The 2011 Dodge Charger is refined and more powerful than ever. The base model Charger SE starts at $25,995 and features a 3.6L Pentastar V6 producing 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Dodge has been able to improve gas mileage via a system called “interactive deceleration fuel shutoff” which cuts off fuel supply to the engine 5-8% of the time while the car is in motion.
Other V6 models available are the Charger SE Ralleye and Ralleye PLUS. The Ralleye model includes 18 inch wheels, heated front seats, remote start, fog lamps, and 8-way powered driver’s seat. The PLUS model upgrades to leather, heated seats in the rear, and power passenger seat. SE Ralleye starts at $28,245. SE Ralleye PLUS starts at $29,995.
The V8 version of the Charger features the legendary 5.7L Hemi and comes in Charger R/T, Charger R/T Road & Track, and Charger R/T AWD. The 5.7L Hemi produces 370 horsepower and 395 lb feet of torque.
Charger R/T features HID headlights and a rear spoiler. The R/T starts at $30,995.
Charger R/T Road & Track adds an upgraded grill, 20 inch wheels, spoiler, special badging, and performance exhaust. This model starts at $33.995. AWD can be added to either package for an additional $2,150.
The revised Charger has a new sculpted body, improved aerodynamics, a flat underbody, a lower hood line, raked headlights, lower sill, and tighter wheel openings. The Charger gets the muscle car look thanks to the tapered front and rear fenders. The rear of the car is also updated and features 164 illuminating LEDS which form a ractrack graphic and helps the car stand out in the crowd.
The cabin of the car is also improved in terms of sound, or lack of sound. Dodge engineers were able to isolate powertrain, road, and wind noise. Other features that help provide a quiet ride include a dual-pane acoustic windshield as well as the same materials in the glass for the front doors. Body cavity silencing foam is also incorporated along with triple seals on the under flush roll-framed doors. The 2011 Dodge Charger’s chassis is tuned and engineered to rival European, Asian, and North American cars in the E-Segment Sedans.
The all new Dodge Charger also features over 65 safety and security features. A few examples include Electronic Stability Control, Keyless Enter-N-Go, Ready-Alert Braking and Rainy Day Brake Support safety system. Also new to the Charger is the adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring system, and ParkView rear back-up camera with grid lines.