There is Still Time to Buy a New HEMI® Engine-Powered Dodge Charger and Challenger

Production of the HEMI® engine-powered Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger ended last year, but there are still plenty of vehicles on dealership lots around the country with a V8 engine. This means that you can no longer order a new car to your specifications, but with a little searching and the willingness to travel, you can still find the HEMI engine-powered Dodge muscle car of your dreams.

There are examples of every Dodge muscle model scattered across the country – including the R/T with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, the Scat Pack with the 6.4-liter HEMI engine and the SRT® Hellcat, SRT Redeye and SRT Demon 170 models with the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine. Also, we have seen dealership ads for other Last Call models, including the Charger Super Bee and King Daytona, the Charger Shaker and Black Ghost, and the Charger and Challenger Swinger models, so those limited-edition cars will be a bit harder to find, but they are out there as well.

For example, I went to and selected the “Search New Inventory” option for the 2023 Challenger. When I adjusted the filters to only show those models powered by each of the three HEMI engines offered for 2023, I found that there are over 10,000 HEMI engine-powered Dodge Challengers in dealership inventory across the United States. Of those 10,000+ 2023 Challengers, there are over 4,000 Challenger R/T models powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI engine, over 4,500 examples of the Scat Pack powered by the 392 HEMI engine, nearly 1,500 717-horsepower SRT Hellcat models and over 250 Challengers powered by the High Output supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI engine in the SRT Hellcat Redeye and SRT Demon 170.

For those who are interested in getting a Dodge Challenger with a 6-speed manual, there are quite a few of those within the numbers above. For example, at the time of this writing, there are almost 700 Challenger R/Ts, almost 800 Scat Packs and almost a hundred SRT Hellcats with the manual transmission listed on

When I run a similar nationwide search for the 2023 Dodge Charger HEMI engine-powered models, I found that there are just over 8,700 examples of the four-door muscle car available across the United States. Within that number are over 3,100 Charger R/Ts, almost 5,000 Scat Packs, over 650 SRT Hellcats and 4 SRT Hellcat Redeyes (3 in Florida, 1 in Texas).

In short, if you are willing to travel around the country for your ideal HEMI engine-powered Dodge muscle car, there are currently more than 18,000 units available between the 2023 Challenger and Charger – covering every major model, some special-edition models and both of the available transmission options. You cannot order a 2023 Dodge Challenger or Charger exactly to your personal specifications, but the level of inventory across the country will allow many buyers to find their perfect HEMI engine-powered car.

Finally, the Dodge Durango is still offered with all three HEMI engines for the 2024 model year and at the time of this writing, there are over 7,100 2024 Durango units available around the United States with a V8 – over a thousand of which are SRT Hellcat models. In addition to those 2024 models, there are also a thousand 2023 Durango models in U.S. dealership inventory with HEMI V8 engines as well. In addition to looking up general inventory on, DodgeGarage now has a Horsepower Locator for the 2024 Durango, which shows available allocations for the limited-edition AlcHEMI package.

Based on the available inventory numbers on the Dodge website, there are still plenty of HEMI engine-powered Challengers and Chargers around the United States. If you want a very specific car, it is best to start hunting right away, especially if you want to find one of the final SRT Hellcat cars before inventory of those models has been depleted.

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Announcing that there are 18,000+ Charger and Challengers still available 5 months after production ended isn’t something I’d want to be proud of if I were Dodge.