Since its debut in 1964, the Dodge Charger has been synonymous with American muscle cars.
More than half a century later, this model is still going strong, as evidenced by the new 2019 Dodge Charger. This high-powered sedan offers several engine options at different trim levels, as well as several high-tech safety and entertainment features.
The 2019 Dodge Charger is available in five trim levels. In ascending order, these trim levels are called the SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, and SRT Hellcat. It should be noted that only one trim, the SXT, is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive formats. In the other four trims, your only option will be the rear-wheel-drive configuration.
The Dodge Charger SXT starts at $29,220 with rear-wheel-drive and $33,320 with all-wheel-drive. Of the trim levels, the SXT rear-wheel is the lowest and features the least powerful engine. Despite this fact, the SXT’s 3.6-liter V6 puts out a respectable 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. For the best driving experience, this engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that can also be used as an auto-manual. This same transmission is shared by every trim level in the 2019 model year. In the all-wheel-drive format, the SXT is equipped with a V6 engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque.
The GT trim starts at $31,495 and features the same 300-horsepower engine used on the all-wheel-drive version of the SXT. In terms of performance, this model is extremely similar to the SXT, differing only in the sense of adding the somewhat more powerful engine to the two-wheel-drive system.
With the move to the R/T trim, the 2019 Dodge Charger gets a considerable jump in power. This trim is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out up to 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. If you’re looking for more power for a reasonable price, the R/T may be a good option for you, as it starts at just $39,995.
The upper two trims in the 2019 Charger lineup continue pushing engine power even further. The Scat Pack trim, starting at $39,995, features a 6.4-liter V8 capable of producing 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. At the very top of the ladder is the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, whose 6.2-liter supercharged V8 puts out an astounding 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. There is quite a price hike for this uppermost trim, which starts at $65,545.
Since their different engine options, the trim levels available in the 2019 Dodge Charger have varying gas mileage ratings. Following are the official fuel economy ratings:
- SXT RWD: 19 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
- SXT AWD: 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway
- GT: 19 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
- R/T: 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
- Scat Pack: 15 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
- SRT Hellcat: 13 mpg city, 22 mpg highway
Entertainment and Safety Features
Although primarily built for performance, the 2019 Dodge Charger has an excellent selection of safety and entertainment features available for drivers.
Safety features you’ll find on the 2019 Charger include:
- Blind spot monitoring
- Lane departure warning
- Back-up camera
- Forward collision warning
- Adaptive cruise control
- Active braking
- Advanced all-speed traction control
- Full-coverage airbag system
In addition to this slew of safety and security features, the 2019 Charger comes with an array of entertainment features that will make both long trips and in-town errands more enjoyable. Some of the entertainment features you can find on the latest Charger model year include:
- USB and auxiliary inputs
- Bluetooth wireless connectivity
- 4-inch customizable touchscreen controller
- Seven-inch customizable instrument array
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
- UCONNECT navigation system
- Choice of six, nine, or 19-speaker premium audio system
Paired with its obvious advantages in power, the safety and entertainment features of the Charger round it out as a vehicle that is fun, secure, and comfortable to drive. Overall, this car will provide an engaging experience while still being safe and practical enough for families.
The 2019 Dodge Charger is a leading contender in this year’s lineup of high-powered cars. With several trim options to choose from, a good list of both safety and entertainment features, and a sharp overall appearance, the Dodge Charger is a car that is well worth considering as your next daily driver.