The Dodge Charger comes out with a new infotainment center using a large, 8.4-inch screen, but its engine and transmission feel a decade old.
Dodge freshened the Charger for its 2011 model year, inside and out, but did not go particularly far with the drivetrain. However, the new infotainment center is an impressive piece of technology, a big touch screen that minimizes the need for plastic buttons.
Although inspired by the mid-'60s car of the same name, the new Charger bears only a passing resemblance to that earlier model. This car has modern, and macho, lines, with big contours in the sides, a curving roofline, and a spoiler on the trunk lid.
The cabin of the Charger is surprisingly nice, and has such amenities as a push-button ignition, heated and cooled seats, and even heated and cooled cup holders. The infotainment system uses a large, 8.4-inch touch screen in the dashboard.