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2011
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out of 10

The mullet king is dead. Long live the mullet king!

Six years ago--an epoch in Chrysler's herky-jerky corporate lifetime--Dodge resurrected the Charger nameplate and in one fell swoop, it obliterated all the front-drive nonsense we endured through the 1980s, in Omnis and Daytonas. Reborn with the help of some Daimler running gear, the 2005 Charger neatly stitched itself back to the 1970s muscle cars that still give the chicken skin to car followers and daydreamers. It's as if the 25 years in between never happened. No Reagan revolution. No NASCAR explosion. No Omni pollution.

When it came out of its deep hibernation, the Charger reconnected with more than just the mullet demographic that even a CBS News poll would pick out from its sales data. Yep, the race fans stepped right back in line--but so did a whole generation of sedan drivers starved for real rear-drive fun in four-door form, sidelined into safe Tauruses and commercial-grade Impalas. The Charger hardly needed its...

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Specs: Select a Trim

4-Door Sedan AWD RT (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Specs $32,545 $31,086 15 23
Max Specs $32,545 $31,086 15 23
Plus Specs $32,545 $31,086 15 23
4-Door Sedan RWD (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
Mopar 11 Specs $30,395 $29,108 16 25
Road/Track Specs $30,395 $29,108 16 25
SE Specs $25,395 $24,508 18 27
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye (2) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye Specs $25,395 $24,508 18 27
Plus Specs $25,395 $24,508 18 27
4-Door Sedan RWD RT (3) MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Specs $30,395 $29,108 16 25
Max Specs $30,395 $29,108 16 25
Plus Specs $30,395 $29,108 16 25
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