At first glance, most potential car buyers would think the 2013 Charger is out of their price range. However, starting at a reasonable $25,995 this performance sedan is going to be available to many consumers looking for a new car. This year’s model is available in 8 stunning colors and has Dodge’s signature front grille. The exterior design was created to be highly aerodynamic, resulting in flashy, eye-catching appeal, as well as improved fuel economy. Racer-style LED taillights connect in a solid bar from the left side to the right side of the Charger. This helps improve visibility of other drivers behind it.
The interior of this performance sedan was built for pure comfort; well, the driver and front passenger’s seats anyway. The rear seating is very cramped in terms of both headroom and legroom and the rear seating is not all that comfortable to begin with. The leather seats are heated for the rear occupants, as well as the driver and front passenger, along with dual-zone climate control. There are also three interior options, including Black Nappa Leather, Radar Red Nappa Leather-Trim and Light Frost Beige Cloth. The touchscreen GPS navigation system is very easy to use and doesn’t take much time for users to become familiar with it. The Charger also provides extra comfort to the driver on those cold, wintry days, with a heated steering wheel. The steering wheel also has controls mounted on it for Bluetooth connectivity, audio settings and cruise control. Noise-reducing windows and seals around the doors provide an exceptionally quiet ride… unless one decides to let loose on the gas pedal.
A review of the Dodge Charge would never be complete without giving all the juicy details about the engine – or in this case engines. Two engine option packages are available. The first is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, that still packs a powerful 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft of torque. Even with all this, this package is able to obtain an impressive 31 MPG highway. The second engine package is the rip-roaring big brother to the Pentastar engine. The 5.7-liter V8 HEMI has a powerful 370 ponies to let loose and 395 lb.-ft of torque available. You’d think the fuel economy would suffer drastically with this kind of power, however the 25 MPG highway raises no complaints. The 8-speed automatic transmission is ideal for rookie or veteran drivers alike. Handling on this model has greatly improved continually over the years. This performance sedan handles like a sports car but lets loose like a muscle car.
Of course whenever there is a vehicle with this much capability, it’s always important to ensure it adheres to the highest of safety standards. With a 5-star crash rating, incredibly modern and intricate airbag-deployment system and dozens of other high-tech safety features, the Charger is one incredibly safe ride. It even comes with a reinforced body that is designed to protect occupants in the event of a rollover or other body damage. In the unfortunate event of a collision this body reinforcement system will direct the majority of the force of the impact to the car’s body, rather than the occupants inside. The rear-parking assist greatly reduces the risk of backing into an object, while in reverse. It alerts the driver with a series of beeps, whenever the Charger reaches within 6.5 feet of an object. Consumers can rest assured they will be in good hands, should they choose the 2013 Dodge Charger. It comes with a 5-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain limited warranty. The best thing to do is get out there and take one for a test drive today. Chances are you’ll be coming home with one.