The 2018 Dodge Charger
The 2018 Dodge Charger boasts a number of engines features including a 292 to 300-hp 3.6-liter aspired V-6 with 260 to 264 lb-ft of torque as a base model. Apart from that, 2018 Dodge Charger has a 370 hp5.7-liters naturally aspirated V-8 with 395 lb-ft pulling power as a base model. If you feel that 370 hp is not enough, you can always go for the Dodge Charger SRT model that gets a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft. The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellacat model serves as a figurehead for the brand of the entire 2018 Charger lineup. That’s not all; the Charger model line-up is led by a 707 hp “Beast” and 650 lb-ft from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.
The Charger is more spacious, and the infotainment system is very easy to use. Fair outward visibility and lackluster quality are the Charger's main cons. The combination of touchscreens and buttons is well organized and easily accessible when controlling. The sloping roofline impends rearview to the door entry; you might bump your head while getting in. The doors are wide and heavy, but they open wide to offer a good entrance in the car. The legroom is designed to provide good comfort. Front outboard passengers get enough legroom as well. Front headroom is small but user-friendly and comfortable.
All Dodge Charger models get a standard backup camera and a front parking assist. The Dodge Charger has renamed the SXT V-6 all-wheel-drive model the Charger GT AWD, which rolls into 2018 with a 300-hp 3.6 liter V-6, gloss-black exterior trim, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and Dodge Performance Pages accessed via the Uconnect 8.4 inch infotainment system.
The base Charger is now the SXT, which improves to a standard U connect 4 with a 7.0-inch touchscreen plus apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The super-track pack is available in the SXT Plus, imparting appearance adjustments as well as functional improvements including the three-mode stability control, return steering wheel, shift paddles, a performance suspension and sticker tires to V-6 models.
The 2018 Dodge Charger offers a number of engines including a 292 to 300-hp 3.6-liter aspired V-6 with 260 to 264 lb-ft of torque as a base model. Apart from that, the 2018 Dodge Charger also offers 370 hp 5.7-liters V-8 with 395 lb-ft pulling power. If you feel a 370 hp is not enough, you can always go for the Dodge Charger SRT model that has a 6.4-liter naturally aspirated V-8 with 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft.
The Charger's audio and navigation offer basic and better versions of a six-speaker sound system as well as the 10-speaker BeatsAudio system which is mostly upgraded. A 19-speaker Harman Kardon system is also available. It has smartphone integration system and Apple CarPlay that is standard. It also possesses a driver aid that fully suites today's technology, including front collision alert, an automatic braking system and a lane departure warning.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. This is slightly better than average for a large sedan. The V8 engines only get 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The Charger is ideal for drivers who need a large sedan to haul around the family but want to take it to the track on the weekend for some high-speed fun. It’s a roomy, five-passenger sedan that even has three full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors, although they aren’t the easiest connectors to use. They are set a bit deep in the seats and require some effort to get the child-seat firmly anchored in place.
Yes, the new Charger is considered a safe vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2018 Charger a Good rating on the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints & seat tests. The Good rating is the highest possible rating. It was only given a Marginal rating on the driver-side small overlap front test and has not been rated on the passenger-side test. It was given a Superior rating on the front crash prevention test.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't tested the Charger since 2013. That model received a five-star Overall Rating, a five-star front driver side crash rating and a four-star front passenger side crash rating.
Not in comparison to similar large sedans. It is actually one of the cheapest. Starting MSRP for the Charger SXT, which is the base trim, is $28,495. For another $1,500, you can get the Charger SXT Plus. It comes with all the features of the SXT as well as six Premium Alpine speakers, Dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control, heated front seats and 18” Satin Carbon painted aluminum wheels.
Charger GT’s start out at $32,495, Charger R/T’s start out at $34,995 and Charger Daytonas have a base price of $38,995. The price jumps to $51,145 for the Charger SRT, and the SRT Hellcat starts out at $67,995.
The Charger accelerates with the quickest of sedans in this class. The brakes function confidently and consistently while still handling itself well for a wide sedan when it comes to matters of performance.
When it comes to acceleration, the powerful 6.4-liter V8 brings the Charger from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The 8-speed automatic transmission shifts very fast. In comparison, the Chevrolet SS reaches 60 mph in 4.9 seconds; the much pricier 707-horsepower Hellcat in does it 4.1 seconds. The braking system is easily managed under normal situations. It engages immediately and progressively without being too sensitive. The car stops in 111 feet from 60 mph in panic situations.
The steering feels heavy, especially at low speeds when maneuvering. This big car, however, is adjusted to handle itself well with a minimum body roll and real damping makes it good enough to control when making turns.
The 2018 Charger’s trunk is not any bigger than most trunks in large sedans. There are 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space, which is plenty of room for a week’s worth of groceries or sports gear and a folding chair or two for a weekend baseball game. It also has a split-folding rear seat, so you can access the trunk from the back seat and stow longer items.
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