2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 , 11:01:10 byAlina

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Dodge Charger AWD Sport

We all know the AWD Dodge Charger as it was launched in 2011. It has nothing new, but for 2013 the carmaker has decided to introduce new elements turning it into a great teaser. To be more precise, we are talking about an optional sport package developed for the all-wheel drive model by Chrysler. As we all know, the model is available with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8.

The upgrades received refer to a gloss black grille, body-colored rear spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels to transfer the output to the road. For the interior, the carmaker offered new sport seats and paddle shifters. To send the output to the wheels the engineers have provided an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is capable of generating 370 horsepower and 395 lb. ft. of torque and starts the car quite fast even with all-wheel drive. While driving the Dodge Charger AWD equipped with the sport pack powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 equipped with the 8-speed automatic gearbox, which seemed to be really slick. The Charger R/T AWD Sport combined with the all-wheel drive can achieve 15 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Just for comparison, know that a Hyundai Genesis powered by a 5.0-liter V8 is capable of achieving 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The model was drive through snow and we were glad to know that it offers a lot of safe fun the Charger features a rear –biased AWD system that only sends power to the front wheels when moments of slip or poor traction are encountered. Either way, the vehicle was always capable of getting back in a straight line.

The sport cloth and leather seats are very comfortable and the overall interior appearance is great. The 2013 Dodge Charger AWD also received some carbon-fiber look trim pieces. The best thing about it is that it costs less than $40.000. autoblog