2018 Dodge Charger

2018 Dodge Charger
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2018 Dodge Charger
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Pros

  • Many strong engines available, including 707-hp Hellcat
  • Trim levels and features allow for plenty of personalization
  • Touchscreen tech interface is among the largest and most user-friendly
  • Performance-oriented models can be surprisingly sporty

Cons

  • 6.4-liter V8's throttle is too jumpy at low speeds
  • V8 engines will make you a regular at the gas station
  • Sloping roofline impedes visibility and rear-seat entry
  • Less spacious and refined interior than more sedate competitors


Which Charger does Edmunds recommend?

There's only one place to start, and that's with as much V8-powered Charger as you can afford. Consideration should begin with the R/T, which comes well equipped with essentials (power driver seat, Bluetooth) and luxuries (heated seats) but, more importantly, a 370-horsepower V8 engine. We'd also add the Premium package for its driver assistance features and upgraded audio system. The V6 models are fine, especially if you need all-wheel drive, but you miss out on much of the car's charm.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

The 2018 Dodge Charger is a loud, "heck yeah!" salute to choice. You don't have to get the most state-of-the-art, most fuel-efficient, most refined or most boring silver car available. For that, you can turn to better options from Buick, Kia or Toyota. Instead, you can get an unapologetic American performance sedan with massive power, brash style and abundant ways to customize.

The Charger isn't exactly a sensible car for sensible drivers. Instead, it's for drivers who want a car that looks cool, that makes cool noises, and that comes in cool colors such as Go Mango, Maximum Steel and White Knuckle. It's a car for drivers who crave power. A V6 engine is the default setting, but you can get a Charger with a V8, an even bigger V8 or a V8 with so much power that it might qualify for NASCAR duty.

Sensibility aside, the Charger is still practical. Four doors, a roomy cabin and a raft of safety features make it a legitimate choice for family duty. A broad range of standard and optional creature comforts let you tailor the Charger to taste, while the Uconnect tech interface is among the best around. The Charger is even available with all-wheel drive if you often drive in slippery conditions.

Since Chevrolet discontinued its SS sedan for 2018, the Charger stands alone as an affordable American sedan that blends classic hot-rod performance with modern sensibility.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Dodge Charger as one of Edmunds' Best AWD Sedans, and the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat as one of the Best Sport Sedans for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Dodge Charger is a five-passenger, four-door sedan available in nearly a dozen trim levels: SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, R/T, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat. The SXT and GT trims come with the V6, while the others come with increasingly powerful V8 engines culminating in the 707-horsepower Hellcat. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on the GT trims.

The SXT starts with a 3.6-liter V6 engine (292 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque) matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. From there, standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a power-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding back seat, Dodge's Uconnect infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice controls, dual USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

An optional Blacktop package adds 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler and blacked-out styling elements.

Upgrading to the SXT Plus adds 18-inch wheels, LED foglights, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated sport seats, upgraded cloth upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Uconnect with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, HD radio and an upgraded six-speaker sound system.

There are several stand-alone options and packages for the SXT Plus, starting with the Super Track Pak that bumps up engine power to (300 hp, 264 lb-ft) and adds many of the performance-enhancing features available on the upper V8 trim levels. Others include the Blacktop package, a sunroof, a navigation system and a 10-speaker BeatsAudio sound system.

The Technology Group package includes most of today's important driver assistance features, including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning and intervention.

The GT models are equipped similarly to SXT Plus trims, except with all-wheel drive. GT Plus trims add features such as xenon headlights, leather upholstery, ventilated sport front seats, heated rear seats, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The R/T is equipped similarly to the SXT, but it comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine (370 hp, 395 lb-ft), upgraded brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels and transmission paddle shifters.

The R/T can be equipped with the Plus Group, which includes xenon headlights, heated and ventilated sport seats, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel among other items. The optional Premium Group bundles those items along with automatic wipers, a power-adjustable steering wheel, safety features from the Technology Group package, navigation software added to the Uconnect system, and a 10-speaker BeatsAudio sound system.

Going with the Charger Daytona gets you the R/T's special exterior styling elements and interior trim, a further upgraded performance suspension, forged alloy wheels, leather and simulated suede upholstery, and many features from the Plus Group and Premium Group.

The R/T Scat Pack adds to the R/T a bigger 6.4-liter V8 engine (485 hp, 475 lb-ft), Brembo high-performance brakes, more aggressive suspension settings, and eight-way power front seats. Leather and simulated suede upholstery is optional, and with it you get the heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.

The Daytona 392 essentially combines the Daytona and R/T Scat Pack features, along with further upgraded brakes.

The SRT 392 adds to the R/T Scat Pack an adaptive suspension, forged alloy wheels, Pirelli high-performance tires, the Daytona 392's upgraded brakes, xenon headlamps, the blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, all-leather upholstery, a power-adjustable steering column, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and the Uconnect navigation system. The Technology Group is optional.

The SRT Hellcat takes the SRT 392 features and adds a more powerful supercharged V8 (707 hp, 650 lb-ft), upgraded steering and suspension tuning, and all of the above options. You'll have to adjust your own steering wheel angle, but you can get the power-adjustable steering column back through the optional Power Convenience Group.

A 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system is optional on select Charger trims.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack (6.4-liter V8 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Charger has received revisions that include the availability of now-common driver safety aids and upgrades to the Uconnect infotainment system. Our observations of performance, comfort and utility, however, remain applicable to this year's Charger.

Driving

4
For its intended purpose, the Charger Daytona is excellent. It goes like a bat out of hell, makes glorious noises along the way, and has respectable handling prowess. The steering and low-speed throttle response are less appealing, but as a performance package, it's hard to beat.

Acceleration

5
This is a big, heavy car that gets going in a hurry. At our test track, it sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds — very impressive for a 4,400-pound car. Shifts are smooth under partial and full throttle, but low-speed acceleration is finicky. Passing power is never an issue.

Braking

5
Braking is excellent, especially for such a big machine. Repeated heavy brake use showed no fade. In-town, the pedal response feels a bit soft at first, but short stopping distances inspire confidence. On our test track, a simulated-panic stop from 60 mph took just 102 feet.

Steering

3
The steering is relatively well-weighted, and the chunky steering wheel feels good in your hands, but it's about as vague as it gets. While driving, there's generally no idea what the tires are doing or where the corners of the car are. It supposedly stiffens up in Sport mode, but it's hard to notice.

Handling

3.5
Through high-speed corners, the Charger is surprisingly flat, disposing of body roll well. Unfortunately, it's not a very engaging experience since you don't feel very connected to the car. Notably, midcorner bumps can significantly impact handling and cause serious movement at the rear of the car.

Drivability

2.5
Throttle sensitivity is terrible at tip-in. Flex your big toe, and it jolts off the line. The only remedy is to be insanely gentle. At speed, it's maneuverable enough to cruise through narrow city streets. On long highway grades, there's never a lack of power, so constant shifting isn't a problem.

Comfort

3
The Charger's seats and ride are firm but bearable. The climate control is adequate on hot days, and you're well-insulated from road noise inside. It's a good car for road trips, but you can tell that it has sporty intentions underneath. For a performance car of this caliber, it's very livable.

Seat comfort

4.5
Big, comfy seats up front come with lots of bolstering and plenty of lumbar support. The rear seats are well-contoured with similarly supportive padding. Well-matched with the Charger's intentions, these seats will keep you comfortable on a long road trip and hold you in place when the road gets twisty.

Ride comfort

2.5
You can feel just about every bump in the city and on the highway, but the significant amount of sound insulation mutes the noise that some rough roads generate. Ride comfort through corners feels a bit nerve-racking, though, since big bumps can severely upset the handling.

Noise & vibration

2.5
There's always one noise or vibration of some kind happening in the Charger. The 6.4-liter engine rumbles nicely, but it wears on you on long trips. The tires are a bit noisy over 50 mph, too. Everything is damped down by a lot of sound insulation to make it bearable, but it's no hushed cabin.

Climate control

3.5
The A/C is effective on hot days and is easy to operate with large buttons on the dash. Heated seats both front and rear work well, as does the front-seat ventilation. Some climate controls can be difficult to find in the touchscreen menu at first, but learning their location over time is easy.

Interior

3
A very roomy and user-friendly interior make the Charger an excellent place to spend time in, but low visibility and troublesome rear-seat entry hurt the score a bit. From the driver's seat, though, most owners will have an enjoyable experience.

Ease of use

4
Thanks to the combination of Dodge's easy-to-use Uconnect interface and some redundant buttons and knobs on the steering wheel and dashboard, this is a very user-friendly interior. Not much searching for controls is required.

Getting in/getting out

3
The rear sloping roofline means you'll have a hard time getting into and out of the back seat without grazing your head. Getting into the front is no trouble, with wide door openings, even if the driver's seat is a bit low for some.

Driving position

3.5
Driving position is good, with a standard tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and with all your controls within an arm's reach. With multiple seat adjustments, you can feel like you're right up against the steering wheel for hardcore racetrack experience or lean way back for long highway cruises.

Roominess

3
The interior, especially the front, is spacious. The back seat fits adults very well too. There are enough shoulder room, hip- and headroom for two adults and one kid in the back. It's roomier than the other two-door muscle-car options but on par with most midsize sedans.

Visibility

2
The big pillars on the front, middle and rear of the car impede your view. A small rear window and a sloping windshield both affect visibility. You can see out of the car relatively well while moving forward, but it's nearly impossible to look through a corner adequately on a curvy road.

Quality

3
Build quality is good but not great. Nothing rattled or squeaked in our car, and panel gaps, while not perfect, were consistent. The plastic interior surfaces feel a bit cheap for the price point. If you don't need the brawny V8, you can buy a car with much better quality for $53K.

Utility

3
The trunk is average, while small-item storage is below par and car seat accommodation is merely acceptable. This car is not great when it comes to carrying all your stuff. Sure, it can be a usable family vehicle on daily drives, but there are many, far more utilitarian sedans for the price.

Small-item storage

3
The door and center console pockets are relatively small with good sorting barriers, and they're paired with small can-size cupholders. Rear-seat storage is limited, too. This isn't uncharacteristic for the class, but it's also not a standout.

Cargo space

3
The trunk has a decent 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space. But there's a high liftover height, and the space narrows significantly toward the back. This is pretty average for the American cars in the class, but non-performance-oriented competitors in the midsize segment do much better.

Child safety seat accommodation

3
LATCH points are hard to see and get to in all three seating positions. The back seat is wide enough for bulkier models, and there's generally enough space to fit them behind the front seats. But the Charger's low roof makes it difficult to load a seat and attend to a child.

Technology

4
Dodge's Uconnect system is one of the best in the class. It responds quickly to inputs and catalogs music collections with lightning speed. An optional 19-speaker stereo drives up the price quite a bit — we'd skip that particular option — but voice controls and navigation are excellent.

Audio & navigation

3
The optional 19-speaker stereo gets loud, and sound quality is decent. But for most, it won't be worth the $1,995 premium over the standard sound system. Navigation is clear and easy to read on the large 8.4-inch touchscreen. Audio navigation voice prompts are easy to understand.

Smartphone integration

4.5
The Uconnect system responds quickly to inputs, is easy to understand and helps you navigate through your media library very quickly. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the Charger regardless of trim level.

Driver aids

3.5
A rear camera and rear parking sensors are standard. The Technology Group ($1,495) adds blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. All worked well, with no false positives. Adaptive cruise is relatively conservative, maintaining a long following distance.

Voice control

4
Voice controls are very easy to learn, and they can control navigation, audio and connected devices. The Uconnect system understands natural language, and it has an easy-to-learn menu structure if you want voice controls to be understood quicker.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Dodge Charger.

Best investment ever
Joe Kelley,05/07/2018
Pure fun amd family friendly
Chrysler cannot fix my brand new charger
Bob W,03/07/2018
Car developed a problem at 100 miles and two days into owning it. Dealer - on Chrysler’s so so - has replaced a sensor, two oil pumps, a cam chain tensioner, a PCM, a radiator, and a engine wiring harness. Still not fixed. Car has been at dealer over a month now. Chrysler expects me to continue waiting. No other option. Just terrible customer service!
Never thought I would buy a Dodge on purpose!
Dave Gilbert,08/04/2018
I already loved the way the new Chargers looked on the outside, but never considered purchasing one due to the previous bad experiences with Chrysler products that my family members have had. I drove a Charger last November at a local auto expo, and was thoroughly impressed! I already assumed it would be fun to drive, but I was astounded at how solid and well made it was. It is rock solid, and will cruise at 100 mph as smoothly as if it were standing still. (Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt :-) ) Initial build quality is on par with the Japanese marques that I usually own. It is really hard to believe that this car came from the same company that manufactured my wife's dreadful 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the car that made her swear off American cars for life. When it came time to shop for a new car in February, I test drove a number of different makes and models, never really thinking that I would seriously consider a Charger. And yet, no other car came close to matching the combination of performance, style, and quality the Charger offered; it was the easiest choice I had ever made on a new vehicle. The 5.7 Liter HEMI V8 is legendary. I always start the car with the remote start feature as I walk up to it, just to hear that sweet rumble. And this car is packed with technology that actually works. It comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, so there was no need to buy the Navigation package; I simply use the navigation app on my smartphone. There are countless small features that show how much thought was put into the overall design. The hood has gas struts instead of the aggravating prop rod, there are courtesy lights galore, hooks in the trunk to hang plastic grocery bags, and the list goes on. No one would select a car based on these small details, but they make a great car even better. I was never impressed by the aesthetics of the instrument panel while sitting in the car, as I had done at previous car shows. But when I drove it, everything clicked. For some reason, the excellent ergonomics of the instruments and switchgear while driving the car made the appearance of IP more palatable; I still have not figured out how that is possible, but it's true! The exterior design is perfect for its intended demographic: those enthusiasts looking for an unashamedly American, no compromise muscle car (yeah, it is assembled in Canada, but still...). It is beautiful, in my opinion. There are none of the obnoxious and superfluous bulges, creases, warts, goiters, flaps, slits, nostrils, fins, or claspers that most new cars are plagued with. Who decided that the front of a car needs to look like a giant insect anyway??? Lookin' at you, 2018 Camry. It will not appeal to everyone; luxury car snobs will not be impressed. Who cares? They weren't invited to this party anyway. I have surprisingly few nits to pick about this car; they got all of the big things right. I can really only think of two small items that I would change...there is no rear seatback release in the trunk like my older Camry had; the seatbacks have to be released from the interior. Also, I wish the active exhaust had a "quiet mode" like the new Mustangs (the only redeeming feature about the new Mustangs, IMO). I don't think the exhaust is loud enough to offend any neighbors, but I still feel a little self-conscious coming or going when my neighborhood is asleep. I have owned the car for only three months at this point, so I cannot comment on long term reliability. If I start having any issues that are concerning, I will come back and change my rating and review accordingly. I can say this, however: my last few cars ended up being traded in every three years or so, so I decided it would make sense to lease instead of buy this time. But if this car holds together, I may consider buying it at the end of the lease and keeping it. Sure, I will be spending more on it than if I had just purchased it in the first place, but when you finally find a car that checks all of the right boxes, it's hard to think about turning it in!
do not buy dodge.
remse ollitsac,09/13/2018
purchased a dodge charger about 2 weeks ago, already having issues with vehicle. panels under car come off! and they will not fix it! warranty wont cover it. now car has a rattling noise under car. i was warned about dodge but didnt listen. DO NOT BUY DODGE!
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2018 Dodge Charger video

TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm editor Travis Langness, and this is Edmunds' expert rundown of the 2017 Dodge Charger. The 2017 Dodge Charger is back looking pretty much like it's looked in the past, for the past few years. It does get some new additions, like a new Uconnect screen, as well as new active exhaust on certain trim levels and some new forged wheels for the hellcat model. But as always, you get the standard V6. You can get all wheel drive with that V6 on a couple of the trim levels. But really what you're looking at for the charger is the V8s. There's three available V8s, there's the 5.7, the 6.4, and then there's the 6.2 liter supercharged V8 in the hellcat, putting out 707 horsepower, just roasts tires all day long. Basically, this is a muscle car with four doors. It's a throwback. It's not going to be as comfortable or as practical as pretty much all of the mid-sized sedans out there, but it's definitely got a lot more attitude. This thing has got presence on the road and you feel that when you're driving it, and when you're looking at it, even when it's just parked. On the inside, the rear seat is a little bit less roomy than some of the competitors, but it does have nice seats, good leather surfaces, as well as that new, as we mentioned, updated Uconnect screen up front. But really what you're looking at, here, is a car that doesn't get as good fuel economy as some of its rivals. It has poor rear visibility, and there's limited cargo space for a sedan. Bottom line, the 2017 Dodge Charger isn't as practical, but it's definitely still likable. It's got a lot of character, a lot of charm. For rivals, we recommend checking out the Chevy SS, the Chrysler 300, and the Ford Taurus. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.

2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 Review

The 2018 Dodge Charger is for drivers who want a car that stands out with a powerful engine and exterior styling and comes in a rainbow of colors such as Go Mango, Destroyer Grey and White Knuckle. It's not exactly a sensible ride, but it is a practical one. Four doors, plenty of passenger room, and all the common safety features make it usable for family- or friend-hauling. Dodge offers a wide variety of performance and appearance options, and the Uconnect tech interface is an Edmunds favorite. Since Chevrolet discontinued its SS sedan for 2018, and Ford has yet to make a Mustang with four doors, the Charger is almost a car without a peer. Except, maybe, the Kia Stinger? Watch the video and see if you agree. Edmunds picked the 2018 Dodge Charger V6 as one of our Best AWD Sedans, and the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat as one of the Best Sport Sedans for this year. Where does the Daytona 392 fit in?

Features & Specs

MSRP
$28,995
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$32,995
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$30,495
MPG
19 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$39,995
MPG
15 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
485 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Charger safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Illuminates a light on either of the Charger's side mirrors when a vehicle enters its blind spot.
Forward Collision Warning
Helps prevent collisions by sounding an alert when the Charger detects an imminent collision.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sounds a warning if a vehicle is approaching the Charger from the side while it is traveling in reverse.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Dodge Charger vs. the competition

2018 Dodge Charger

2018 Dodge Charger

2018 Chrysler 300

2018 Chrysler 300

Dodge Charger vs. Chrysler 300

The Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 are corporate stablemates, sharing a chassis, technology, most specifications and some engine options. That leaves the design to be the likely deciding factor. The Chrysler 300 keeps the styling civil, even with its own aggressive performance options. In contrast, the Charger can better flaunt its performance with wild paint and graphics packages. Plus, only the Charger has the 707-hp Hellcat option.

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Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Challenger

If you like everything the Dodge Charger has to offer except the extra set of doors, then there's no better car than the Dodge Challenger. Essentially it's a two-door Charger, complete with all the same engine options and packages, but with one exciting addition: an optional manual transmission.

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Dodge Charger vs. Ford Mustang

For 2018 the Ford Mustang received an extensive redesign with a significant reworking of both the exterior and interior, including a host of technological upgrades inside. What the Mustang has in sophistication over the Charger it lacks in practicality. It has only two doors and its back seat, unlike the two-door Challenger's, is practically useless. For customization it's a push, and both of these vehicles are thoroughly American and exciting.

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2018 Dodge Charger for Sale

Dodge Charger 2018 Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
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Don't miss this great Dodge! Fully equipped yet clean and powerful, this car demonstrates the pleasure potential of the modern automotive technology! Dodge prioritized practicality, efficiency, and style by including: voice activated navigation, heated and ventilated seats, and leather upholstery. Under the hood you'll find an 8 cylinder engine with more than 400 horsepower, providing a smooth and predictable driving experience. Well tuned suspension and stability control deliver a spirited, yet composed, ride and drive Our experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Stop in and take a test drive!
Dodge Charger 2018 SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
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2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Heated Seats Automatic Transmission Amazing Low Miles Automatic temperature control Fully automatic headlights Quick Order Package 29H Radio: Uconnect 4C w/8.4' Display Rear Parking Sensors Remote keyless entry Wheels: 18' x 7.5' Cast Aluminum RWD 3.6L 6-Cylinder SMPI DOHC BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

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FAQs

Is the Dodge Charger a good car?

Depending on the trim level, the Charger can be a brash-looking, tire-smoking hooligan or a relatively anonymous yet capable full-size sedan. Four engine options are available, three of them V8s, ranging from a 3.6-liter V6 to a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces a scarcely believable 707 horsepower as part of the Hellcat package. Smaller cars might make better use of interior space, but the Charger still holds five passengers in reasonable comfort while giving you rear-wheel-drive driving dynamics.

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Does the Dodge Charger have good MPG?

At its most frugal, the Dodge Charger can deliver an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (19 city/30 highway) in rear-wheel-drive V6 trim. Adding all-wheel drive inches the numbers slightly lower to 21 mpg (18 city/27 highway). The 5.7-liter V8 with cylinder deactivation is rated to return 19 mpg (16 city/25 highway) and can use 87 octane fuel. Stepping up to the 6.4-liter will step your mileage down to 18 mpg (15 city/25 highway), but a steady throttle and a lot of self-control will be necessary. Predictably, the Hellcat's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is estimated to return 16 mpg combined (13 city/22 highway), but single-digit mpg is just a few full throttle blasts away.

Does the Dodge Charger have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Dodge Charger's resale value. How much will a 2018 Dodge Charger be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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More about the 2018 Dodge Charger

A full-size sedan that carries one of the most recognizable nameplates among American performance cars, the 2018 Dodge Charger upholds the model's tradition of combining sporty looks with performance that ranges from decent to outrageous. Even at its most basic, the Charger isn't a garden-variety family hauler. The back seat lacks the roominess you'll find in many of its competitors, and the sportier suspension options tend to make for a firm ride. Still, the Charger survives for a reason: It appeals with the style and performance of a classic muscle car that can still manage a commute to work with reasonable aplomb.

After a major update a few years ago, the Charger retains its retro styling for 2018. Some trim levels have been renamed, with SXT now the new name for the base trim (previously it was SE). All-wheel-drive models also get their own trim name — GT and GT Plus — while Hellcat models feature a new grille design and new wheel and brake caliper finishes. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard across the board.

Inside, front passengers will find a generous amount of legroom, hiproom and shoulder room, although those in back won't be able to stretch out quite as much. Interior materials on base models are best described as utilitarian, but the latest bells and whistles are either standard or optional, so Charger buyers won't lack for technology. Those who crave a bit more luxury can opt for higher trim levels with available leather upholstery and other upscale touches.

The entry-level powerplant is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The optional Super Track Pack bumps output to 300 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Other available engines include V8s with 370 hp and 485 hp, but for those who want bragging rights nothing less will do than the Hellcat's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that puts out a whopping 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in all models.

The entry-level Charger SXT comes fairly well equipped, although the V6's performance is acceptable, if underwhelming. The SXT Plus, still with a standard V6, adds some useful interior and exterior features. The GT and GT Plus trims are similar, but offer all-wheel drive. The R/T, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392 and SRT 392 pile on more performance goodies. And then there's the SRT Hellcat, with more power than is reasonable for street use. Then again, this is not a car given to reason.

If you think the 2018 Dodge Charger might be the performance sedan for you, let Edmunds help you choose the model that best fits into your lifestyle.

2018 Dodge Charger Overview

The 2018 Dodge Charger is offered in the following submodels: Charger SRT Hellcat, Charger Sedan, Charger SRT 392. Available styles include SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A), R/T Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), SRT Hellcat 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), Daytona 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A), SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A), and GT Plus 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Charger?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Dodge Charger and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Charger 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Charger.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Dodge Charger and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Charger featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Dodge Charger?
2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,340. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $9,316 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is20.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,340. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,872 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is19% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,340. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,606 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,606 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,734.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.1% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,835. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $9,311 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,311 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,524.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is28.4% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,840. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $8,706 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,706 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,134.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is23.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,935. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,954 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,954 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,981.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger GT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $70,125. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $7,204 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,204 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$62,921.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is10.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,485. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $6,525 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,525 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,960.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is12% below the MSRP.

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2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,340. The average price paid for a new 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,328 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,328 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,012.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 8A) is18.2% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Dodge Charger?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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