2011 Dodge Charger

Base RWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2011 dodge charger Reviews and News

2011 Dodge Charger RT Front Left View
Bad day in the design dome
I still remember going into the design dome at the Chrysler tech center in Auburn Hills to see the upcoming 2006 Dodge Charger. The recently introduced Chrysler 300 was a sensation; the Dodge Magnum was a ballsy station wagon. Now there would be a sedan. There had been a Dodge Charger R/T concept car, back in 1999, that was very promising, its styling inspired by the excellent '68-'70 model. But when Chrysler design boss Trevor Creed pulled the drape off the production Charger, I could only think, "What happened?"
1999 Dodge Charger RT Concept
The cool influences of the iconic Charger were nowhere to be found. Instead there was a weird hop-up ahead of the rear fenders that didn't match the shape of the rear side glass, the graphic for which came to a point even though the glass area and the door opening didn't. The car had the same squashed roofline as the 300 but none of that car's design cohesion and none of its presence. To make matters worse, the interior, cheapened compared to its Chrysler counterpart, was an unrelieved house of rubberized hard plastic.
The Meathead Division
Here was a rare beast, a V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive, American sedan, but it was impossible to get excited about it because the execution was so dumbed down. This was around the time Dodge was running its "That thing got a Hemi in it?" ads, with white-trash actor dude Jon Reep. It was as if Dodge was trying to position itself as the Meathead Division.
In the years since, we've seen a spate of mostly disappointing products. A redesigned Charger, developed during Chrysler's darkest financial hours, was not hotly anticipated. All of which makes the new Charger one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2011 model year.
A wholesale improvement
The new Charger's exterior dimensions are all within an inch of the previous car, but the overall impact is far greater. (The new car is significantly more aerodynamic as well). A new greenhouse features a more raked windshield and taller side windows, and the pillars aren't quite as fat, all of which improves outward visibility. The upsweep at the rear fenders flows from the C-shaped side scallops, which recall the '68-'70 Charger (and the '99 concept). Full-width rear taillights give the back end a lot more distinction, and also echo the muscle-car-era Charger. Here, however, they're modernized with 168 LEDs.
Exit the cave
The previous Charger interior was a dark cave that was impossible to see out of, and yet given its cheap materials, one wonders why Chrysler designers would want to focus your attention inside. Now, however, not only is the Charger (somewhat) easier to see out of, but when your gaze returns to your surroundings, what you see is a whole lot nicer.
The interior has a fairly simple dash, with the instruments and the huge touch-screen encased in a swath of machine-turned silver trim -- which may be to everyone's taste. The sleek fonts for the gauges, however, are unlikely to find any detractors, nor will the large, grippy knobs for the fan speed, the stereo volume, and the radio tuning. The touch-screen is huge, but it has sucked up too many functions that deserve their own, dedicated switches or buttons. The radio band and presets should move off-screen, because they'd be easier to use by feel and they wouldn't disappear when you switch the screen to navigation. So, too, should the seat heaters. The screen graphics and resolution, however, are top-notch, and the procedure for pairing a phone with Bluetooth is the quickest and easiest I've yet to experience -- and you needn't talk to the dashboard to do it.
My particular Charger presented particularly well, as it was equipped with supple Nappa leather. The seats have a neat sew pattern, which is repeated in the contrasting-color door panel inserts. The driving position is quite good, with a prominent dead pedal. Getting into the rear seat is hazardous to one's cranium due to the sloping door opening (a problem in more and more sedans). Once you're plopped down on the soft seat, however, headroom is adequate and legroom is okay.
A polished performer
All of the above changes and improvement allow you to focus on the driving experience, which is might not be worlds better but is a lot easier to appreciate. Although the new Pentastar V-6 blows away any of the previously available sixes, the Charger is still a V-8 kind of car. With 370 hp, the Hemi is virtually unchanged from before; it has a nice rumble when provoked but has the manners to keep its mouth shut most of the time. Acceleration is good but not blistering fast (for that, you need the 465-hp SRT8, apparently). The five-speed automatic shifts smoothly, but there's no hiding the fact that it's down on ratios; an eight-speed automatic (available with the V-6 for 2012) would lessen the gaps between ratios and provide a welcome improvement in fuel economy.
2011 Dodge Charger RT Rear Left Side View
As it is, the rear-wheel-drive Hemi is rated at 16/25 mpg, while the all-wheel-drive version gets 15/23 mpg, according to the Feds. I got an indicated 16 mpg in mostly around-town driving, in my AWD test car. All-wheel drive, however, might not be the way to go here. Besides the fuel economy penalty, there's the $2150 extra cost. Also, I did not find this to be a particularly fast-acting system. For instance, when you jump on the gas to pull out into traffic and the ramp angle of the pavement causes the rear wheels to lose traction, there's a good bit of wheelspin and tire squeal before torque finally shifts to the front wheels.
Otherwise, though, the chassis is very impressive. One might expect a heavy, burly American sports sedan to ride stiffly, with plenty of side-to-side body motions from its fat antiroll bars, and some tramlining due to the wide tires. But, continuing the theme of muscle with manners, the Charger exhibits none of those bad behaviors. Instead, it stoically sops up bad pavement, and steers precisely, with proper effort levels. Interestingly, the rear-wheel-drive R/T has a firmer suspension setup than my AWD test car. That firmer suspension also is optional on the base SE but not on the AWD R/T; still, I can't say that I missed it, as the base tuning is very responsive. The car's structure feels solid. The car is also fairly quiet.
Yes, this is a better-mannered machine, but any polish it had before went unnoticed, so hard was it to see past the car's design and interior. Now, however, the Charger stands tall as the classic-style American sedan it always should have been, but that it was hard to imagine it could be.
2011 Dodge Charger R/T AWD
Base price: $33,370
Price as tested: $38,385
Standard equipment:
5.7-liter V-8 engine
5-speed automatic transmission
All-wheel drive
Power windows/locks/mirrors
Stability control and traction control
Dual-zone air-conditioning
Remote start
Keyless entry/ignition
Tilt/telescoping steering column
12-way power driver seat w/4-way lumbar
HID headlamps
Heated front seats
UConnect Touch 8.4 touchscreen LED display w/SD card reader, and voice command
Satellite radio
Bluetooth connectivity
Bluetooth
Options on this vehicle:
R/T Plus package
- Security alarm
- Nappa leather seats
- Heated rear seats
- 12-way power driver and passenger seats w/ 4-way lumbar
- Heated and cooled cup holders
- LED interior lighting
- heavy-duty alternator
Driver confidence group
- Backup camera
- Blind-spot warning system
- Rear cross-path detection system
- Rear audible parking aid
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Smartbeam headlamps
- Auto-adjust in reverse exterior mirrors
- Approach lamps
- Auto-dimming drivers exterior mirror
Driver convenience group
- Power-adjustable pedals w/memory
- Memory for power seat/mirrors/radio
- Power tilt/telescope steering column
- Heated steering wheel
Navigation/Rear back-up camera group
- UConnect touch 8.4N
- Garmin navigation system
Redline 3-coast pearl paint
Key options not on vehicle:
R/T Max package
Sunroof
Adaptive cruise control
Alpine premium audio system
Fuel economy: 15/23 mpg (city/highway)
Engine:
5.7L V-8
Horsepower: 370 hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque: 395 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
Drive:
All-wheel
Transmission:
5-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4450 lbs
Wheels/tires:
19 x 8 in wheels
Michelin MXM4 235/55 R19 tires
Competitors: Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus SHO, Hyundai Genesis
2011 Dodge Charger Amag Promo
2011 Dodge Charger Front Three Quarters
Amidst the Chrysler Group’s tired and dated 2010 portfolio, the Dodge Charger was easily one of the most compelling cars. Its muscular styling and rear-wheel-drive configuration made for a unique offering in the large car segment. So it’s interesting that while most of the lineup is getting mere updates, the 2011 Dodge Charger is being billed as an all-new car.
More retro
From the street, a more stylized, graphic presentation sets the 2011 Charger apart from the outgoing car. Inspiration comes from the second-generation, 1968–70 Dodge Charger, drawing cues such as the twin hood scallops. That motif is repeated with C-shaped side scallops, which were seen previously on the 1999 concept car. The new face features the revised corporate grille, but the more dramatic change is in back, where there’s a new full-width taillamp treatment, lit by a total of 168 LEDs. While it at times feels too retro and too forced in the context of the rest of the car, it unquestionably makes a strong statement when illuminated at night. Just as significant as the appearance change, though, is the improvement in visibility, achieved thanks to a more angled windshield, thinner pillars, and taller side glass.
A fresh-start interior
Cheap and ugly interiors were a hallmark of Chrysler Group products over the past five years, as company executives, designers, and engineers will readily admit. So, significantly upgraded interiors have been and will continue to be a running theme for the 16 new and refreshed products that Chrysler will deliver in the next two years. In the Charger, that means a new steering wheel, a single-piece dashboard, softer armrests, and new materials. Put simply, the interior now delivers exactly what the Charger should have offered five years ago. The fits are excellent, the materials are nice, and the subdued look is attractive.
In vehicles with the optional 8.4-inch touch screen, physical controls are kept to a minimum with just two knobs for audio adjustment and a handful of buttons and a single dial to adjust the climate control. The rest of the systems then rely heavily on the touch screen, which is nicely organized with large icons and logical menu structures. The available navigation software comes from Garmin, and it will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ever used one of the company’s aftermarket nav units. It’s a smart move on Chrysler’s part to use such a familiar interface, but the graphics look cartoonish, as they’ve simply been scaled up from Garmin’s much smaller displays. A 4.3-inch touch screen without navigation functionality is standard equipment.
2011 Dodge Charger Rear Three Quarters
Much-needed new six, much-loved old eight
Chrysler’s new six-cylinder steps in for both the 3.5-liter and 2.7-liter V-6 engines available in last year’s car. The 3.6-liter V-6 delivers a 42-hp increase over the 3.5-liter, making 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It’s a much-needed modernization of Chrysler’s six-cylinder, with a refined demeanor, competitive output, and slight fuel economy gains.
As good as the V-6 is, we’re still fans of the Charger R/T’s V-8, even if it is the same 5.7-liter Hemi from last year. Now making an additional 2 hp for a total of 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, the V-8 delivers thrust from down low, making up for any shortcomings in the transmission (more on that in a moment). The Hemi continues to use cylinder deactivation during low-load cruising, but Dodge has renamed it from Multi-Displacement System to Fuel Saving Technology. (EPA fuel economy numbers for either engine haven’t been released yet.)
Rear-wheel-drive remains standard with either engine, while all-wheel-drive can be had on eight-cylinder cars. Both engines are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, and it’s undoubtedly the Charger’s weakest asset. It is slow, abrupt on aggressive downshifts, and sometimes unpredictable in how it responds to throttle inputs. In manual mode, it’s often unresponsive, not to mention that the tap-left-to-downshift, tap-right-to-upshift layout is both unintuitive and uninviting. Chrysler has recently announced a plan to begin producing eight-speed automatic transmissions designed by German supplier ZF, and while that gearbox isn’t confirmed for the Charger, it would be an obvious application. It can’t arrive soon enough.
A sporting sedan
With new spring and damper rates and new bushings throughout the suspension, the Charger’s ride has settled down while the handling benefits from changes like adding negative camber front and rear. The net effect is that Dodge engineers have made meaningful handling improvements without compromising passenger comfort. Its large size and heavy curb weight (4253 pounds with a V-8) keep the Charger from claiming a “sport sedan” label outright, but the car is far sportier than anything else offered in the segment. The new leather-wrapped, smaller-diameter steering wheel is attached to new hardware. The power steering pump is now electrically driven for fuel economy benefits, but the driver reaps his rewards from the faster steering rack. In all, it provides positive on-center response with the consistent effort that hydraulic steering typically offers.
A Super Track Pack adds larger front and rear anti-roll bars, a lower rear axle ratio, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, upgraded shocks, and three-mode stability control. Only in cars with the Super Track Pack can stability control be fully turned off.
No more apologies
With the 2011 updates, Dodge has polished the Charger that can compete on far more than the fact that it’s a rare rear-wheel-drive car in a front-wheel-drive segment. The interior refinements and ride improvements allow the Charger to easily stand up to the Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus. While it still hits hard with emotional appeal and the handling benefits of rear-wheel-drive, the Charger no longer needs to apologize for massive shortcomings. Pricing for the 2011 Charger starts at $25,995 with V-8 models starting at $30,995.
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Just as it’s introduced in the V-6 Chargers and 300s for 2012, Chrysler’s new ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission is set to spread through Jeep’s Grand Cherokee lineup, according to a report from the Brits at Autocar. The new ZF-sourced eight-speed recently made its debut on 2012 Pentastar V-6-equipped Chrysler 300s and Dodge Chargers.
2012 Dodge Charger Front Three Quarter
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Chrysler previously told us that it would fit a new eight-speed automatic transmission to V-6-powered models of the 2012 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger in order to improve the cars’ fuel economy. Now Chrysler has announced just how much that transmission improves economy: the 2012 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 with the eight-speed transmission will be rated at 19/31 mpg (city/highway) -- compared to ratings of 18/27 mpg with the five-speed automatic.

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$18,425

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2011 Dodge Charger Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
292 hp @ 6350rpm
Torque:
260 ft lb of torque @ 4800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 60 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 300 AND DODGE CHARGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
119,072
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 AND 2012 300 AND DODGE CHARGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 18, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
119,072
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured April 11, 2011, through December 14, 2011. The affected vehicles may have improperly sized terminal crimps on the seat side-airbag wiring harness which may cause the seat side-airbags to malfunction and illuminate the airbag warning light.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment the airbags may not operate as designed, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace both driver and passenger seat airbag wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N07.
Potential Units Affected
119,497
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 and 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE VEHICLES. THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS OF SOME VEHICLES COULD FAIL DUE TO AN OVERHEATED BULB HARNESS CONNECTOR. OTHER VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND/OR BRAKING ABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP JUMPER HARNESSES AND RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE WITHIN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 2, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
9,137
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 and 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE VEHICLES. THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS OF SOME VEHICLES COULD FAIL DUE TO AN OVERHEATED BULB HARNESS CONNECTOR. OTHER VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND/OR BRAKING ABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP JUMPER HARNESSES AND RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE WITHIN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 2, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
9,137
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 and 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE VEHICLES. THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS OF SOME VEHICLES COULD FAIL DUE TO AN OVERHEATED BULB HARNESS CONNECTOR. OTHER VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND/OR BRAKING ABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP JUMPER HARNESSES AND RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE WITHIN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 2, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
9,137
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 and 2012 DODGE CHARGER POLICE VEHICLES. THE LOW BEAM HEADLAMPS OF SOME VEHICLES COULD FAIL DUE TO AN OVERHEATED BULB HARNESS CONNECTOR. OTHER VEHICLES MAY LOSE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUNCTION DUE TO AN OVERHEATED POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER.
Consequences
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF VISIBILITY AND/OR BRAKING ABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLAMP JUMPER HARNESSES AND RELOCATE THE ABS/ESC SYSTEM FUSE WITHIN THE POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 2, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Potential Units Affected
9,137
Notes
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 20, 2010, through November 8, 2011, and equipped with halogen headlamps. In the affected vehicles, a sub-harness for the headlights may overheat and cause the low beam headlights to go out.
Consequences
Loss of headlights reduces the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp jumper harnesses and bulbs, or the headlamp assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 2, 2014. Owners may contract Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P08. This recall concerns non-police vehicles. A separate campaign was launched in 2012 to address police vehicles. See NHTSA recall 12V-042.
Potential Units Affected
43,445
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.
Consequences
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.
Potential Units Affected
434,600
Notes
Chrysler Group LLC


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Dodge Charger

Depreciation
21%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$7,781
21%
Insurance
$8,065
21.8%
Fuel Cost
$11,596
31.3%
Financing
$1,953
5.3%
Maintenance
$4,499
12.1%
Repair Costs
$2,809
7.6%
State Fees
$367
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $37,070 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor