2019 Dodge Charger: A Trim Comparison
The Dodge Charger is a classic American muscle car. Boasting a sporty design with spectacular performance, the Charger is sure to get you fired up. The modestly priced Charger is one of the most affordable options at its base price but can easily rise in price with its suped-up options.
Choosing a Charger Trim
With five trims and six configurations, the 2019 Dodge Charger can make you feel like a professional racer behind the wheel, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice comfort. Which configuration will make you feel the most at home while still allowing you to unleash your inner speed demon.
Dodge Charger SXT
The 2019 Dodge Charger SXT is the new base trim and starts at $29,220. It’s got solid specs, like a 292-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine with 260 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic. The fuel economy for the Charger SXT is 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The powertrain is rear-wheel-drive, as well.
The Charger SXT comes standard with ParkView rear backup camera with ParkSense, which helps you back up your Charger into tight spaces. It also comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio. To improve convenience, the Charger SXT also comes with Keyless Enter ‘n Go with push-button start and remote start.
This trim has optional package upgrades that include the MOPAR Interior Appearance Group that costs $475. This package combines MOPAR bright door sills, a MOPAR bright pedal kit, MOPAR premium floor mats with logo, and a trunk mat with logo. Additionally, there is a Cold Weather Package for $495. This package includes exterior mirrors with a heating element, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and power heated mirrors, along with a few other minor options.
For a little more luxury, you can purchase the Charger SXT with all-wheel drive for $33,320. This trim has a slightly improved fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. This is the only all-wheel-drive option for any 2019 Chargers.
Dodge Charger GT
The 2019 Dodge Charger GT is a new trim that starts at $31,495 and has everything the Charger SXT has and more. You get 20-inch alloy wheels, driver lumbar support, and all-season performance tires. On the inside, the Charger GT sees a total overhaul of the entertainment system. This trim adds SiriusXM radio with optional Dodge Uconnect 8.4 (Uconnect 4C standard), which comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. On the exterior, the Dodge Charger GT now has LED front fog lights.
If you want something a little more luxurious, you can also add leather seats to the 2019 Dodge Charger GT.
Dodge Charger R/T
The R/T is another new trim in the 2019 Dodge Charger lineup. The MSRP starts at $35,995, and the vehicle comes with a fairly significant engine upgrade: a 370-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine. This motor can get up to 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Some additional changes include the new 160-mph speedometer and the tire service kit.
Dodge Charger Scat Pack
The 2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack has yet another engine upgrade. A starting price of $39,995 gets you a 6.4-liter Premium V8 engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The fuel economy drops slightly to 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
On the inside, the Charger Scat Pack has the same Uconnect system as the R/T, but it also has voice command and Bluetooth streaming audio. This trim comes standard with cloth performance seats (with the bee logo), heated front seats, heated steering wheel, a 180-mph speedometer, and configurable driving modes. Finally, the Scat Pack also has 20-inch x 9-inch black noise wheels.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Lastly, the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is what a Charger was meant to be! It comes with an improved 6.2-liter premium V8 engine that produces a whopping 707 horsepower. With this impressively amped up engine, the price is amped up as well with a starting price of $67,245.
But with that rise in price comes some additional major upgrades. The exterior is where the most changes can be found, including “SRT Hellcat” exterior badges, a new performance hood with heat extractors, and power-heated memory mirrors with blindspot indicator. Additionally, there are also Bi-Functioning HID projector headlamps and all-season performance tires in a low black gloss.
The inside does see some slight adjustments as well, such as the 200-mph speedometer and the Hellcat logo laguna leather seats. Divers and passengers both will appreciate the premium-laguna door trim panel, premium-stitching dash and doors, SRT leather-wrapped shift knob, and advanced SRT multistage front airbags.
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