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7.8

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability:
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2015 Dodge Charger Review

The 2015 Dodge Charger offers good handling, especially with available all-wheel drive, and a range of powerful engines, but below-average predicted reliability and a less-than-stellar interior push this car toward the bottom of the large car class. 

Pros & Cons

 

  • Powerful V8 engines
  • Composed ride

 

  • Fair interior material quality in base trim
  • Marginal fuel efficiency

New for 2015

  • R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat models introduced
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-body makeover

2015 Dodge Charger Overview

Is the 2015 Dodge Charger a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Dodge Charger has a sports sedan reputation thanks to its high-horsepower engine lineup. It’s also a good used car that can function as a daily driver with its base V6 engine. It displays little body roll and handles well through turns, though the steering is a bit touchy on the highway.

Used 2015 Dodge Charger Performance and Interior

The base 2015 Dodge Charger SE comes standard with a 292-horsepower V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are three V8 engines available that make 370, 485, and 707 horsepower. The Charger’s Pentastar V6 engine has abundant power for most situations. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available in some trims. The base Charger handles well, with minimal body roll. EPA fuel economy estimates range from 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for the V6 engine down to 13/22 mpg city/highway for the 707-horsepower Hellcat.

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The 2015 Dodge Charger seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats are available. The front and rear seats are spacious with plenty of legroom, but they’re a bit soft for long drives. The Charger’s ride quality is excellent thanks to its smooth suspension, and the cabin is nearly silent at speed. Some might find rear visibility an issue, but the available rearview camera helps. There are three complete sets of LATCH connectors to anchor child seats in the rear row.

Standard Charger features include Dodge’s Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch-screen display. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio, and an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touch-screen display. The standard 5-inch display is small for the large center stack, and some touch-screen selections are difficult to reach because of its position on the dash.

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Used 2015 Dodge Charger Prices

The price of a used 2015 Dodge Charger ranges from about $19,400 for the rear-wheel-drive SE trim to around $49,200 for the SRT Hellcat trim with the 707-horsepower V8 engine. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 40 Reviews Analyzed

Our used car rankings and reviews are not based on our personal opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total costs of ownership, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 40 Dodge Charger reviews for this overview.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs for a decade, and our Best Cars team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry. To ensure our impartiality, we don’t accept expensive gifts or trips from carmakers or dealers, and an outside team handles our site’s advertising.

How Reliable Is the 2015 Dodge Charger?

The 2015 Dodge Charger has a below-average predicted reliability score of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the Charger?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 Charger a Good score (the best possible) in all but the small front overlap crash test, where it rated Marginal, the second-lowest score. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Charger five out of five stars in the only test it conducted: the rollover crash test.

There are no standard active safety features in the Charger. Available active safety features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with stop-start capability, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring.

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Should I Consider Another Used Charger?

The 2015 Dodge Charger is part of the car’s seventh generation, which launched for the 2011 model year and includes the 2017 Dodge Charger. The 2015 Charger had an extensive external makeover with almost every body panel replaced and LED lighting added to the front and rear. You could save money with a 2014 Charger, but it looks significantly different and doesn’t have the upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment.

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Which Used Dodge Charger Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Charger comes in seven trims: SE, SXT, R/T, R/T Road & Track, R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and SRT Hellcat. The base Charger SE boasts a 7-inch gauge cluster info screen, a 5-inch Uconnect touch screen, and Bluetooth connectivity. The SXT trim adds an 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen, satellite radio, and dual-zone climate control. The R/T trim features a 5.7-liter V8 engine with rear-wheel drive, paddle shifters, a performance-tuned suspension, and sport exhaust. The Scat Pack has the large 6.4-liter V8 and brandishes Bilstein performance shocks and Brembo brakes. It also comes with a rearview camera and sensors. The monstrous SRT Hellcat boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, SRT adaptive suspension, and a 200 mph speedometer. The R/T trim strikes a nice balance between the V6’s sedate engine and the high-horsepower V8 found in the Hellcat.

With its below-average reliability score, you should consider a certified pre-owned Charger. For certified pre-owned Dodge vehicles, the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. CPO vehicles also get a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Coverage Care warranty. There are restrictions related to mileage and models, so read the Dodge warranty page carefully.

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2015 Dodge Charger and Other Cars to Consider

What sets the 2015 Dodge Charger apart from its competitors is its breadth of powertrain choices. They run the gamut from a sedate 292-horsepower V6 engine all the way to a 707-horsepower V8 that can reach a top speed of 204 mph and travel a quarter of a mile in 11 seconds. No other large car has that diversity.

Which Is Better: 2015 Dodge Charger or 2015 Chevrolet SS?

The 2015 Chevrolet SS is a four-door muscle car alternative to the Charger, thanks to its 415-horsepower V8 and available manual transmission. The SS is the better choice when comparing base models; its standard V8 engine is much more powerful than the Charger's base V6. The SS also has Chevy’s Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension, which includes Tour, Sport, and Performance modes. The Charger’s suspension is good, but the SS tops it.

Which Is Better: 2015 Dodge Charger or 2015 Ford Taurus?

The 2015 Ford Taurus offers spacious front seating and a low projected five-year cost of ownership compared with the Charger. The Ford and Dodge have similar horsepower from their base engines, but enthusiasts might prefer the Charger’s rear-wheel-drive handling to the Taurus’ front-wheel drive. Like the Charger, the Taurus can be more of a muscle car in its high-performance trim. The Taurus SHO has a 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive. That’s comparable with the Charger’s RT trim with its 370-horsepower V8. With most performance attributes being equal, the Taurus' above-average predicted reliability gives it the edge.

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