Yesterday, General Motors (GM) said farewell to its iconic Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan as the last model rolled off the GM’s assembly line in Hamtramck, Michigan. The shift from four-door passenger sedans to crossovers, SUVs, and trucks has made two of the three Detroit automakers dump their full-sedans in favor of more popular choices. People questioned Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) decision in 2016, to move away from passenger cars and are now the sole American automaker to manufacturer large sedans with its Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Series offerings.
While the large four-door sedan may be dead for other manufacturers, the Dodge Charger goes into the 2020 model year with more options than ever. For 2020, Dodge literally expands its high-performance Charger model lineup, adding a Widebody exterior to America’s only four-door muscle car. Powered by the 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8 engine, the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat delivers a top speed of 196 miles per hour (mph), maintaining its reign as the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world.
The new Widebody’s integrated fender flares add 3.5-inches of body width, making room for new 20-inch-by-11-inch Carbon Black forged wheels riding on wider, stickier Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires. That combination, paired with new competition suspension tuning with Bilstein three-mode adaptive damping, produces even more grip, delivering improved performance on the street, strip and road course, making this the quickest and best-handling production Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ever. Also new for 2020, the Widebody Package is also available on Charger Scat Pack, producing the quickest and best-handling Charger Scat Pack ever offered.
Dodge Charger offers a full range of powerful engine options on seven distinct models, including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 on Charger SXT, SXT AWD, GT, and new for 2020 GT AWD, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 on Charger R/T, the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V-8 on Charger Scat Pack and the best-in-class 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 on the Charger SRT Hellcat. From the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world to V-6 efficiency and available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability, the Charger lineup delivers the ultimate in high-performance, comfort, and road-ready confidence.
The iconic and elegant design of the Chrysler 300 Series stands as testimony to attainable luxury in performance and style. The 300 lineup offers segment-exclusive features and advanced technology at the driver’s fingertips, including the award-winning Uconnect 4C system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, paired with an 8.4-inch touchscreen – the largest in its class. The TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on every 300 model.
Available on the Touring, Touring L, 300S and Limited is the most advanced available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in its class with front-axle disconnect, which seamlessly engages at any speed to enable optimal traction and control based on conditions, driving style, and road surface.
Available on the 300S and standard on the 300C, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, the only V-8 engine in its class, offers 363 horsepower and 394 lb.-ft. of torque. With various style packages, striking design and sophisticated interiors, the Chrysler 300 is America’s big and bold sedan, here to make a statement. Without much marketing, the Chrysler 300 Series continues to play a large role in the sedan market for the U.S. sedan market.
So while the large car market may be coming to an end, both the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Series continue to soldier on with more options and configurations than ever. Giving those who still love a big American sedan, tons of options in today’s world of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks.