2018 Dodge Charger Review

The latest version of an iconic muscle car, the 2018 Dodge Charger is ready to deliver thrills to anyone who wants to get behind the wheel. It maintains the amazing performance expected of this model, especially if you opt for one of the top trim levels. You are also treated to racing-inspired styling and the latest technology.

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Legendary Performance

For most drivers, the most important part of the 2018 Dodge Charger is its performance, an area where this sports car lacks nothing. The Charger SRT 392, for example, has 485 horsepower along with a torque of 475 pound-feet from its Hemi V8. Or the Charger SRT Hellcat uses a Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 with 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet, figures that are more than most drivers even need.

Even the “tame” engines available on the 2018 Charger put other sedans to shame. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 comes on the R/T and Daytona trims, delivering 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Even so, it can still get 25 mpg on the highway. The most efficient powertrain is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet on most trims. It offers an extra 8 horses on the GT AWD. This is an excellent choice if you want to balance power and fuel economy because it gets as much as 30 mpg on the highway.

Staying in Control

To keep you in control of the 2018 Charger at every turn, opt for the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission with its world-class precision and fuel efficiency. It can even include paddle shifters and a Sports Mode. The AWD system offered on the Charger is the most advanced in the class, complete with front axle disconnect to ensure you always have traction when you need it. Factor in traction control, electric power steering, and launch control, and the Charger is ready for anything.

Styling to Match Its Power

There is no doubt that the 2018 Dodge Charger looks like it means business, especially if you go with one of the incredibly vibrant paint colors instead of a traditional neutral. You will notice elements of the Charger’s predecessors, such as scalloped body sides and the imposing crosshair grille. These are combined with modern styling to create the perfect balance between the classic design and contemporary innovations. The double power bulge hood lets others know the Charger means business, as does the seamless LED racetrack tail lamp. Certain trims even have heavy-duty hoods.

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No Lack of Features

While the focus of the 2018 Dodge Charger is performance and style to match, it doesn’t lack any modern comforts or technologies, either. Take advantage of the available heated steering wheel, which is wrapped in leather. In addition, all models come with remote vehicle start. All Chargers also have an infotainment system and touchscreen. The 7-inch driver information digital cluster display shows you information at a glance. You also can opt for Uconnect 4C complete with the Dodge Performance Pages and voice recognition. Even the seating experience is premium, with available ventilated and heated front seats and your choice of 18 interior trims.