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2017 Dodge Charger
Select a Different Model (10 Available): Daytona 392 Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 35259
MPG (EPA) 15 CTY /25 HWY
Horsepower 485@6000
Torque 475@4200
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2017 Dodge Charger MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Strong acceleration with optional V-8 engines
  • Well-insulated interior
  • User-friendly infotainment system

You Won't Like

  • Some low-quality plastics inside the cabin
  • Heavy weight hurts base V-6 model's acceleration
  • Limited traction with Hellcat variant

New for 2017

The 2017 Dodge Charger receives the newest generation of FCA's UConnect multimedia interface, which now has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. All Chargers equipped with the optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine now comes standard with an active exhaust system. Dodge has also brought back the Charger Daytona and it's available with either the 5.7-liter or the 6.4-liter V-6 in the 392 trim. All Daytona models come with exterior design cues taken from the Charger Hellcat, Brembo brakes, 20-inch alloy wheels, and sport seats. SRT models now come standard with lighter 20-inch alloy wheels, distinctive badging to distinguish the standard Charger SRT from the Hellcat, and a steering wheel with LED illumination in white (SRT 392) or red (Hellcat). Blind spot warning and rear cross-path alert has been made standard on the Charger SRT 392. Four new exterior colors, including Green Go, Yellow Jacket, Destroyer Grey, and Octane Red, have been added. A new 19-inch alloy wheel finished in gloss black has been added to the Rallye group for all-wheel-drive-equipped Charger SXT variants.

Vehicle Summary

The Dodge Charger is a full-size rear- or all-wheel-drive sedan that slots above the compact Dart. Multiple performance variants are offered including the 707-hp Charger SRT Hellcat.

Overview

Four engines are offered in the 2017 Dodge Charger and they're all paired exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Model: Charger SE, Charger SXT
Engine and Transmission: 3.6-liter V-6 - eight-speed automatic
Power: 292-300 hp/260-264 lb-ft of torque
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 19/30 mpg city/highway (rear-wheel drive); 18/27 mpg (all-wheel drive)

Model: Charger R/T, Charger Daytona
Engine and Transmission: 5.7-liter V-8 - eight-speed automatic
Power: 370 hp/395 lb-ft
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 16/25 mpg

Model: Charger R/T Scat Pack, Charger Daytona 392, Charger SRT 392
Engine and Transmission: 6.4-liter V-8 - eight-speed automatic
Power: 485 hp/475 lb-ft
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 15/25 mpg

Model: Charger SRT Hellcat
Engine and Transmission: supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 - eight-speed automatic
Power: 707 hp/650 lb-ft
EPA-Rated Fuel Economy: 13/22 mpg

Available features include FCA's latest UConnect infotainment system, a rearview camera, HID headlights with LED accents, a Harman/Kardon audio system, keyless entry/start, and remote start. On the SXT grade, the Super Track Pak adds 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires, a 3.07 rear axle ratio, a three-model electronic stability control system, performance brakes, Dodge's Performance Pages, and a performance-tuned suspension that lowers the sedan by half an inch. There's 16.5 cubic-feet of trunk space in the Charger and it can be expanded via the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2016 First Test, we said that the V-6-powered Charger is more sedate and family-friendly. Acceleration is good but the car's weight of over 4,100 pounds means the engine feels strained at times. The car's handling, on the other hand, is crisp and secure thanks to its strong brakes, excellent grip, and sharp steering. Additionally, the cabin is also well insulated but there are some low-quality plastics inside, detracting from the interior's overall quality. FCA's Uconnect infotainment system, on the other hand, is easy to use.

The 707-hp Charger SRT Hellcat offers blistering acceleration and plenty of tire-shredding capability. In a 2015 First Test, we said that despite its performance credentials, the Charger SRT Hellcat can easily pass as a run-of-the-mill variant, allowing it to stay incognito. The car's tires, however, hindered the car's straight line performance because it prevents the car from putting down its power efficiently through the rear wheels.

Safety

NHTSA gave the 2017 Dodge Charger a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars). UPDATE: The 2017 Dodge Charger received the second-highest score of Marginal in the small overlap front crash evaluation, and the highest score of Good for the remaining evaluations (moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats).The sedan received a Superior rating in the IIHS' front crash prevention test where it avoided a 12-mph collision and reduced the severity of a 25-mph impact by 12 mph.

Available on all trims except the base SE and the SRT Hellcat, the Technology group adds active safety features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.

Cool Fact

According to Dodge, the Charger SRT Hellcat has a top speed of 204 mph.

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2017 DODGE CHARGER SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V8 6.4 Liter HEMI
Transmission Name
Transmission, TorqueFlite® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (8HP70)
Trim
Daytona 392 Sedan
Class
Performance Car
Horsepower
485@6000
Standard MPG
15/25
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Beats Audio Group

INCLUDES: 552 Watt Amplifier; Amplifier; Speakers, 10 Upgraded Beats By Dr. Dre with Subwoofer
$886 $995

Driver Confidence Group

INCLUDES: Cross-Traffic Alert; Door Entry Light; Memory Adjustment: Mirror; Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver; Mirror, Heated Passenger; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot And Cross Path Detection; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkSense Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar; Smart Card/Key
$490 $550

Technology Group

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Warning Plus; Cross-Traffic Alert; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Door Entry Light; Headlight Control; Lane Departure Warning System; Memory Adjustment: Mirror; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection (BSD); Smart Card/Key; Steering Wheel, Power Tilt/Scope; Windshield Wipers, Rain Sensor
$1331 $1495

Driver Confidence Group

INCLUDES: Cross-Traffic Alert; Door Entry Light; Memory Adjustment: Mirror; Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver; Mirror, Heated Passenger; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot And Cross Path Detection; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkSense Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar; Smart Card/Key
$797 $895

Engine: V8 6.4 Liter HEMI

Std Std

Transmission, TorqueFlite® 8 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (8HP70)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Green Go

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Knuckle

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Maximum Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Destroyer Grey

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Octane Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Contusion Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Go Mango

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pitch Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Billet

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Yellow Jacket

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Torred

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Granite Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group; [ADG] Technology Group
Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

SiriusXM Traffic Service & Travel Link 5 Year Subscription

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Telematics

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group; [ADG] Technology Group
Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Cargo Net

Std Std

Door Entry Light

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group; [ADG] Technology Group
Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Bluetooth®

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.090

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.5 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$85 $95

Tachometer

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Daytona Decals Delete

N/C N/C

Power Sunroof

INCLUDES: Sunroof, Glass Power
$1064 $1195

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [GWA] Power Sunroof
Grp Grp

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Power Tilt/Scope

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Heated Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Body-color driver power door mirrors, body-color heated passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Heated Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group
Pkg Pkg

Daytona Car Cover

$334 $375

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Redline Red Tri-Coat Pearl

$619 $695

Windshield Wipers, Rain Sensor

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group; [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Hill Holder

Std Std

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Detection (BSD)

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Warning Plus

CONTAINED IN: [ADG] Technology Group
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot And Cross Path Detection

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkSense Rear Park Assist Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [AJV] Driver Confidence Group
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather/Suede

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated 12-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory; Passenger Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black/Brazen Gold Daytona Performance Suede/Leather

N/C N/C

Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)

INCLUDES: Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen; Bluetooth®; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; N/A in Carribean and Pacific Island Markets; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Remote Audio Controls; SiriusXM Traffic Service & Travel Link 5 Year Subscription; Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System
$752 $845

Amplifier

CONTAINED IN: [AA5] Beats Audio Group
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Std Std

552 Watt Amplifier

CONTAINED IN: [AA5] Beats Audio Group
Pkg Pkg

Antenna

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

CONTAINED IN: [UAQ] Uconnect 8.4an AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV (Island Country)
Grp Grp

Audio System, Uconnect® 8.4a AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Speakers, 10 Upgraded Beats By Dr. Dre with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [AA5] Beats Audio Group
Pkg Pkg

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, Pirelli P245/40ZR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Tires, Pirelli P275/40R20 Summer

$530 $595

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Marginal
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5