The 2017 Dodge Charger R/T will be a slightly modified version of its predecessor. After being thoroughly updated for the 2015 MY, the Charger R/T now offers a more refined driving experience combined with the new incredibly powerful V8 engine under its hood. As for the 2017 version, expect to see minor cosmetic changes as well as enhanced equipment packages. The famous full-size sedan will be offered in base R/T, R/T Road & Track and R/T Scat Pack variants.
2017 Dodge Charger R/T Mechanical Department
The entry-level 2017 Dodge Charger R/T will once again be powered by the 5.7-liter V8 that cranks out 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. This dependable engine benefits greatly from the recently introduced eight-speed transmission. According to Dodge, the model needs just under 6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Those who opt for the R/T Road & Track version get paddle shifters as well as the brand’s Sport mode II. Now, the R/T Scat Pack model takes things to a whole new level. Namely, it hosts the 485-hp 6.4-liter V8, Bilstein suspension and four-piston Brembo brakes. Many agree that this version actually offers the best value for money in the this Dodge lineup, especially for performance-oriented buyers.
2017 Dodge Charger R/T Design
The 2017 Dodge Charger R/T will feature the recognizable aggressive appearance. Apart from a few tweaks concentrated on the front fascia, the rest of the exterior design will carry over from the outgoing version. At the front, expect to see sleek new grille and headlights, while the rear end adopts a more rounded shape and unique racing taillights. The interior will come basically unchanged compared to the previous model. Expect the 2017 Charger R/T to offer a comfortable and capacious cabin hosting a bevy of high-quality features and Dodge’s latest infotainment system.
2017 Dodge Charger R/T Release Date
As for the pricing, we expect the 2017 Dodge Charger R/T to be one of the most reasonably priced options in this segment. The base R/T should start at $34,000, while the range-topping R/T Scat Pack will be available for only $41,000. Official release date is still unavailable but we expect the 2017 model to make its debut in mid-2016.