2018 Dodge Charger
Why Buy the Dodge Charger?
The Dodge Charger is a sleek 21st-century all-American muscle car that hearkens back to an older era. This four-door sedan is spacious enough to fit a small family of five or just you and your friends, but powerful enough to make you the envy of any auto enthusiast.
The Dodge Charger comes standard with the features that today’s drivers want, including the acclaimed UConnect infotainment system on 8.4-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Go ahead, turn up your favorite music on the Charger. The experience gets even better with optional 10-speaker, 552-watt Beats Audio system. Not enough bass? On upper level trims, you can opt a 19-speaker GreenEdge Harman/Kardon system.
Why Is the Dodge Charger So Popular?
The Dodge Charger is no wilting wallflower. It’s a muscle car, with all that that entails. Even with all its heft, the Charger sits low to the ground and really moves. The Dodge is brash and unapologetically bold and looks both sleek and powerful, modern and classic.
The first Charger debuted in 1966. The look has changed throughout the decades but the model, now in its seventh generation, remains iconic. Sales are up, in part due to the new SRT Hellcat engine, which made headlines when it debuted in 2015. The hemi supercharged V8 engine unleashes 700 horsepower and puts most other V8 engines to shame.
Is the Dodge Charger a Good Car?
In a word, yes. While other cars in its class have gone the way of the dinosaurs or have evolved out of all recognition, the Charger continues to stay relevant in changing times, even while maintaining everything that made it popular in the first place.
Is the Dodge Charger AWD?
Yes, the Charger comes standard with rear-wheel drive but can be upgraded to all-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive cars require less maintenance and can take more of a beating. Because of that, you’ll find rear-wheel drive, for example, on police versions of the Charger. They also provide better balance and, as a result, better handling. That’s why most sports cars have RWD.
On the other hand, all-wheel drive provides excellent traction. The downside is weight. An AWD car usually weighs several hundred pounds more than a FWD or RWD car. So if you’re getting an AWD, be sure to get a more powerful engine or you’ll feel the lack in the acceleration.