The 2011 Charger R/T is one of five R/T versions of some of Dodge’s most popular models that are on display at the Chicago Auto Show. The company had wanted to make an explosive impact at the show and it appeared to have succeeded with this lineup. The Charger R/T is powered by the 5.7l HEMI V8 that delivers up to 370hp, enabling the model to hit 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
To handle this much power, the car is equipped with all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel drive configurations, suspension-tunings with re-designed geometry and 19-inch wheels.
The Charger R/T, which has a starting price of $30,170 (excluding an $825 destination charge), offers more standard equipment than its direct standard full-size segment competitors.
It features 65 safety and security features, such as adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear back-up camera with grid lines.
The all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T is available in the United States in two models: Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Charger R/T AWD. In addition, Dodge offers distinct lifestyle packages (R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track and R/T Max) designed to give Charger customers high-value content for their specific needs.
While the two lifestyle packages offer improved style with premium features, the Road & Track package boosts the performance of the already track-tested 2011 Dodge Charger R/T. The first is the R/T Plus package which is geared for those who prefer added curb appeal coupled with technological features, convenience, and interior comfort. The package includes the front-row LED-illuminated overhead lighting as well as the LED-illuminated footwells.
There is of course the vehicle security alarm. Other features on the interior include the heated/cooled cup holders, premium leather seating, and the 12-way power front-passenger seat that offers a 4-way power lumbar. On the outside are the five-spoke 18-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels that come with the Michelin MXM4 P235/55R18 all-season performance tires. The 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Plus has MSRP at $32,995, with the Charger R/T Plus AWD at $35,145.
Price already includes $825 destination. Meanwhile the R/T Max package is for those who want their Dodge Charger R/T to deliver performance, come with innovative technology, and offer maximum convenience and comfort. It has the features in the R/T Plus package but adds a whole lot more.
Examples of the technologies added are the SIRIUS Travel Link and the Uconnect Touch 8.4N with Garmin navigation. Safety features are present as well with the Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive-cruise control with Forward Collision Warning, ParkView rear backup camera, and ParkSense rear park assist. The interior is fitted with the Alpine premium audio system that has 9 speakers and the 12-channel 506-watt DSP amplifier to get that 7.1 Matrix surround sound.
Other features in this package are the power-adjustable heated mirrors with memory and courtesy lamps, rain-sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlamps, telescoping and memory, and heated steering wheel with power tilt. For the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max, MSRP is at $35,995, with the Charger R/T Max AWD at $38,145 (including $825 destination). The third package available is the R/T Road & Track package.
This is aimed at hard-core fans who expect more in terms of performance from their Dodge Charger R/T. It has the same features as that of the R/T Plus package but is now fitted with a black grille that is styled like a honeycomb having the matte back surround and the heritage “R/T” badge. Rear differential is at 3.06 axle ratio with the performance of its engine and transmission calibrated and has a high-speed engine controller.
For the interior, the performance front seats have a suede insert. MSRP of the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track is at $33,995, which includes $825 destination. For those who want maximum performance, there is also the option to have the Super Track Pak.
What this does is add to the Charger R/T Road & Track package high-performance brake linings, performance-steering gear, and high-performance monotube shock absorbers. It also puts in the Goodyear Eagle 20-inch F1 Super Car three-season tires, larger stabilizer bars on the front and rear, and the three-mode ESC with “full off”. The Super Track Pak however is not available for the Charger R/T AWD.