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END OF WATCH: The 2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit Gets Ready To Return For One Final Tour!

Subtle Changes For The Final Law Enforcement Sedan...

Despite 2023 being the final year for the current generation Dodge Charger, the Charger Pursuit will return for duty

As the last American police sedan offered on the market, the Charger Pursuit is available in two configurations (3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with AWD or 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with RWD). Both powerplants are mated to 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmissions. All Charger Pursuit models come with standard column shifters with a selectable AutoStick function.

2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

With 300 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, the Pentastar V6 with AWD allows agencies great all-around, all-weather performance for both urban and rural patrols. While the 370 horsepower HEMI V8 RWD models are perfectly suited for highway patrols and high-speed pursuit interceptors.

Pursuit models have an EPA fuel economy rating of 18 MPG city / 27 MPG hwy for Pentastar models and 16 MPG city / 25 MPG hwy on the HEMI.

5.7-liter (345 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8. (Dodge).

The 2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit comes with the following features…

Mechanical –

  • Alternator – 220-Amp (BAJ)
  • Automatic Headlamps (LMG)
  • Battery – 800-CCA Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Maintenance-Free (BCF)
  • Brake Assist (BGE)
  • Brake/Park Interlock (XSL)
  • Electric Power Steering (SBL)
  • Engine Block Heater (NHK) – Optional
  • Engine Cooling – Severe Duty (XDK)
  • Engine Hour Meter (XAX)
  • Engine Oil Cooler (NHA)
  • Fuel Tank – 18.5-Gallon (NLQ)
  • Heavy-Duty Suspension (SDB)
  • High-Speed Engine Controller for 5.7-liter HEMI (NZ5)
  • Load-Leveling and Height Control (SER)
  • Power Accessory Delay (JKY)
  • Rear Axle – 220mm for 5.7-liter HEMI (DR3)
    • 230 mm for 3.6-liter Pentastar AWD (DR4)
  • Rear Axle Ratio – 2.62 for 5.7-liter HEMI (DLL)
    • 3.07 for 3.6-liter Pentastar AWD (DMM)
  • Speedometer – 160 MPH Certified (JCC)
  • Tip Start (XBN)

Wheels & Tires – 

  • P225/60R18 BSW Goodyear Performance Tires (TWW) – Standard
  • P245/55R18 BSW Goodyear Performance Tires (TYL) – Optional
  • Spare Tire – Full-Size (Includes Vinyl Trunk Liner (CKL) and (TBW)
  • Full-Size Spare Delete – Includes Tire Service Kit (TBF)
  • 18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Steel Wheel for 5.7-liter HEMI (WEJ)
  • 18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Steel Wheel for 3.6-liter Pentastar AWD (WEG)
  • Bright Hub Caps for WEJ Wheel (WMH)
  • 18-Inch Wheel Covers on RWD Street Appearance Group (W8A)
  • 18-Inch Wheel Covers on AWD Street Appearance Group (W8B)
2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

Exterior Features – 

  • Acoustic Front-Door Glass (GAP)
  • Acoustic Windshield (GAK)
  • Black Headlamp Bezels / Gloss Black on Special Paints (MFA)
  • Body-Color Door Handles / Gloss Black on Special Paints (MNK)
  • Body-Color Lower Bodyside Cladding / Gloss Black on Special Paints (MRC)
  • Capless Fuel-Filler (XJM)
  • Cargo Compartment Dress-Up (CKM)
  • Dual-Note Electric Horns (JJB)
  • Dual Rear Exhaust (NER)
  • Equipment Mounting Bracket requires CUM; N/A with CUF or CUG (XFX) – Fleet Only
  • Front and Rear Solar-Control Glass (GBC)
  • Front License Plate Bracket (MDA) – Optional
  • Gloss Black Grille with Gloss Black Crosshairs (MAE)
  • Lights and Lamps – Bifunctional LED Projector Headlamps (LM6)
    • Black Left Spot Lamp (LNF) – Fleet Only
    • Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp CHMSL (LPA)
    • LED Spot Lamps (LNX) – Optional
    • Matching Right Spot Lamp (LNA) – Fleet Only
  • Mirrors – Black on Special Paints (LE4)
    • Body-Color (LEP)
    • Power, Heated with Manual Foldaway (GUK) – Fleet Only
  • Spare Tire Relocation Bracket (TBH) – Fleet Only
  • Variable/Intermittent Windshield Wipers (JHA)

Interior Features – 

  • Air Conditioning with Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (HAD)
  • Dodge Air Filteration System (JMA)
  • Black Interior Accents (XSB)
  • Column-Mounted Automatic Shift Lever (CV8)
  • Compass Gauge (JFA)
  • Floor Covering – Black Vinyl (CKJ)
    • Floor Carpet includes Front and Rear Floor Mats (CKD)
    • Front and Rear Floor Mats included with CKD (CLZ)
  • Front Height-Adjustable Shoulder Belts (CGD)
  • Integrated Window Antenna (RDL)
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel (SCV)
  • Lighting – Front Dome Lamp, Red/White (LCK)
    • Front Reading/Map Lamps included with Street Appearance Group (LBG)
    • Glove Box Lamp (LBC)
    • Trunk Lamp (LDC)
  • Mirrors – Power, Heated with Manual Foldaway included with Street Appearance Group (GUK) – Fleet Only
    • Power with Manual Foldaway (GTF)
  • Non-Adjustable Pedals (XAB)
  • Outside Temperature Display (LAH)
  • Passenger Assist Handles (CSR)
  • Power-Adjust Pedals included with Convenience Group I (XAP)
  • Power Driver’s and Front-Passenger Seats included with Convenience Group I (JPT/JRN)
  • Power Front Windows with One-Touch and Down (JP3)
  • Power Truck Lid Release (JPC)
  • Rear Door and Window Deactivation (CW6) – Fleet Only
  • Rear Window Defroster (GFA)
  • Seats – Fixed Rear (CFW)
    • Heavy-Duty Cloth Bucket Front and Rear Bench (*C8)
    • Heavy-Duty Cloth Bucket with Vinyl Rear (*X5) – Fleet Only
    • Power 6-Way Driver’s Seat (JPS)
  • Solar-Control Glass (GAM)
  • Speed Control (NHM)
  • Spot Lamp Wiring Prep (LNQ)
  • Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors (GNC)
  • Tilt/Limited Telescoping Steering Column (SUE)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display (XGM)
2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

Uconnect® Multimedia – 

  • 12-Volt Center Console Power Outlet (JKW)
  • Custom-Defined Color Display Monitor (LAT)
  • Media Hub with (2) USB and Auxiliary Inputs
  • (6) Speakers – RCG
  • Steering-Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls (RDZ)
  • Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Display, AM/FM Media Hub, SD Card Reader/USB/Aux Jack with Integrated Voice Command/Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Keys – 

  • Non-Alike Key Fobs, Two
  • Non-Alike Key Fobs, Additional, N/A with GXA, GXE, or GXG (GXQ)
  • Entire Fleet-Alike Key with FREQ 1, N/A with GXA, GXE, or GXG (GXF)
    • FREQ 2, N/A with GXE, GXF, or GXG (GXA)
    • FREQ 3, N/A with GXA, GXF, or GXG (GXE)
    • FREQ 4, N/A with GXA, GXE, or GXF (GXG)
2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

Consoles – 

  • Full-Length Floor included with Street Appearance Group (CUF)
  • Mini Floor (CUM)
  • Police Floor (CUG) – Fleet Only

Safety & Security – 

  • Acoustic Glass – Driver’s and Front-Passenger Door (GAP)
  • Active Head Restraints (CBD)
  • Air Bags – Advanced Multistage Front (CG3)
    • Supplemental Front-Seat-Mounted Side (CJ1)
    • Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear (CJ2)
  • All-Speed Traction Control (BNP)
  • Center Rear Three-Point Seat Belt (CG6)
  • Child Seat Anchor System LATCH (CF4)
  • Daytime Running Headlamps, Dedicated (LM5)
  • Driver’s and Passenger-Side Steel Seatback Panel Inserts (CBT) – Fleet Only
  • Electronic Stability Control ESC (BNB)
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (BNS)
  • Front-Passenger Seat Belt Alert (LAX)
  • Hill Start Assist (BNG)
  • Hydraulic Assist Brake Booster (BPT)
  • Inside Emergency Trunk Lid Release (JKK)
  • Keyless Enter ‘n Go – Push-Button Start (GX4)
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System including ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera (XAA/XAC)
  • Police Antilock Brake System, Four-Wheel Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes (BR9)
  • Rain Brake Support (BHC)
  • Ready Alert Braking (BHD)
  • Rear-Door Child Protection Locks (GXT)
  • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry (GXD)
  • Secure Park (AXR)
  • Security Alarm (LSA)
  • Sentry Key® – Theft Deterrent System (GXX)
  • Speed-Sensitive Power Door Locks (JPH)
2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

Packages/Equipment Groups –

  • Convenience Group I – Includes Power-Adjust Pedals (XAP), Power Driver’s and Front-Passenger Seats (JPT) and Power Driver’s and Passenger 4-Way Lumbar-Adjusts (JRN) – (AHM) – Fleet Only
  • Driver’s and Passenger-Side Ballistic Door Panels (XDV/XDG) – Fleet Only
  • Fleet Safety Group – Includes Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Path Detection System (XAN), and Power-Adjust and Manual-Folding Pursuit Mirrors with Heated Exterior Mirrors (NHJ) – (AWC) – Fleet Only
  • Max Flow Package – Includes Lower Grille Texture – Police (AYJ) – Fleet Only
  • Patrol Package Base Prep – Includes Front and Rear Wire Harness (XPW), Power Distribution Center (XWK), Siren Speaker with Bracket (XWP), Trunk Tray and Cooling Fan (XWQ) – (AYE) – Fleet Only
  • Patrol Package Wiring Prep Package – Includes Front and Rear Wiring Harness (XPW) and Power Distribution Center (XWK) – (AYW) – Fleet Only
  • Police Group (AHB)
  • Special Service Group (AHV)
  • Street Appearance Group – Includes 18-Inch Wheel Covers (W8A/W8B), Front Carpet (CKD), Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element (NHJ), Front/Rear Climate Control Outlets (XGA), Front Reading/Map Lights (LBG), Dual Remote USB Port (RS4), Full-Length Floor Console (CUF), Illuminated Front Cup Holders (CWP), Power Heated Mirrors with Manual Foldaway (GUK), and Front and Rear Floor Mats (CLZ) – (AEB) – Fleet Only
2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit. (Dodge).

The 2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit is available in 14 exterior colors. Those colors include…

  • Electric Blue (exclusive)
  • F8 Green
  • Frostbite
  • Go ManGo
  • Granite Crystal
  • Midnight Blue (exclusive)
  • Michigan State Police Blue (exclusive)
  • Octane Red
  • Pitch Black
  • Ranger (exclusive)
  • Sinamon Stick
  • TorRed
  • Triple Nickel
  • White Knuckle

With it being the final year of the 2023 model, some agencies are already looking for alternatives after next year. Although the 2023 Charger Pursuit marks the end of an era, it will be sure interesting to see how Dodge addresses law enforcement needs going forward.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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END OF WATCH: The 2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit Gets Ready To Return For One Final Tour!​

Subtle Changes For The Final Law Enforcement Sedan...​

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Despite 2023 being the final year for the current generation Dodge Charger, the Charger Pursuit will return for duty.

As the last American police sedan offered on the market, the Charger Pursuit is available in two configurations (3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with AWD or 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with RWD). Both powerplants are mated to 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmissions. All Charger Pursuit models come with standard column shifters with a selectable AutoStick function.

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