2018 Dodge Charger in Van Nuys, CA


Muscle car purists have been a bit apprehensive since the revival of the Charger in 2011, with many stating that a four-door sedan and a muscle car are mutually exclusive. However, one trip behind the wheel of the 2018 edition of the Charger will quickly put these thoughts to bed. Packed with four engine options, the Charger is powerful, yet agile and nimble. In addition, the convenience, tech, and comfort features put this sedan on another level. The best part is that its equally as practical for a young single person as it is for a burgeoning family. Here’s a glance at everything the Charger has to offer in 2018.

 

Trim Levels

For the 2018 model year, the Dodge Charger comes in seven trim levels: SXT, R/T, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. Standard specs include the aggressive crosshair grille, a double power-bulge hood, and side-door scallops that provide a retro look. Other amenities are wraparound halogen headlamps, puddle lamps, LED racetrack tail lamp, spoiler, heated power side mirrors and aluminum alloy wheels ranging from 18 inches to 20 inches.Make a statement while you’re out on the road with 12 vibrant exterior paint colors such as Destroyer Grey, Yellow Jacket, IndiGo Blue, or Go Mango.

Engine

Lower trims of the 2018 Charger come with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission to produce 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that’s good for 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque is the next step up.When you still need more oomph, upgrade to the 392 Hemi V-8, which comes standard on the R/T Scat Pack and the 392 models. With 485 horsepower, 475 pound-feet of torque, and a zero-to-60 time of just over four seconds, you’re in for one heck of a drive.The Hellcat has an insane 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8, good for 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and is easily one of the most powerful vehicles on the road.

Performance

The foundation of the Charger is entirely based on speed, but each model still offers top-notch fuel economy. While fuel economy can dip into the low teens with the larger engines, the 3.6-liter engine provides 30 mpg, putting it near the top of the sports sedan segment.

Interior

Interior highlights include a heated steering wheel, premium audio, a Uconnect infotainment system, sport seating, and your choice of 18 different interior trim designs and colors. At the high end, the Charger also boasts leather upholstery and an 8.4-inch touch-screen display for easy navigation of your music, podcasts, and apps.

Safety Features

The 2018 Dodge Charger receives a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration when equipped with driver-assist safety features. By adding the safety package, the Charger gets full-speed collision warning with active braking, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and automatic high-beam headlights. Other standout features include the ParkView rear backup camera, advanced brake assist, rain brake support, adaptive cruise control, hill start assist, and all-speed traction control.