The optional technology group at $1,395 adds lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection as well as a very, very effective forward collision warning system with active braking. Adaptive cruise control with full stop and automatic headlights round out the key features while “nice to haves” like rain-sensing wipers, power heated memory mirrors and exterior mirror courtesy lamps are neat value-adds.
The 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system is among our absolute favourites, and when equipped on SRT units comes bearing enough apps and features with rich graphics and nuances to make your most techy friend have an e-gasm.
Nestled between large, clear gauges in the dashboard cluster is seven inches of rich, highly customizable display all controlled via the steering wheel. Its cornucopia of screens would take days to read through and photograph – so please enjoy the photo gallery below. Every form of fuel economy measure and performance measure can be recorded and reviewed including a g-force meter and 0–100 km/h times. When I pointed this out to my wife she punched me, again.
If you want to exploit that g-force meter you’ll be surprised what you can extract from a car of this size and if we’re honest, this pedigree. This is a muscle car through-and-through don’t forget. Its mission is to dispatch all challengers with brute force applied in a particular direction – that is, straight ahead. If you don’t mind using the throttle to steer around the understeer though, you’ll find plenty of corner speed to keep you happy. The steering is well-weighted but the wide tires dull the messages from the front – you likely won’t notice how close to the limit you are until your ears tell you.
3 years/60,000 km; 3 years/60,000 km powertrain; 3 years/unlimited distance corrosion perforation; 3 years/60,000 km roadside assistance
Again though, a bit of right wellington will get you out of most trouble the Charger is likely to get into. And unlike its more famous sibling, this is a more controlled aggression – so it’s not as likely to get you into any more trouble.
Pricing: 2016 Dodge Charger SRT 392
Base Price: $55,995
Options: Technology Package (power heated memory mirrors with blind spot monitor, lane keep assist, automatic high beam, forward collision warning with braking, adaptive cruise with full stop, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection) $1,395, harman/kardon audio group – $1,500, red seat belts – $125, Pirelli P-Zero performance tires – $445.
A/C Tax: $100
Price as Tested: $61,355