2019 Dodge Charger vs. 2018 Dodge Charger in Edmonton, AB
Nothing says pure American muscle like the dreamy Dodge Charger. The modern Charger maintains its classical charms thanks to aggressive styling cues and beastly performance. Here at Southtown Chrysler, we love the Charger, but what if you’re faced with choosing between a 2019 and 2018 model? As your top Dodge dealer in Edmonton, we’ve done the work for you! Check out our comparison on the 2019 and the 2018 Dodge Charger.
From top-to-bottom, the Dodge Charger flexes its muscle-car experience through classic design. Both the 2019 and 2018 Chargers are part of the seventh generation of Charger which has been running since 2011. Featuring a stylish grille that connects the LED headlights on the front, to the signature LED racetrack taillamp on the rear fascia, and the available 3-piece spoiler, the exterior of the Charger is bold, to say the least. 2019’s Charger is tweaked with updated interior options such as cloth seats and stitched leather surfaces. The 2019 R/T trim added a more aggressive exterior, pulling design cues from the high-end Hellcat model. The 2019 R/T Scat Pack has a refreshed grille, and new exterior badging as well. The 2018 Charger saw appearance modifications on the SXT plus, including a functional hood scoop, body-side cladding and 20-inch wheels.
Year-to-year, performance remains consistent in both the 2019 and 2018 Charger. Both are loaded under the hood with four glorious engine options, The 3.6-litre Pentasta™ VVT V6 is Canada’s best selling engine, ripping 300 horses and 264 lb-ft of torque. And that’s just the standard engine. Also available are the 5.7-litre HEMI VVT V8, the 6.4-litre SRT HEMI V8, to give a ton of all-American power. At the top, we see the engine in a league of its own. The 6.2-litre Supercharged HEMI SRT Hellcat V8. 707 horses, 650 lb-ft of torque. When you drive a Charger Hellcat, you’re driving the most powerful sedan in the world. For the more economy-conscious drivers, both the 2019 and 2018 AWD Chargers were awarded Best-in-Class AWD fuel economy.
For 2019 and 2018, the SXT remains as the base model Charger, starting at $37,095 for the 2019 model and $36,545 for 2018. Though both years feature multiple trim levels, numerous accessible features, and endless customization, the 2018 Charger takes the cake for having 9-trim levels (vs. 5 in 2019). 2018 was also the year where the Charger received three-mode stability control, a performance suspension, retuned steering, shift paddles, and stickier tires to its lineup of V6 models. A ParkView rear back-up camera became standard, and when the Charger’s infotainment was updated to include a Uconnect 4 multimedia centre. Though both years still have the top-tier Hellcat model, look to 2018 if you’re looking to pick up the Scat Pack 392. With 20×9 Black Noise aluminum wheels, high-performance suspension and the 485 horses under the hood, it’s a baby version of the Hellcat with a significantly reduced price tag.