Includes Charger SRT Hellcat.
For engine details, see Pentastar V6 and Hemi V8. Also see eight-speed automatics. All Chargers have a 180 amp alternator (except SE, at 160 amps) and H7-sized 730 CCA battery with the PowerNet electronics architecture. All models have locking, capless fuel doors and LED “racetrack” tail-lamps.
? V8 AWD
52/48 (V6 RWD)
53/47 (V6 AWD, V8 RWD)54/46 (Hellcat)
Dodge appears to have upgraded the base model dramatically, following Chrysler (and Fiat)’s strategy of making their cars more desirable at all levels, and relying on sales to follow — as they generally have, so far. The top Charger, the SRT Hellcat, has been certified to run the quarter mile in 11.0 seconds on street tires, and reportedly has an unofficial 10.7 second time on drag slicks.
* $3,000 extra in the United States. AWD $2,200 extra in Canada; R&T $2,000 extra in Canada. . ** Includes destination charge ($995 in the continental US, $1,695 in Canada)
The Charger has had a 62% increase in sales since 2009, over double the 30% growth of the standard full-size car segment. Charger buyers are on average 15 years younger than those of the competition within the segment, with more than half identifying themselves as Millennials or Generation Xers.
The Charger SE includes the eight-speed, three-mode electric power steering, automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, 7-inch color information display, 5-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, two USB charging outlets, and a new three-spoke thick rim sport leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio, vehicle, and cruise controls. Even the SE has the LED-lit “racetrack” trail-lamps, variable intermittent speed sensitive vipers, P215/65R17 tires (RWD), 195 mm rear axle, 160 amp alternator, and capless fuel door. The media hub includes an SD card and USB reader along with standard audio input; a six-speaker stereo; dual-zone air conditioning with rear outlets; LED interior lights; manual tilt-and-telescoping steering column; and Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start.
Standard safety features include seven airbags, all-speed traction control, Brake Assist, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Rain Brake Support, electronic stability control, and Ready Alert Braking.
Dodge Charger SXT adds LED fog lamps, 8.4-inch touchscreen display with satellite radio, emergency or standard UConnect Access assistance, sport seats with 12-way power driver seat, heated front seats and power-adjustable mirrors, remote start, automatic dual-zone climate control, universal garage door opener, 276-watt Alpine audio system, shark-fin antenna, and 18-inch five-spoke painted black wheels with P235/55R18 BSW all-season performance tires.
Dodge Charger SE AWD and SXT AWD add P235/55R19 all-season performance tires.
Dodge Charger R/T, America’s most affordable V-8 sedan, adds steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, higher-performance suspension with larger disc brakes, 20-inch five-spoke black aluminum wheels, a colored spoiler, and sport seats.
Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track adds the Super Track Pak, with Dodge Performance Pages, 3-mode electronic stability control, heavy-duty brakes, and track suspension; a matte black grille with an “R/T” badge, high-intensity discharge (HID) head lamps, different wheels with P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires (P245/45ZR20 three season performance tires optional), 3.07 axle ratio, heated and ventilated Nappa leather and Alcantara suede performance seats with larger side bolsters, heated steering wheel, driver’s seat memory, power-adjustable pedals and steering column with memory, performance engine and transmission calibration and high-speed engine controller, rear park assist system, and alarm.
Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack takes the R/T and adds the 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. Hemi 392 (6.4), with a 3.09 rear axle ratio. It has an active exhaust system with 4-inch round exhaust tips, aluminum hood with NACA duct, different fascias and side sills, black spoiler, steering wheel with rev-matching paddle shifters, performance seats in black cloth, red Brembo four-piston caliper front brakes, three-mode electronic stability control (ESC), high-performance suspension, 20-by-9-inch polished aluminum wheels, aluminum pedals, 180-mph speedometer, and backup camera.
Dodge Charger SRT 392 adds 20-by-9.5-inch wide Slingshot forged black aluminum wheels with new P275/40ZR-20 Pirelli tires, 15.4-inch front brakes, Brembo six-piston calipers with two-piece slotted and vented rotors, SRT-tuned high-performance adaptive damping suspension (ADS), rear body-color spoiler, Launch Control, heated and ventilated leather-and-suede front seats, a SRT flat-bottom three-spoke heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping column, and red push-button start. This car includes one day of driving at the SRT Driving Experience.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat takes the SRT 392 and adds the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine, which produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world. It has two key fobs – red and black – to control engine output; SRT Performance Pages with boost gauge, Dark Spun aluminum accents, 200 mph speedometer, aluminum performance hood with NACA duct and dual air extractors, and Slingshot forged-aluminum wheels with Matte Black or Brass Monkey/Dark Bronze finish.
The 2015 model year brings back TorRed and B5 Blue, along with Redline Red Tri-coat Pearl, Jazz Blue Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Pitch Black, Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl, Ivory Tri-coat Pearl and Bright White.
All Charger models have new wheels for 2015.The 2015 Dodge Charger arrives at Dodge dealerships nationwide before the end of the year. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is scheduled to start production in the first quarter of 2015.
Contributed by Patrick Rall. The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat follows the expected SRT form, coming with a long list of standard features inside and out. There aren’t all that many options for buyers, since the $62,295 car includes everything that you need to love every single second of driving the 2015 Charger Hellcat, including heated leather seats and a high end infotainment system. Still, you can add some unique features to make your car different from the other examples of the world’s most powerful production sedan.
First off, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat MSRP of $62,295 does not include the $1,700 gas guzzler tax or the $995 destination fee, which combine to bring the base price of the 707hp Charger to $64,990. In theory, that is the least that you can expect to pay when buying a Hellcat Charger from your local dealership before you get to cashing in favors or haggling.
The 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has seven standard (no cost) exterior colors and three premium colors that add $500 to the final price. The “free” colors are Billet Silver, Bright White, Granite Crystal, Jazz Blue, Pitch Black, TorRed, and B5 Blue, while the colors that will run you an extra half grand include Ivory White Tri-Coat Pearl, Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl, and Redline Tri-Coat Pearl.
All Hellcat Chargers come with the same lightweight wheel design, but those who want the Brass Monkey Bronze wheels can go that direction for $395 and to wrap those gorgeous wheels in 3-season performance tires will set you back another $195. Finally, if you want the black roof treatment, you can go that route for an additional $1,500.
On the inside, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat can be compared to a high end luxury car, with standard leather SRT performance seats with Alcantara inserts in black or bright red and black. Those who want a more luxurious look and feel can opt for a Laguna leather package in either black or sepia and black, for $1,795, while bright red seat belts can be added for $95 to brighten things up.
The Hellcat Charger comes with an impressive standard infotainment system, including the elaborate SRT Pages, but adding navigation runs an extra $695, and if you want a state of the art Harmon Kardon sound system connected to the infotainment system, that will add $1,995 to the bottom line. Lovers of the clear blue sky can add a sunroof to their Hellcat Charger for $1,195.
While you can drive off of the lot with an incredible super sedan for $64,990, adding every option to the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat brings the price to $71,855 (Phantom Black Tri-coat Pearl paint, Brass Monkey wheels, 3-season tires, Laguna leather, red seats and seat belts, navigation, Harmon Kardon sound system, and sunroof, with gas-guzzler tax and destination fee). Oh, and ther’s also a black roof treatment, which would bring the price up to $73,355.
These are preliminary prices, which could change before the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat arrives early next year, but these figures should be accurate enough to let those planning to buy a 707hp Mopar sedan figure out how much they will be spending to own the world’s most powerful mass-production sedan.
The 2015 Dodge Charger is loaded with safety systems, with new features including Chrysler’s own lane-change and rear cross path alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings, and a forward collision warning system.
Standard and optional features include:
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