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2018 Dodge Charger Overview

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While the Dodge Challenger might be the brand’s most often-discussed model, it is routinely outsold by its smaller cousin: the Dodge Charger. The Charger offers a similar drive and performance, only for a significantly smaller pricetag.

Although the Charger has consistently been regarded as a strong performance model, it hasn’t exactly earned that same reputation in regards to in-vehicle technology. That’s all set to change with the 2018 Dodge Charger, which sees some major improvements and additions to its technology lineup across the board.


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What’s New for the 2018 Dodge Charger?

For the 2018 model year, the Dodge Charger is receiving quite the technological upgrade. Not only does the Charger receive a backup camera system standard now, but features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also added to the Charger lineup.

The 2018 Dodge Charger comes available in 11 trim levels: the SXT, SXT Plus, GT, SXT Plus Leather, R/T, GT Plus, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT® 392, and SRT® Hellcat.

2018 Dodge Charger Photos:

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2018 Dodge Charger Exterior

The 2018 Dodge Charger bears a sporty exterior, and said exterior is equipped with plenty of features that highlight that same sporty design. Everything from the Bi-function halogen projector headlamps to the acoustic windshield have been integrated throughout the Charger in order to optimize its performance out on the road.

2018 Dodge Charger Exterior Photos:

Exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT:

  • Body-color power exterior mirrors with manual fold-away, Body-color lower body side cladding, P215/65R17 low rolling res tires, Bi-function halogen projector headlamps, Variable Intermittent windshield wipers, Gloss black grille with gloss black crosshairs, Glove box lamp, Automatic headlamps, 17-inch x 7-inch painted cast aluminum wheels, Trunk lamp, Acoustic windshield, Front and rear solar control glass, Body-color fascia appliqué, Capless fuel fill, Body-color door handles

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus:

  • Front and rear LED map pockets; 235/55R18 all-season performance tires; 18-inch x 7.5-inch cast aluminum wheels; LED fog lamps; Body-color, power, heated exterior mirrors with manual fold-away

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger GT: 

  • “AWD Rhombi” badge, Gloss black fascia appliqué, Three-piece rear body-color spoiler, 235/55R19 BSW all-season performance tires, 19-inch x 7.5-inch painted granite crystal wheels, R/T front end appearance

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Leather: 

  • Rhombi two-piece wheel center cap; Front overhead LED lighting; 20-inch x 8-inch premium painted aluminum wheels; Body-color fascia appliqué; Body-color, heated, auto-dimming, auto adjust-in-reverse, exterior mirrors with memory, blind spot indicator, and courtesy lamps; 245/45R20 BSW all-season performance tires; Driver and passenger lower LED lamps; Compact spare tire; Bi-function HID projector headlamps

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T:

  • Gloss black fascia appliqué, “HEMI” fender badges

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger GT Plus: 

  • “AWD Rhombi” badge, 235/55R19 BSW all-season performance tires, R/T front end appearance, 19-inch x 7.5-inch painted granite crystal wheels, “GT” badge

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona:

  • Functional hood scoop; Goodyear® brand tires; Satin black one-piece performance spoiler; “HEMI” fender badges; Projector LED fog lamps; 20-inch x 9-inch hyper black II forged aluminum wheels; Satin black “Charger” decklid badge; “Daytona” front grille badge; Rhombi two-piece wheel center cap; Black grille; 245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires; Daytona decals on hood, roof, and trunk

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack:

  • Body-color power exterior mirrors with manual fold-away, “392 HEMI” badge, 20-inch x 9-inch aluminum machined face/satin black wheels, “R/T” heritage badge

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392:

  • 20-inch x 9-inch forged/painted aluminum wheels; 392 fender decal; 275/40ZR20 all-season performance tires; Body-color, heated, auto-dimming, auto adjust-in-reverse, exterior mirrors with memory, blind spot indicator, and courtesy lamps; “Daytona” front grille badge, Daytona decals on hood, roof, and trunk; Pirelli brand tires

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT® 392:

  • 20-inch x 9.5-inch SRT® low gloss black performance wheels

Additional exterior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat:  

  • Performance hood, “SRT Hellcat” exterior badges

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2018 Dodge Charger Performance

Though the Dodge Challenger may be regarded as the brand’s premier performance model, the Charger certainly doesn’t slack in this area either. Right from the start, the Charger’s standard 2.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine produces an impressive 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, the only real engine choice for adrenaline junkies is the 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT Supercharged Hellcat V8. Generating 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the Hellcat powertrain is practically unmatched by any other in the industry.

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2018 Dodge Charger Efficiency

As far as full-size sports sedans go, the Charger’s standard 19/30/23 MPG City/Highway/Combined fuel economy isn’t half bad. Still, if drivers are used to more efficient rides, then they should be prepared to make more frequent stops to the gas pump, should they choose the Dodge Charger.

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

2018 Dodge Charger Interior

While the 2018 Dodge Charger is tearing up the track, drivers can relax in the comfort of the Charger’s cabin. Front and rear climate control outlets create comfortable surroundings throughout the cabin, while available features like a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel only add to the model’s luxurious feel.

As previously stated, the latest Dodge Charger also receives a major technology boost. With the addition of a new seven-inch touchscreen display and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2018 Dodge Charger is a vision of the future for the entire Dodge brand.

2018 Dodge Charger Interior Photos:

Interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT:

  • Comfort and Seating: Air filtering, Power front windows with one-touch up and down feature, Cargo net, Dark Brushed II interior accents, Front and rear climate control outlets, Rear armrest with cup holder, Speed-sensitive power locks, Rear window defroster, Illuminated front cup holders, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Power six-way driver’s seat, Rear view day/night mirror, Dual-zone temperature control, Rear 60/40 folding seat, Active head restraints, 140-MPH primary speedometer
  • Technology: Steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Apple CarPlay® capability, Instrument panel, 7-inch touchscreen display, Media hub with two USB ports and an auxiliary port, 12-volt center console power outlet, Integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with a one-year radio subscription, USB host flip, 12V auxiliary power outlet, Keyless Enter’n Go™ with start/stop button, Uconnect® 4 with 7-inch display, Integrated Center Stack radio, Remote vehicle start, Google Android Auto™ capability, Instrument cluster with 7-inch reconfigurable display and tachometer, Integrated window antenna, Six speakers, ParkView® rear back up camera with ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system, GPS antenna input

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus:

  • Comfort and Seating: Humidity sensor, Power eight-way driver’s seat with four-way driver lumbar adjust, Heated front seats, Hectic Mesh interior accents, Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Technology: Uconnect® 4C with 8.4-inch display, Six Premium Alpine® speakers, Universal Garage Door Opener, HD Radio™, 276-watt amplifier, 8.4-inch touchscreen display, Two-piece shark fin antenna, SiriusXM® Guardian Service with one-year subscription

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger GT:

  • Comfort and Seating: Automatic dual-zone temperature control, Heated second-row seats, Leather-wrapped performance steering wheel with paddle shifters, Ventilated front seats, Power passenger seat with power four-way lumbar adjust, Dodge Performance Pages, Leather trim seats
  • Technology: Electroluminescent instrument cluster

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Leather:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T:

  • Comfort and Seating: Leather-wrapped performance steering wheel, 160-MPH primary speedometer

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger GT Plus:

  • Comfort and Seating: Heated second-row seats, 140-MPH primary speedometer, Dodge Performance Pages, Leather trim seats, Ventilated front seats
  • Technology: Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross path Detection, Electroluminescent instrument cluster

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona:

  • Comfort and Seating: Daytona performance suede/leather seats, Bright pedals, Carbonite interior accents, Black-edged premium floor mats, Gloss black interior and exterior accents, 160-MPH primary speedometer

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack:

  • Comfort and Seating: Dark Brushed II interior accents, 180-MPH primary speedometer, Front and rear floor mats

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392:

  • Comfort and Seating: Carbonite interior accents, Gloss black interior and exterior accents, Black-edged premium floor mats, Daytona performance suede/leather seats, Heated second-row seats, Ventilated front seats, Leather trim seats

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT® 392:

  • Comfort and Seating: SRT® Performance Pages, Luxury front and rear floor mats, SRT leather-wrapped steering wheel, Hectic mesh interior accents, SRT leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Technology: SiriusXM® Traffic Plus, SiriusXM® Traffic™ Service with five-year subscription, GPS navigation, SiriusXM® Travel Link Service with five-year subscription

Additional interior features available on the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT® Hellcat:

  • Comfort and Seating: “SRT Hellcat” interior badges, 200-MPH primary speedometer, Dark Engine Turn aluminum interior accents

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2018 Dodge Charger Safety

As can be surmised from its lengthy list of safety features, the 2018 Dodge Charger doesn’t mess around when it comes to safety. Advanced safety systems and technologies, like All Speed Traction Control and Dodge’s ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, come equipped to each and every model of the Charger.

Standard safety features for the 2018 Dodge Charger include:

  • Dual note electric horns
  • Advanced multi-stage front airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring display
  • Remote Start System
  • Sentry Key® theft deterrent system
  • Keyless Enter’n Go™
  • Custom defined color display monitor
  • Power trunk lid release
  • Inside emergency trunk lid release
  • Front passenger seat belt alert
  • Remote fuel door release
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Child seat upper tether anchorages
  • Compass gauge
  • Rear door child protection locks
  • Center rear three-point seat belt
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Trailer sway damping
  • Supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Outside temperature display
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Height-adjustable front shoulder belts
  • Supplemental side-curtain front and rear airbags

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