From top to bottom, the 2019 Dodge Charger is a great performer. Even the base SXT with its 292-hp V6 engine delivers good straight-line acceleration. Plus, the eight-speed automatic transmission does a great job managing the wide range of power effectively.
For those looking for serious speed, the 2019 Charger has this in gobs. The optional 5.7-liter V8 hustles to 60 mph in under six seconds while the optional 6.4-liter V8 does the same in 4.5 seconds. Strap in the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat powerplant, and this sedan hits a supercar-level 0-to-60 sprint time of just 3.7 seconds.
With all this power comes great thirst, as the V6 engine delivers just 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 mpg combined, but makes up for that with 30 mpg highway, according to the EPA. The V8 options, however, offer no mercy at the pump. They range from 16/25/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the 5.7-liter to just 13/22/16 mpg in the Hellcat.
The Charger also shows its heft in the corners, as its 4,000-pound body does its fair share of leaning in sharp bends. Some may forgive this as a trade-off for the Chargers compliant ride