America’s only four-door Muscle Car gets upgrades

Dodge has revamped the entire Charger lineup for 2019 to include six distinct, attitude-infused models that offer a range of performance and powertrain options for every modern muscle-car customer. The lineup ranges from the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the efficient V6 power of the new Charger GT RWD performance model and the all-wheel-drive capability of the new SXT AWD model.

Charger SRT Hellcat

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat featuring new performance grille with dual air inlets and newly available Satin Black painted hood

The 2019 Charger SRT Hellcat remains the quickest, fastest and one of the most powerful sedans in the world with its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 that delivers 707-horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to the quick-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

The Charger SRT Hellcat features a new performance grille with dual inlets that feed cooler, outside air into the engine compartment.

Bolstering the performance is the addition of four race-inspired technologies like launch assist, which uses wheel speed sensors to watch for driveline-damaging wheel hop at launch and modifies the engine torque to regain full grip. The car also comes with “Line Lock,” which engages the front brakes to hold the Charger SRT Hellcat stationary, but leaves the rear wheels free for a burnout to heat up and clean the rear tires.

Additionally, the Charger got a new instrument panel with badging, and a Satin Black painted hood option, Brass Monkey 20-inch forged wheels, and an Alcantara interior package is also new to Charger SRT Hellcat for the 2019 model year.

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Charger GT 

The new Dodge Charger GT RWD performance model is powered by the award-winning Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

For 2019, the GT adopts new performance looks and features standard, including performance hood, fascia, sculpted side sills, spoiler and seats. Race-bred chassis upgrades, including a standard performance suspension, 3.07 rear axle ratio, enhanced steering with paddle shifters, Dodge Performance Pages with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, Houndstooth cloth bolstered performance seats, new Dark Dub Plate instrument panel, and new 20-inch Satin Carbon and Black Noise wheel options.

The new Cold Weather Package is also available on GT, including heated steering wheel and heated cloth driver and passenger seats.

Charger SXT AWD 

The Charger SXT AWD model, new for 2019, is powered by the award-winning Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, and mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering up to 27 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive system is automatic with an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect, which helps minimize powertrain parasitic losses.

Available options on the SXT AWD are a new Caramel Nappa leather interior, Houndstooth cloth sport seats and the Blacktop Package, which includes a new 19-inch Black Noise wheel. The new Cold Weather Package is also available on the SXT AWD, which includes heated steering wheel and heated cloth driver and passenger seats.

For more information on 2019 Dodge Charger models, see Dodge. 

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Nicole Ellan James

As an automotive journalist and avid car enthusiast, Nicole Ellan James has a passion for automotive that is reflected in every aspect of her lifestyle. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @nicoleeellan
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