The Last Call: The 2023 Dodge Charger
It’s time to say goodbye to the classic American muscle car. Boasting a sporty design with spectacular performance, the Dodge Charger was one of the most affordable options of its class and offered suped-up performance that blew drivers. But alas, all good things must come to an end.
2023 Dodge Charger Trim Comparison
With five trims and six configurations, the 2023 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 2023 Dodge Charger SXT is the base trim that starts at $32,645. 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 7-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. 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 that 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 $36,245. This trim has a slightly improved fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.
Dodge Charger GT
The 2022 Dodge Charger GT is a new trim that starts at $35,345 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 and HD radio with the Dodge Uconnect 8.4 , which comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. On the exterior, the Dodge Charger GT has LED front fog lights, a hood scoop and a rear lip spoiler. You’ll also get dual-zone climate control for your comfort.
Dodge Charger R/T
The R/T is another new trim in the 2023 Dodge Charger lineup. The MSRP starts at $42,385, 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 2023 Dodge Charger Scat Pack has yet another engine upgrade. A starting price of $48,745 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. A wide-body model is available for $47,915.
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 Jailbreak
The 2022 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 717 horsepower. With this impressively amped up engine, the price is amped up as well with a starting price of $78,340.
But with that rise in price comes some additional major upgrades. The interior comes with leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. 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 monitoring. Additionally, there are also Bi-Functioning HID projector headlamps and all-season performance tires in a low black gloss.
And for those wondering, the Jailbreak in the name stands for the fact that this new model is available with new accents and color combinations.
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak
The next trim is the 2023 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. This model starts at $86,940 and delivers a supercharged Hemi V8 engine that generates a whopping 807-horsepower. Other than the different engine, however, the Redeye is identical to the other Hellcat.
Special Edition Models
To say goodbye to the Charger, Dodge is offering three different special edition models for its final year in production: the Super Bee, Scat Pack Swinger and King Daytona.
The Super Bee trim starts at $61,805 and is basically the Scat pack model but with drag-radial tires and an adaptive suspension. It also has special graphics and badges inside and out. Other added features include leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and additional safety features: blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Production numbers for this model has been limited to only 1,000.
The Scat Pack Swinger trim starts at $69,690. It is also similar to the Scat Pack trim but includes the Plus package, widebody fender flares, and six-piston Brembo front brakes. Again, there are unique badges and graphics for this model. There are, however, only 500 models in production.
Lastly, there’s the King Daytona special edition trim for $98,420 with only 300 models available. The vehicle is in a special orange paint color called Go Mango. It is similar to the Redeye trim but with unique badging and a few added features such as a 19-speaker stereo, sunroof, and navigation.
And that’s it! If you’ve always wanted a Dodge Charger, now’s your last chance to get in on the action.
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