A five-speed automatic is standard. Backseat passengers enjoy comfortable accommodations thanks to the soft bench seat. Sport Seats The nicely bolstered sport seats are still wide enough to fit full-sized bodies and feature lumbar support for both the driver and passenger. But the extra gear ratios continue to pay off as the Ford crosses the finish line three-tenths and 1. The check engine light was always coming on and it was misfiring in the cylinders. They get great gas mileage because they are always on the back of a tow truck! Styling There's something about the Charger that makes it look angry. This one is projected to be the volume seller, and with good reason.
The backseat is also a little claustrophobic because your views out the side of the car are limited by the low roofline — which translates into short windows — and by the car's exterior styling, which cuts off the side window near the passenger's head. Come from a person that has parents in car business I seen them all till I was a owner of a Hemi V8 and 09 Dodge Charger made to last!! The Charger fell behind the G8 in steering feel and long stopping distances. Engineers then add numerous performance parts, including revised intake and exhaust manifolds, high-flow cylinder heads, a high-performance camshaft, a forged-steel crankshaft and reinforced connecting rods. The system maximizes fuel efficiency by powering only the rear wheels during normal driving, and engaging the front wheels when conditions require extra traction. So you get most of the adrenaline rush and retro soundtrack at half-off clearance pricing. The seats have power adjustments and are quite comfortable. If you want a large sedan and V8 performance isn't a priority, we suggest looking beyond the Charger.
The shifter throw and clutch-pedal travel both feel long if your frame of reference is , , or sticks, but the mechanical action is satisfying, and there's never any question as to where clutch takeup commences or when a gear has been engaged. The Dodge, however, features different sheet metal and is highlighted by a pronounced bulge extending from the rear doors to the rear quarter-panel. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Also new are the Action Transfer Case and Front Axle Disconnect in all-wheel-drive models. But as we pointed out in our July comparison, it feels more nose-heavy, and the Challenger conforms much better to imperfect roads. Also new for 2009 is a revised all-wheel-drive system that can automatically or manually disconnect the front axle to slightly improve fuel economy and provide the better handling afforded by rear-wheel drive.
Gas was still relatively cheap, power was easy. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Although the 300 will appeal to those seeking luxury, the Charger is intended to attract buyers looking for performance in the family-sedan segment. In terms of engines, the 3.
Until recently, the only people who could recount the joy of driving a brand-new Camaro, Challenger or Boss Mustang were those who came of driving age during the 1960s. If, however, big boffo V8 power makes your heart jump, the 2009 Dodge Charger could be your car. See a with the 2008 model. Like the Chrysler 300 which it shares a platform with , the Charger has short side windows that enhance the car's low-slung appearance. Sounds amazing, great comfort, looks aggressive get mistaken for a cop often , and just a great roomy but fast sedan~! Styling There's something about the Charger that makes it look angry.
It doesn't reward the driver in the process, because the steering doesn't offer much feedback. Cargo The Charger's trunk offers 16. But, thanks to Dodge, the experience has been brought back to life, only this time the muscle car of your dreams isn't a cramped, poor-handling coupe, but a sophisticated and comfortable sedan. Can V-6 engines, cylinder deactivation, and manual transmissions help earn a piece of the neo-pony pie with its gorgeous Challenger? It comes packaged with a hill-start assist system, bright pedals, and a way shorter axle ratio 3. Although 368 hp is likely overkill, the 5. Most buyers would be wise to consider the 250-hp, 3. What's New for 2009 For 2009, the Dodge Charger's available V8 gains more power and better fuel economy, while the optional all-wheel-drive system has been similarly upgraded to enhance fuel economy.
Imagine what it must have been like back in the '60s and '70s to walk into a dealership, point out the muscle car of your dreams and drive it off the showroom floor. The protection group adds Bluetooth, self-sealing tires and side airbags. The car tracks admirably once you've chosen your line, and it feels especially stable, too. Bend quickly into a corner and you can feel the tires rolling under, then the body heeling over, after which linear steering response ensues. Fuel economy for the base engine is an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Chrysler says it will release another high-performance package later in the 2009 model year that will further enhance the Charger's steering, suspension and brakes.
Along with the new Ram pickup truck, the Charger has one of Dodge's better interiors in terms of materials quality, panel fit and refinement of the controls. The automatic makes seamless shifts during leisurely driving, but can knock off a couple of quick, firm downshifts when you step hard on the gas. Integrated into the lower front bumper are functional air intakes that deliver cool air to the Brembo front disc brakes. For those who yearn for the good ol' days of good ol' boys and good ol' horsepower, the Charger's big-time power and brash styling represent a welcome revival. They agreed to pay for half of the repairs, but never did. It got four stars for front side protection. It puts out 368 hp and 398 ft-lb of torque, up from 340 hp and 390 ft-lb.