2016 Dodge Charger R/T

Pros: Brash muscle-car styling and attitude; lots of unique trim options; value for the dollar; sporty handling for the class; ludicrous performance of SRT Hellcat model

Cons: V8 fuel economy; acceleration with V6 might not satisfy some buyers attracted by Charger’s muscular looks

CG Says: After last year’s restyling, there are few changes for the 2016 Dodge Charger. SRT models get upgraded interiors, while new appearance packages are available on SXT and R/T. Vast passenger room, available all-wheel drive, and solid construction make the Dodge Charger a reasonable choice for buyers who need the room of a large car but don’t want to give up power or performance in the process. The standard V6 engine and smooth 8-speed automatic transmission are a fine team that we think will satisfy the majority of buyers both in terms of acceleration and, surprisingly, fuel economy. Those with the need for speed will find the R/T and SRT models quite invigorating, though they have a copious thirst for fuel. For high-performance fanatics, Dodge also offers the outrageous SRT Hellcat, a supercar version of the Charger boasting 707 horsepower from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Hellcats have an even greater thirst with EPA estimates of 13 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices SE: $27,995
AWD SE: $30,245
SXT: $29,995
AWD SXT: $31,995
R/T: $33,895
R/T Road & Track: $36,895
R/T Scat Pack: $39,995
SRT 392: $50,995
SRT Hellcat: $67,645

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
292 or 300
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-31

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
370
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
6.4-liter V8
Horsepower
485
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

2015 Dodge Charger SXT AWD
2016 Dodge Charger SXT
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat