Breaking Down the Dodge Charger's Best Feature
The Dodge Charger has been around since 1964, and in that time has gone through countless changes, updates, upgrades and improvements. Since its introduction as one of the first muscle cars on the market, the Charger has been built on three different platforms and its name has been used on vehicles ranging from subcompact hatchbacks, full-size sedans and luxury coupes.
But one thing that has remained consistent is the Dodge Charger’s reliability, aptitude for cutting-edge design and ground-breaking performance capabilities. No other vehicle is as beloved on Fox Lake Dodge dealer lots.
The current seventh-generation Dodge Charger (redesigned in 2011) represents the most recent iteration of the Charger line. The vehicle’s updates include new side scoops along the front and rear doors, angular headlights, improved aerodynamics, and a fresh, aggressive-looking grille.
The Scat Pack (or Super Bee Platform) has been around since 2012 and includes a 6.4-liter engine that generates 470 horsepower and features four-piston Brembo calipers, slotted rotors, paddle-shifters, and SRT launch control components for drag racing. The Scat Pack is one of the best 2019 Dodge models for sale if you’re looking to tear up the drag strip.
Most importantly, the current Dodge Charger models feature some of the best brakes around. Non-SRT models include four-wheel disc brakes and brake packages are available for all standard and premium models at Ray Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
The premium brake system, referred to as “18-inch” because it was designed to fit inside 18-inch wheels, features twin-piston aluminum calipers with vented rotors in the front and single-piston aluminum calipers with vented rotors in the rear. The rear calipers are designed with a wider jaw to compensate for the wider vented brake rotors. Rear-wheel drive Charger models mount the caliper to the rear of the knuckle whereas all-wheel drive models mount it to the front of the knuckle.
Once you pick out your brake package for your seventh-generation Dodge Charger, you’ll only ever have to worry about making fine adjustments to the parking brake. Charger experts recommend a preliminary adjustment after going on a road test just to make sure the vehicle’s brakes can be tweaked to your specific preferences.
If you’ve been checking Dodge model reviews for the sharpest, safest vehicle that’s guaranteed to give you a driving experience unlike any other, look no further than the Dodge Charger. Our Ray Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram staff is waiting to answer your Charger questions, give you more details on the vehicle’s remarkable brake packages, show you the ins and outs of the Charger’s insane powertrain capabilities and more. Visit us today!