|Episodes||18 (including reunion)|
|Season Run||January 9 – May 22, 2001|
|Winner(s)|| Real World|
Battle of the Seasons
Extreme Challenge is the first season that adorned the show with a subtitle, the series having begun a new trend of titling each season based on its format and theme. To date, it's also the only season in which the season title alters the show title, through the insertion of "Extreme" between "Real World/Road Rules" and "Challenge."
Extreme Challenge consisted of the third and final six-on-six Challenge. The casts were split up into two different six-person teams, one representing The Real World and the other representing Road Rules. The teams traveled via tour bus in the eastern U.S. and Europe competing in different individual challenges. Each time a team won an individual challenge, money would be added to a Monster.com team bank account. The last mission would be for the right to keep the money collected in the pot, an additional cash prize, and a car.
Note: In episode 6, Ayanna was disqualified for physically attacked Christian and was replaced by Susie.
|Episode||Mission Outcome||Mission MVP||Wheel Of Good Stuff|
|1||Ring of Fire||Real World||Road Rules|
|Rope Courses||Road Rules||Real World|
|2||Blimp Water Skiing||Real World||Road Rules||Julie||Jeep|
|3||Fisherman's Wharf||Real World||Road Rules||Kameelah||Fujifilm|
|4||No Laughing Matter||Real World||Road Rules||Syrus||"Gimme Your Stuff"|
|5||Rollerball Resurrection||Road Rules||Real World||Christian||Dreamcast|
|7||Wrestling with the Past[||Road Rules||Real World||James||Auto Video Products|
|9||Sub-Standard||Real World||Road Rules||Syrus||Sea-Doo Watercraft|
|10||Bring It On||Road Rules||Real World||Emily||"Gimme Your Stuff"|
|11||Breath-Taking||Road Rules||Real World||Christian||Dreamcast|
|12||Tough Guy||Real World||Road Rules||Dan||iOmega MP3|
|13||Defying Gravity||Real World||Road Rules||Rebecca||Palm Pilot|
|14||Famous Couples Fashion Show||Real World||Road Rules||Jamie||"Gimme Your Stuff"|
|15||Medi-Evil||Real World||Road Rules||Julie||Buell Blast Motorcycle|
|15/16||Operation Human Shield||Real World||Road Rules|
|16||Toyota Motosports||Real World||Road Rules|
|17||Race to the Finish||Real World||Road Rules|
|8||Human Foosball||Yellow Team||Black Team||$6000|
- Real World won the final challenge, winning brand new Toyota Celicas. They earned $110,000 with each team member receiving $18,833. For winning the "Human Foosball" mini-challenge, Dan, Julie, and Rebecca received an additional $1,000 for a total of $19,833.
- Road Rules lost the final challenge, therefore losing their entire bank. For winning the "Human Foosball" mini-challenge, Christian, Emily, and James received an additional $1,000.