2013 Dodge Charger Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$26,295-$45,450
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What's New for 2013:

  • Optional black-painted roof
  • Optional Uconnect 84N navigation system adds 3-D graphics
  • Optional Beats by Dr. Dre audio system
  • Sport Appearance Group for Charger SE
  • Rallye Appearance Group and Blacktop package increase V-6 engine output to 300 horsepower, add paddle shifters and \"Sport\" mode to transmission
  • Upgraded Wheels & Tunes package for Charger R/T includes paddle shifters, transmission \"Sport\" mode, 20-inch wheels, Beats by Dr. Dre audio system, rear spoiler
  • Six additional exterior paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Dodge Charger is a full-size, 4-door family sedan sold in 7 trim levels: SE, SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track, and R/T Max. A performance-tuned Charger SRT8 is also offered, and is covered in a separate overview.

Standard equipment for the base Charger SE trim includes power exterior mirrors, automatic headlights, LED \"racetrack\" taillights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE offers standard air conditioning, keyless entry with push-button ignition, power windows, 6-way power driver's seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and Uconnect touch-screen multimedia center with a USB/iPod connection and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Optional Features
Optional for the Charger SE is an 8-speed automatic transmission, along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. For 2013, a new Sport Appearance Group option package provides 18-inch chrome wheels, performance tires, and a rear spoiler.

The 2013 Dodge Charger SXT trim includes a dual-zone automatic climate control system, upgraded Uconnect technology, premium sound system, and 12-way power heated front seats. Also standard are heated side mirrors, remote engine starting, leather-wrapped steering wheel, universal garage door opener, and fog lights.

Options for the Charger SXT include a spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels, power sunroof, park-assist sensors, reversing camera, and a navigation system. A Rallye Appearance Group option package includes 20-inch chrome wheels, performance brakes, performance suspension, cold-air induction kit, sport exhaust system, sport seats, paddle shifters, transmission \"Sport\" mode, and a Beats by Dr. Dre surround-sound audio system. A Blacktop package provides the same upgrades but with blacked-out exterior trim.

The Charger SXT Plus trim adds leather, heated rear seats, heated and cooled cup holders, and 18-inch chrome wheels. The options list is identical to the SXT trim, but the SXT Plus can also be equipped with a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control system with forward-collision warning technology, and a Driver Confidence Group option package with heated and ventilated front seats, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and memory for the driver's settings.

The 2013 Dodge Charger R/T trim adds a V-8 engine to the SXT's features, along with a 5-speed AutoStick transmission, performance brakes, performance suspension, performance exhaust system, 18-inch aluminum wheels, high-intensity discharge headlights, sport-bolstered seats, and a 160-mph speedometer. A Wheels & Tunes Group includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, paddle shifters, \"Sport\" mode for the transmission, rear spoiler, and a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. Also available for the Charger R/T is a Driver Confidence Group option package that includes a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection system, reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-dimming headlights. Additional extras include a navigation system, parking sensors, power sunroof, rear spoiler, and all-wheel drive.

The R/T Plus trim features the same upgrades as the SXT Plus trim. Options are the same as for the standard R/T, but the R/T Plus is also available with an Adaptive Cruise Control Group option package, which includes a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control system, and forward-collision warning technology.

The Charger R/T Road & Track trim includes 20-inch chrome wheels, black honeycomb grille, rear spoiler, and powertrain revisions intended to make the car feel more responsive. Also included on this trim are heated and ventilated leather sport seats with suede inserts, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and magnesium paddle shifters. Exclusive to the R/T Road & Track trim, the Super Track Pak option adds performance tires, larger suspension stabilizer bars, and high-performance suspension and braking components. Options are the same as for the R/T Plus trim.

The Dodge Charger R/T Max trim is equipped with all features except a rear spoiler, power sunroof, and all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE, SXT and SXT Plus trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 292 horsepower, which is sent to the rear wheels (RWD). The SE trim offers a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. An 8-speed automatic transmission is optional on the SE and standard on the SXT and SXT Plus trims.

Charger R/T models are equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine generating 370 horsepower. The V-8 is equipped with a cylinder-deactivation and deceleration fuel shut-off system designed to maximize fuel economy.

Dodge offers an optional all-wheel-drive system on most Charger models that employs an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect system to maximize fuel economy.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Dodge Charger are:
  • Charger V-6 with 5-speed automatic transmission: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Charger V-6 with 8-speed automatic: 19/31/23 mpg
  • Charger V-6 AWD: 18/27/21 mpg
  • Charger V-8 RWD: 16/25/19 mpg
  • Charger V-8 AWD: 15/23/18 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Dodge Charger includes 7 air bags, traction and stability control, hill-start assist, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, ready-alert braking, and rain brake support features.

Optional safety-related technologies include a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection technology, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning system, rear park-assist sensors, reversing camera, and rain-sensing wipers.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Charger received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. As this overview was written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not tested the 2013 Charger. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

What's New for 2013:

  • Optional black-painted roof
  • Optional Uconnect 84N navigation system adds 3-D graphics
  • Optional Beats by Dr. Dre audio system
  • Sport Appearance Group for Charger SE
  • Rallye Appearance Group and Blacktop package increase V-6 engine output to 300 horsepower, add paddle shifters and \"Sport\" mode to transmission
  • Upgraded Wheels & Tunes package for Charger R/T includes paddle shifters, transmission \"Sport\" mode, 20-inch wheels, Beats by Dr. Dre audio system, rear spoiler
  • Six additional exterior paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Dodge Charger is a full-size, 4-door family sedan sold in 7 trim levels: SE, SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track, and R/T Max. A performance-tuned Charger SRT8 is also offered, and is covered in a separate overview.

Standard equipment for the base Charger SE trim includes power exterior mirrors, automatic headlights, LED \"racetrack\" taillights, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE offers standard air conditioning, keyless entry with push-button ignition, power windows, 6-way power driver's seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and Uconnect touch-screen multimedia center with a USB/iPod connection and an auxiliary audio input jack.

Optional Features
Optional for the Charger SE is an 8-speed automatic transmission, along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. For 2013, a new Sport Appearance Group option package provides 18-inch chrome wheels, performance tires, and a rear spoiler.

The 2013 Dodge Charger SXT trim includes a dual-zone automatic climate control system, upgraded Uconnect technology, premium sound system, and 12-way power heated front seats. Also standard are heated side mirrors, remote engine starting, leather-wrapped steering wheel, universal garage door opener, and fog lights.

Options for the Charger SXT include a spoiler, 18-inch aluminum wheels, power sunroof, park-assist sensors, reversing camera, and a navigation system. A Rallye Appearance Group option package includes 20-inch chrome wheels, performance brakes, performance suspension, cold-air induction kit, sport exhaust system, sport seats, paddle shifters, transmission \"Sport\" mode, and a Beats by Dr. Dre surround-sound audio system. A Blacktop package provides the same upgrades but with blacked-out exterior trim.

The Charger SXT Plus trim adds leather, heated rear seats, heated and cooled cup holders, and 18-inch chrome wheels. The options list is identical to the SXT trim, but the SXT Plus can also be equipped with a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control system with forward-collision warning technology, and a Driver Confidence Group option package with heated and ventilated front seats, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and memory for the driver's settings.

The 2013 Dodge Charger R/T trim adds a V-8 engine to the SXT's features, along with a 5-speed AutoStick transmission, performance brakes, performance suspension, performance exhaust system, 18-inch aluminum wheels, high-intensity discharge headlights, sport-bolstered seats, and a 160-mph speedometer. A Wheels & Tunes Group includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, paddle shifters, \"Sport\" mode for the transmission, rear spoiler, and a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system. Also available for the Charger R/T is a Driver Confidence Group option package that includes a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection system, reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, and auto-dimming headlights. Additional extras include a navigation system, parking sensors, power sunroof, rear spoiler, and all-wheel drive.

The R/T Plus trim features the same upgrades as the SXT Plus trim. Options are the same as for the standard R/T, but the R/T Plus is also available with an Adaptive Cruise Control Group option package, which includes a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control system, and forward-collision warning technology.

The Charger R/T Road & Track trim includes 20-inch chrome wheels, black honeycomb grille, rear spoiler, and powertrain revisions intended to make the car feel more responsive. Also included on this trim are heated and ventilated leather sport seats with suede inserts, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and magnesium paddle shifters. Exclusive to the R/T Road & Track trim, the Super Track Pak option adds performance tires, larger suspension stabilizer bars, and high-performance suspension and braking components. Options are the same as for the R/T Plus trim.

The Dodge Charger R/T Max trim is equipped with all features except a rear spoiler, power sunroof, and all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Dodge Charger SE, SXT and SXT Plus trims are equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 292 horsepower, which is sent to the rear wheels (RWD). The SE trim offers a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. An 8-speed automatic transmission is optional on the SE and standard on the SXT and SXT Plus trims.

Charger R/T models are equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine generating 370 horsepower. The V-8 is equipped with a cylinder-deactivation and deceleration fuel shut-off system designed to maximize fuel economy.

Dodge offers an optional all-wheel-drive system on most Charger models that employs an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect system to maximize fuel economy.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Dodge Charger are:
  • Charger V-6 with 5-speed automatic transmission: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Charger V-6 with 8-speed automatic: 19/31/23 mpg
  • Charger V-6 AWD: 18/27/21 mpg
  • Charger V-8 RWD: 16/25/19 mpg
  • Charger V-8 AWD: 15/23/18 mpg

Safety
Every 2013 Dodge Charger includes 7 air bags, traction and stability control, hill-start assist, and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, ready-alert braking, and rain brake support features.

Optional safety-related technologies include a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path detection technology, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning system, rear park-assist sensors, reversing camera, and rain-sensing wipers.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Charger received an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. As this overview was written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had not tested the 2013 Charger. However, the structurally identical 2012 model was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Available Trims for the 2013 Dodge Charger
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SE (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26295.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
Name SXT (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29295.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
Name SXT Plus (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29295.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
Name RT (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name RT Plus (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name Road/Track (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name RT Max (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name SRT8 Super Bee (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42450.00 Engine 6.4L/392 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
Name SRT8 (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45450.00 Engine 6.4L/392 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
Name SXT (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31795.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name SXT Plus (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31795.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name RT (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32495.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name RT Plus (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32495.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name RT Max (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32495.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats
  • 6-way pwr driver seat
  • Reactive head restraints
  • 60/40 rear folding seat
  • Rear armrest w/cupholder
  • Full-length floor console
  • Center console 12V pwr outlet
  • Floor carpeting
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 4.3" touch screen display
  • 140-MPH speedometer
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up & down feature
  • Speed-sensitive pwr door locks
  • Keyless go
  • Speed control
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Tip start
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Pwr trunk lid release
  • Dual zone temp control air conditioning
  • Air filtering
  • Front & rear climate control outlets
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box lamp
  • Woven micro aluminum interior accents
  • Cell phone storage
  • Illuminated front cupholders
  • Front map lamps
  • Rear reading lamps
  • Rearview day/night mirror
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Trunk lamp
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Rear illuminated assist handles
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Cargo compartment dress-up
  • Cargo net
  • Front & rear LED map pockets
  • 4-way pwr driver lumbar adjust
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 8.4" touch screen display
  • Compass gauge
  • Remote start system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Dual zone auto temp control air conditioning
  • Humidity sensor
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • 4-way front pwr lumbar adjust
  • Pwr front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Security alarm
  • Heated & cooled front console cupholder
  • Driver & front passenger lower LED lamps
  • Sport cloth front bucket seats
  • 160-MPH speedometer
  • Sport leather front bucket seats
  • Front overhead LED lamps
  • Performance perforated leather front bucket seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Audio, driver seat & exterior mirror memory
  • Pwr tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel mounted shift controls w/sport mode
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Sport perforated leather front bucket seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive speed control
  • Garmin navigation system
  • Super Bee cloth front bucket seats
  • Instrument cluster w/display screen, Super Bee performance info
  • 180-MPH speedometer
  • Illuminated rear cupholders
  • Electroluminescent instrument cluster
  • Instrument cluster w/display screen, SRT performance info
  • Dark engine turn aluminum interior accents
  • Bright pedals
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.0" painted aluminum wheels
  • P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • No rear spoiler
  • Lower bodyside body-color cladding
  • Black grille w/bright surround
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • Manual fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Acoustic front door glass
  • Solar control glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Decklid liner
  • Fog lamps
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season performance BSW tires
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • Low beam HID headlamps
  • 20" x 8.0" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • P245/45R20 all-season performance BSW tires
  • Rear body-color spoiler (N/A w/ACD Daytona Edition Group)
  • Black grille w/black honeycomb
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors -inc: memory, reverse auto adjust, driver-side auto-dimming
  • Auto-dimming drivers mirror
  • Auto high beam headlamps controls
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors w/memory -inc: reverse auto adjust mirrors
  • Courtesy mirror lamps
  • Rain sensitive windshield wipers
  • 20" x 9.0" aluminum wheels
  • P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
  • Tire service kit
  • Matte black rear spoiler
  • Body-color fascias
  • Black grille w/Super Bee badge
  • 20" x 9.0" aluminum SRT wheels
  • Hood scoop
  • Rear body-color spoiler
  • Black grille
  • 19" x 7.5" cast aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R19 all-season BSW tires
  • P235/55R19 all-season performance BSW tires
MECHANICAL
  • 3.6L 24-valve VVT V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Base engine controller
  • Autostick automatic transmission
  • Hill start assist
  • 2.65 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Standard duty engine cooling
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 730 CCA maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Touring suspension
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr steering
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 180-amp alternator
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • 5.7L Hemi VVT MDS V8 engine
  • Performance suspension
  • 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes
  • Performance exhaust
  • High speed engine controller
  • 3.06 axle ratio
  • 6.4L SRT Hemi MDS V8 engine
  • Severe duty II engine cooling
  • 220-amp alternator
  • High performance suspension
  • Performance tuned pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Black brake calipers
  • Adaptive dampening suspension
  • Red brake calipers
  • 3.07 axle ratio
  • All wheel drive
  • Active transfer case w/front axle disconnect
  • Normal duty suspension
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • All-speed traction control
    • Electronic stability control
    • Brake assist
    • Brake/park interlock
    • Hydraulic assist brake booster
    • Rain brake support
    • Ready alert braking
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: passenger airbag cutoff
    • Supplemental front & rear side curtain airbags
    • Supplemental front side airbags
    • Front height adjustable shoulder belts
    • Rear center 3-point seat belt
    • Child seat upper tether anchors
    • Rear door child protection locks
    • Tire pressure monitor display
    • Emergency trunk lid release
    • Dual-note horn
    • ParkSense rear park assist system
    • ParkView rear back-up camera
    • Blind spot & cross path detection
    • Forward collision warning
    • (3) mode electronic stability control
    • SRT track experience
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • UConnect 4.3 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player, custom defined color display
    • Aux audio input
    • Remote USB port
    • (6) speakers
    • Integrated rear window antenna
    • UConnect 8.4 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD/MP3 player, custom defined color display, SRT performance info
    • Bluetooth streaming audio
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: (1) year service
    • (6) premium speakers
    • 276-watt amp
    • UConnect hands-free communication w/Bluetooth
    • UConnect 8.4N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, Garmin navigation system, 8.4" touch screen display, custom defined color display, SRT performance info
    • SiriusXM Travel Link -inc: (1) year service
    • SiriusXM Traffic -inc: (1) year service
    • (10) speakers w/subwoofer
    • 552-watt amp
    • UConnect 8.4N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, Garmin navigation system, 8.4" touch screen display, custom defined color display

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