2006 Dodge Charger
All of the praise for the 2005 Chrysler 300 led DaimlerChrysler to add the 2006 Dodge Charger to its lineup. Under the skin, these two vehicles are virtually identical, but with the Dodge badge comes a more everyday-man character, a sinister looking front fascia, and a lower price.
Offered in three trims – Base, SXT, and RT – the 2006 Dodge Charger starts at $22,320 (plus a $675 destination charge) and reaches $29,320 for the Hemi-powered RT. A limited number of 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T models will also be available in late 2005. Safety comes standard via dual front airbags with a front passenger airbag cutoff sensor, antilock brakes, electronic brake assistance, traction control, and stability control. Side and side-impact airbags are optional.
In NHTSA testing, a 2006 Dodge Charger without the optional side or side-curtain airbags received five stars for the driver and front passenger in a frontal crash, four stars for the front and five stars for the rear occupants in a side crash, and four stars for its rollover rating. In IIHS testing, the 2006 Dodge Charger received a Best Pick ranking for its offset frontal crash test performance.