Most full size family sedans that advertise sportiness tend to invest more in eye-catching style than in actual performance. The 2018 Dodge Charger, on the other hand, offers both style and substance in an unforgettable package.
The 2018 Dodge Charger makes no excuses. Where other vehicles try their hand at looking sporty with maw-like grilles and proportionally bizarre bodywork, the Charger delivers unabashed, all-American bravado. It’s lean, mean and muscular, with a roofline and overall shape that harks back to the iconic Chargers of the late 1960s — the result being a car that looks both old-fashioned and modern at the same time.
The Charger features some obvious nods to aerodynamic efficiency, such as the smoothly rounded nose, as well as some design elements that clearly exist purely for the sake of looking cool, like its distinctive taillights that cut across the entire rear of the car.
Choosing between the four available engines for the 2018 Charger is a matter of choosing between having a good amount of power and having a tremendous amount of it. The base models get a standard 3.6-liter V6 with 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which can be tuned up to 300 hp and 264 lb-ft. If you desire more power, you can opt for a 5.7-liter V8, a 6.4-liter V8 and finally the famed 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® V8 that outputs 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Needless to say, your mileage won’t be very good, but you’ll get one of the best V8 engines there is and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 faster than you can say “2018 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat.”
The 2018 Dodge Charger may be brutishly quick, very American and a little bit big for a performance sedan, but it’s not dumb or uncomfortable. That extra size makes for a very roomy interior, which is filled to the brim with useful and entertaining technologies and gadgets.
At the center of it all is the 8.4-inch Uconnect® infotainment system, which comes with Voice Command functionality for safer and more convenient control. Bluetooth® Streaming Audio lets you stream your favorite music wirelessly, should you not be satisfied with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio or the HD Radio™, which you can listen to on your choice of four different sound setups, including a 10-speaker BeatsAudio™ premium audio system and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon® surround sound system.
Brawn, brains and timeless style: the 2018 Dodge Charger has all the makings of an excellent full size sport sedan.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.