• Available all-wheel drive
  • Available eight-speed automatic
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Big and heavy
  • Extroverted styling not for everyone
SUM UP Fiddling, fiddling, and more fiddling.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Charger in 2013

New “Beats by Dr. Dre” audio system and Pitch Black painted roof options now available. Latest paint colors for the Charger are: billet silver metallic, copperhead pearl, granite crystal pearl, jazz blue pearl, and phantom black tri-coat...more

Overview

The Charger may look the same as it did two years ago, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed. Dodge stays busy and keeps improving the big sedan. It upgraded the Charger last year by resurrecting the SRT8 moniker and making its new eight-speed automatic transmission available in some V-6-powered Charger models. For 2013, changes are slight but present nonetheless. The still-fresh SRT8 model now comes standard with three-mode adaptive dampers and launch control. SXT and SXT Plus models with the Rallye Appearance Group or Blacktop Package get cold air intakes and exhaust systems that raise power output to 300 hp, eight more horses than the standard V-6 has. Those cars will be equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission as well as an upgraded stereo system that’s new for this year; an eight-inch subwoofer in the trunk packs the punch in the “Beats by Dr. Dre” ten-speaker system. The Charger is a vehicle that makes a statement both visually and dynamically. With a slew of new options added to an already long list of available options, good efficiency, great power, and a whole lot of emotion, this sedan should appeal across a broad spectrum of car buyers.

Safety

Front, knee, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Dodge Charger

  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chrysler 300
  • Ford Taurus
  • Hyundai Genesis

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2013 Charger Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Auto On Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope

Interior

  • Cargo Net
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels

Trucks and Towing

  • Engine Oil Cooler
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