Why The Dodge Charger?
Drivers looking for exhilaration can find their fit in the 2019 Dodge Charger lineup. Commuters can experience excitement in their everyday drive with the all-wheel-drive SXT. Those looking to conquer the track will take the win with the top-of-the-line SRT Hellcat. Every trim in between offers a balance of race car performance and daily practicality.
Each Dodge Charger model features a powerful engine with increasingly impressive specs for higher horsepower and faster 0-60 mph times. Each step up also brings additional performance features, like suspension, brakes, launch assist, and other upgrades. The following engine options breakdown helps differentiate the Dodge Charger trims.
3.6L Pentastar® V6
The SXT AWD is the only four-door muscle car on the market with all-wheel drive, making it a smart choice for drivers of Cincinnati, OH. With front axle disconnect, this advanced AWD allows your Dodge Charger to put power wherein you need it most. Meanwhile, the RWD models, which constitute the rest of the Charger lineup, provide traction and control with a nearly perfectly balanced front/rear weight distribution.
Additionally, the GT comes with a five-link rear sport performance suspension. This full system includes springs, sway bars, and Bilstein high-performance shocks. The GT is also lowered for a sportier drive and is the first in the lineup to include a performance hood scoop who collects air for greater cooling.
The 3.6L Pentastar V6 is available on the SXT, the SXT AWD, and the GT.
The V6 provides 292 horsepower on the SXT RWD and 300 horsepower on the GT and SXT AWD. With rear-wheel drive on the SXT, you’ll get 260 lb-ft of torque, while the all-wheel-drive SXT and the GT provide two64 lb-ft.
Every model with the V6 engine comes with TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. These models all use regular unleaded gas for extra savings at the pump.
On the GT body, this V6 engine hits 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds through a ¼ mile time of 14.8 seconds.
With the SXT, this engine brings a 0-60 of 6.6 seconds with a ¼ mile time of 15.2 seconds.
The SXT and GT are rated 19 urban / 30 highway, the top MPG rating for the lineup.
5.7L HEMI® V8
The 5.7L V8 HEMI® engine is available only on the R/T trim This engine offers 370 horsepower through 395 lb-ft of torque.
With this powerful HEMI® upgrade, you’ll get a 0-60 mph of 5.2 seconds and a ¼ mile time of 13.7 seconds.
The R/T comes with launch control switch and achieves 16 metropolitan / 25 highway ratings on regular unleaded gas. Like the GT, the R/T comes standard with suspension upgrade.
392 HEMI® V8
The 392 Hemi V8 is a 6.4L engine that delivers 485 horsepower with 475 lb-ft of torque. This engine achieves 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds and is available only on the R/T Scat Pack model.
The Scat Pack also comes standard with launch assist, line lock, and a new performance-oriented grille. With this model, you’ll get 15 city / 24 highway mileage through premium unleaded gas.
The Scat Pack also comes with four-piston Brembo brakes, available in black or red calipers to match your exterior style. You’ll also find an upgraded high-performance suspension who is a step above the previous trims.
Supercharged 6.7L HEMI® SRT® Hellcat V8
The upper-of-the-line, best-in-class Hellcat supercharged V8 engine provides a whopping 707 horsepower with 650 lb-ft of torque. With its 0-60 mph of just 3.6 seconds and a ¼ mile time of 11 seconds, the Hellcat stands out as the upper performing Dodge Charger model.
When we say supercharged engine, we mean it-the Hellcat hits speeds up to 204 mph and is competitive on any racetrack. Available only on the SRT Hellcat trim, this potent combination of engine and performance features makes the Hellcat the most powerful five-seat production vehicular ever made.
The Hellcat comes with adaptive competitive suspension, the Dodge Charger lineup’s highest grade of suspension. The three-mode active damping gives the option of auto, sport, or track modes. Auto mode provides the best balance for everyday driving.
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Sport provides moderate firmness, while track mode provides the stiffness that allows more accurate handling on the track.
Alongside this increased power, the Hellcat needs ultimate braking power, hence the addition of the top-of-the-line six-piston Brembo ultra high-performance brakes. Choose between black, red, gunmetal, or orange calipers to stylishly show off your Hellcat’s racing performance.
Despite its beefy performance, the Hellcat still gets good gas mileage for its class at 13 urban / 22 highway on premium unleaded gas.
Additional Charger Performance Features
Your Dodge Charger’s wheels are an crucial performance feature, too. The SXT comes standard with 17″ wheels, while the rest of the trims come with various 20″ wheel styles.
With Performance Pages, accessible through your dashboard or the center console touchscreen, you can review real-time data on engine performance, including g-forces and lap times.
Why Test Drive Your Next Charger At Northgate CDJR
Ready to test the difference between these powerful Dodge Charger engines? Come visit us today at our top-rated CDJR dealership near Cincinnati, OH.
We offer the area’s widest selection of in-stock muscle cars, so you can check out for yourself the difference in acceleration, handling, suspension, braking, and more.
Let our witnessed service team keep your 2019 Dodge Charger running at peak performance for years to come with genuine Dodge parts.