Choosing the Perfect 2018 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is bred for performance. Even the lower trims come equipped with a respectable V-6 engine. In 2018, Dodge drops the SE trim but there are still plenty of trims to choose from. Here’s a brief overview of the different trims to help you find the right Dodge Charger for you.
The SXT is the base trim, starting at $28,995. It comes with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with an output of 292 horsepower. Standard features include an eight-speed automatic transmission, rearview backup camera, rear parking assist, 17-inch wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and keyless entry with remote vehicle start.
For $30,495, you can upgrade to the SXT Plus and gain 18-inch wheels, LED fog lamps, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and an eight-inch touchscreen display.
The GT is new to the lineup and the only trim with all-wheel drive. The GT increases power to 300 horsepower. It features 19-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, and a three-piece body-color spoiler. The GT comes in at $32,995.
For $3,000 more, the GT Plus adds heated and ventilated Nappa leather-trimmed seats, high-intensity discharge headlamps with LED accents lights, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-path detection.
Moving up to the RT brings a nice boost in speed. The RT comes with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a healthy 370 horsepower. It also adds an electronically controlled active exhaust and 20-inch wheels.
If 370 horsepower is still too bland, the RT Scat Pack ups performance with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivering 485 horsepower. It can comfortably tackle the drag strip and includes Brembo four-piston brakes and a 180 miles-per-hour speedometer.
The Daytona with 5.7-liter V-8 engine starts at $38,995. This trim features a Mopar cold-air intake with conical air filter and has a performance hood, fascias, and spoiler. It also adds Dodge Performance Pages that provides real-time performance data.
There’s also the Daytona 392 trim at $44,995 that performs well on the racetrack. The 6.4-liter V-8 engine pairs with Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear performance brakes. It adds suede seat inserts with the Daytona logo.
The SRT 392 comes with the 485-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 engine. It features a flat-bottomed heated steering wheel, SRT drive modes and performance pages including launch control, shift light control, and valet mode. You’ll also enjoy great suspension and road handling with the three-mode high-performance Bilstein adaptive damping suspension and 20×9 5-inch wheels with 275 mm Pirelli tires.
The ultimate Dodge Charger, the SRT Hellcat, made waves at its launch. Delivering a heart-stopping 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, it received rave reviews from supercar enthusiasts and earned the title of most powerful production sedan in the world. The Hellcat is certainly aptly named — it is a demon on wheels. The ferocious supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 engine rips up the quarter-mile in a mere 11.2 seconds. All this head-spinning power comes at the premium price of $67,995.
To pick your favorite trim, explore the range at Westgate CJDR! The Dodge Charger is not only an awesome performance car but, as the only four-door muscle car, also makes a nice family sedan.
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