For 2017 the Charger's 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface gets even better for 2017 with improved screen resolution, faster processing speeds, pinching and zooming functionality and the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other updates include a new active exhaust system for the 5.7L V8 and the return of the Daytona trim level.
The 2017 Dodge Charger is offered in SE, SXT, R/T, Road & Track, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat trims.
Charger SE and SXT models come with a 292-horsepower, 3.6L V6, which the EPA rates at 23 mpg combined fuel economy. Both models come standard with rear-wheel drive but can be optioned with all-wheel drive. The R/T models channel Dodge's muscle-car past, stepping up to a 5.7L Hemi V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. The engine utilizes variable cam timing as well as a 4-cylinder mode for fuel saving when the extra power isn't needed. R/T cars also feature several performance upgrades to the suspension, exhaust, brakes and seats. The R/T Scat Pack also gets the engine out of the SRT 392.
SRT models top of the Charger heap. The SRT 392 is powered by a 6.4L Hemi V8 and delivers 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque; meanwhile, the SRT Hellcat features a supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 good for 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet. All Chargers make use of a standard TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Charger SE comes well equipped with 17-inch wheels, a power driver's seat, dual-zone air conditioning, other power accessories and a Uconnect 5.0-inch touch screen. SXT models add 19-inch wheels, cloth sport seats with heated front seats, 4-way lumbar adjustability for the driver, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, one year of SiriusXM radio, a voice-command Uconnect interface with 8.4-inch touch screen and Bluetooth connectivity and a 276-watt Alpine 6-speaker premium audio system.
In addition to the Hemi V8 and performance upgrades, the R/T provides 20-inch wheels, a rev-matching TorqueFlite transmission, plus paddle shifters and Sport Mode. Alcantara suede and Nappa leather sport seats are also included. The Road & Track trim includes HID projector headlights and auto-dimming driver's side exterior mirror, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals and steering column and upgraded LED interior lighting.
The SRT 392 is equipped much like the Road & Track, though it also includes a functional hood scoop and oil cooler, front and rear climate control outlets, unique interior appointments, a rear back-up camera, adaptive damping suspension which adjusts firmness and allows Auto, Sport and Track modes. Finally the Hellcat brings performance-tuned steering, aluminum interior accents and, of course, 707 horsepower.
Notable options across the model range include the Driver Confidence Group, with a rear back-up camera, power heated foldaway mirrors, ParkSense parking assist and blind-spot detection. Navigation is available on SXT and both R/T models, while a 19-speaker Harman/Kardon 900-watt premium audio system is available on the two SRT models.