2016 Dodge Charger

Buyer's Guide

While it might not be the most talked about muscle car on the block, the Dodge Challenger is certainly one that can’t be ignored. Sure, there’s a brand new Camaro out this year, and the Mustang has just been upgraded to Corvette-bashing potential with the arrival of the lightweight Shelby GT350. But neither has an available 6.2-litre supercharged engine that churns out 707 horsepower. And neither has a NHRA-certified quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds.

While this is all and good for the almighty Challenger Hellcat, there’s still a plenty of reasons to consider the Mopar. It may not be as agile or nimble as its rivals, but the Challenger strikes back with a usable back seat, a big trunk, and seating for five. Lesser models still offer impressive performance; the standard V6 with 305 hp and an eight-speed automatic still has enough grunt to smoke the rear tires, while the Scat Pack offers up nearly 500 hp for less than $50,000.

Two optional V8 Hemis – a 5.7 and a 6.4 – power the R/T and the Scat Pack / SRT 392. They make 375 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, and 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, respectively. All V8-powered Challengers feature a six-speed manual as standard with an eight-speed automatic as an option. For those serious about performance, Dodge offers the Super Track Pak that includes beefed up sport suspension, Bilstein shocks, performance tires, and a lap timer.

Updated just last year, the Challenger features a refined interior that draws upon the ’71 model. Most receive Chrysler’s excellent 8.4-inch Uconnect display screen, which features a much-needed reverse camera. The modern cabin features plenty of soft-touch materials, vintage-inspired trims (houndstooth upholstery!), and a modern rendition on the Tic-Toc tach. New premium fabric upholstery marks an upgrade from standard cloth seats, while a new Blacktop package adds gloss-black exterior and interior trim, plus gloss-black 20-inch five-spoke wheels. While Sublime has dropped off the colour pallete, Dodge has added two other memorable retro hues: Plum Crazy and Go Mango.

The 2016 Dodge Charger is priced from $31,795 for the SXT. The range-topping Hellcat offers its devastating performance for just $76,445.

2016 Dodge Charger Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $35,295 MSRP
10.1
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
292 hp @6350 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn SE RWD $35,295 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SE RWD 292 hp @6350 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SE RWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn SE RWD
4dr Sdn SE RWD N/A
4dr Sdn SE RWD
4dr Sdn SE RWD
4dr Sdn SE AWD $37,495 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SE AWD 292 hp @6350 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SE AWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn SE AWD
4dr Sdn SE AWD N/A
4dr Sdn SE AWD
4dr Sdn SE AWD
4dr Sdn SXT RWD $38,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SXT RWD 292 hp @6350 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SXT RWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn SXT RWD
4dr Sdn SXT RWD N/A
4dr Sdn SXT RWD
4dr Sdn SXT RWD
4dr Sdn SXT AWD $40,595 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SXT AWD 292 hp @6350 rpm 260 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SXT AWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn SXT AWD
4dr Sdn SXT AWD N/A
4dr Sdn SXT AWD
4dr Sdn SXT AWD
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD $42,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD 370 hp @5250 rpm 395 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD N/A
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD
4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD
4dr Sdn R/T RWD $42,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn R/T RWD 370 hp @5250 rpm 395 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn R/T RWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn R/T RWD
4dr Sdn R/T RWD N/A
4dr Sdn R/T RWD
4dr Sdn R/T RWD
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD $49,395 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD 485 hp @6000 rpm 475 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD 200.8" 75" 58.3" 120.2"
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD N/A
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD
4dr Sdn R/T Scat Pack RWD
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD $55,995 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD 485 hp @6000 rpm 475 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD 200.8" 75" 58.3" 120.4"
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD $76,945 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD 707 hp @6000 rpm 650 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD 200.8" 75" 58.3" 120.4"
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD

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Owner Reviews: 2016 Dodge / Charger

Average Rating

2009 Dodge Charger

by Ty_09Charger on 10-16-2012
The Perfect Balance
I bought this car 11 months ago as a replacement for my Chevy Cavalier. I was nervous at first about the 3.5L V6 being much more of a gas guzzler but to my surprise it was a minimal adjustment. For a full size sedan with a V6 the fuel economy is very good. One of the biggest things that my friends in the car industry told me was that because it is a rear wheel drive (RWD) it would be terrible to control in the winter. True it was different than its front wheel drive predecessor (The Cavalier) but as long as you have a light foot there are no issues. If you do start to spin the tires, the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) does an amazing job of kicking in quickly to lock the rear tires and stop you from spinning out of control. If you want to have some fun in the summer time a simple button located on the dash turns off the ESP and allows you to have some fun with spinning the tires. I have driven from Manitoba to Alberta twice in this car and both trips have been very comfortable. The cabin is quiet and large. I am 6' 4 and had no issues being in the drivers chairs for a non-stop 12 hour drive. Every thing is laid out in the interior very well, and the one thing I really like is that everything is controlled by a switch or knob, no digital screens that you have to wait for. In the winter I want to turn the heat on A.S.A.P and not have to wait for the cars computer to fire up. Overall I would recommend a Dodge Charger to anyone who is interested in them.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2006 Dodge Charger

Trim: SXT
by Tina-J on 10-15-2012
Oh I love my Charger
Good fuel economy on long trips. No mechanical issues. Drives nice and comfortable interior. Stylish and fast.I love this car!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2007 Dodge Charger

Trim: charger daytona rt plumb crazy
by NEWFIE on 10-10-2012
PLUMB CRAZY DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA #22 of120 MADE
This car is a pleasure to drive.The car handles very nice and rides as smooth as a car can ride. She has all the power you will ever need and every option you can think of. Even the peddles are powered for people with short or long legs. Every where I go someone tells me they love my car. You have to own one to know what I am talking about.You should go and take one out for a ride to get the full affect of this car. Make sure you take out a rt or the srt8. Try it you will love this car.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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