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What Edmunds Says

The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is a car of superlatives: quite possibly the fastest and most powerful family sedan ever built. Dashing looks, an upscale interior and a relatively affordable price round out this modern take on the classic muscle car.

Pros

Astonishing power; muscle car looks; upscale interior; excellent touchscreen interface.

Cons

Likely to be very fuel-thirsty; like current Charger, limited rear visibility and less legroom than other full-size sedans.

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2015 Dodge Charger Sedan

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What's New for 2015

The 2015 Dodge Charger line grows with the addition of the Hellcat model, a rip-snorting 700-horsepower performer that redefines the muscle car sedan.

Introduction

The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is much like any other Charger. It shares the same wide stance, long hood and roomy interior. It also shares the same basic suspension setup as the current high-performance SRT Charger.

The Hellcat, however, makes more horsepower than nearly every other car on the road, sedan or not. More than the top sedans from Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bentley. It also comes with two electronic keys, one that uncorks all 707 hp and one that limits output to a paltry 500 hp. Dodge says it can cover zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and tops out at 204 mph. Except for those things, it's pretty much just like any other Charger on the dealer lot.

What Makes It Go?
The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 707 hp and 650 pound-feet of torque. A forged steel crankshaft, forged alloy pistons and aluminum cylinder heads are just a few of the components that make these staggering numbers possible, while an eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels (Dodge says packaging restrictions make a manual transmission unfeasible). Bringing the whole package to a halt are massive 15-inch Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers.

Dodge hasn't announced fuel economy estimates, but this kind of power and performance calls for low expectations.

How Does It Drive?
Dodge says the Charger Hellcat can sprint from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds and run an 11-second quarter-mile on its stock tires. That is about as fast as sedans get these days.

The Hellcat offers five drive modes: Default, Sport, Track, Custom and, without irony, Eco. Each mode changes shift timing, throttle sensitivity, steering effort, suspension stiffness and traction control parameters, and can be further tweaked via the Hellcat's large touchscreen display. There's even a valet mode that restricts power and other performance settings, which will make for deflated attendants at the nation's hotels and restaurants.

What's It Like Inside?
The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat shares the same cabin design as lower-trim Chargers, but adds subtle changes. Analog gauges are set deeper into the dash for a three-dimensional effect. Metallic trim, a thick T-handle shifter and leather/suede upholstery make for a modern, premium feel. A heated, flat-bottom steering wheel with standard paddle shifters, heated and ventilated sport seats, a 8.4-inch touchscreen display and an 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system round out some of the upscale features.

How Does It Match Up?
As four-door performance cars go, there isn't much that compares with the 2015 Charger Hellcat, at least not until you reach the $100,000 executive luxury shuttles. The Chevrolet SS is a kindred spirit, a roomy V8-powered sedan that makes 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. The high-performance Ford Taurus SHO is also of the same genus, although its 365 hp is laughable next to the Hellcat.

The BMW M5 comes close. It makes 560 hp, but its high-strung V8 is more like a motorcycle engine -- much of its power sits in the high rev range -- and it lacks the punch and growl of Dodge's Hemi eight-cylinder.

How Much and When Can I Buy One?
The first Charger Hellcat models will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2015, starting at $64,990. That price also includes a one-day driving session at the SRT Driving Experience. Contrary to earlier reports, Dodge says it won't cap production on the Charger Hellcat, so you'll still have time to sell off some of your portfolio and "diversify" your investments.

If the Hellcat is a bit out of reach, you can still get a Charger fix starting at $28,990 for the base SE model and $33,990 for the V8-powered R/T model.

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