2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport Announced

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Dodge just announced its 2013 Charger AWD Sport models — a mechanically mild update that offers value by bundling previously separate options.

Dodge really didn’t improve the car very much for 2013, but the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gets a mild power boost to 300 hp thanks to a cold air intake and new exhaust system. Despite the power increase, the car still gets the same estimated milage: 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.

Dodge says the sport package is actually a 40 percent savings over buying the individual options it’s composed by. With SXT and SXT-plus all-wheel drive models the package costs $1,395, or $1,195 with the R/T and R/T plus all-wheel drive car.

More often than not, it’s debatable if these packages are worth the cost, but in this case it might actually be worth while. You’ll get the usual visual upgrade parts like a gloss black grille border, special 19-inch wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires and a rear spoiler.

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Of course, you might save money buy bundling all those items, but it would still be a waste of money if things stopped there. Fortunately, they don’t. Buying the package also means you’ll have a re-calibrated transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

You’ll also get an upgraded stereo with eight speakers and two subwoofers.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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