Dodge’s largest sedan, the Charger, continues to operate in a unique sphere, offering standard rear-wheel drive, where front-wheel drive is nearly universal. All-wheel drive and an assortment of souped up models, including the bellwether Hellcat, keeps the Dodge Charger on top.
Pricing and Equipment
The 2016 Charger starts at $27,995 (plus a $995 destination charge) for the base rear-wheel drive SE edition powered by a 3.6-liter V6 making 292 horsepower and paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Six other editions are available, including the SRT Hellcat with a starting price of $67,645. The SRT Hellcat is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 making 707 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment for the model tested included:
- Wraparound headlamps and racetrack design tail lamps
- Seventeen-inch painted cast aluminum wheels
- Power side mirrors
- Keyless entry and pushbutton start
- A tilt-and-telescopic steering column
- A six-way power driver's seat
- An eight-speed automatic transmission
- A six-speaker audio system with a 5-inch color display