The Dodge Charger is an American original, one of the first names you think of when it comes to muscle cars. Big and powerful, it occupies a unique niche in America’s automotive culture.
Dodge made it a point of their designs for the 2017 Dodge Charger to empathize and pay tribute to this proud heritage. If you’re a muscle car fan, the Dodge Charger has much to offer.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2017
For 2017, Dodge has introduced several new features and model lines sure to please fans of muscle car design, styling and power.
The newly introduced Daytona and Daytona 392 model lines are designed to emphasize the Charger’s heritage and improve overall performance. Unique features of the Daytona lineup include unique body graphics, wider wheels, improved braking and improved interior styling.
The Daytona isn’t the only Charger seeing improvements. All V-8 models come standard with an electronically controlled exhaust system, increasing performance and delivering that distinctive Charger sound.
On the inside, the Uconnect system is attached to an 8.4-inch touchscreen and adds Apple CarPlay, Android Audio and improved software performance and graphics.
The SRT lineup for 2017 gains improved wheels, the uniquely designed SRT Hellcat, a new logo, LED enhancements, and blind spot monitoring are now standard on the SRT 392.
Other improvements include 19-inch wheels with the Rallye package on SRT models, Houndstooth cloth seating as an option for SXT and R/T models, and a wide selection of new colors, such as Yellow Jacket, New Green Go and Octane Red.
THE T/A PACKAGE
The optional T/A package improves upon the already impressive Charger 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 models. Improvements include electronic control and improvements to the exhaust system, an improved powertrain, cold air induction systems, larger wheels and chassis upgrades to improve handling.
Of particular note are the SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack, both of which have custom-designed bodies that improve performance and are truly unique-looking automobiles.
SAFETY TEST AND RATINGS
The 2017 Dodge Charger scored top ratings (5 out of 5 stars) in the NHTSA’s rigorous safety and crash testing. This high rating was awarded to both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models.
The Charger has a long history of high safety ratings, receiving 5 stars for the last 10 years. These ratings take front, side and rollover accidents into account.
A forward collision warning system protects you from accidents by providing alerts in dangerous situations, and an automatic braking system that stops the car to prevent impact. The Charger also has a lane departure warning system to keep you aware of drifting and lane departure.
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