New Dodge 2019 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Dodge Charger – Antioch IL for Sale in Antioch, IL

2019 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Dodge Charger – Antioch IL

2019 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Dodge Charger - Antioch IL
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Vehicle Overview

The Dodge Charger is unapologetic in its brash styling, powerful engine, and overall performance. This isn’t a fuel-sipper by any means, and it’s certainly not designed as a family-friendly commuter. However, it appeals to all who want something that looks cool sitting in the driveway and performs on par with competing models from Ford and Chevrolet. The 2018 Dodge Charger got some minor styling revisions, and the trim level names were altered as well. A few high-tech features became standard on all trims, and these included a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.

The 2019 Dodge Charger receives from changes and upgrades that weren’t apparent on the outgoing model. The new Charger gets some exterior styling tweaks, a redesigned interior, and a shuffling of the standard features between the trim levels. The same powerful engine choices are available, however. For the fearless, the Hellcat is still around, and those who want the utmost in power and performance will definitely want to check out this version as well as the other trims. Antioch Dodge is the place to go for the best selection on a new 2019 Charger.

Antioch IL - 2019 Dodge Charger's Overview

Exterior – 2019 Dodge Charger

The 2018 Charger didn’t receive much of an exterior upgrade except on the Hellcat version. The Hellcat got a newly designed front end fascia and grille. However, the changes for 2019 are more dramatic. The Hellcat gets additional upgrades to the front grille, mostly for aerodynamic improvement. The SRT R/T Scat Pack model comes with the choice of several new styling options as well as available adaptive suspension dampers. Also, the GT and R/T models get upgraded suspension and a new rear axle ratio. All of the changes are welcome, and buyers of the 2019 models will enjoy better exterior visual appeal as well as better performance.

Antioch IL - 2019 Dodge Charger's Exterior

Interior – 2019 Dodge Charger in Antioch

Comparing the new 2019 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Dodge Charger is rather simple because the upgrades aren’t all that striking. Both models have a roomy interior, and the seats are more comfortable than one might expect when considering a muscle or performance vehicle. The 2019 Charger has a more user-friendly interior than does the outgoing model thanks to the popular Uconnect infotainment system and the logical dash control layout. Drivers won’t have to hunt around for the correct buttons and knobs because all controls are well-marked. The front seating area is huge, and the driver seat position is at just the correct height.

Antioch IL - 2019 Dodge Charger's Interior

The outgoing model boasted some high-tech advancements, but most who inspect both the 2018 and 2019 Charger versions will notice some subtle differences in the cabin wall contours and the location and size of some of the storage pockets and cubbies. Dodge upgraded the upholstery just a bit, but overall, there’s very little difference in the visual appeal of the two models where the interior designed is concerned.

Buyers who choose the 2019 model enjoy a long list of standard features. These include keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth, dual USB ports, and smartphone app integration. If the all-wheel drive option is chosen on the base trim, there are extra goodies including an 8.4-inch screen display and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Serving Antioch Waukegan Gurnee McHenry Illinois and surrounding communities, the Antioch dealership is proud to display both the 2018 and 2019 Charger models.

Antioch IL - 2019 Dodge Charger's Mechanical

Mechanical – Dodge Charger specs in Antioch IL

The 2018 Charger models were famous for their powerful engines. Even the base powertrain featured a 3.6L V6 rated at 292 horsepower, and this engine was mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The R/T model boasted a 5.7L V8 rated 370 horsepower. The Scat Pack came with an even larger 6.4L engine and a 485-horsepower output. The Hellcat featured a supercharged V8 rated at an eye-popping 707 horsepower.

The 2019 models come with the same engine choices, but the folks at Dodge have tinkered a bit with the vehicles’ suspension and steering. The Scat Pack, for example, boasts Brembo high-performance brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, and heavy-duty engine cooling. The Hellcat gets a new launch assist feature, torque reserve, and after-run engine chiller. The GT is rear-wheel drive.

Safety – 2019 Dodge Charger dealer

Dodge recently made a few striking changes to the standard safety systems on all its models. The 2018 Dodge Charger added on the rearview camera and rear parking sensors as standard across the trim lineup. The Technology Group package, available on all but the base trim, included adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. If the GT model was chosen, buyers got blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard.

The 2019 Dodge Charger comes with basically the same safety features, but the Hellcat gets the Technology Group package as standard. All 2019 Charger versions include stability and traction control as well as child seat anchors and tethers in the rear seating area. The safety scores for the 2019 models are excellent. The Charger received four stars out of a possible five for overall crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection.

The noticeable improvements in the new 2019 models don’t come with a steep price increase. This comparison of the 2019 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Dodge Charger models serves as a basis for forming a buying decision, and the folks at Antioch Dodge are ready to answer any and all questions concerning the current and outgoing model year offerings.

Serving Antioch Waukegan Gurnee McHenry Illinois and all of the northern Chicagoland suburbs, this dealership has the best selection of the new 2019 model trims. Contact the dealer today to schedule a personal inspection and test drive of the trim of your choice. Be sure to ask about current price specials and other buyer incentives.


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