2017 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: Dodge Charger gains two new models for 2017. Daytona and Daytona 392 have SRT Hellcat styling cues and uprated brakes. The base Daytona is powered by a 370-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, while Daytona 392 packs a 485-hp 6.4-liter (392 cubic inches) V8. All 5.7-liter V8s gain an active exhaust system. All Chargers now have an updated Uconnect operating system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Charger is a large, rear-wheel drive sedan with seating for five. 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. Safety features include blind-spot alert, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. 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 with 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter V8s 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.

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: $34,790
R/T Scat Pack: $39,995
Daytona: $39,890
Daytona 392: $44,995
SRT 392: $51,145
SRT Hellcat: $65,945

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (SE, SXT)
Horsepower
292 or 300
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8 (R/T, Daytona)
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 (R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT 392)
Horsepower
485
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 ( SRT Hellcat)
Horsepower
707
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

2015 Dodge Charger SXT AWD
2017 Dodge Charger SXT
2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat