2023 Dodge Charger – Engine, Transmission, and Performance in Kimberley

April 7,2023

The Dodge Charger is a classic American muscle car that channels its NASCAR roots with powerful V-8 engines and rowdy exhaust notes. While not every Charger comes with a mighty Hemi V-8 engine under the hood, they all share an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive, providing a smooth and controlled ride. For those looking for a more subdued driving experience, the V-6 engine is also an option, with the added availability of all-wheel drive. However, the V-6 lacks the giddy-up of front-wheel drive sedans like the Nissan Maxima, and Dodge doesn't offer a manual gearbox option for the Charger, which could add to the driving experience. When it comes to acceleration, the Charger's more powerful V-8 models excel at the strip, with the 485-hp Charger R/T Scat Pack posting an impressive 3.8-second sprint to 60 mph. The 370-hp Charger also has enough horsepower to outrun most family sedans. During a test drive of a bright Green Go Charger, reviewers noted the car had a comfortable and composed ride, with large 20-inch wheels that performed well on most surfaces. However, obstacles like railroad crossings and potholes could unsettle the car. The big-bodied sedan was also remarkably balanced when cornering, with the Daytona model's hefty horsepower advantage amplifying the fun. To learn more about the 2023 Dodge Charger’s engine performance, please feel free to check out our new Dodge inventory at Cranbrook Dodge.