2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392

2018 Dodge Charger
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2018 Dodge Charger
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  • 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


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

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

7.4 / 10

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.

2018 Dodge Charger configurations

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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: Today we've got the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392. It's a 485 horsepower four door that runs a 12 second quarter mile and costs around $50,000. Does a car like this even have any competitors? Let's take it out and see. This, the Daytona 392, has retro big, thick stripes on the back, and a hood scoop with a blackout and the Hemi across the front. Certainly no one will be wondering what's under the hood, or what kind of car you're driving. There are a ton of different color combinations, including this destroyer gray, which is really a love it or hate it color. I have stolen the Charger from the Edmunds offices. And I am running from Mexico right now, never to return it, because I am not in agreement with the rest of the Edmunds staff about this car. I mean, we agree about some things. We all think that the engine in the Charger is fantastic. I mean, 485 horsepower, 475 pound feet of torque. Nobody is going to argue against that. And we agree that the interior is maybe not spectacular. There's a lot of plastic. It's kind of rubbery. So we're in agreement about those things, but overall, they think there are other cars that would be better to own than this car. BMW 3 Series, and the Audi S4. And those are smaller cars, but they're in about the same price range and about the same performance. But nobody is going to be that comfortable in the back seat of those cars. So they're already pretty different. It's actually kind of hard to think of a competitor for this exact Charger. Dodge has so many model versions of the Charger-- I think it's 9 or 10 different things that you can get-- that if you like the Charger at all, you're going to be able to find a specific Charger that you really like. The question is, which one is it? And how do you pick a competitor for a car that there are so many versions of? In particular, how do you pick a competitor for this version of the charger, which is very specific. This car, the Charger Daytona 392 is about three down from the Hellcat. So it's the best engine you can get before you get the supercharger. So, again, 485 horsepower. The only car that we could agree on back at the office that we thought really was kind of a true competitor for this car, kind of doing the same thing, having this great performance, having a lot of room, being comfortable, four doors, was the Kia Stinger. Well, there's a sentence I never thought I'd be saying. Hey, let's compare a Dodge and a Kia. But they really do sort of add up. They have about the same quarter mile time. They both seat four. They've got four doors. Since the performance and price are comparable, the main difference is whether you like that slightly more technologically advanced Turbo Six to get your power down, or you like the naturally aspirated V8 Hemi. [CHUCKLING] Oh, Hemi. So it's not just a number when you talk about the horsepower and the torque in the 64 Hemi. It's really this effortless application of power. It's just hugely entertaining. And it gives you such a sense of confidence when you're driving. I mean, there just isn't anything that you can't pass. And if you haven't ever driven a car that has a lot of horsepower, and that has a good response like this, I really recommend you do a test drive. Because you might think that you're not interested in having a fast car, but once you drive one, you might feel differently. The Hemi is backed by Chrysler's eight speed automatic transmission. There is no manual option in Charger. Not anywhere. Not in Hellcat. Not all the way down in the Six. Just the automatic. But it's a really good transmission, and you're not going to have any complaints about it. There are paddle shifters. You can run it in manual. The Charger Daytona 392 has two different modes, the sport mode, and the normal driving mode. And then you can adjust different things within those modes. So you can have the steering set in sport if you want a little bit more weight to it. The normal driving mode and the normal weighted steering is just fine for regular street driving. One thing that I will complain about in this car is that the throttle application, the gas pedal, and the brake pressure are not very well balanced. The throttle is pretty jumpy. I mean, it will move you forward very quickly. So that's something that you need to get used to. You have to be very gentle with the initial application. And the brakes are sort of the opposite. They're really good. This car had a great stopping distance at our test track. But they don't feel really good. They feel very soft. They don't have an immediate bite. And they're always sort of squishy. Like I can press on it right now, and the pedal moves. Which is a little bit unnerving, even though they absolutely stop you. Inside the Charger is extremely comfortable and not very pretty. I'm sorry. It's true. It's just a lot of plastic. If you're feeling generous you could say that it's sort of a retro throwback to the '60s Chargers and their big alligatory dashes. But I would say it's less than exciting. It's really not that nice. The Daytona has specific details, like the seats and the door panels that are just for this trim model. And they're very pretty. But it's kind of funny, because it's just like, oh, look at this really nice insert with its contrast stitching, and that. Not so good. This is something where you really have to look at which car you're buying and how much it is. Because if you are considering the Kia Stinger to be competition to this car, the Kia Stinger interior is just much nicer all around. The materials are nicer. The fit and finish is nicer. Some of the folks at the office felt like it was even more comfortable, which is amazing, because this is very comfortable. And it's just a more sophisticated interior altogether. It's more modern. This is a little bit dated. While the interior might not be anything to write a letter home about, Dodge's infotainment system is incredibly easy to use and very responsive. They call it U-Connect. So you can get a seven inch touch screen. Or this is the bigger 8.4 inch touch screen, which has a different surround. One thing that's sort of nice about an interior that hasn't changed a huge amount in the last few years is that everything is where you expect it to be. They didn't try to redesign everything. So it has actual volume buttons, tuning, and the climate control. Everything is tactile. You can find it while you're driving. And you don't have to use any sort of weird mouse pad, or joystick, or anything. You can customize the car to turn stuff on for you when you auto start it. And if you live somewhere really cold or really hot, you get into the car, and the air conditioning's already on, and it's delightful. The dashboard is what now might be considered old fashioned. I mean, it's actual physical gauges with like an actual needle that moves. It's not digital stuff. There is a center section that's digital. And you can adjust that to show fuel economy, or a trip meter, or whatever song is playing on the radio. Depending on which radio you get, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available. Not only is there a ton of room in the Charger for the passengers, both in the front and in the back, I know I've said that this car is comfortable like 27 times, but it really is comfortable. Like even when we were filming this, one of the video guys got in the back and he said, oh, dang, this car is comfortable. There's also a fair amount of room for stuff. There's nice big cup holders. There's a sort of shelf in the door panel. There's little non-slip trays so you can have a phone sitting here and it's not going to be sliding around. Cup holders. A fairly deep console with a removable tray. And USB ports, auxiliary, and two different 12 volts. That's in the front. There's also additional USB leads and 12 volts in the back. Everything that's nice in the front is also nice in the back. In fact, I almost think that the back seat is nicer than the front in terms of aesthetics. And it's got nice storage, little armrests. And it even has a little console back here, two cup holders in the middle. I have this seat as far back as it will go, so far back that I can't even reach the pedals if I was sitting in it. And I still have leg room. There is no reason you'd be uncomfortable in a long road trip in this car. I was lucky enough to have this car over a weekend, and I went on a pretty solid road trip. I did almost 500 miles. Had the dogs. Had my husband. We were going to a lake. So we had all the stuff that you need for a weekend of boating. So the car was all full of floaties, and coolers, and all of that stuff. And it was great. It was so comfortable. We didn't have any problem fitting everything in it. And then going sort of back and forth between our campsite and the lake wasn't a problem, even once we had two more people with us. The cabin noise in the charger is minimal, and it doesn't really matter anyway, because the whole point of this car is so that you can hear that exhaust note. [LAUGHING] Oh yeah. One thing that always comes up when you talk about Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger is, oh, sure, it's good in a straight line, but it can't go around corners. Well, I'm on a curvy mountain road right now, and I haven't driven off the side yet. So clearly, it can go around corners. Yes, this is a heavy car. And yes, you can feel it. The brakes are excellent. The steering is responsive. And it's very consistent. So it's not a problem. The thing that I really like about this car is it's so usable. I mean, it's a really practical choice. And then it's also super fast. At the test track, our test team ran a 12.6 quarter mile with this car, which is really fast. If you're into drag racing and you like to go to the track and participate, that's so quick that you have to wear a helmet. They have rules about when you need to start wearing a helmet. With that in mind, I figured, all of this driving around town and road trip stuff is great. It's really useful information. But we ought to do what Dodge designed this car for. We've already seen that the Charger makes an excellent daily driver. It's comfortable. It's easy. And it's fast. But there's one thing that Dodges are really known for these days. And while the 392 might not be able to hang with those Demons in the background, we want to go drag racing. My nose is itchy in my helmet. It's difficult. Dodge has made a big deal about dragstrip runs. And obviously, this isn't the Demon. This isn't the top of the line Dodge drag racer. But it's a really fun car to take to the strip. And Dodge's marketing saying, hey, go drive this car at a dragstrip seems to be working, because there are a lot more Dodges out here running than there are, say, contemporary Camaros or Mustangs. That's not to say that those cars can't do this. It's just that the owners of the Charger and the Challenger have really been encouraged to come do it. And it's working. So I'm actually pretty proud of Dodge for that. I mean, it's cool. It's important to support your local racetracks. And it is hugely fun. It's so much fun. It's so cheap. You got to just go and do it. There's no reason not to. Most of these cars will roll through the water box, and then they'll do a big smoky burnout. That is one of the most fun parts about drag racing. But we're not doing it because we have just regular treaded street tires. And all that happens is you pick up a whole bunch of water in the tread of your tires. Traction control is off. We're in sport. [ENGINE REVVING] Ha, ha. Sucker. And that's your drag run, friends. I think we just beat a faster car. It's hot in here. You're not allowed to run the air conditioning, cause it drops water on the track. It's funny to come down here. You can hear people talking about the car. SPEAKER 2: Here you go, babe. ELANA SCHERR: Thank you. The car that we just raced sounded really aggressive, looked really aggressive. And it ran an 8.66 at 82 miles an hour. And we ran an 8.47 at 86 miles an hour. So that's not even a stock car. That's a car that somebody did work to to make it faster. And this thing like straight off of the freeway and being hot lapped is quicker than it. And I'm not dissing. It's just unbelievably awesome that you can go buy a car for 50 grand and come to the dragstrip, and be competitive. That said, I don't want to line up against one of those Demons. I am lining up at the eighth mile drags against a Dodge Demon. SPEAKER 3: Uh oh. Uh oh. ELANA SCHERR: This car is quick. I beat every car that I raced tonight at Irwindale. I'm not going to beat that guy. But I'm definitely going to try. [ENGINES REVVING] SPEAKER 4: Ron [INAUDIBLE] in the right lane [INAUDIBLE] the Dodge Demon. ELANA SCHERR: All right. We're on. SPEAKER 4: [INAUDIBLE] [LAUGHING] ELANA SCHERR: Oh, my god. It's so fast. [LAUGHING] Bye. Bye, Ron. All right. Well, that is the difference between 480 horsepower and 840 horsepower. But this car is cheaper. His car is a lot more work as a daily driver. The 2018 Charger 392 is the cowboy boot of cars. It's not the most sophisticated or the most elegant option. But it's comfy and bold, and it'll work in any situation. If I was looking for a four door family fun car, I would definitely take a look at the Charger. If you want to find out more about the 2018 Charger Daytona 392 and all of its variants, look for our review at Edmunds. If you like videos like this, please subscribe. And make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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

15 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
485 hp @ 6100 rpm
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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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Dodge Charger vs. the competition

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2018 Chrysler 300

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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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SRT 392
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Green 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 RWD 8-Speed Automatic SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 MDS Black Artificial Leather.Awards: * ALG Residual Value Awards

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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.

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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2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 Overview

The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 is offered in the following styles: SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 and all its trim types. 0 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 SRT 392.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Charger SRT 392 featuring deep dives into trim levels including SRT 392, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 here.
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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

The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 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 SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $7,335 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,335 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,150.

The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is13.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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Which 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392s are available in my area?

2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 Listings and Inventory

There are currently 6 new 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $53,785 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $7,484 on a new, used or CPO 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 available from a dealership near you.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 and all available trim types: SRT 392. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

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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