A Dodge Challenger SUV Looks Like A Bad Idea, But What If?

While it may not seem like we’re there yet on a larger scale, automakers have already been at the sporty-looking SUV game for a while now. The Cayenne is a perfect example, as it is undeniably a Porsche-styled SUV, period.

Same with the Lamborghini Urus – you can definitely see the Aventador inside it waiting to break free, despite its size. In the near future, there will also be a Ferrari SUV, but not before Ford comes out with a Mustang-derived fully electric crossover of their own.

So where does that leave GM or FCA? Sure, the latter already have the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to pat themselves on the back with, but aside from its performance, the Trackhawk still looks like a regular Grand Cherokee, albeit a little wider and meaner.

But what about something that’s derived from an already established sports car, muscle car or supercar? Since Ford went with the Mustang, we could argue that GM could easily go with the Camaro (and no, the all-new Blazer doesn’t count), or even the Corvette, for a more performance-oriented people hauler. As for FCA? A Dodge Challenger-inspired crossover makes the most sense…of the little sense that it makes – you get the point.

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Figuring out what such a vehicle might look like isn’t exactly rocket science, especially after the folks at Kolesa already gave it a go and came up with these renderings. Dare we say that from a front 3/4 angle, it doesn’t look that horrible. The rear however definitely needs more work.

For the time being, we can rest assured knowing that such a take on the Challenger isn’t even in a concept stage. However, we definitely wouldn’t bet money on “this” conversation never having taken place internally at FCA.

  • Bob

    It’s the exact opposite of a butterface.

  • Bo Hanan

    “Why did I click on this?”


    Ugly and a BAD IDEA

  • Kyle

    My answer is a no to the suv, but I wouldn’t mind a Magnum reboot with Challenger influenced styling.

  • kachuks

    It’s called a Durango SRT.

  • Bash

    It’s the rear end that is ugly and out of place. I don’t mind the front and the sides.

  • Matthew krause

    A ram charger

  • Rocket

    No thanks. A Charger inspired crossover is a great idea, however. Apparently Dodge agrees, hence the existence of the Durango.

  • Jason Panamera

    I love it, only that back…

  • performante

    Good lord, no. The Durango and Grand Cherokee are all we need.

  • Paul

    It’s interesting, that’s for sure. That said I don’t particularly care for this render but…

  • Mr. EP9

    Hell, no. We have the Durango. Just make a Hellcat and Hellcat Redeye version of that and call it a day. This rendering is atrocious.

  • Six_Tymes

    NO. that looks silly stupid, its so bad, that whoever did this dumb render should be slapped.

  • Brian Regan

    The rear end is awful but otherwise I have no problem with that at all.

  • Williams Eddie

    I love challengers..I love SUV’s…..but im not feeling a challenger SUV.

  • Eric Sin-Chan

    “No sir, I don’t like it”

  • Mikestroh

    For the love of Sanity!!!….No!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SgtBeavis

    The problem here is that it was immediately called a Challenger SUV. No one is going to fall in love with that idea and you’ll get automatic biases from folks, and rightfully so. It should have been called something else and then mentioned as “Challenger inspired”. While I’m not sold on this design, I think it has merit. The front works well on an SUV design, but the back is just too busy like that.

    Someone else said Ram Charger. That would be a good name.

  • Ben

    I could have tried to work with it from the front…but that rear is just….awful. In all reality, the Durango is just a lifted Charger. They’ve already thrown in the Scat Pack engine, I’m surprised they didn’t stuff a hellcat engine inside of it by now. Maybe the Jeep Trackhawk isn’t selling as much as projected.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Did the Durango die?

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Look it’s not even terribly bad compared to other SUVs. It’s just an unsavory idea in principle.

  • SteersUright

    Looks kinda badass except from the rear. The back could be done so much better.

  • luke skywalker

    My concern is that the off-road capabilities (if there are any!) Will be borrowed straight from the derrango which defeats the entire principle of having a comfy cruiser or straight line speed which was what the Challenger was built for

  • Felipe Politano

    Make it a coupe-SUV with Challenger cues based on the Durango platform, call it a Magnum, give it a Hellcat and get Dodge something to sell for christ’s sake,

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