Fans are Charged Up about the New Dodge Charger
Dodge’s “4-door muscle car” gets a much anticipated revamp for 2015. The result is a new rear drive sedan that is a bit polarizing. While many are lauding the Charger’s new styling as an attractive modernized fresh design that pays homage to its 1960s roots, others are vocally dismissing the updated look as being much too similar to other cars in the Dodge stable such as the Avenger or Dart, and would rather the Charger stood out in the model lineup more.
The most obvious change is the front end which has a new darkened crosshair grille similar to the Dart as well as projector-beam headlamps and LED fog lamps that also grace the Avenger. Dodge designers focused on making the rear end more of a fastback appearance with an integrated spoiler and updates to the full rear LED tail-lamp look that existed on the previous incarnation of the Charger.
Dodge's Uconnect access services gives the driver Onstar-like, push button assistance for emergencies, and no more worries of the dangers of texting and driving - you'll now be able to "voice text" and access other sites such as Yelp. It also comes with a lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control (with full stop) and the option for an 8.4 inch touch screen that allows you to track driving performance, and activate launch control… In other words, you can do a pretty cool burn out...
- DOHC 3.6-liter 300-hp Pentastar V6 capable of 31 mpg highway fuel economy.
- 5.7L HEMI V8 with Variable Valve Timing delivering delivers 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque.
- TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick
- All-wheel-drive is available on Charger SE and SXT models
Dodge also unveiled it's big brother, the 2015 Challenger. You'll find the same engine under the hood of the Challenger that is in the Charger, but with a 5.7-liter, 8 cylinder HEMI rounding up about 470 horses. It comes complete with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, taking you from zero to 60 in a little over 4 seconds, with a top speed of 182 mph.
Let us know what you think of the new Dodge rollouts in the comment section below… Are you negatively or positively "charged up"?