2019 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is the only four-door muscle car available on the market today as it accompanies its two-door brother the Dodge Challenger as part of Dodge’s horsepower-frenzied lineup. A few changes are in order for the 2019 Dodge Charger lineup considering the model has not had a massive refresh since 2011. Dodge has been tight-lipped about future changes, but it appears electrification may be in the plans.
6.2-L HEMI V8
Avail. Engine Type
The 2019 Dodge Charger lineup offers prospective buyers five different trims and four engines to choose from. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, while only the SXT trim (base trim) can opt for all-wheel-drive. The SXT and GT trims feature a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of generating 300 horsepower under the hood along with 264 lb-ft of torque. These trims also feature variable valve timing (VVT) technology, a system designed to improve the engine’s performance and fuel economy ratings, all while paired to a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. Drivers can manually change gears using the AutoStick feature. These two trims have a fuel economy rating of 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Dodge Charger R/T trim follows and it’s powered by a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, with 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. The V8 engine features a multi-displacement system (MDS) that actively shuts off four of the eight cylinders while the vehicle is cruising at a steady speed to improve fuel economy features. This Charger R/T trim boasts 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
High Octane Power
The Dodge Charger Scat Pack is the trim that follows, with its 392 cubic-inch SRT HEMI V8 engine, also equipped with MDS like on the Charger R/T. Able to reach 485 horsepower and up to 475 lb-ft of torque, the 2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack offers a much heftier muscle car. This trim has 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway in terms of fuel efficiency. The top-tier trim is the Charger SRT Hellcat, which features an all-new functional nostril-intake. A Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 SRT engine under the hood generates 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The exterior design of the 2019 Dodge Charger remains relatively the same when compared to previous models. 2019 brings forth various badges, a Gloss Black painted roof, an AWD Rhombi badge, and racing stripes are the new options for this model year. Standard on the 2019 Dodge Charger are the following features: automatic headlamps, an acoustic windshield, remote keyless entry, LED daytime running lamps, acoustic front door glass to reduce outside noise, and solar control glass to tame cabin heat buildup. Heated exterior mirrors are available on every trim except the base SXT trim. Wheel size varies from 17-, 19-, or 20-inches depending on the trim, while buyers can choose from 12 different colors for the exterior.
The 2019 Dodge Charger seats up to five people and comes with a 60/40 folding seat for additional storage space. Every trim except the SXT has features such as heated front- and second-row seats, complete with automatic temperature control. Instead, for 2019, the SXT is the only trim that features ventilated front seats. Standard upholstery for all trims — except the SRT Hellcat — is cloth, while theSRT Hellcat and the Scat Pack trims offer leather upholstery instead. A leather-wrapped shift knob is a lineup standard, while every trim but the SXT (optional) also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Uconnect 4 is the infotainment system that’s standard on all trims, featuring Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto Capabilities, along with integrated Bluetooth voice command. A six-speaker and 7-inch touchscreen are both standard on the SXt trim, while the GT trim and onward feature a six-speaker premium sound system coupled with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display and HD Radio. The GT and R/T trims both feature Dodge Performance pages as well.
Safety Features and Warranty
Standard safety features on the 2019 Dodge charger lineup include advanced multistage front airbags, supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, a ParkView rear backup camera, stability and traction control systems, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and a ParkSense rear park assist system. Advanced safety features — Blind Spot monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection — come standard on the Charger SRT Hellcat.
All 2019 Dodge Charger models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles — whichever comes first.