The sixth-generation used Dodge Charger continues the brand's muscle-car tradition, adding a family-friendly cabin and an abundance of modern tech features into the mix. Before you test-drive yours, check out our used buying guide. That way, you know what to expect from the latest current crop of these high-performance sedans.
Sixth Generation: 2006-Current
Why buy the sixth-generation used Dodge Charger?
Once a regular on the NASCAR circuit, the Charger has evolved to provide a muscle car for the whole family. On the used lot, you'll find a wide range of powerful engine options, all of which are paired with a roomy cabin. Depending on model year, you'll also find an impressive supply of infotainment and smartphone integration technology.
On the used lot, you can test-drive five trim models: the SE, SXT, R/T, SRT8, and SRT8 Superbee. The SE and SXT start you off with a 3.6-liter V6 that balances speed and fuel economy. Its 292-horsepower output makes for a thrilling ride, and, in spite of all that power, it still manages 19 city/30 highway mpg.
When you step up to higher trims, the used Dodge Charger increases speed with a variety of big V8 engines. Under the R/T hood, you'll find a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 380 horses for heart-stopping speed. In the SRT8 and SRT8 Superbee, you'll enjoy 470 horses, courtesy of the line's most powerful engine, the 6.4-liter V8.
No matter which powertrain speaks to you, your used Dodge Charger delivers a roomy cabin. The Charger's four-door design makes it easy to load up the entire family and hit the road. The cabin's nicely bolstered seats provide a snug fit, keeping you cozy during spirited rides. Higher trims impress even further with luxury features like leather upholstery and premium Harman Kardon sound systems.
How has the sixth-generation used Dodge Charger changed over the years?
Dodge updated the Charger for 2011, so much so that it almost feels like an entirely new generation. Compared to previous models, the 2011 Charger features a slightly different exterior design, along with improved interior quality, handling, and on-road refinement. It covers all the bases, offering an improved take on the Charger's muscle-car performance and ride comfort. Also, the new base V6 is notable for its upgrades in output and overall performance.
The Chargers from 2006 to 2010 weren't officially from a different generation, but they are slightly different from more recent model years. At the outset, only SE, R/T, and SRT8 trims were available. The 2006 SE came standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 250 horsepower. However, the following year, the standard SE engine became a 2.7-liter V6 rated for 190 horses. The more powerful 3.5-liter V6 was still available as an option.