AWD cars: Dodge Charger SXT AWD

4-door, AWD cars ideal for the snow and cold
Dodge Charger SXT AWD
  • Dodge Charger SXT AWD

  • Consumer Reports score: 75
  • Price: $31,295
  • Mileage:
    • City - 18 mpg
    • Highway - 27 mpg

Dodge takes its role as the performance arm of Chrysler very seriously, as its Charger flagship sedan proves. From the top of its head to its 19-inch alloy wheels and tires, the Charger looks agile and mean.

Although the tamer SXT with its 292-horsepower V-6 appears as one of our AWD cars because that's the vehicle Consumer Reports tested, the more potent Charger R/T with its 370-horsepower V-8 would slide in under the price ceiling.

Even with the V-6, the Charger is fun to drive. Fuel economy is decent, thanks in part to an eight-speed driver-shiftable automatic transmission. Charger has the roominess most of us expect in a full-size sedan, with a fair amount of luggage space.

The Charger isn't typically lumped in with luxury sedans, but it does provide a number of high-end bits of comfort and technology. It comes standard with keyless/remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror and an 8.4-inch color touch-screen interface. These are in addition to other standard equipment, such as Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats and outboard mirrors, and a six-speaker audio system with iPod interface.



Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us


Tara Baukus Mello

543K more Toyota cars recalled for air bags

The auto giant has announced another air bag recall in order to meet safety standards.  ... Read more

Connect with us