After a major remodeling and updates for the 2016 Dodge Charger, it now has more options and expanded lineup with the new R/T Road & Track, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat joining. As for today, though, we will focus more on the 2017 Dodge Charger RT models that are also highly considerable to choose. It is especially true if you are looking for a full-sized, family sedan that offers more power and capabilities but you do not seek the eye-bulging and monstrous 707 horsepower the SRT Hellcat demonstrates.
The R/T Road & Track comes with launch control, heated mirrors, performance-oriented power steering, 3-mode stability control, Super Track Pack Suspension promising a more aggressive performance, Dodge Performance Packages for adjustable engine response, steering effort, transmission shift points, launch control, and stability control invention, limited-slip rear differential. Heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and rear parking sensors are also available for R/T Road & Track. As for the R/T Scat Pack, it offers the more powerful powertrain in addition to enhanced features such as Scat Pack bodywork, enhanced Brembo brakes, 20-in alloy wheels in unique design, firmer suspension configuration, aluminum-accented pedals, a steering wheel with special leather cover, cloth sport seats, and selectable 3-mode power steering. Even so, Scat Pack eliminates few of Road & Track’s amenities for interior such as ventilated front seats.
With the base Charger SE is already packed with plenty of standard features and equipment, we can expect the R/T models will offer you more. The R/T lineup brings standard equipment the SXT offers, such as 20-in alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, body-color rear spoiler, and enhanced brakes. Similar powertrain is also carried by Dodge Charger R/T models. Even so, there are additions to make both R/T Road & Track and R/T Scat Pack more interesting and equipped.
Under the hood, both of Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track and Scat Pack carry a V8 engine to run the car. As for the Road & Track, a 5.7L V8 is utilized and generates total output of 370 hp and torque of 395 pound-feet. The engine has 19 mpg combined of fuel economy, which is considerably not “economy” at all. As for the R/T Scat Pack model, a more powerful 6.4L V8 is made standard with 485 hp and torque of 475 pound-feet generated. More powerful aside, the 6.4L engine also shows better fuel economy.
Without any clear information regarding the official price for Dodge Charger R/T models for 2017 edition, we can use the price for previous 2015 edition as the base. It means we can expect the price will be no less than $33,595 for Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track and $39,995 for Scat Pack.
Even though the 2017 Dodge Charger RT models do not provide as monstrous power as the SRT lineup, it does not mean it doesn’t worth to recommend. Considering the 370-hp R/T Road & Track and the 485-hp R/T Scat Pack, this full-sized sedan even will be more than enough for daily commuting.