After a major update for 2016 model year, it seems like the new 2017 Dodge Charger sedan will not get another significant redesign. Thus, we can expect the base SE trim for 2017 model year will not deviate too much from its predecessor. Even so, it is still good news for all of us, considering how fully equipped the base 2015 Dodge Charger SE is so it seems like the new 2017 Dodge Charger SE will still have many standard features and equipment.
Inside the sedan, you may find the generous use of high quality materials even though there is still use of plastic accent, especially considering it is the base SE trim we are talking about. Just like the company’s goal for more modern looking Charger sedan, the interior styling enjoys the upgraded and thoroughly modern look yet it is done by maintaining the classic retro look in style. You will fall in love with its 8.4-in touchscreen infotainment interface displaying large virtual buttons that are easy to operate and quick in response.
Standard equipment for this full-sized sedan features automatic headlights, 17-in alloy wheels, dual-zone manual air conditioning, keyless entry and ignition, 6-way power seat for driver, 60/40 split-folding seat for rear row, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity for audio and phone, 6-speaker audio system paired with a 5-in touchscreen for interface, and multipurpose USB ports. Made as standard for the base Dodge Charger SE is the rear-wheel drive configuration with all-wheel one made optional. If you choose the all-wheel drive version of Charger SE, you will get larger brakes in addition to larger wheels with 19-in diameter.
The standard V6 engine is used to run this full-sized sedan from under the hood. With 3.6 liters of displacement, the base V6 engine for Dodge Charger SE is capable of generating total output of 292 hp in addition to torque of 260 lb.-ft. You can still boast the power up to 300 if you choose the Rallye Appearance Group package. The engine is mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive system as standard with all-wheel one as optional. When it comes to fuel economy score, Dodge Charger SE’s engine does not perform poorly, though—23 mpg combined or 19 mpg city and 31 mpg highway for rear-wheel drive model and 21 mpg combined for all-wheel drive one.
The company has not released the official price tag for the upcoming Dodge Charger SE. Even so, we can expect to see this base trim version of the full-sized sedan for about $30,000 to $31,000 base MSRP just like the MSRP for the previous 2016 Charger SE. It is pretty affordable for a high-performing base model.
Reliable 300-hp 3.6L V6 engine, plenty of standard equipment and features, and reasonable starting price—those are the reasons why you should not miss the new 2017 Dodge Charger SE if you are looking for a full-sized family sedan with great quality inside and out without ripping you and your wallet off.