Rear-wheel drive Charger SXT and GT models come with a 292-horsepower, 3.6L V6, though the SXT with AWD produces 300 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system is automatic with an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect.
The R/T models channel Dodge's muscle-car past, stepping up to a 5.7L Hemi V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 foot-pounds of torque. The engine utilizes variable cam timing as well as a four-cylinder mode for fuel saving when the extra power isn't needed. R/T cars also feature several performance upgrades to the suspension, exhaust, brakes and seats. The R/T Scat Pack, meanwhile, benefits from a 485-hp 6.4L V8, which also makes 475 foot-pounds of torque.
Finally, Hellcat models stand atop the Charger heap, with a supercharged 6.2-L Hemi V8 that produces 707 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. All Chargers make use of a standard TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Charger SXT comes well equipped with 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, a power driver's seat, dual-zone air conditioning, other power accessories and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. The SXT Plus adds 18-inch carbon painted wheels, heated front seats, four-way lumbar adjustability for the driver, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, one year of SiriusXM radio, a voice-command Uconnect interface with 8.4-inch touch screen and Bluetooth connectivity and a 276-watt Alpine six-speaker premium audio system.
In addition to the Hemi V8 and performance upgrades such as active damping in the suspension, the R/T provides 20-inch wheels, a rev-matching TorqueFlite transmission, plus paddle shifters and Sport Mode. It also benefits from Dodge Performance Pages, which provides real-time updates to a host of performance metrics in the car. Alcantara suede and Nappa leather sport seats are also included. The SXT Plus-Leather Package includes HID projector headlights and auto-dimming driver's side exterior mirror, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals and steering column and upgraded LED interior lighting.
Finally, the Hellcat brings performance-tuned steering, torque reserve to build boost while stopped, which aids in faster launches, and the After-Run Chiller system borrowed from the Demon, which helps cool the supercharger after high-speed runs.
Notable options across the model range include the Driver Confidence Group, with parking assist and power heated foldaway mirrors, ParkSense parking assist and blind-spot detection. Navigation is available, as is a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon 900-watt premium audio system.