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2013 Dodge Charger SRT-8

2013 Dodge Charger Review

(0 Stars)  Fiddling, fiddling, and more fiddling.

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New For 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.
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.

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2013 Charger SRT8 Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.4L HEMI V 8 OHV
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 331 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 470 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 470 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm

'13 Dodge SRT-8 Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Front Ventilated Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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