There’s more horsepower and better style for the all-wheel-drive models of the 2013 Dodge Charger with the new AWD Sport trim package. Dodge CEO Reid Bigland said in a statement that the AWD Sport package is very similar to the blacktop treatment that the rear-wheel-drive cars were subjected to. It offers the same aggressive appearance with the additional capability of all-wheel drive.
The rear-wheel-drive Dodge Charger is already available with the Blacktop package, which features black wheels, a black crosshairs front grille, and black wheels to the U.S. sedan. Dodge divulged that the Blacktop option is ordered by around 25% of those who buy the Charger. Similar packages were developed for the Avenger sedan and Challenger coupe. It has become available once again to all-wheel-drive Chargers. The AWD Sport treatment starts with a gloss-black crosshair front grille, a set of gloss-black 19-inch wheels, and a trunklid wing.
The improvements for the interior include sport seats that may be finished in red Nappa leather as an option. It also gets a Beats Audio sound system with a 12-channel amplifier and improved speakers. The most significant change however is its performance. Just like with the Blacktop models, the 3.6-liter V-6 engine in SXT and SXT Plus models received a cold-air intake and sportier exhaust.
Its power has increased from 292 hp to 300 hp, while torque has grown from 260 lb-ft to 264 lb-ft. With this boost in performance, the Dodge Charger joins the list of 300hp cars. It’s also one of the least expensive in this group. Meanwhile, the 5.7-liter V-8 in all-wheel-drive R/T and R/T Plus Chargers has not been changed and still delivers 370 hp and 395 lb-ft.
In addition, all the versions get paddle shifters for the automatic transmission. This is actually the first time for the all-wheel-drive Dodge Charger to get it. Ultimately, the AWD Sport upgrade receives a bit more style and performance for those who require four driven wheels. On the SXT and SXT Plus trim levels, the package costs $1395 while on the R/T and R/T Plus models, it has a price tag of $1195.
So, a 2013 Dodge Charger SXT AWD Sport is priced at $33,685 (including a $995 destination charge). An SXT Plus AWD Sport is priced at $35,685 while an R/T AWD Sport costs $34,685. A $36,685 price is attached to an R/T Plus AWD Sport. Dealerships have begun to take orders for the Dodge Charger AWD Sport. The cars are scheduled to arrive in dealerships early next year.