Dodge had finally given the aging Charger sedan a proper facelift and unveiled the end result at the New York Auto Show. The car gets a completely new face inspired to some extent by the Dart, featuring a blacked-out cross-hair grille and less aggressive headlights.
It’s a fine look, but nothing as mean and manly as the outgoing model. The profile and rear-end design remain somewhat intact, but there are little styling details here and there that give the car a fresh look. Depending on the trim level you choose, 2015 Dodge Charger may come with spoilers, LED lights, and 20-inch wheels.
The interior is updated too, but it’s nothing to write home about. You do get a three-spoke steering wheel, 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, premium materials and a choice of eight new trim and color combinations. But it’s business as usual; not bad, but not great either.
There is an infotainment system worth mentioning though, including features like Uconnect Access system, Uconnect Access Services with roadside assistance, theft-alarm notification, voice texting, new Dodge Performance pages, new 3-D navigation and the ability to turn the Charger into a Wi-Fi hot spot. That should take care of your connectivity and entertainment needs.
As for the engines, the lineup is unchanged over the last year model, meaning you get a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 on 2015 Dodge Charger R/T models, and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. They come with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.