2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392
- 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
- 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
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Which Charger does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 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.
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.
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.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation3
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Features & Specs
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.
Dodge Charger vs. the competition
2018 Dodge Charger
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.
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.
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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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.
How can I get a Dodge Charger deal?
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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.
2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 Overview
The 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 is offered in the following styles: , and SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392?
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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 $6,045 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $6,045 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$48,440.
The average savings for the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT 392 SRT 392 4dr Sedan (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is11.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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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.