40 reviews
2006 Dodge Charger
2006 Dodge Charger
Available Price Range $2,857-$16,169 Trims3 Combined MPG 17-23 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Dodge Charger

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Lighter steering than expected
  • Seatback support
  • No grab handles
  • Rear headroom
  • Outside visibility for rear passengers

Notable Features

  • Famous model name revived for 2006
  • Available Hemi V-8
  • RWD
  • Higher-performance Daytona R/T in retro colors
  • 425-hp Charger SRT8

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The Dodge Charger SRT8 reflects the proud performance heritage from the 1960s, yet it is a thoroughly modern muscle car in the way it combines a sophisticated interior with power and handling.The 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter Hemi V-8 is packed with power. Stabbing the throttle is like tickling a tiger - you'd better be ready for a quick response. The muted exhaust contains distant echoes of N... Read full review for the 2006 Dodge Charger

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Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 40 reviews

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Big Smile

by Family man from North Shore of Boston, MA on May 8, 2010

Have owned a 2006 black R/T for 1 year now, bought with 35k. Best car I have ever had! I still get a big smile on my face when I see it in the parking lot after work. Very fast, handles great, family ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Dodge Charger Base

Head Restraints and Seats
A
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Dodge Charger Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
A
Overall Rear
A
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Head Restraint
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
P
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
P
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
A
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Dodge Charger Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Dodge Charger Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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