2017 Dodge Charger Specs
Since the Dodge Charger was introduced in the ‘60s it has gone through several transformations. After years of trials and tribulations, Dodge nailed its design and performance, and as it is now, the Dodge Charger is the perfect combination of practicality and muscle car performance and style. They call the Dodge Charger a sedan, but no other sedan on the market boasts 707 horsepower, so that’s why it is the only sedan on the market that is still considered a muscle car.
6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V8
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Trims + Handling
In addition to six trims and four engines returning to the 2017 lineup, two new trims have been added – the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona and Daytona 392. The new Daytona trims are a throwback to the original 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that was used in NASCAR, and their unique heritage styling makes them stand out from the pack. Additionally, two trims, the Charger SE and SXT, are available with a rear-wheel drivetrain or an all-wheel drivetrain.
Like we said, this is a sedan, and unlike other muscle cars, drivers won’t find a manual transmission option. Instead, there is an AutoStick automatic transmission in its place. However, this doesn’t mean drivers can’t enjoy the pleasure of manual gear-shifting. An AutoStick transmission, developed by Chrysler, allows the driver to switch gears manually as they wish, but will take over automatically without driver input.
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Performance and Engines
The base engine on the Charger lineup is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with Variable Valve Time technology (VVT). This engine has been primed for performance and fuel economy as it has an excellent balance of power, 292-horsepower, and fuel economy, 30 mpg on the highway. This engine is standard on the Charger SE and SXT trims.
5.7L HEMI Engine
Following the 3.6L engine is the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI MDS engine with VVT. MDS stands for “multi-displacement system”; developed by Chrysler, it helps to conserve fuel economy at steady speeds by turning off half the cylinders in V6 and V8 engines. As it stands, the 5.7-liter engine generates 370 horsepower and averages 25 mpg on the highway. It is available on the R/T and new Daytona trims.
6.4L SRT HEMI Engine
A third engine option on the lineup is the 485-horsepower 6.4-liter “392” HEMI V8 engine with MDS. “392,” like 6.4-liter engines, is a unit that measures engine displacement; this “392” is a unit expressed in cubic inches rather than liters and was the unit commonly used in the ‘60s and ‘70s. This engine is available on the Charger R/T Scat Pack, Charger Daytona 392, and Charger SRT 392 trims.
SRT Hellcat Engine
The last engine option is the SRT Hellcat engine. This engine is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine that is capable of generating up to 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a top speed of 204 mph and helps the Charger to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the high three-second range. This engine is only available on the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
Depending on the trim, specific badges are added to the exterior of the 2017 Dodge Charger. For instance, a “392” badge is on the Charger SRT 392 and Daytona 392 trims, and additional Daytona badges are on both new Daytona models. Automatic headlamps are standard across the lineup, as is an acoustic windshield and acoustic front door windows, black headlamp bezels, dual rear exhaust tips, solar control glass, and remote keyless entry.
Select trims come standard with some additional convenient features, or buyers have the option to add them. Some of these features include blind spot power heated mirrors, GPS antenna input, and exterior mirrors that adjust automatically when backing up. Aside from up to thirteen body paints to choose from, some of which are Dodge’s collection of High-Impact Paints, buyers can also add a more personal style with all of the available factory wheel options. The 2017 Dodge Charger can ride on wheels ranging from 17-inch cast aluminum to 20-inch hyper black II forged aluminum, all with all-season performance tires.
Able to seat five passengers, the Charger has enough space to carpool in style. Various seating trim options are available or standard across the lineup, from basic cloth to Alcantara Suede and Nappa Leather. But luxurious leather isn’t just found on the seats; on select trims, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped and heated, and the shift knob is wrapped in leather.
A feature everyone loves in the winter are heated seats, and ventilated seats in the summer – which are available features on all trims but the base trim, the Dodge Charger SE. Other features sprinkled through the lineup are automatic a/c dual zone temperature control and an auto-dimming mirror with a microphone if an integrated voice command Bluetooth system has been installed. A nice addition would be the installation of a power sunroof, optional on all trims but the Charger SE.
Being an FCA vehicle, the 2017 Dodge Charger has a variety of Uconnect systems available on it, such as Uconnect 5.0, 8.4, or 8.4 NAV, or Uconnect Access. A touchscreen comes standard in all trims, respective to the Uconnect system installed. A six-speaker system is the standard, some trims having six premium speakers. For a little more, check out the Beats Audio Group package for ten BeatsAudio premium speakers with a subwoofer.
On select trims, drivers will find the Dodge Performance Pages so that they may keep an eye on their vehicle performance, including the engine and real-time statistics. Nifty Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capability is found on all trims except the Charger SE as a standard feature. For driver convenience, the steering wheel has mounted audio controls on all trims.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2017 Dodge Charger has many basic and advanced safety features. Some of the basic standard features include an advanced (SRT) multistage front airbag system, side-curtain front/side/rear airbags, traction and stability control systems, keyless enter ‘n go, and a sentry key theft deterrent system. Advanced safety features available on various Charger trims are blind spot and cross path detection, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, a ParkSense rear park assist system, and a ParkView rear back-up camera.
All Dodge vehicles are covered by the following warranties – a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.