2011 Dodge Charger

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$25,395 - $32,545
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Engine Engine 3.6LV-6
MPG MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy
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2011 Charger Overview

The Duke Boys Would Approve 2011 Dodge Charger - Click above for high-res image gallery Bo and Luke have matured a bit since The Dukes of Hazzard went off the air in 1985. The pair drove, crashed and flew plenty of Rebel-flagged Chargers in their day. Having matured past these antics, both men would likely appreciate the 2011 Dodge Charger. Certainly, the sedan's styling more closely matches the second-generation Mopar they're known for hotfooting, and the significantly improved interior would also likely satisfy their more refined backsides. We knew what to expect when we saw the new Charger earlier this month. We were part of a small group of journalists granted a sneak peak at an early styling study of the rear-wheel drive sedan way back in December of 2008. But at the time – given Chrysler's dire condition and the tanking economy – we had our doubts if the lights would remain on in Auburn Hills long enough for the new Charger make it to market. The good news is that Chrysler is alive and at least somewhat well, and that the new Charger eclipses the outgoing model in major ways. Could the 2011 Charger be enough to stoke the fire for a Dukes of Hazzard reunion? Find out after the... jump. %Gallery-107354% Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL Frankly, we're glad Dodge didn't hold its Charger press introduction in Hazzard County. The roads outside San Francisco are better, there aren't any creeks we'd have to cross without a bridge, and the police are scarcer than Boss Hogg. This gave us a fine opportunity get a good first experience with the 2011 Dodge Charger. First things first: There will always be Mopar fanatics (this author included) who still cringe that the 2006-10 Charger has four doors. To our great satisfaction, an after-hours conversation with an unnamed Chrysler official at the new Charger's launch yielded this insight: "It was a car we designed first and named later. It was never meant to be called a Charger, but that's how it ended up." Damn the marketing people. They screw up everything. But we'll let bygones be bygones, and snag another bone to pick with the Dodge Boys: The automaker refers to the 2011 model as all-new. It's not. The basic chassis architecture is carried over, as is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. What's different? Everything else. Park a 2010 Charger next to a 2011 model and the transformation is clear. All the body panels are new and pay homage to 1968-70 Chargers with their strong character lines and 3D scallops. The new model looks sportier with a more steeply raked windshield and an extended fastback roofline, much of it glass. The car takes a good stance, thanks in part to the roofline being inset from the perimeter of the undulating 'Coke bottle' fenders. The look is particularly striking from the rear thanks to an outline of 164 LEDs. At night, you can ID a Charger from a block away. One can …
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2011 Charger Overview

The Duke Boys Would Approve 2011 Dodge Charger - Click above for high-res image gallery Bo and Luke have matured a bit since The Dukes of Hazzard went off the air in 1985. The pair drove, crashed and flew plenty of Rebel-flagged Chargers in their day. Having matured past these antics, both men would likely appreciate the 2011 Dodge Charger. Certainly, the sedan's styling more closely matches the second-generation Mopar they're known for hotfooting, and the significantly improved interior would also likely satisfy their more refined backsides. We knew what to expect when we saw the new Charger earlier this month. We were part of a small group of journalists granted a sneak peak at an early styling study of the rear-wheel drive sedan way back in December of 2008. But at the time – given Chrysler's dire condition and the tanking economy – we had our doubts if the lights would remain on in Auburn Hills long enough for the new Charger make it to market. The good news is that Chrysler is alive and at least somewhat well, and that the new Charger eclipses the outgoing model in major ways. Could the 2011 Charger be enough to stoke the fire for a Dukes of Hazzard reunion? Find out after the... jump. %Gallery-107354% Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL Frankly, we're glad Dodge didn't hold its Charger press introduction in Hazzard County. The roads outside San Francisco are better, there aren't any creeks we'd have to cross without a bridge, and the police are scarcer than Boss Hogg. This gave us a fine opportunity get a good first experience with the 2011 Dodge Charger. First things first: There will always be Mopar fanatics (this author included) who still cringe that the 2006-10 Charger has four doors. To our great satisfaction, an after-hours conversation with an unnamed Chrysler official at the new Charger's launch yielded this insight: "It was a car we designed first and named later. It was never meant to be called a Charger, but that's how it ended up." Damn the marketing people. They screw up everything. But we'll let bygones be bygones, and snag another bone to pick with the Dodge Boys: The automaker refers to the 2011 model as all-new. It's not. The basic chassis architecture is carried over, as is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. What's different? Everything else. Park a 2010 Charger next to a 2011 model and the transformation is clear. All the body panels are new and pay homage to 1968-70 Chargers with their strong character lines and 3D scallops. The new model looks sportier with a more steeply raked windshield and an extended fastback roofline, much of it glass. The car takes a good stance, thanks in part to the roofline being inset from the perimeter of the undulating 'Coke bottle' fenders. The look is particularly striking from the rear thanks to an outline of 164 LEDs. At night, you can ID a Charger from a block away. One can …Hide Full Review