Review: 2006 Dodge Charger R-T
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos.Old name, new car. The Charger nameplate dates back more than 30 years and, if one applies selective memory loss to some unloved Charger-badged cars from the late '70s and '80s, represents muscle-car era performance. In most regards, the new Charger does live up to the name. It's based on the same platform used for the Dodge Magnum wagon, which is itself based on the Chrysler 300 sedan. Like these two cars, the Charger is rear-drive, has four doors and seats five. Ah, but weren't the old Chargers two-door coupes? Erm, well, yes. In an attempt to keep the heritage intact, Dodge has styled the new car to look more like a coupe. At introduction, there are three trim levels available: SE, SXT and R/T. The SE and SXT come standard with a 250-horsepower V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. The SE and SXT have a similar features list, as well, which includes 17-inch wheels, antilock brakes, stability control, power windows and locks, keyless entry, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, cruise control and a CD player. Above this, the SXT has alloy wheels, an upgraded audio system, a power driver's seat and a 60/40 split-fold rear seat. For the R/T, Dodge replaces the V6 with a Hemi 5.7-liter V8 that makes 340 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. The R/T also gains 18-inch wheels, heated outside mirrors, leather seats and a Boston Acoustics audio system. There's also a reasonably impressive options list for the Charger. Depending on what trim, buyers can add heated front seats, power adjustable pedals, a sunroof, a DVD-based navigation system, a rear seat video entertainment system, dual-zone climate control and a six-disc CD player with MP3 capability. If the R/T isn't enough for you, consider that Dodge will introduce two extra performance-oriented trim levels later in the year. The first is Daytona R/T, which takes the R/T trim and adds a bit more power to the V8, a firmer suspension tune, quicker steering, wider tires and thicker bolstering for the front seats. Even faster will be the Charger SRT-8. This version packs a 425-hp V8, supporting mechanical upgrades and a hood scoop. According to Dodge, the Charger SRT-8 will do zero-to-60 mph in about five seconds.
Author: myridevideos Uploaded: 02/15/2008 Length: 02:29
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