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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dodge Charger Hellcat: Review Roundup


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2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Charger Hellcat is one of the most—if not the most talked about car of the past few months. And for good reason. Under the hood there’s a 707-horsepower supercharged Hemi, and flat out, it lays claim to being the fastest sedan in the whole damn world.
But what do our colleagues in the industry have to say about the ferocious four-door?

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Car and Driver : “What’s most remarkable about this Charger is that it’s the complete package—daily commuting comfort combined with berserk special-occasion performance, all at a realistic price…Until GM and Ford chime in with their 700-hp sedans, or until the fuel sippers arrive—whichever comes first—the Charger SRT Hellcat is the uncontested king of American four-door performance.”
Road and Track : “The Charger Hellcat makes no sense. It’s not a rational car. You’d have to be clinically insane to buy this as your daily driver/family hauler. You’ll probably need to change tires every time you refuel, which is basically every single day. It’s nuts. It makes no sense. It’s irrational. It’s dumb. It’s basically perfect.”

Autoblog : “Behind the wheel, the Charger Hellcat will mind the driver’s leash, but it runs best when it’s pushed to make all that noise. When put in Track mode – recommended only for smooth surfaces – the exhaust, steering, transmission and three-mode suspension are fixed at their fiercest settings.”

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat - start-up screen

Digital Trends : “Future performance vehicles may be faster, more aerodynamic, more efficient, and more practical than the Hellcat, but I can guarantee they’ll lack the ability to deliver thrills that please each of your senses.”

LeftLaneNews : “The Charger Hellcat is a magnificent, boisterous, charismatic, unnecessary and thoroughly unapologetic example of American automotive engineering. The LX platform may be showing its age, but it still makes for an appealing package. We’ll take two.”

BoldRide : “The Hellcat is the most American vehicle you can buy. From the outside it is loud, brash, and unapologetic about its demeanor, but inside it’s comfortable, and you might not know why, but you like the way things work.”

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

✓ Overall: 92/100
The general consensus is that the Dodge Charger Hellcat is one badass machine. No two ways about it. Having spent time with it both on the road and on the track, we can’t deny it either. Amassing a huge amount of positive reviews since it hit the market in 2015, the Charger Hellcat gets a 92 out of 100 on our scale.


Engine: 6.2L Supercharged Hemi V8
Horsepower: 707
Torque: 650 lb-ft
0-60: 3.4 Seconds

Price: $65,945