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2006 Dodge Charger

At a Glance

Pricing $22,570 - $37,420
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 5.7l V8, 6.1l V8
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 14-19 (city), 20-27 (highway)

Overview Information

A fabled name from the past returns in the form of a 4-door sedan. The Charger recalls the legendary Mopar muscle car from the 1960's. No Charger would be complete without a HEMI V-8 (5.7L), an upgrade from the standard 3.5L V-6. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed automatic. Dodge estimates 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds for a HEMI equipped Charger. A Performance Handling Group sharpens the Charger's reflexes with 18" wheels and tires, tuned suspension, sport seats, and self-leveling dampers. The SRT8 package ups the performance even further with a 425 hp 6.1L V8 and 20 inch wheels and tires. Unlike its siblings the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Magnum no AWD version is offered.

What Changed:

New Charger effectively replaces the Dodge Intrepid. Based on the same large RWD platform as the 300 and Magnum the Charger is a 4-door, 5 passenger sedan. Power is provided by either a 250 hp V6 or a 340 hp HEMI (R) V8. A 5-speed automatic is the only available transmission. SRT8 version features a 425hp 6.1L HEMI (R) V8.

Official Word:

"It's a car that evokes power and performance under the hood, yet provides everyday functionality and conveneience. We have the proven technologies and the legendary HEMI engine that allow us to produce a modern rear-wheel-drive muscle car." -- Craig Love, Vice President Rear-wheel-drive Product Team, Chrysler Group

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Charger SE, SXT 3.5l V6 (250-bhp) A5 RWD 19/27/23 $22,570
Charger SRT8 6.1l V8 (425-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 $37,420
Charger R/T 5.7l V8 (340-bhp) A5 RWD 17/25/21 $29,720
Charger R/T Daytona 5.7l V8 (350-bhp) A5 RWD 17/25/21 $32,395