2011 Dodge Charger review: SRT8, RT, SXT models

Dodge Charger 2011

2011 Dodge Charger review

The 2011 Dodge Charger has since its inception drifted from its unique muscle car pedigree of the ’60s edition. While the other models maintained their coupe configurations and comparatively compact packages, the Dodge Charger acquired a Supersize, including a pair of doors and some extra notches to its dimensional belt. It’s somewhat wider with a 0.5-in. increase to 75.0 in. and 0.2 in. shorter, while the track widths have been enlarged by 0.4 and 0.7 in., at the front and rear, correspondingly, with the wheelbase extended by a further 0.2 in. It’s the enhanced bearing together with well-built styling cues from the box-like scallops on the doors and aluminum hood that gives a bigger feel to the new 2011 Dodge Charger.

2011 Dodge Charger SXT

The base 2011 Dodge Charger SXT has a 292 horsepower V6 standard engine. The Dodge Charger SXT Rallye on the other hand adds 18-inch refined wheels, 8-way powered driver’s seat, 8.4-inch stereo/Uconnect, heated front seats, fog lamps, remote start; and it’s Rallye Plus also possesses heated rear seats, power passenger seat, leather, and more.

2011 Dodge Charger SXT

2011 Dodge Charger SRT8

The 2011 Dodge Charger SRT8, giving an output of 470 horsepower, has a distinctive appearance to equal its distinctive engine.

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

The 2011 dodge charger R/T features a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, rated at 370-bhp and 395 lb. of torque. The Dodge Charger R/T All-Wheel-Drive possesses all R/T features together with a 19-inch twin-spoke wheels, lowered suspension, and dynamic transfer case with front axle disconnect for improved gas mileage.

The Charger R/T and R/T Road & Track also has rear spoiler, HID headlights; while the Road & Track adds distinctive grille, performance exhaust, spoiler, 20-inch wheels, badging, and lots more).

2011 Charger RT

2011 Dodge Charger specs

The 2011 Dodge Charger has superior aerodynamics, as well as a lower hood line, raked headlights, faster windshield, tighter wheel openings, flat underbody and lower sill. The 2011 Charger chassis was built and adjusted to convey a high level of potential, quality and enhancement that competes with the finest Asian, European and North American E-segment sedans.

The EPA likewise estimates that the V-8 Hemi engine with the Fuel Saver Technology (the engine changes to 4-cylinders under light weight) gives an estimated increase to the 2011 dodge charger mpg up to 25 mpg on the freeway and 16 mpg about town.

2011 Dodge Charger interior

The 2011 Dodge Charger has an interior laid out with premium materials, as well as a brand new leather-wrapped 3-spoke Dodge steering wheel for better grip and feel. It has four different interior color combinations for buyers to choose from. Interior equipments include dual-zone climate controls, Tachometer, AM/FM stereo, power windows, floor mats, Garmin navigation, Bluetooth as well as an integrated SIRIUS Travel Link for checking fuel prices.

2011 Dodge Charger interior

2011Charger interior

2011 Dodge Charger problems

All these features and specs on the 2011 dodge charger doesn’t come without its few problems one of which is the weight as it weighs roughly more than 300 lb. heavier than the Dodge Challenger and about 825 lb. heavier than the Mustang. Also, regardless of the interior upgrades, the base Charger still lacks the refinement of quite a few similar cars and also lags behind by scoring the lowest in terms of reliability.

2011 Dodge Charger price

The 2011 dodge charger SXT has a base price starting at $25,995. The Dodge Charger SE / SXT Rallye have a starting MRSP of $28,245, and the Rallye Plus from $29,995. For the Charger R/T and R/T Road & Track, the R/T model starts from $30,995 for the RWD. The R/T Plus adds extra $2,000, while the AWD adds $2,150, Road and Track model adds $3,000, and the Max Package adds an extra $5,000.