With a name and style reminiscent of Dodge’s iconic muscle car of the 1960s and 1970s, the 2007 Dodge Charger is an appealing, four-door luxury sports sedan. The Charger is based upon the same platform as the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Magnum. Thus, if offers a spacious interior and smooth ride befitting of an expensive luxury sedan.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8, 6.1-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic, five-speed automatic with AutoStick
Models: Dodge Charger SE, Dodge Charger R/T, Dodge Charger STR8
Having only been introduced the previous year as a new model, there are very few changes implemented to the Dodge Charger for 2007. All three trim levels are now available in all-wheel drive, and a base-level V-6 engine is also introduced to the lineup. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system and premium sound system are now optional for the STR8.
The 2007 Dodge Charger takes a lot of its style cues from the classic Dodge Charger muscle cars of decade’s past. The STR8 model is particularly sporty-looking with its unique exterior trim features.
The 2007 Charger is available in three trim levels: SE, R/T, and STR8. The base model SE rear-drive version comes with 17-inch steel wheels.
The 2007 Dodge Charger features a long wheelbase, which facilitates a spacious interior and a backseat that offers particularly ample space. Aesthetically, the interior boasts a two-tone color scheme accented by silver trim and white-faced gauges. The STR8 model features additional red accent stitching along with sport seats, which are also designed to keep consumers snugly in place during cornering.
The 2007 Charger base model comes standard with cloth seats, a CD player with auxiliary audio input jack, tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and power accessories.
Performance & Handling
Even the 3.5-liter V-6 version of the 2007 Dodge Charger provides more than adequate power for daily driving use. However, opting for the V-8-powered R/T version gets drivers some major torque. The handling is precise on all models, and for a four-door sedan; power, performance, and handling are also pretty impressive across the line. The rear-drive V-8-powered STR8 model is about the most formidable four-door family sedan drivers will find on the market.
The Charger’s V-8 comes equipped with multi-displacement technology, which shuts down half of the cylinders during less demanding driving circumstances and thus lends a slight boost to gas mileage. There is also a monstrous 6.1-liter, V-8 engine that comes as standard on the performance-minded STR8 version. It comes equipped with a five-speed automatic that includes a specially-calibrated AutoStick auto manual mode. This engine is rated at 425 horsepower that makes it capable of doing zero-to-60-mph in less than six seconds.
Traction control, anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, and a stability control system come standard on all 2007 Dodge Charger models, save the base model SE. There are also optional safety features available, which include full-length side curtain airbags and self-sealing tires. The deluxe R/T model features a tire-pressure monitoring system. In crash tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2007 Charger received a perfect five out of five star rating for protecting front-seat occupants in head-on collisions. It also earned four out of five stars for front occupant safety in side-impact tests and a perfect five star rating for protecting rear occupants. In IIHS frontal-offset crash tests, it earned a top rating of ""good."" However, in IIHS side-impact tests, the Charger earned a second-to-lowest rating of ""marginal"" when equipped with airbags and a bottom rating of ""poor"" when not equipped.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Charger 2.7-liter V-6: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Dodge Charger 3.5-liter V-6: 15/22 mpg city/highway
Dodge Charger 5.7-liter V-8: 15/23 mpg city/highway
Dodge Charger 6.1-liter V-8: 13/18 mpg city/highway
- Provides performance of a sports car with the functionality of a sedan
- Reasonably priced
- Good handling
- SRT8 models provide substantial engine power
You Won't Like
- Interior utilizes low grade plastics
- Heavy curb weight
- IIHS crash test scores are low
- Controversial sedan body style
A head-turning, four-door, midsize sedan with sports car capabilities.
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