Consumer Reports Reviews the Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn SE RWD, 4dr Sdn SXT Plus RWD, 4dr Sdn RT Plus RWD, 4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD, 4dr Sdn SRT8 Super Bee RWD, 4dr Sdn SXT AWD, 4dr Sdn SXT Plus AWD, 4dr Sdn RT AWD, 4dr Sdn RT Plus AWD, 4dr Sdn RT Max AWD, 4dr Sdn SXT RWD, 4dr Sdn RT RWD, 4dr Sdn RT Max RWD and 4dr Sdn SRT8 RWD. The powertrains include 3.6-liter V6 (292 hp), 5.7-liter V8 (370 hp) and 6.4-liter V8 (470 hp) engines, and 5-speed automatic and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 19 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The Charger uses Regular fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2012
Reviewed Dodge Chargers from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus V6
- 2011 Dodge Charger Rallye V6
- 2006 Dodge Charger R/T V8
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