The Dodge Charger remains America’s only four-door muscle car, with a 2023 lineup that delivers high performance, comfort, and road-ready confidence. Though most of us turn our attention to halo products such as the SRT Hellcat and even more powerful Hellcat Redeye, the R/T model is an epic starting point for those that want the legendary Hemi V8 under the hood, especially since the Hemi is leaving after the 2023 model year.
What Is The Dodge Charger R/T?
The Dodge Charger R/T is a mid-range trim level in the existing 2023 Dodge Charger lineup. It slots above the Charger SXT, SXT AWD, GT, and GT AWD, which all feature a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. Meanwhile, the Charger R/T features the 345 cubic-inch (5.7L) “Eagle” Hemi V8 with 370 horsepower. Others call the 5.7L V8 the “baby Hemi” or “little Hemi” as it’s eclipsed by the larger and more powerful 6.4L 392 Hemi V8 found in the Charger Scat Pack and Challenger Scat Pack.
Since a V8 engine is what people want, The Dodge Charger R/T the best option for people to grab onto before the end of production, which concludes December 31, 2023. Beyond the engine, the Dodge Charger R/T features plenty of goodies to make it a great muscle car.
The Dodge Charger R/T features a standard performance suspension, Bilstein shock absorbers, enhanced steering, steering wheel with paddle shifters, Dodge Performance Pages with the 8.4-inch Uconnect screen, performance bolstered seats, and 20-inch Satin Carbon and Black Noise wheel options. The Charger R/T also receives the performance look and features standard with the performance hood, fascia, sculpted side sills, spoiler, and seats. Finally, the Dodge Charger R/T features the same Harmon Kardon audio system with an amplifier and 19 GreenEdge speakers in the Charger SRT Hellcat and Scat Pack.
So, while there’s plenty to enjoy performance-wise with the Dodge Charger R/T, another feature might stand out even more to potential buyers. Pricing. The Dodge Charger R/T can be found used on TrueCar for less than $40,000. This comes amid dealerships marking up the prices for the Scat Pack and Hellcat models, especially the “Last Call” editions. So, if you think all hope is lost for getting a Dodge Charger with a V8 at a reasonable price, think again.