2019 Dodge Charger Review & Compare | Denver, CO

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Old-School Attitude, Modern Technology, and Exciting Performance Collide in the 2019 Dodge Charger

When it's time to pick a car with American swagger and world class power, look no further than the 2019 Dodge Charger. The industry's only four-door muscle delivers on its promise for heart-racing performance and unmistakable style.

Trim Levels and Configurations

There's no single way to enjoy the new Charger best. Each trim level has a compelling mix of features, performance, and style that set it apart. To start with, the Charger SXT is a simple, well-rounded muscle car. With nearly 300 horsepower under the hood and a ream of distinctive bright color options, and available all-wheel drive, this trim covers all the bases. The Charger GT also offers all-wheel drive and upgrades its appearance with a hood scoop and larger wheels. If you're looking for a V8 under the hood, check out the Charger R/T. It uses the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 to great effect. The Charger R/T upgrades to the 392 HEMI and its 485 horsepower. Plus, unique color options help set Scat Pack models apart. At last, the Charger SRT Hellcat is a dragstrip specialist with its supercharged HEMI V8 and more than 700 horsepower.

Power Under the Hood, Excitement in the Driver's Seat

Getting behind the wheel of a new Dodge Charger means taking control of a vehicle that's designed for driving excitement. It's clear that Dodge took the time to make sure its four-door muscle car has the bite to back up its bark. Hit the gas and you'll be greeted to a potent thrust of acceleration, no matter which engine you have under the hood. It's a front-engine, rear-wheel drive beast that's ready to play into your car enthusiast instincts.

The new Charger starts off strong from the start. The base 3.6-liter V6 packs plenty of punch, providing up to 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. That's potent number for a base model. Moving up from there, the exceptionally popular 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine offers even more power. Its 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque are enough to pin anyone against the headrest. If you're looking to crack the 400-horsepower mark, check out the optional 392 HEMI V8. It offers a major jump up to 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there's the Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine available in the SRT Hellcat model. This earth-shaking powerplant delivers 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

One fact remains consistent across each engine option: they all come connected to a class-exclusive TorqueFlite® transmission. This eight-speed automatic unit is built to withstand immense power and demanding performance. Quick shifts can keep the Charger right in the power band, no matter the driving scenario. If that's enough, available wheel-mounted paddle shifters can afford direct shift controls to the driver.

Now, most Charger models stick to the classic configuration: engine in the front, drive wheels in the back. However, a couple of trim options offer an available all-wheel drive powertrain. All-wheel drive equipped models are ready to head into rain, snow, and other tough conditions with great confidence. The system even comes with a front-axle disconnect function that allows for better fuel efficiency. However, choosing an all-wheel drive Charger does restrict the car to just the V6 engine. Though, the V6 gets more power than in rear-wheel drive models.

Retro-Inspired Styling with Modern Flair

Inside and out, Dodge styled the new Charger to go against the bland monotony so often found in the rest of the auto industry. The Charger harks back to the mid-20th century, when American performance cars were loud and full of attitude. Its styling takes inspiration from that legendary period while utilizing modern engineering.

On the outside, the Charger is all muscle and toughness. It's a four-door model, but it manages to keep the feel and proportions of a coupe. Front head lamps with LED running lights intersect with a slim, sleek grille. The Charger's bulging hood with an available hood scoop points to the power kept underneath. Drivers can choose from a range of wheel options and available paint colors. Certain packages even offer twin stripes and other special appearance upgrades.

The Charger's commitment to style continues inside the cabin, where sport and performance seat options are ready to keep you planted and secure during more vigorous drives. Available leather upholstery adds a premium edge, and an optional power sunroof can let in fresh air and sunshine.

Tech Features at Your Fingertips

Despite its old-school appeal, the Charger offers some thoroughly modern technology features. Right in the middle of the center stack sits a digital display screen. This is the Charger's window into infotainment features via Uconnect systems. Apps, navigation, audio, and more are just a finger's touch away. On top of that, the system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto alike.

While convenience and entertainment are high on the list of priorities in the Charger, they aren't the only aspects of the vehicle that technology enhances. Drivers can use features like Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning LaneSense Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

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