Specifications & Details of New 2023 Dodge Charger
2023 Dodge Charger is one of the muscle cars, which are meant to roar and disturb the entire neighborhood between streetlights. This has been off its leash for plenty of years now. After more than a decade, the ageless Charger comes with a 292-hp V6 as standard and RWD, with an AWD option which is not much needed. This version is considered the calm older dog of the lineup. But there’s also ride-or-die in the Charger family. On stepping up to the R/T trim with the 370-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine. The Scat Pack variant gets even more power, with the 6.4-Liter, 485-hp V8. The rubber-burning supercharged Hellcat gets even wilder. Thinking the Charger drives like an old cop car, isn’t wrong, because it is. As the world shifts to alternative energy, the Charger keeps on choking along as a sedan version of the coupe-bodied, ICE-fired Challenger.
As for 2023, Dodge hasn’t dropped not-so-detailed hints of the current Charger’s end-of-year demise. While this year comes to an end, we expect the next-gen Charger to include an electric powertrain. Similar to the “2023 Dodge Challenger“, the 2023 Charger sports special commemorative “Last Call” plaques under the hood indicating the final model year. Dodge is also offering popular colors from the car’s past, including Plum Crazy, B5 Blue, and Sublime Green. All R/T models gain a new “345” badge on the front fender paying tribute to the Hemi V8 engine that resides under the car’s long, vented hood.
Engine, Acceleration & Performance
The Charger shows its NASCAR roots with the glorious V8 power and burbling sounds. However, not every Charger features the mighty Hemi V8; but they all share an amazing eight-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive. While the V6 is subdued but does add the availability of all-wheel drive. Dodge doesn’t offer a Charger with a manual, but it would be awesome if it did. The standard V6 is not a slacker, yet it lacks the giddy-up of front drivers such as the Nissan Maxima. The more powerful 485-hp Charger R/T Scat Pack recorded an impressive 3.8-sec sprint to 60 mph. The 370-hp Charger has enough potential to outrun most family sedans. Its large 20-inch wheels are relaxed on most surfaces, but obstacles such as railroad crossings and potholes disrupt its composure.
This big-bodied coupe remains well balanced when cornering, too. The electrically assisted power steering contributes to the Charger’s purposeful control, but its feedback is too heavy and slow to be engaging.
|2023 Dodge Charger Mileage||City||Highway|
|RWD||19 mpg||30 mpg|
|AWD||18 mpg||27 mpg|
The Charger is a big, heavy car with a great, great, great appetite for fuel. However, it scored below-average EPA estimates in the city, while having fairly competitive highway ratings. When combined with standard rear-wheel drive it has 19 city/30 highway MPG. If equipped with the available all-wheel drive, the mileage changes a bit with an estimate of 18 city/27 highway MPG.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Dodge Charger Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||17 cu ft|
Every Charger uses a version of Dodge’s easy-access Uconnect infotainment system. The feature-rich player includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard. It can be also equipped with two optional Alpine audio systems or the crème-de-la-crème 900-watt, 18-speaker Harman/Kardon setup.
|2023 Dodge Charger Trims||Price (USD)|
|Scat Pack||$50,000 (est)|
|Scat Pack Widebody||$55,000 (est)|
We ponder, that the Charger R/T, with its 370-hp 5.7-liter V8, is the perfect mix of power and features. While the all-wheel drive is limited to the V6 versions. The bigger 485-hp V8 comes with the Scat Pack makes acceleration great, but costs about $5000 more than the R/T. Our choice includes a throbbing dual-mode exhaust, a leather-wrapped performance steering wheel, and 20-inch rims.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Dodge Charger Specifications||Specs|
|Engine||DOHC 24-valve V6|
|0-60 MPH||6.4 sec|
|0-100 MPH||16.6 sec|
|1/4 Mile||14.9 sec|
|Top Speed||132 mph|