2018 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is a unique vehicle in the muscle car world because it is one of the most powerful, but it is also the only one equipped with four doors. Produced since the ‘60s, the Dodge Charger has been redesigned several times, but the current generation (seventh generation design) reinforces the Charger’s capabilities and versatility.
Unlike the Dodge Charger’s close relative, the Dodge Challenger, the Charger has a more refined lineup. The 2018 Charger lineup consists of 11 trims: SXT, SXT Plus, SXT Plus with Leather, G/T, G/T Plus, R/T, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. Of the 11 trims, two of them (GT and GT Plus) are available with all-wheel-drive, which is a trait unique to both of Dodge’s muscle cars.
3.6L V6 Engine
The 2018 Charger engine lineup includes four engines. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 300 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. This engine gives the Charger a max fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway, which is impressive for its power and size. The 3.6L engine is standard on the Charger SXT, SXT Plus, SXT Plus with leather, GT, and GT Plus.
5.7L HEMI V8 Engine
Another available engine is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is standard on the Charger R/T and Charger Daytona. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine increases the Charger’s power to 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. To make the engine a little more practical for drivers that want a powerful vehicle that can also be a daily driver, the engine features MDS, multi-displacement system, which helps make the engine run more fuel efficiently.
6.4L HEMI V8 Engine
Standard on the Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392 and SRT 32 trims is the SRT-produced 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine produces 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, which is pretty significant. The 6.4L engine is a true performance engine and it gives the Dodge Charger a 0-60 mph acceleration time in the low four-second range.
SRT Hellcat Engine
The most powerful engine on the Dodge Charger lineup is the legendary supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, and it is exclusive to the Charger SRT Hellcat. The SRT Hellcat engine produces 707-horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which makes the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat the most powerful four-door muscle car available.
The Dodge Charger is a spacious full-size sedan, and it’s such a comfortable and fun vehicle that its been Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Full-Size Sedan in America” for four consecutive years. Seating options include a comfortable and durable cloth option as well as the option of Nappa or Laguna leather. Other seating features include available heated front and rear seats and ventilated front seats.
The Charger is available with a number of tech and convenience features, which is exactly why the Charger is a great option for young professionals, busy parents or people who just like modern vehicles. The Charger comes standard with a number of different auxiliary outlets for charging mobile devices, a convenient cell phone storage area for drivers and front and rear climate control options, so drivers in the front and rear seats can set the temperature at a setting that’s comfortable for them.
The Charger is equipped with a rearview camera as well as Uconnect, which is FCA’s brand of infotainment system. Uconnect provides access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are both features that make it possible for users to sync up their smartphones to the vehicle’s infotainment system and use Bluetooth to give voice commands and perform certain cell phone tasks. The Charger comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, but there are a number of other audio systems that are standard or available on various trims and they include a 19-speaker Harman Kardon system and a BeatsAudio system.
The Dodge Charger has a more fierce and modern look than any other full-size four-door sedan on the market. As a sedan that’s available as a performance vehicle or a daily driver, the Charger is highly customizable. The Charger is available with a number of wheel choices ranging from 17 to 20 inches, as well as a number of tire options including performance tires, and Goodyear or Firestone brand tires.
The 2018 Dodge Charger has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, and it comes standard with a number of standard and available safety features. All Dodge Charger models come standard with advanced multistage front airbags with supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, stability and traction control systems, a ParkSense rear park assist system, a ParkView rear backup camera, child seat tether anchors, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and keyless entry.
Advanced features that are available on select trims include blind spot and cross path detection, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and full speed forward collision warning plus. These are some the technology features that progress the 2018 Dodge Charger to new heights.
Price + Warranty
The Dodge Charger has a starting MSRP of $28,995 (plus destination fees). Warranty coverage for all 2018 Dodge Charger models includes a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.
Come check out our selection of Dodge Charger models at University Dodge. We are open seven days a week and we are the biggest Ram truck and SRT dealer in the southeast U.S., so if there is a Dodge or Ram vehicle you want, you’ll find it here!