Well, if you are a bit confused why the heck there’s a Dodge Challenger and then a Dodge Charger, we don’t blame you. But let us put it this way – while Challenger is a muscle car to its core, the Charger is a different story. Dodge Charger is more of a family sedan with a heart of a muscle car. However, very similar pricing, power, feature and even trims make it really confusing to distinguish these two models.
The 2016 Dodge Charger is a heavy, family sedan with all the fun of a muscle car. Charger features clean, modern streamlined design with a retro flavor in its overall shape. You’ll find the trademark Dodge details throughout the exterior: grill, mean looking headlights, available hood design and more. The 2016 Charger isn’t very different after last year’s total overhaul. Few new colors are available this year, including the Plum Crazy, and a new Blacktop appearance package for a sportier look. Overall, there are some improvements and most of the features are carried over from 2015 Dodge Charger after what proved to be a very successful redesign.
UConnect infotainment system proved to be a major success for most Chrysler vehicles and Dodge Charger is no exception. UConnect coupled with SiriusXM and Siri Eyes Free voice control made 2016 Charger a very futuristic vehicle. The ride quality however is a bit stiff, even though the handling makes up for it. There’s enough legroom in the back seat (another reason to choose Charger over Challenger), and front seats are wide and well bolstered. Overall, 2016 Dodge Charger has a solid interior with some scope for improvements next year.
Under the Hood:
You can choose from eight trims. The base model features a 3.6L, Pentastar V-6 with 292 horsepower. However, the top of the tier is the Charger SRT Hellcat featuring a 707 horsepower supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine (same as the Challenger). There are plenty of choices in between including several V-6 and a 5.7L HEMI V-8 engine. 2016 Dodge Charger is a thirsty, mean machine and rightfully equipped with an 18.5 gallon fuel tank. For smaller engines, mileage can be anywhere between 19 and 31 mpg (city and highway) but when equipped with V-8, don’t expect too much.
The base SE model starts at MSRP $28,000 and the top tier 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat starts with price tag of $66,000. 707 horsepower under $70,000? Now that’s what we call a deal! Even though with all the bells and whistles, a fully loaded 2016 Dodge Charge can cost you as much as $75,000 – that’s still a lot of horsepower for that price.
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