2017 Dodge Charger Review

Practicality is important in a car. You want a bit of efficiency, safety, and comfort. But every now and then, you’ve just got to indulge in something fast and furious. Fortunately, Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge drivers can have a nice blend of both with the 2017 Dodge Charger.

In this review, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will show you how the Charger manages to strike a balance between power and pragmatism.

Breakneck Dodge Performance

2017 Dodge Charger ReviewAs a trusted local business, we’d never encourage drivers to break the speed limit. But, if you’ve got an open stretch of road…well, you might as well see what that 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine can do, right?

When you put the pedal to the metal, your 2017 Dodge Charger will generate 292 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have no problem satisfying your need for speed with all that power!

Of course, Dodge is also mindful of fuel consumption. To curb any gas-guzzling, an 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission has also been installed, allowing you to maintain 27 highway MPG and 18 city MPG.1 That way, you can have some economy with all that horsepower.

Precise & Sporty Handling

When hitting those high speeds, it’s much easier to lose control. However, the Charger has been equipped with several features that are meant to keep you on course.

Chiefly, the Charger includes an advanced all-wheel drive system. This drivetrain blends an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect system to deliver higher cornering and traction.

2017 Dodge Charger ReviewFurthermore, your vehicle has a precisely tuned Touring Suspension, built for speedy driving and sudden maneuvers. This suspension merges several different features, including:

  • A 5-link rear design with coil springs
  • Gas-charged monotube shock absorbers
  • Stabilizer bar
  • Isolated suspension cradles

This comprehensive suspension will really come in handy when using the launch control feature. Maximize your acceleration off the line by setting a preferred launch RPM in your Dodge performance pages.

Your Safety Is Always a Priority

Speed is important, especially in a car like this. But so is your safety, which is why the Charger has been outfitted with so many additional safety features.

First and foremost, an advanced brake system has been installed. This system includes Advanced Brake Assist, Rain Brake Support, and more. All features work together to optimize stopping power, allowing you to come to safe, sudden stops.

Several technologies have been included, as well. In addition to All-Speed Traction Control and Stability Control, you’ll have intuitive features like the Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking.

Thanks to features like these, the 2017 Dodge Charger has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

It’s Time to Burn Some Rubber

With all the stop-and-go traffic around the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas, sometimes all you want is to hit the open road and go. And what better car to do so in than the 2017 Dodge Charger?

Want to take it for a test drive? Contact our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today!


1. EPA-estimated MPG with 3.6L engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Actual mileage may vary.


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