2014 Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan, available in SE, SXT, R/T, SRT8 Super Bee and SRT8 versions. The 2014 Dodge Charger SXT, standard equipment on the SE includes alloy wheels of 17 inches, a five-speed automatic transmission, the automatic headlights, key-less ignition/entry, cruise control, dual-zone manual air conditioning, driver’s seat adjustment electric six-way 60/40- split folding rear seats, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, touchscreen interface 4.3-inch and an audio system with six-speaker CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an audio interface iPod/USB.
The 2014 Dodge Charger SXT adds an eight-speed transmission, heated mirrors, remote ignition Fog lights, dual-zone automatic temperature control, heated front seats, driver’s seat electric adjustable eight-way, the leather steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a touch screen interface 8.4 inch, Bluetooth connectivity and audio phone, satellite radio and high Speakers improved. With four-wheel drive Charger SXT comes standard with 19-inch wheels.
The 2014 Dodge Charger SXT offers a number of optional software. More Package adds 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated, electric front passenger seat eight heel, heated rear seats and interior LED lighting. The Rallye Appearance Group adds a slight upgrade power to the V6, 20-inch chrome wheels, performance tires and brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a platform lid spoiler,shift paddles, the sport mode for the transmission, sport seats and 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre sound system. The2014 Dodge Charger SXT blacktop package is essentially the same as the Rally but with painted wheels and a black grille, while the Redline package is essentially the Blacktop package with red trim on the wheels.
Like all Blacktop and Redline are not available with AWD packages, Dodge offers AWD Sport package with the same content. The three packages are also available on the R/T V8. Also available on 2014 Dodge Charger SXT is the Group navigation, which includes a navigation system Garmin-source and a rearview camera. Choose the Driver Confidence Group and get wipers with rain sensor, xenon headlights, automatic high beam control, an interior mirror Auto-dimming driver’s side, a dead-spot warning system with cross detection way back, rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Driver Convenience Group contributes heated and ventilated seats in the front, driver memory functions, power adjustable pedals and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel power. A sunroof is a stand-alone option.
R/T starts with the standard equipment of the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT and adds a V8 engine with a five-speed transmission, xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels, performance tires, upgraded brakes, the same sport-tuned suspension as Rally (rear-wheel drive only) and sport seats with cloth upholstery.
As the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT trims R/T can be fooled by many groups of options. In addition the package R/T reflects that of the 2014 Dodge Charger SXT, while the Road & Track package adds a black grille, 20-inch wheels, a deck lid spoiler, upgraded brakes, auto-dimming interior mirror, driver side a Sport mode for the transmission, paddle shifters, leather trim and the convenience of the driver group mentioned above. Driver Confidence Group also available with the Road & Track package, while Pak track pins on a system based on three performance modes stability control, braking performance director sports and an even firmer suspension air condition.
To complete the R/T range, the RT Max package are essentially beginning with the R/T Plus and adds navigation, driver convenience and groups of driver confidence, as well as adaptive cruise control, pre-warning collision, blind-spot warning and the rear cross path warning systems.
The ultra high-performance SRT8 model starts with RT equipment and adds a larger V8 engine, an adaptive sport suspension with three modes, 20-inch wheels, the system stability, control with three modes, launch control, enhanced with red Brembo calipers, rear spoiler and other elements of racy style brakes. Inside, there is an SRT steering wheel with paddle shifters, sport seats with exclusive SRT leather trim, an information center of the vehicle color in the gauge cluster of “Performance Pages” and a system Harman Kardon 19-speaker option.
The2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee is a more affordable less luxurious version of the SRT8, it starts with the most I/T equipment base R and adds the big V8, 20-inch wheels, unique exterior graphics, black Brembo “Z-Stripe” upholstery fabric with yellow and silver Bee logos on the front headrests and heated rear seats. In particular, the bee is the only charger other than the base SE that does not come standard with the 8.4-inch touch screen. The unit of 4.3 inches is standard, and the larger screen is only optional at extra cost. The bee is also to do with the audio system with six entry-level speakers.
2014 Dodge Charger SXT Interior
You might expect the charger brash future to have a cheap interior, but this is not the case at all. Dodge uses much better material today than it did in the first generation charger, and result is the surprisingly upscale environment. We also love the way the center console is angled towards the driver, a welcome dash relatively flat Chrysler 300 related change. Another highlight is the interface of the touch screen of 8.4 inches, which offers user-friendly virtual buttons, intuitive menu structure and colorful graphics and crisp. Too bad it does not come standard on the SE or of the bee, the unit of 4.3 inches lacking in these models is much less satisfactory.
Imposing dimensions of the charger provide all passengers with a luxurious amount of space, if the slender rear roofline of the car can restrict the space for taller occupants of the rear seats. Also keep in mind that, compared to front-wheel drive full-size sedans, Dodge has less available legroom in the rear center seating because of the intrusion into the transmission tunnel. In addition, the volume of 15.4 cubic feet of trunk has been just suitable for a large sedan, but the rear seats are standard 60/40-split-folding for occasions when you need more space.
2014 Dodge Charger SXT Engine
2014 Dodge Charger SE and 2014 Dodge Charger SXT come standard with the 3.6-liter V6 that produces 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Add the Rallye Appearance Group, Blacktop Package, Sport Package AWD Redline or package, and engine and exhaust settings up output 300 HP and 264 lb-ft of torque. The five-speed automatic is standard on the 2014 Dodge Charger SE, while an eight-speed automatic is optional for the SE and standard for all 2014 Dodge Charger SXT. Rear wheel drive is standard, but the SXT can be equipped with four-wheel drive.
The SE returns a 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway EPA-estimated 21 mpg and combined. With the automatic eight-speed, fuel economy goes commendable 19/31/23 mpg. In performance testing, an 2014 Dodge Charger SXT RWD accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, an average time for a full-size sedan. The Charger R/T gets a 5.7-liter V8 good for 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. An automatic reader and five-speed rear wheels are standard, with AWD as an option for all but the R/T Road & Track. In testing, a rear-drive R/T accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Economy EPA-estimated fuel 16/25/19 with rear-wheel drive and 15/23/18 with all-wheel drive. The Charger SRT8 is powered by the 6.4-liter V8 making 470 PH and 470 lb-ft of torque. An automatic reader and five-speed rear wheels are standard. In testing, he hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Fuel economy expected to bring back to 14/23/17 mpg.
2014 Dodge Charger SXT Safety
Standard safety features for the Charger include stability and traction control, disc brakes with ABS, side airbags, front seats, a driver’s side knee airbag, side curtain airbags and active head restraints in front. Options include a rearview camera, a blind-spot warning system, rear warning system and a cross-traffic alert system before collision that comes with adaptive cruise control.
In brake testing, a Charger SXT with 20-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in 113 feet, remarkably short for a large sedan. 2014 Dodge Charger RT is essentially the same, while the SRT8 with summer tires top of the handle performance has achieved an even shorter 108 feet.
In crash tests by the government, 2014 Dodge Charger received a top rating of five stars for overall protection, including the four stars for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute Highway Safety awarded the charger from the highest rating of “Good” in the frontal thrust moderate offset and side impact crash tests roof strength.