These Are Our 7 Favorite Production Dodge Chargers of All Time

Jackson Wheeler
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It was touch-and-go there for the Charger nameplate in the early aughts. After its bout with FWD hardware ended in 1987, the Charger was missing from the Dodge lineup for nearly two decades. But the folks in Detroit weren’t going to let sleeping dogs lie, at least not ones with such a pedigree.

After teasing muscle fans with a smoothed-off Charger concept in 1999, the finished product was unique in its own right. Built on Chrysler’s LX sedan platform, the return of the Charger was met with great fanfare, in large part because of its available 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter Hemi V8s.

“On the smooth roads leading up to Laguna, we found the ride and handling to be fine, the heavily bolstered seats to be firm and comfortable, and the loud exhaust note a real joy to listen to,” Roger Hart wrote for us back in 2006. “At cruising speed, the exhaust note goes away to a steady purr. Get back on the throttle, and all the meanness returns.”

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