The Dodge Charger is offered in several different trims, including SXT and SXT Plus, GT, R/T, R/T Scat Pack, and SRT Hellcat trims.
The rear-wheel drive Charger SXT model comes with a 292-horsepower, 3.6L V6, while the RWD GT, AWD GT and AWD SXT produce 300 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system is automatic with an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect.
The R/T models channel Dodge's muscle-car past, stepping up to a 5.7L Hemi V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 foot-pounds of torque. The engine utilizes variable cam timing as well as a four-cylinder mode for fuel saving when the extra power isn't needed. R/T cars also feature several performance upgrades to the suspension, exhaust, brakes and seats. The R/T Scat Pack, meanwhile, benefits from a 485-hp 6.4L V8, which also makes 475 foot-pounds of torque.
Finally, Hellcat models stand atop the Charger heap, with a supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 that produces 707 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. All Chargers make use of a standard TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Charger SXT comes well equipped with 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, a power driver's seat, dual-zone air conditioning, other power accessories and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. The SXT Plus adds 20-inch carbon painted wheels, heated front seats, four-way lumbar adjustability for the driver, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, one year of SiriusXM radio, a voice-command Uconnect interface with 8.4-inch touch screen and Bluetooth connectivity and a 276-watt Alpine six-speaker premium audio system.
In addition to the Hemi V8 and performance upgrades such as active damping in the suspension, the R/T provides 20-inch wheels, a rev-matching TorqueFlite transmission, plus paddle shifters and Sport Mode. It also benefits from Dodge Performance Pages, which provides real-time updates to a host of performance metrics in the car. Alcantara suede and Nappa leather sport seats are also available.
Finally, the Hellcat brings performance-tuned steering, torque reserve to build boost while stopped, which aids in faster launches, and the After-Run Chiller system borrowed from the Demon, which helps cool the supercharger after high-speed runs.
Notable options across the model range include the Driver Confidence Group, power heated mirrors, blind-spot and cross path detection. Navigation is available, as is a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon premium audio system.
Modern Safety Features
Wide Range Of Models
Available All-wheel Drive
Good Gas Mileage For V6 Models
Supercar Performance In SRT Hellcat
For 2022, the Dodge Charger returns to the lineup with no major changes.
The Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan, offering strong V6 and V8 engines, along with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on its V6 models. Dodge claims that the Charger's all-wheel-drive system is the most advanced system offered in its class, as it completely disconnects the front wheels when not needed. Styling has always been a big part of the Charger's appeal, and there's no mistaking it for anything else in a crowded field of large sedans.