2019 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger is one of the greatest muscle cars on the auto market to date, right next to its big brother the Dodge Challenger. Now going into 2019 and soon 2020, these high horsepower muscle cars may be no more. The next generation Dodge Charger could be an electric vehicle. With that, a couple of changes have come to the 2019 Dodge Charger lineup, starting with the number of trims.
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Like the 2019 Dodge Challenger, the lineup for the 2019 Dodge Charger has decreased its lineup, and has gone down to five trims and four engines. The lineup comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and this year, only the base trim (SXT) can opt-in for all-wheel drive.
Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 Engine
Under the hood of the SXT and GT is a 300hp Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that can generate 264 lb-ft of torque, modified with variable valve timing (VVT) technology, a system that helps improve an engine’s performance and fuel economy, and is paired to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. These trims have a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, and with AutoStick, drivers can manually change gears if they so desire.
5.7-liter V8 HEMI Engine
Only the 2019 Dodge Charger R/T is powered by the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, able to deliver a total of 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, and also modified with VVT and a multi-displacement system (MDS) that shuts off four of the eight cylinders when the vehicle is cruising at a steady speed to conserve fuel economy. Paired with a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, the Charger gets a fuel economy of 16/25 mpg city/highway with this engine.
Next is the Scat Pack, equipped with the 392 cubic-inch SRT HEMI V8 engine under the hood, also modified with MDS. Able to generate 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and paired with the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, this trim gets 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, complete with a new functional nostril-intake still generates 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque with the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 SRT engine but has Demon-inspired performance
Not a lot has changed for the exterior of the 2019 Dodge Charger – aesthetics with various badges, a new AWD Rhombi badge, a gloss black painted roof, and racing stripes are the normal options. 2019 returns with automatic headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, an acoustic windshield and acoustic front door glass to dull outside sound, solar control glass to control cabin heat buildup, and remote proximity keyless entry are the standard for the lineup. Past the SXT, vehicles come with heated exterior mirrors, usually a lineup standard. Depending on the trim, the 2019 Dodge Charger may ride on 17-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels, and consumers may have up to twelve colors to choose from for the paint job.
Able to seat up to five people, the 2019 Dodge Charger still comes with a rear 60/40 folding seat for storage space, and trims past the SXT have features like heated front and second-row seats, and automatic temperature control. This year, 2019, the SXT makes up for it by being the only trim with ventilated front seats. Installing a power sunroof is a lineup option. Cloth is the standard upholstery for all trims but the SRT Hellcat, clad in leather, an option for the Scat Pack trim. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is only optional for the SXT trim, and a leather-wrapped shift knob is a lineup standard.
Uconnect 4 can be found on all trims, capable of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities, and integrated Bluetooth voice command. The SXT comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker system. The GT comes with a six premium speaker sound system, HD Radio and Uconnect 4C on an 8.4-inch display, the standard for the rest of the lineup, and an available upgrade for SXT. Dodge Performance pages have been added only to the GT and R/T trims for 2019.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2019 Dodge Charger comes with many standard and advanced safety features across the lineup, such as advanced multistage front airbags with supplemental front seat-mounted and side-curtain front and rear airbags, stability and traction control systems, a ParkSense rear park assist system, a ParkView rear backup camera, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and keyless enter ‘n go technology. The only advanced feature found is blind spot and cross path detection, standard on the SRT Hellcat.
All 2019 Dodge Charger models are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-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.