2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $8,781
RT
Avg. Price: $12,945
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Avg. Price: $18,541
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4.75 stars

Based on 106 reviews

'06 Charger Sxt by Larry
 — I have owned a 06 charger for under a year, and it is definitely the 'fanciest' car I have ever owned. These cars have fantastic luxury-car class interiors, are very spacious, and have excellently ... Read More
Very Nice Car! by Gr8Dane
 — Only had the car for less than a week, so I don't know about the Reliabilty or the maintenance costs, but everything else is five Stars! Only exception is the rear seats. I am 6'5", so my drivers seat... Read More
My '06 Charger Sxt by Jake
 — Performance- Decent 3.5L High Output V6 (Not bad top speed and acceleration, 4 wheel Disk Breaks could be better, It cant make a turn to save its life but it rides smoothly, RWD (Not good In the sn... Read More

2006 Dodge Charger Overview

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Based on 106 reviews

2006 Dodge Charger

The rebirth of the Dodge Charger combines the concerns of today's car buyer (fuel economy, safety, handling) with the nostalgia for a muscle car era where speed and cool lines ruled.

The 2006 Dodge Charger has been reborn as a four-door sedan (to the disappointment of some old Charger fans), but with a powerful engine to open up on empty back roads.  Built on a Dodge Magnum platform, though a bit longer, it's basically a family sports car.  The 2006 Charger is available in five trims.  The base SE model has a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 250 hp, and plenty of standard features that are often options in other cars (power everything, traction control, adjustable seats).  The SXT is an SE with leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome grille, remote exterior mirrors, 60/40 split-fold seats, and other add-ons.  

For those not as interested in fuel economy, the R/T model's biggest draw is its 5.7-liter, Hemi V8 engine rated at 340-hp.  It has been clocked at 0-60 in six seconds and can alternate between four and eight cylinders.  It comes standard with a 5-speed AutoStick transmission that allows you to shift between automatic and manual.  Also standard are leather seats, heated mirrors and seats, 18-inch wheels, and a 19-gallon gas tank.  The R/T is also available with a Road and Track package, that is geared more for high performance steering and suspension and ups the horsepower to 350.  Finally, the Daytona R/T is basically the R/T with a sportier look, including bold color options, a honeycomb grille, rear spoiler, suede interior accents, and an R/T badge harking back to the '70s street racer.

On the outside, the Dodge Charger is more rounded and curvy than its classic grandfather, but retains the long, forward-propelling hood.  A gently sloping roof, large angled headlights, a cross-hair grille, and tinted windhsields round out the look.  Inside, the instrument panel is recessed in tunneled pockets with silver accents.

The car has been rated highly by experts and owners alike, who point out its quiet and comfortable ride (due to the high-performance suspension and traction control) precise steering, responsive brakes, and excellent power.  Complaints include a lack of steering feedback and, despite a roomy interior (40-inches of legroom), the low roof makes it tight for taller folks.  Many were disappointed by the use of plastic on the dashboard.

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Dodge Charger Questions

16rattyrod
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The Hemi Tick What Is It?

Hi I just recently bought a 2006 dodge charger with the 5.7 hemi engine. There a sound in the engine that I didn't hear while test driving the car. I heard that hemis have a ticking sound mostly a...

189 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
RUI04
15

My Engine Is Blown In My 2006 Dodge Charger R/t

My charger over heated over the weekend and caused my car to stop working I had it towed to tires plus and they said it was going to cost me around 6,500 to get fixed with labor. At first they said it...

5,784 views with 10 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
Cesar Rivera
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My 2006 Dodge Charger Does Not Turn On Cuz The Car Alrm Is On How Do You Di...

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67cuda
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2006 Charger Rt Stalls Just After Fill Up

I have experienced something strange and would like to know if others have had the same problem. A week ago I fill the charger up (premium) and then made a very short drive to the local DD drive up a...

3,480 views with 53 answers (last answer about a week ago)
hemi525
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Temp Run To Red On Temperature Gauge For Engine For A 5.7 Hemi

I have the relay check in fuse box it good. That what auto zone said,Ck the fans with a/c on both inoperable, ck radiator good no leaks. Could it be a sensor? If driving engine temperature gauge i...

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