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2007 Dodge Charger

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2007 Dodge Charger Review

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Dodge created the Charger for consumers who need the convenience of four doors but loathe the idea of driving a generic family sedan. Even in base and mid-level forms the Charger's edgy lines and sporty wheels make a bold statement and, for those who can afford the HEMI V8 engine, the vehicle has bold moves to match. Sharing its engine and chassis with the Dodge Magnum wagon and Chrysler 300C, the Charger merges American styling and muscle with Mercedes-Benz suspension and transmission technology. The result yields a car that can outrun just about everything in its price class and several others costing tens of thousands more.

You'll Like This Car If...

Whether you're looking for a sedan with a louder bark, a bigger bite or both, the Dodge Charger might quicken your pulse before you ever turn the key. The fact that underneath the Charger is a practical family sedan shouldn't spoil your fun.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If HEMI horsepower and the resurrection of the Charger name have you hoping for overall performance on par with modern muscle coupes like the Ford Mustang GT or Pontiac GTO, you'll be disappointed.

What's New for 2007

The Daytona trim's Mango Orange and Top Banana Yellow paint colors are no longer offered, and the SXT and R/T models can now be ordered with all-wheel drive. SXT models offer the option of DVD navigation while R/T models come with power adjustable pedals and a first-year pre-paid subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Driving the Charger
Driving Impressions

Not surprisingly, Dodge's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is just as smooth and powerful under the Charger's hood as it is in all the other vehicles it graces. But even the 3.5-liter...

... V6 delivers enough power to have a little fun. The Charger also delivers ride and handling equal to that of the surprisingly eager and composed Chrysler 300. However, given the promise of its Charger badge and aggressive styling, some might hope for a more aggressive setup. As it stands, the Charger is sportier than the Chrysler 300 in image only, which will be enough for most.

Comprehensive DVD Entertainment System
The optional rear-seat DVD system features auxiliary inputs, wireless headphones, CD/MP3 compatibility and a seven-inch LCD screen that hides neatly in the front-seat armrest when not in use.

Road/Track Performance Group
Highlights include big-bolstered sport seats, performance suspension and a uniquely tuned HEMI engine that makes 350 horsepower.

2007 Dodge Charger Details
Interior

The inside of the Charger is marked by attractive, minimalist styling that, by offering nothing terribly interesting to look at, helps reinforce the notion that this car should be driven with a focus on the road ahead. When the road finally does get twisty, however, you might wish for more lateral support from the front seats. Otherwise, front and rear passengers are treated to a roomy cabin with adequately comfortable seating. Likewise, there's plenty of room for cargo in a spacious trunk that offers enhanced flexibility with an optional 60/40 split folding rear seat.

Exterior
2007 Dodge Charger photo

Unlike so many of today's derivative designs, the Dodge Charger shows almost no resemblance to any other car on the road. Up front, a gaping crosshair grill flanked by scowling headlamps decisively distances the Charger from the more staid large-sedan entries from Toyota, Ford and Buick. From the side, a sloping roof line helps evoke the Charger's coupe heritage, while pronounced rear fenders help to further define the car's performance persona.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

A base Charger SE includes a 2.7-liter V6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD sound system with auxiliary input jack, four-way adjustable steering column, power windows/locks/mirrors, outside temperature display, cruise control and 17-inch covered steel wheels. Standard safety features include front airbags, stability and traction control systems, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and brake assist.

Optional Equipment

Some of the more significant options include a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, all-wheel drive, leather seats, seven-inch rear-seat DVD entertainment system, DVD navigation system, AM/FM/six-CD/MP3 sound system, audio upgrade, power sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power adjustable pedals and front and rear side-curtain airbags. Also on the list is an Enhanced Road/Track Performance Group, which includes 20-inch chrome clad wheels, rear deck lid spoiler, heated suede performance seats, a performance suspension and more horsepower for the HEMI.

Under the Hood

The Charger's V6 might surprise you with how well it moves the nearly two-ton sedan, but once you get a taste of life with the 5.7-liter HEMI under your right foot you'll have a tough time settling for anything less. And while we think a proper five-speed manual would be a natural for this car, the only available transmission is a five-speed automatic with Autostick shifting.

2.7-liter V6
190 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/28

3.5-liter V6
250 horsepower @ 6400 rpm
250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/27 (RWD), 17/24 (AWD)

5.7-liter V8
340 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
390 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/25 (RWD), 17/24 (AWD)

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2007 Dodge Charger Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 806 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

Great car

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great sedan, family car, yet fun."

Cons: "MPG has improved"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I own a charger for the past 10 years, its has over 160k miles and has never given me any problems. The only time I had it repair was when it was loosing power, and buying 700.00$ key fix the problem."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great sound barrier - Smooth ride - Leg room

By on Thursday, April 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,673

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great sound barrier - Smooth ride - Leg room"

Cons: "engine & brakes replaced at 40,000 miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

My 6' son sprawled out & relaxing in the car during a camping trip. He's very happy!

"At 40, 000 miles a new engine was installed At 40,000 miles 4 new tires At 40, 000 miles brakes had to be replaced At 80,000 miles brakes had to be replaced again I'm concerned if the engine will need replaced any moment. I was not attracted to this car at the time of purchase. I had my eyes on a smaller vehicle. I have grown to LOVE it. I was fortunate to be able to have it worked on without an immense amount of financial stress. If it wasn't for that, I would be an extremely angry owner. This car rides smooth, very smooth. The sound barrier is incredible! It has a comfortable amount of space for tall folk's legs, It is now my SEXY car. And, it has my son's gum stuck in it's seat, forever. As long as I can afford to fix it's engine and brake problem, I will buy another!!!!"

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

My 6' son sprawled out & relaxing in the car during a camping trip. He's very happy!

Amazing car but warranty has run out.

By on Saturday, April 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Amazing driving performance, acceleration/braking"

Cons: "Nothing except dealing with dealerships in my city"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love this car and have had it for 8 years. It looks brand new and has new parts, thanks to Dodge warranty work;it is a beautiful red and has only about 3 small dings on driver's door. Have no kids and don't eat in car or haul stuff so immaculate inside."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

CHARGE THIS BABY!!!

By on Thursday, April 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "sporty with a rim/tire upgrade"

Cons: "heavy car/ v6 HO doesn't really have enough power"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Owned this one for about a year and a half. Police model (extra stuff) Heavy car, ok gas mileage. 250hp V6 is really not enough for this icon of the American youth. I put deep dish 22's and a 30 series tire which makes it look great. Limo tint all around. Black metal flake paint makes it look dirty even when clean. Would not recommend this color. 3 bodies will fit in the trunk. Good value for this car and a lot of LOOKS!!!!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great Car!!

By on Thursday, January 7, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Funky intermittent engine problem"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my 2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L V6 2 years ago and love it. Its awful (-ly fun) in the snow but that is to be expected with a RWD car in CO. Bought it used with 90k on it, 135k now and have had a few repairs done but nothing outrageous. Gets decent gas mileage, its fun to drive, looks more expensive than it is, (well mine does at least) and is an awesome car all around."

14 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great until the engine was ruined

By on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Looks great with lots of interior room and HP."

Cons: "Sloppy steering, premature engine failure."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This car was great until the engine died just short of 125,000 miles. Engine replacement will cost me over $6000 and that's more than the car is worth. Looking on various message boards, it looks like premature engine failure is not uncommon with the 5.7 liter Hemi engine. Posters say that the engine block is steel and the head is aluminum (why???). These metals expand at different rates. I never drove it hard and my engine wasn't even overheating but somehow the valves were damaged, pieces fell into cylinders 6, 7, and 8 and the engine was trashed."

17 people out of 29 found this review helpful

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