Last week, we brought you two news stories that were based on a Stellantis press release detailing the STLA Large chassis platform, which will serve as the underpinnings of the 2025 Dodge Charger, the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer S, and at least six other vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati.
First, we focused on the information that some STLA Large vehicles – presumably the upcoming Dodge Charger BEV – will be able to sprint from a stop to 62 miles per hour in the 2-second range. We later talked about the fact that the STLA Large chassis architecture is capable of featuring a combustion engine up front, which comes as little surprise, as we all expect to see Hurricane I6-powered versions of the next generation Charger. Today, we look at a short list of specifications of the STLA Large chassis platform, relative to the current Dodge Challenger and Charger and the Jeep Wagoneer.
STLA Large vs Charger and Challenger
STLA Large will support front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, with combustion engines in both transverse and longitudinal layouts. It also positions key EV components in the absence of a combustion engine and transmission.
Vehicle size ranges will be:
Overall length range: 187.6-201.8 inches (4,764-5,126 mm)
Overall width range: 74.7-79.9 inches (1,897-2,030 mm)
Wheelbase range: 113.0-121.1 inches (2,870-3,075 mm)
Ground clearance range: 5.5-11.3 inches (140-288 mm)
Maximum tire diameter: 32.6 inches (858 mm)
For comparison, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody – the largest car in the previous generation – was 201 inches long and 78.3 inches wide, with a wheelbase of 120 inches and 4.5 inches of ground clearance. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, non-Widebody, was 197.5 inches long, 75.7 inches wide, with a wheelbase of 116.2 inches and the same ground clearance.
The next-generation Dodge Charger Daytona appears to be a touch smaller – perhaps a bit larger than the 2023 Challenger – but no official dimensions are available. Both 2023 Dodge cars would comfortably fit within the specifications of the STLA Large chassis platform (though with more ground clearance), so we expect that the next generation Charger will be in the same basic size range as the cars that left the lineup after 2023.
Wagoneer S vs Gasoline Wagoneer
We expect that the largest all-electric STLA Large vehicle in the near future will be the Jeep Wagoneer S, which will have completely different underpinnings than the current Wagoneer models (which have a body-on-frame design based on Ram pickups). The Wagoneer S will be quite a bit smaller than the current gas-powered Wagoneer models, to fit within STLA Large, though interior space might not be that much smaller.
The current Jeep Wagoneer has a length of 214.7 inches, a wheelbase of 123 inches and a width of 83.6 inches, not including the mirrors. If the Wagoneer S is the largest vehicle on the STLA Large platform, using the maximum dimensions of the platform, it will be more than a foot shorter, several inches narrower and it will have a wheelbase that is at least 2 inches shorter. Most of that is likely to come from the engine bay, though; the Wagoneer has to fit either a 392 Hemi V8 or a straight-six Hurricane engine with twin turbochargers. The actual interior space might end up being similar.