The 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport promises to serve up a healthy dose of performance, sure-footed traction and impressive value, with the cost of the package adding just $1,195 to the cost of R/T (and R/T Plus) models and $1,395 to the cost of SXT (and SXT Plus models).
That sets pricing (including $995 destination) at $33,685 for an SXT-based Charger AWD Sport, $35,685 for an SXT Plus-based version, $34,685 for an R/T model and $36,685 for an R/T Plus variant.
The primary difference is that SXT models feature the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, rated at 300 horsepower in Sport models, while R/T models get the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, good for 370 horsepower. Plus versions of each, obviously, come with a higher level of included standard equipment.
In addition to giving SXT models more horsepower, courtesy of a new sport-tuned dual exhaust and a cold air intake system, the Sport package gives buyers a gloss black crosshair grille and grille surround; 19-inch polished wheels with gloss black pockets and all-season tires; paddle shifters and sport transmission calibration and a body-colored rear spoiler.
Inside, all models get sport seats (black cloth in SXT and R/T models, heated red Nappa leather in SXT Plus and R/T Plus versions) and a Beats audio system, ensuring that time spent in snow-bound traffic will be somewhat relaxing.
While V-8 models get cylinder deactivation to boost fuel economy, all versions benefit from an active transfer case and a front-axle disconnect system to further aid mileage when all-wheel drive traction isn’t required. That also helps Sport models retain the superior handling that rear-drive sedans are known for in better weather.
Look for the 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport models to begin arriving at dealerships in the first quarter of next year.