2018 Dodge Charger
2018 Dodge Charger
With its bold American style, massive power, and long list of customization options, the 2018 Dodge Charger sets a high bar for other five-passenger sedans.
What’s New for the 2018 Dodge Charger?
This year, Dodge renamed some Charger trim models and shuffled the standard features around. The new base model is called SXT. For 2018, it gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity as standard equipment, so you can interact with apps like Maps and Messages from a central touchscreen. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now also standard, helping you navigate parallel parking spaces with new precision. Now, only the Charger GT and GT Plus can be had with all-wheel drive. The Charger SRT Hellcat gets a bit of a makeover for 2018, with a new grille design and new wheel and brake caliper finishes.
Is the Charger All-Wheel Drive?
While the 2018 Dodge Charger is available in almost a dozen trim models, only the Charger GT and GT Plus are available with all-wheel drive. These models utilize the V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, turning up the heat with 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. More importantly, all-wheel drive helps the Charger maintain its footing on winding roads and icy pavement alike.
What Is the Difference Between the Dodge Charger Models?
With nearly a dozen trim models from which to choose, the 2018 Dodge Charger is perfect for shoppers who love options.. You can opt for the SXT, SXT Plus, GT, GT Plus, R/T, Daytona, R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392, SRT 392, or SRT Hellcat. Among them, you’ll find a wide range of modern tech, comfort, and engine options.
The base Charger SXT is nicely equipped. Convenience features, like keyless entry and ignition and a power-adjustable driver seat, come standard, as does the Uconnect infotainment system, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen and street-smart voice controls for easy access to all your favorite apps. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities give you the ability to integrate your smartphone into your vehicle touchscreen and keep your attention on the road.
Next up is the 2018 Dodge Charger SXT Plus. It adds to the SXT gear with modern comfort features, like heated sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror and an upgraded Uconnect system, which offers SXT buyers an 8.4-inch touchscreen and enhanced six-speaker sound system. The 2018 Dodge Charger GT is similar to the SXT Plus, but it adds the option of all-wheel drive and spruces up your ride with luxuries like leather upholstery, ventilated front sport seats, and heated rear seats.
The 2018 Dodge Charger R/T adds high-performance gear to the SXT features. With its bigger engine and upgraded brakes, you’ll enjoy greater control over performance. The Charger Daytona adds unique styling to the R/T performance gear, including Daytona branded seats and exterior decals. It also takes performance even further, thanks to its upgraded performance suspension.
The R/T Scat Pack turns up the heat with a 6.4-liter V8 engine rated for 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. In addition to all-out speed, the R/T Scat Pack delivers increasingly aggressive suspension and Brembo brakes, increasing your control over performance. The Daytona 392 adds even more upgraded brakes to that package.
The SRT 392 builds on the R/T Scat Pack and the Daytona 392’s upgraded brakes with extra performance features, including Pirelli high-performance tires and an adaptive suspension, making for both a smoother and sportier ride. The blind-spot alert system helps you switch lanes in heavy traffic, alerting you to vehicles you might otherwise miss. Inside, you’ll find leather upholstery and a power-adjustable steering column to create hours of on-road comfort.
Finally, there’s the 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which is the ultimate in performance. To the SRT 392 the Charger SRT Hellcat adds a more powerful supercharged engine, with 707 horsepower and heart-stopping acceleration. The Hellcat is also equipped with upgraded steering and suspension tuning, giving you the Charger’s most breathtaking drive yet.
Which Dodge Charger Is the Fastest?
That would be the SRT Hellcat, which supplies thrilling speed with its supercharged V8, rated for 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The rest of the 2018 Dodge Charger lineup, however, is also designed for world-class performance. If the Hellcat seems a little much for your daily drive, check out the Charger’s V6 and V8 options.
The SXT and GT trims utilize a sporty V6 engine that will have you cruising into highway traffic in style, with 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. You can dip into V8 power starting with the R/T model, which sports a 5.8-liter V8 that increases speed with 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. Incidentally, the R/T also features upgraded brakes and a sport-tuned suspension, offering greater appeal for driving enthusiasts. For an even bigger V8, check out the R/T Scat Pack, which delivers an aggressive performance with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that makes 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque.