2017 Dodge Charger

Buyer's Guide

Dodge's full-size Charger sedan adds some new technology for 2017, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system that boots up more quickly, boasts more processing power and better graphics, and a new available 8.4-inch touchscreen with pinch/tap/swipe capability.

The Rallye appearance group gets new black 19-inch wheels, and SXT models can add houndstooth cloth seats; there are a couple of new paint colours, too.

And speed freaks will like that the Hellcat gets new, lighter 20-inch wheels that save 1.8 kg of unsprung weight at each wheel, new badging and a steering wheel with lighted logo (for Hellcat and SRT 392).

The Charger is a four-door muscle car that has few direct competitors; most of America's big-bore sports cars are coupes, like Dodge's own Challenger (covered in its own buyer's guide entry). But Dodge wants to attract a wider audience than that interested in big V8s, so the Charger starts out in SE and SXT trims with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 that makes 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque in normal guise, and 300 hp and 264 lb-ft with the optional Rallye group.

R/T trim uses a 5.7L Hemi V8 making 370 hp and 395 lb-ft, and R/T Scat Pack and SRT 392 get a 6.4L Hemi that makes 485 hp and 475 lb-ft.

Finally, the Hellcat stands alone with a 6.2L supercharged Hemi that pounds out 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

All engines come bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission; V6 models can be optioned with AWD.

Fuel consumption estimates are 12.4/7.7 L/100 km (city/highway) with the V6 and RWD, and 12.8/8.6 for V6/AWD models. 5.7L versions are rated 14.8/9.3, and the Scat Pack and SRT 392's 6.4L Hemi's figures are 15.7/9.5. Hellcat owners probably don't care, but that car's estimates are 17.6/10.7 L/100 km.

SE models come with the V6 and RWD, a seven-inch customizable gauge cluster display, air conditioning with dual-zone manual temperature control, black cloth seating, power six-way driver's seat, 60/40 split folding rear seat, dual USB charging ports, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, Bluetooth with streaming audio function, media hub, six-speaker stereo with Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system, tilt-and-telescopic steering column, power windows with front one-touch up/down, lighted vanity mirrors, 17-inch satin silver aluminum wheels, projector headlights, body colour fascia, door handles and side mirrors, dual exhaust with bright tips, gloss black grille with satin chrome crosshairs, passive keyless entry, capless full filler and tire pressure monitoring display.

SXT trim adds a stereo with 276-watt amplifier, upgraded alternator, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, manual folding heated side mirrors, front and rear map pocket lights, gloss black grille crosshairs, mesh interior accents, LED fog lights, media hub with two USB ports ad auxiliary input, 12-way power driver's seat with four-way lumbar, remote engine start, satellite radio, sport cloth upholstery, heated front seats, 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, garage door opener and 18-inch satin carbon wheels.

In SE and SXT models, AWD comes with 19-inch wheels, normal-duty suspension and performance brakes.

R/T models, along with the 5.7L engine, add 20-inch wheels, upgraded rear axle, active exhaust, auto-dimming driver's side mirror, automatic adjust-in-reverse side mirrors, HID headlights, body colour rear spoiler, LED footwell lighting, driver's seat memory, front overhead LED lighting, gloss black front fascia applique, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, Hemi badging, Nappa leather seating, rear park assist and backup camera, performance brakes, power driver and front passenger seats with four-way lumbar, rear-seat armrest, security alarm, sport mode, paddle shifters, sport suspension and ventilated front seats. R/T also trades a spare tire for a tire service kit.

R/T Scat Pack bumps up to the 6.4L engine, unique 20-inch wheels, upgraded alternator, anti-spin rear axle, cloth performance seats, body colour fascias and lower cladding, Brembo brakes, dark brushed interior accents, functional hood scoop, high-performance suspension and steering wheel, LED fog lights, severe duty engine cooling, engine oil cooler and three-mode stability control. The Scat Pack package also deletes the R/T's HID headlights in favour of halogens, but these, along with many of the R/T's other comfort and convenience features, can be optioned into the Scat Pack.

The SRT 392 gets full leather seating embossed with the SRT logo, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel, six-speaker 276-watt stereo, paddle shifters, HID headlights, adaptive damping suspension and Brembo brakes with 15.4-inch front rotors.

Finally, the Hellcat gets a power-bulge hood and cold air intake and air extractors, red-faced gauge cluster, competition suspension and performance-tuned steering, Harman Kardon stereo with 19 speakers, and two key fobs: a red one that allows the engine to run to full power, and a black one that limits output.

2017 Dodge Charger Specifications

There are 10 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $36,095 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 $36,095 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 $38,295 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 $39,195 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 $41,395 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 R/T Daytona Edition RWD $43,195 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD 370 hp @5250 rpm 395 ft-lb @4200 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD 198.4" 75" 58.2" 120.2"
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD N/A
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T RWD $43,195 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 392 Daytona Edition RWD $50,195 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD 200.8" 75" 58.3" 120.2"
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD N/A
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T 392 Daytona Edition RWD
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD $50,195 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD 200.8" 75" 58.3" 120.2"
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD N/A
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD
4dr Sdn R/T 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD $56,795 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 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 N/A
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT 392 RWD
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD $77,745 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 N/A
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD
4dr Sdn SRT Hellcat RWD

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Owner Reviews: 2017 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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