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2018 Dodge Charger

$28,995 — $66,295 MSRP
Sedan
5 Seats
16-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Powerful V-6 and V-8 engines
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Uconnect multimedia system
  • SRT Hellcat performance

The Bad

  • Fake-looking interior metal trim
  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Heated seat controls on multimedia screen
2018 Dodge Charger exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Dodge Charger
  • Backup camera, rear parking sensors now standard
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
  • V-6 or V-8 power, including 707-hp supercharged V-8 (SRT Hellcat)
  • AWD available
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Performance Pages feature available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan that's available with rear- or all-wheel drive. It has standard V-6 power and offers a choice of V-8 engines including a supercharged V-8 in the SRT Hellcat model that makes 707 horsepower. Competitors include the Nissan Maxima, Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus.

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New for 2018

New standard features include a backup camera, rear parking sensors and a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Red Brembo-brand brake calipers are available for the R/T Scat Pack and Daytona 392 models.

Charger SRT
Dodge made headlines in 2015 with the introduction of a new supercharged V-8 engine dubbed Hellcat. The optional engine makes 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque.

What's Special

  • New grille and fender badges (SRT Hellcat)
  • Black, orange and gunmetal Brembo-brand brake calipers now available (SRT Hellcat)
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Functional heat extractors on Hellcat-powered cars

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
113 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best car I?ve ever owned

by ErikCAS from Dickinson, TX on November 14, 2018

The drive is so smooth, when it?s cold it takes minutes to heat up. Really comfortable and interior and exterior design is sleek and impressive. Would reccomend to any dodge fans or anyone looking for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Loved it 1 minute into the test drive

by Elizabeth from St Louis, Mo on November 13, 2018

I was looking for a good deal on this type of car and found it on cars.com. The seats are comfortable and the car handles great. I bought the V6 and it gets good gas mileage especially on the highway.... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Dodge Charger currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Dodge Charger SXT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Charger received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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