4 Reasons the Dodge Charger is Still America’s Must-Have Muscle Car
Read on to learn four reasons why the Dodge Charger is still America’s must-have muscle car.
1. It Embodies a Cool Style
Americans love a sharp-looking automobile, and the Dodge Charger delivers. The wide stance exterior, trademark grill, and distinctive sheet metal mean the Charger looks the part of an American muscle icon. Americans also love wide-open spaces, and the cabin of the Dodge Charger is spacious, with high-quality materials and soft-touch surfaces throughout.
2. Choices to Suit Every Taste
Americans like to have a choice and with the Charger, Dodge has given them a few. Available in seven different trim levels (SE, SXT, R/T, R/T Road and Track, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat) and with numerous available options packages, you can equip a Charger in a multitude of configurations. Even in base SE trim, the Charger rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, with keyless ignition, power driver’s seat, and 5-inch touchscreen. The SXT brings with it 18-inch alloys, remote ignition, LED foglights, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen, with numerous available options. The R/T adds 20-inch wheels, rear spoiler and a potent 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine, while the Road and Track gets launch control, sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes. Scat Pack trim boasst a bigger V8, unique body pieces, and Brembo brakes. The SRT 392 takes it a step further with an active exhaust system, xenon headlights and navigation system. The SRT Hellcat is the choice if what you’re after is unbridled power and unapologetic muscle car style.
3. High-end Performance
Americans love power, and the Dodge Charger delivers with a variety of options that make it appealing. Base power for the Charger SE and SXT is provided by a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which puts out 292 horsepower in base configuration and 300 horses with the optional Ralleye Group. R/T and R/T Road and Track Chargers are equipped with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, which produces 370 horsepower and almost 400 pound-feet of torque. The Charger R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392 trims are armed with a potent 6.4-liter V8 engine that provides 485 horsepower, while the fire-breathing SRT Hellcat gets more than 700 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, and screams to 60 in just 4.1 seconds.
4. The Latest Technology
American drivers may love the retro style of the Dodge Charger, but there is nothing retro about this muscle car’s safety and infotainment technology. Bluetooth connectivity, multiple USB ports, auxiliary input, and power accessories are standard on all Chargers, while the higher trim levels gain increasingly sophisticated options, such as Uconnect Access, smartphone integration, satellite radio, navigation and more. All Chargers come with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, and a full suite of airbags, while higher trim levels can be equipped with various crash mitigation technologies, parking sensors, rear-view camera, and Dodge’s Performance Pages Software.
The Charger carries on the traditions of the past in the form of a modern four-door American sedan that runs the gamut from incredible value to incredible performance, with numerous options to allow drivers to customize their muscle car experience.
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