2019 Dodge Charger Sedan

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$29,470 - $33,570

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2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Karan Harit Content Writer Updated on: November 1, 2019


The basic Charger Sedan may not be a cat from hell but it is demonic enough to take on any challenge you are willing to throw at it. The Dodge Charger has the practicality of a family sedan merged eloquently with enough performance to prove your mettle on the track. At the same time, it honors the legacy of its ancestors with its old-school muscle car design. Some might find it quite dated, but the classic Chargers are the stuff of legends, not to be easily forgotten.

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Pros

Varying power outputs from the V6

Plenty of passenger and cargo space

Infotainment system is very intuitive

Cons

Interior build quality is not compelling

Dated exterior design

What's New?

AWD is limited to the SXT trim

The GT trim gets a scooped hood


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29470

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

170 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.4/63.8

dimensions

wheelbase

120.2 in.

length

198.4 in.

width

75 in.

height

58.2 in.

curb weight

4020 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

104.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

5.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/30 mpg

highway range

555 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Dodge Charger Sedan in Go Mango color  2019 Dodge Charger Sedan in Destroyer Gray Clearcoat color  2019 Dodge Charger Sedan in B5 Blue Pearl Coat color  2019 Dodge Charger Sedan in F8 Green color
Go Mango

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.5

Competition

7.2

Final Verdict

7.4

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Dodge Charger Sedan SXT

SXT

power
300 hp @ 6350 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$29,470 - $33,570


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SXT 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $33,570 MSRP (18/21/27) 300 hp @ 6350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $29,470 MSRP (19/23/30) 292 hp @ 6350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Dodge Charger Sedan GT

GT

power
300 hp @ 6350 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
23 combined

$31,745


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $31,745 MSRP (19/23/30) 300 hp @ 6350 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


The Dodge Charger Sedan offers different levels of performance depending on the variants. The base SXT model with the standard rear-wheel0-drive makes 292 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The same variant with the all-wheel drivetrain makes 300 hp and 264 lb.-ft. The other GT version of the Charger makes the same power as the AWD version of the SXT trim but is available only with a rear-wheel-drive option. The most interesting part is that both these variants adorn the same 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Speaking of things that are the same, the Charger’s overall design also adheres to the same Coke-bottle shape from the late 60s. It is a true all-American muscle car in all aspects. In fact, its closest rivals like the Mustang and Camaro have undergone severe cosmetic changes, keeping them closer to the sports car standard rather than a true muscle car. Still, the Charger defies what they say about change being the way of the world.

2019 Dodge Charger Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Dodge Charger Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Dodge Charger Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Dodge Charger Rear Three-Quarter View

8.0/10
Features

 
 

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

6.5/10
Exterior

 
 

7.2/10
Competition

 

7.4/10
Final Verdict

 

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Features

8.0/10

The all-brawn Dodge Charger is also a proper four-door sedan that can seat 5 people, is available in 2 trims and has an engine with two different power output options. All trims come equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive as standard. Only the base trim has the optional all-wheel drivetrain. The Charger lineup begins with the base SXT model. It is the only variant with the optional all-wheel-drive feature. The rear-wheel-drive variant makes 292 hp and 260 lb.-ft. torque. While the all-wheel-drive version makes 300 hp and 264 lb.-ft. torque. However, both are powered by the same 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Above the SXT lies the GT trim. It has the same engine that makes the same power as the all-wheel-drive variant of the SXT. Only the GT sports 20-inch wheels along with enhanced design elements and suspension.

Trim

SXT

GT

MSRP RWD

$29,470

$31,745

MSRP AWD

$33,570

 

 

17-inch alloy wheels

All features of SXT Plus:

 

Keyless entry and ignition

20-inch wheels

 

Rearview camera

LED foglights

 

Rear parking sensors

Heated mirrors

 

Power-adjustable driver’s seat

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

60/40-split back seat

Cloth upholstery

 

Uconnect infotainment system

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

7-inch touchscreen

8.4-inch touchscreen

 

Bluetooth

HD radio

 

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

 

Six-speaker sound system

Enhanced suspension

 

Satellite radio

 

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Among the two available options, the GT is clearly a wiser choice to go for. It doesn't increase a lot in MSRP from the base SXT, adding in a lot more features and packing in more power.

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Engine and Performance

Charger V-6 models are entertaining, while the V-8s delight with sound, fury, thrilling acceleration, and even some handling prowess.- The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The entire Charger lineup has a wide variety of engine options for all intents and purposes. There is hardly any beating the Charger considering its extended power packages. The engine on the base SXT variant is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with auto-manual. This automatic transmission is synched with the SXT’s 3.6-liter V6 engine to rotate its rear wheels.

There’s also the option of an all-wheel drivetrain which is limited only to this variant. The all-wheel-drive version makes 300 hp and 264 lb.-ft. torque as opposed to the rear-wheel-drive version that makes slightly less power at 292 hp and 260 lb.-ft. torque. The GT trim is powered by the same 3.6-liter V6 as the SXT. Only, it is tuned to make the same power as the all-wheel-drive version of the SXT trim. The GT also comes equipped with the same 8-speed automatic transmission.

Models

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

MSRP

$29,470

$54,695

$29,470

Engine

3.6-liter V-6 regular gas

3.6-liter V-6 regular gas

3.6-liter V-6 regular gas

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

292 hp @ 6,350 rpm

355 hp @ 6,800 rpm

292 hp @ 6,350 rpm

Torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

285 lb.-ft. @ 5,300 rpm

260 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

Acceleration

The 3.6-liter V6 engine of the Dodge Charger is obviously plenty powerful. The massive torque generated at the rear wheels manages to push this 3,900 pounds machine past the 60 mph mark in just 6.4 seconds. That’s not all. There’s consistent power throughout the rev range and the Charger makes the quarter-mile in under 15 seconds. The Dodge Charger is clearly one of the quickest sedans out there.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

0-60 MPH

6.4

6.5

6.2

Quarter Mile

14.8

15.4

15.7

Engine

3.6

3.6

3.6

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

7.34

6.70

8.11

Braking

The response from the brakes on the Dodge charger is just as impressive. It is just as quick to stop as it is quick to get off the mark. The brakes do lack that initial bite, but coming down hard on the brakes is pretty confidence-inspiring. The Charger manages to stop in just 102 feet from a speed of 60 mph under emergency braking.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

Brake front

(in.)

12.6

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear

(in.)

12.6

12.4

12.6

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

3,934

3,860

4,013

60-0 MPH (ft.)

102

115

109

Ride and Handling

The Dodge Charger handles pretty well for a car that weighs in just a shade under 4,000 pounds. The steering wheel is weighted and feels chunky to hold but the road feel is pretty disconnected. The Sport mode does tighten things up, but the difference is hardly noticeable.

The low-slung chassis and the weight of the Charger do help the car stay flat in corners. The amount of body roll is very contained. However, even the slightest of bumps cause a considerable amount of bouncing around as the suspension set-up is firm.

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Fuel Economy

7.7/10

An engine as powerful as the one on the Dodge Charger is expected to be fuel guzzling. However, the Charger isn’t a track dedicated machine. It is in fact a lot more practical. As practical as most of your everyday sedans.

It is slightly less economical in the cities, but set it free on highways and it turns out to be a serious mile muncher. The all-wheel drive variant is slightly less fuel efficient than the rear-wheel drive variant, but not too much. The rear-wheel drive variants offer a combined EPA rating of 23 mpg as opposed to 21 mpg of the all-wheel drive variant.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

MPG (city)

19

19

19

MPG (highway)

30

29

30

MPG (combined)

23

23

23

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Interior

7.0/10

The 2019 Dodge Charger isn’t as spacious inside as its size would indicate, but it’s one of the roomier cars up front, and its materials range from spartan to supple.- The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

The overall ride quality of the Charger is bearably firm. The front seats are big and provide ample support in general. Also, there’s enough roominess in the front row. Things do feel a little cramped in the second row. Ideally, it’s advisable to only seat 2 people in the back.

As far as the insulation in the cabin is concerned, it is not overly impressive either. Most of the sounds are kept at bay, but there’s a fair amount of noise from the fat tires as you move up the powerband.

Speaking of materials used on the inside, it is mostly plastic. However, it doesn’t look outright cheap. The material has a rubbery feel to it to give it that slightly premium feel. Still, the overall quality of materials used in the cabin isn’t justified.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.6/59.5/41.8

40.4/56.9/45.7

38.6/59.5/41.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

36.6/57.9/40.1

37.5/54.8/35.4

37.9/57.7/40.1

Cargo Volume

At 16.1 cubic feet, there’s just about adequate space in the trunk of the Dodge Charger. It may not be at par with some of the other luxury sedans but is enough to offer decent usability. Plus the rear seats have a 60/40 split-folding feature, thereby, freeing up more space in the trunk.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

16.1

13.7

16.3

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Exterior

6.5/10

The 2019 Dodge Charger can be stylish or subdued, but all models feature throwback styling to the 1960s muscle car for which it is named.- The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

The Charger’s FAST TRACK chassis is made up of steel. This chassis makes up for a lower and aggressive stance but also adds significant weight. At a curb weight of 3,934 pounds and a minimum ground clearance of just 4.9 inches, it is pretty clearly evident.

Model

Dodge Charger

Cadillac CTS

Chrysler 300

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,934

3,860

4,013

Length (in.)

198.4

195.5

198.6

Width (in.)

75.0

72.2

75.0

Height (in.)

58.2

57.2

58.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.9

NA

5.0

Wheelbase (in.)

120.2

114.6

120.2

Track Width (in.) F/R

63.4/63.8

61.4/61.7

63.4/63.8

Design and Styling

The 2019 Dodge Charger is a true all American muscle whose design has hardly changed since the 1960s. The only feel of modernity one can experience is due to its large wheels, bright and shiny paint job, and broad stripes.

The Charger is one mean looking car that stares directly into your eyes. Despite the similar roofline and overall design which is often linked to its predecessors, the 2019 Dodge Charger manages to look modern from the front to the rear. The GT gets a sculpted hood that gives it an even more aggressive appearance.

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Safety

The safety features on the Dodge Charger are pretty standard which include:

  • Front and Side-Mounted Airbags
  • ABS
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Traction control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Back-up camera
  • Stability control
  • Side impact beams

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Competition

7.2/10

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan vs. Ford Mustang GT

A true muscle car fan is highly unlikely to switch allegiances between a Chevy and Ford, and why should they? Both cars came into existence in the 1960s and have evolved into modern machines keeping up with the present day trends. The Mustang does have a slight upper hand when it comes to interior build quality, and the Charger carries the same design element from the 60s. However, it does not offer quite as many engine and personalization options as the Dodge Charger.

 2019 Dodge Charger Sedan vs. Chevrolet Camaro 3LT

The Charger SRT 392 and the Camaro 3LT are as American as baseball. There are no two cars that offer such close competition to each other when it comes to performance, safety and price like these do. The only difference that lies in between them is the fact that the Camaro is a coupe while the Charger is a sedan. Also, the Camaro is available in a convertible variant.

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Final Verdict

7.4/10

The 2019 Dodge Charger is a testament to what happens when a muscle car manufacturer decides to make a full-size family sedan. It’s almost 30 years old now, and with age comes grace. It combines great practicality and usability as one would expect from a family car. On the other hand, you will not find any hybrid or smart motors under its hood. It’s a loud and menacing American phenomenon that continues to surprise everyone alike.

2019 Dodge Charger Sedan Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Are Dodge Chargers reliable cars?

Yes. The older Chargers were notorious for numerous breakdowns. However, that trend has been corrected by their more modern successors. JD Power has granted the 2019 Dodge Charger a respectable score of 80, granting it a place in the top five most reliable sedans in the US.

Which one is the fastest Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is the most powerful production sedan in the world. Packing in a 707-horsepower Hemi V8, it is capable of a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph.

Are Dodge Chargers expensive to fix?

No. The average annual cost of repairs and maintenance for a Dodge Charger is $625. That puts it just a notch above the mid-sized car average, which is $527. Moreover, it is easy to get repairs from your nearest workshop due to Dodge's widespread reach throughout the United States.

Is there a 2-door Dodge Charger?

No. All Dodge Charger trims come as 4-door sedans. For those looking for a true muscle car experience within a 2-door coupe, the Challenger is the right pick.