Used Car: 2013 Dodge Charger Review
Many automotive journalists were impressed with the 2013 Dodge Charger’s potent engine choices and responsive handling, but it has a low reliability rating for the class and doesn't offer a lot of rear-seat headroom.
The 2013 Dodge Charger comes standard with a V6 engine, and critics were very impressed with the amount of power it provides. Two V8 engines are also available. V6 models come standard with a five-speed automatic transmission, but most critics recommended the available eight-speed automatic because it improves the car’s performance. V8 models are only available with a five-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The 2013 Charger gets up to an EPA-estimated 19/31 mpg city/highway when equipped with the V6 and eight-speed automatic, which is about normal for the class. Reviewers said the Dodge Charger offers an engaging driving experience, as it corners with poise and has a firm, but comfortable, ride, responsive steering and strong brakes.
Critics agreed that the 2013 Dodge Charger’s interior features mostly premium materials and has a design that fits the car’s athletic character. They wrote that the angle of the Charger’s roof cuts into rear-seat headroom for taller occupants, but noted that the Charger’s front seats are comfortable. The 2013 Charger has 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is typical for the class. Standard features in the 2013 Dodge Charger include Dodge’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 4.3-inch touch-screen display and a USB port. Available features include leather upholstery, Bluetooth, heated and cooled cup holders, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a rearview camera, a 10-speaker Beats Audio system, navigation, an upgraded Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and blind spot monitoring. Automotive reviewers liked the straightforward interface of the Uconnect system with the larger display screen.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2013 Ford Taurus impressed critics with its cavernous trunk, which is among the largest in the class. Most test drivers were also pleased with the Taurus’ strong brakes and precise steering.
Automotive experts liked the 2013 Chrysler 300’s powerful V6 engine and classy interior design. The 300’s standard infotainment system, which is the same system that is available in the Charger, drew praise from reviewers because of its large touch-screen display and intuitive interface.