars and Stripes package will headline Dodge’s booth at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, which opens its doors next week. From there, the package will be available for ordering in May at an add-on price of $1,995.

What Makes the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition Special?

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It Costs $1,995

You can always count on Dodge to leverage the support it receives from the men and women of the U.S. armed forces to advance its own goals. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because that support comes from a place of acceptance and, more importantly, affection towards the brand. The Dodge Charger, in particular, has become a favorite among armed forces personnel, and if you know what the four-door muscle car is capable of on various fronts, it’s not hard to see why. The current-generation 2019 Charger is a good example of how the muscle car has become a military personnel favorite. It’s not as brash as its Challenger sibling, but it does have its own magnetic personality that attracts people from all walks of life. It certainly isn’t lacking in color, either. The 2019 model has 14 in-your-face colors to choose from, including doozies like the F8 Green, Go Mango, Octane Red, Plum Crazy, and Sublime. Fancy colors aside, the Charger’s appeal can also be traced to its power and performance capabilities, as well as the number of packages that Dodge has thrown in its direction. The newest of these packages is called the Stars and Stripes package, and, as you might expect, it’s a package that exists specifically to honor the men and women of the U.S. armed forces.

For the record, the Dodge Charger Stars and Stripes Edition isn’t a special edition model, or at least not in the traditional sense of the phrase. I know that descriptions and nomenclatures can get a little fuzzy in this regard, but you’re not buying a Charger Stars and Stripes Edition straight out of a dealership the way you would other special or limited edition models.

The Stars and Stripes Edition comes from a {package} that you can purchase for $1,995 to go with your purchase of a Charger.

It’s not at all different from the myriad of packages that Dodge offers, including the Brass Monkey Appearance Package that’s now available across all Charger models for an extra cost of $795. That said, the Stars and Stripes package is different in one clear and unambiguous way. There’s a specificity to its existence, one that’s meant to celebrate the men and women who serve our country through military-inspired touches on the Charger and, well, the Challenger, as well. Or, as Steve Beahm, FCA’s head of passenger car brands in North America, describes it, "The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique elements that speak to those performance enthusiasts who want to extend their passion for their country to the Charger and Challenger."

So, what makes up the package’s "unique elements?"

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Keep in mind that this is an appearacne package only

First, let’s lay down the framework for the package. The Stars and Stripes package is available with the following exterior colors: Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle. You can choose from any of these paint finishes to go with the Stars and Stripes package. You’ll notice that the Charger’s flashier colors — Sublime and Go Mango come to mind — aren’t included in that list. Consider those colors too flashy for the Stars and Stripes package. It is what it is. Fortunately, one color, in particular — F8 Green — fits seamlessly into the Stars and Stripes package’s identity, in part because the colorway’s Olive Green shade looks exactly like military fatigues. The press photos show the Challenger wearing that color with the Stars and Stripes package. Just imagine it’s the Charger and you’ll understand why it’s arguably the best exterior paint for the military tribute package.

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Bronze colored brakes and the American Flag are the biggest highlights

The contents of the package are significant to the identity it aims to establish. On the outside, the Satin Black racing stripe that runs the length of the car counts as the most obvious feature of the package. It’s not just obvious, but it’s also the most striking, especially with the silver edge outline on the driver’s side of the Charger. It’s a small detail, sure, but look at it in certain angles and the detail explodes in front of your eyes.

The Stars and Stripes package also includes a fresh set of 20-inch black wheels and bronze-painted Brembo brake calipers.

The latter comes standard on the Scat Pack trim of the Charger and as an option on the lower-run GT and R/T trims of the muscle car. You’re going to want to stick around, too, because the bronze details don’t just end on the brake calipers; they’re actually scattered throughout the Charger. Before we go hunting for more bronze details, notice, too, the special badging on the fender of the Charger. It’s the Stars and Stripes, dressed in subtle, low-visibility Satin Black, presumably for continuity’s sake. It’s a beautiful detail that stands as the best symbol of the package’s identity.

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There’s even a bronze star embroidered on the seats!

Step inside the Stars and Stripes package-clad Charger and you’ll be greeted by an interior with black-on-black seats that have a bronze star embroidered into them. This star is probably my favorite detail of the package. It’s simple, classy, and poignant, all rolled into one. Black interior accents are scattered throughout the cabin, but the bronze details aren’t far behind, either. The bronze accent stitching provides a dab of color into an otherwise monochromatic interior.

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But, the interior does get some love too

There are no power upgrades to speak, nor should you expect any. The Stars and Stripes is strictly an appearance package, and, more importantly, it’s only available on select trim options of the four-door muscle car. The SXT and SXT AWD trims don’t get it, but the Charger GT RWD does. The GT trim is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 unit that produces 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. All that power goes to the two rear wheels courtesy of a TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission.

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There are no power upgrades to speak, nor should you expect any. The Stars and Stripes is strictly an appearance package, and, more importantly, it’s only available on select trim options of the four-door muscle car. The SXT and SXT AWD trims don’t get it, but the Charger GT RWD does. The GT trim is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 unit that produces 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. All that power goes to the two rear wheels courtesy of a TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you’re not a fan of the Charger GT RWD, you can opt for the Charger R/T, which is powered by an all-too-familiar engine: the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. This unit produces a tidy 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. The same TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the two rear wheels, enabling the R/T to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under six seconds.

If power is what you want, go ahead and get the Charger R/T Scat Pack. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 engine, which, in turn, produces a stout 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. All that power goes to the rear wheels courtesy of, you guessed it, a TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic transmission. It only takes 4.5 seconds for the Charger R/T Scat Pack to break 60 mph from a standstill position.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Stars and Stripes package is available with the range-topping Charger SRT Hellcat.

That’s a pity. Nothing would scream “America!” more than a military-inspired special edition Charger SRT Hellcat that’s powered by a 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque on tap.

Whatever trim version you end up choosing, you can take comfort knowing that the Charger holds itself well as a performance vehicle. The V-6-powered GT provides accurate steering and controlled moves at any speed. Those are good qualities to have if you want to go a little extra with this model. You’re going to have a bit of trouble, though, if you start thinking of the Charger GT as a pure-bred muscle car. While it is on paper, you’re better off satisfying your metal-twisting urges with any of the V-8-powered Chargers. The R/T trim makes good use of the power it has on tap, and you’re going to love its active exhaust system and the rumbly exhaust note it spits out. But if it’s performance you crave, it’s the Charger Scat Pack you must have. It’s the most track-suited of any of the Charger trims that can be optioned with the Stars and Stripes package.

Pricing for the Dodge Charger GT starts at $31,495. Meanwhile, the Dodge Charger R/T starts at $35,995, while the Charger Scat Pack starts at $39,995. Throw in the Stars and Stripes package at any of these Charger trims and you’re looking at prices that add up to $33,490 for the Charger GT, $37,990 for the Charger R/T, and $41,990 for the Charger Scat Pack.

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All-American Performance: Dodge Salutes U.S. Armed Forces With Stars & Stripes Edition on Challenger and Charger
New Stars & Stripes Edition, designed to celebrate the men and women who serve our country, adds military-inspired touches to select Challenger and Charger models
Dodge has the highest percentage of active military buyers in the industry, with Challenger and Charger having the highest percentage of active military buyers in their respective segments, according to an industry study by mTAB of New Vehicle Customer Studies
The Stars & Stripes Edition will be available for dealers to order starting in May, with a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,995; vehicles are scheduled to arrive in dealerships this summer
FCA US LLC offers a $500 cash allowance to eligible consumers through its “Honoring Those Who Serve” program
Another factory-custom look, available for the first time on Charger SRT Hellcat, is the Painted Satin Black Appearance Package – a hand-painted Satin Black hood, roof, decklid and spoiler – now available with a U.S. MSRP of $3,495
The Brass Monkey Appearance Package, previously only available on SRT variants, is now available on additional Challenger and Charger models with a U.S. MSRP of $795
April 11, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge, America’s performance brand, is celebrating the men and women of the U.S. armed forces by introducing the Stars & Stripes Edition on select Challenger and Charger models. The all-new package will be on display at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

The Dodge brand has the highest percentage of active military buyers among all major brands in the U.S. automotive industry, with the Challenger and Charger having the highest percentage of active military buyers in their respective segments, according to mTAB, "New Vehicle Customer Studies: October 2016-September 2018."

“Dodge is known for delivering custom looks straight from the factory. We also have a strong following of buyers who are in the military, as well as many buyers who are patriotic,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America and Head of Parts & Service (Mopar), FCA - North America. “The Stars & Stripes Edition is an opportunity to deliver a custom look with unique elements that speak to those performance enthusiasts who want to extend their passion for their country to the Charger and Challenger.”

On display for the first time next week in New York, the Stars & Stripes Edition is available on Challenger and Charger models and features a unique Satin Black and Silver accent center stripe, Satin Black American Flag fender decals, 20 x 9-inch Mid-gloss Black wheels and Black badging. Bronze four-piston Brembo brake calipers come standard on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack models, and are packaged with the Performance Handing Group on GT and R/T models.

Inside, Stars & Stripes Edition models feature Gloss Black interior accents, unique Black-on-Black cloth seats with an embroidered Bronze star, Dark Brushed II interior bezels, unique Antique Bronze instrument panel badge and Bronze accent stitching throughout.

The Stars & Stripes Edition is available on the following models with a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,995:
Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack: Offering the most muscle for the dollar with a starting price of less than $40,000, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack are powered by the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI® V-8, delivering 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. The Challenger R/T Scat Pack comes standard with the Tremec six-speed manual transmission, while the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is available on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and comes standard on Charger Scat Pack

Challenger and Charger R/T: Challenger and Charger R/T models are powered by the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. The Challenger R/T is rated at 375 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque when mated to the standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission. When paired with the available TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the Challenger R/T delivers 372 horsepower with 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The Charger R/T comes standard with the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and is rated at 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque

Challenger and Charger GT RWD: New Challenger and Charger GT RWD performance models are powered by the award-winning Pentastar V-6 engine. Both mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the Charger GT RWD is rated at 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque and the Challenger is rated at 305 horsepower and 268 lb.-ft. of torque
The Stars & Stripe Edition is available with the following exterior colors: Destroyer Grey, F8 Green, Granite Crystal, IndiGo Blue, Maximum Steel, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle.

Military Discounts
The "Honoring Those Who Serve" program through FCA US LLC provides a special offer to active military, active military reserve, retired military, retired military reserve or honorably discharged veterans within 12 months of discharged date. Eligible customers may receive up to $500 in Military bonus cash. The offer applies to purchases and leases on select 2018 and 2019 vehicles.

Painted Satin Black Appearance Package on Charger SRT Hellcat
Dodge//SRT continues to answer enthusiast demand by offering even more customization straight from the factory. A Painted Satin Black Appearance Package is now available on the Charger SRT Hellcat for the first time, giving the quickest, fastest and most-powerful sedan in the world an even more aggressive look.

Introduced in 2018, the Painted Satin Black Appearance Package first appeared on the limited-production Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and is currently available on all 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat models.

The Satin Black hood, roof, decklid and spoiler are all hand-painted surfaces, giving performance enthusiasts a custom look, straight from the factory. The Satin Black hood is a nod back to racing heritage as racecar drivers would paint their hoods black to help reduce glare. Dodge//SRT builds on that unique appearance with the addition of the roof, decklid and spoiler to look even more sinister.

The Painted Satin Black Appearance Package is currently available for dealer orders with a U.S. MSRP of $3,495.

Brass Monkey Appearance Package Offered on More Charger and Challenger Models
In continuing to deliver custom looks that Dodge customers love, the Brass Monkey Appearance Package, previously only available on SRT variants, is now available on additional Challenger and Charger models. The package features 20 x 8-inch Brass Monkey wheels on Challenger and Charger GT RWD and R/T models and 20 x 9.5-inch Brass Monkey wheels on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack models. On the exterior, the package features a Satin Black spoiler and decklid badging, while Challenger models also feature Satin Black fuel-filler door with heritage “FUEL” lettering, Black grille and fender badging. The interior features blacked-out trim accent pieces.

The Brass Monkey Appearance Package opens for dealer orders in May with a U.S. MSRP of $795.

About Dodge//SRT
Dodge//SRT offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.

For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded the brand in 1914. Their influence continues today. New for 2019, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is possessed by the Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine makes it the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car reaching 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.4 seconds and the fastest GT production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph. It also reaches a new top speed of 203 mph. Joining the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its more powerful 717-horsepower engine, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which features fender flares from the SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of width to Scat Pack’s footprint, as well as and the new Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. Infused with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal muscle car and a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with a best-in-class tow rating of 8,700 lbs. fills out the brands’ performance lineup. These visceral performance models join a 2019 brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger — a showroom that offers performance at every price point.

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