2011 Dodge Charger

At a Glance

Pricing $25,395 - $34,545
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.6l V6, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 15-18 (city), 23-27 (highway)

The fabled Charger name from the past lives today in the form of a 4-door sedan. A sibling of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger, the Charger is a large rear-wheel drive sedan that offers a range of powerful engines to match its bold styling. The base model is the Charger SE, which is powered by a 3.6l V6 engine. The higher-performance R/T equips a 370-bhp V8 under the hood and offers optional all-wheel-drive to help get the power to the road. Dodge markets the Charger as a four-door muscle car offering a number of option packages with performance tweaks, upgraded wheels and bright colors. This is a small niche of the market. Aside from its sibling the Chrysler 300, the closest competitor is the Ford Taurus SHO, which is significantly more expensive.

What Changed:

The Charger is all-new for 2011. Although the size and styling are familiar, the Charger wears new sheet metal and has a thoroughly remodeled interior. A new V6 engine that produces 292-bhp powers the base SE model. The R/T V8 model continues to offer a 5.7L HEMI V8. All-wheel-drive is available on the R/T V8 model, but is no longer offered with a six-cylinder.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Charger SE 3.6l V6 (292-bhp) A5 RWD $25,395
Charger SE Rallye 3.6l V6 (292-bhp) A5 RWD $27,645
Charger SE Rallye Plus 3.6l V6 (292-bhp) A5 RWD $29,395
Charger R/T 5.7l V8 (370-bhp) A5 RWD $30,395
Charger R/T R/T Plus 5.7l V8 (370-bhp) A5 RWD $32,395
Charger R/T 5.7l V8 (370-bhp) A5 AWD $32,545
Charger R/T R/T Plus 5.7l V8 (370-bhp) A5 AWD $34,545