This Week's Most-Read Stories Now that Dodge has lost its truck lineup to the Ram brand, the Dodge Charger is arguably Dodge’s flagship product. For 2011, the model sports new sheet metal, a new interior and a new V-6 engine. It’s a serious effort for an automaker in the early stages of a potential revival, and our first impressions prove it’s a viable alternative to the more sedate Ford Taurus in the large-car segment. Continue reading our First Drive below, as well as the other top stories from the week.

1. 2011 Dodge Charger: First Drive
2. GM IPO Set; You Buying?
3. 2012 Mazda5: First Look
4. 2012 Ford Focus vs. 2011 Chevy Cruze vs. 2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Affordability Index
5. Incentives on Defunct Mercury Brand Tick Upward