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DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW STOY: I don't apperceive why they do it, but every time Dodge updates the Charger, they bandy a badge following archetypal into the Detroit columnist fleet, complete with alive lights, siren, spots, PA arrangement and black-and-white acrylic job. It's not like the cops are account customer reviews to actuate their abutting agile acquirement -- they accept their own authentic (and, we suspect, awful entertaining) analysis action for badge cars.
So what's a Charger Following accomplishing here? Don't care: these cars never abort to entertain…and not aloof for the accessible reasons. They're abnormally adequate full-size American sedans, abounding of adequate muscle-car cues.
Rubber attic mat in lieu of carpet? Check. Cavalcade shifter? Check. Steelies with dog-dish hubcaps? Oh hell yes. If it wasn't for AWD you could use the about 400 lb-ft of torque to buzz those fat Goodyear Eagles all afternoon. There's aloof abundant infotainment technology to accomplish the Charger Following an adequate avant-garde circadian disciplinarian and annihilation else.
Unfortunately, you can't accept one. At atomic not until a acclimated Charger Following comes up at your bounded borough auction, the aforementioned antecedent for all those ex-cop P71 Crown Victorias that roam the streets today. In the meantime, if you get a adventitious to drive one, booty it -- it's as abutting to 1971 as you can get in 2015.
Framing the Charger’s new apparatus array is a anew redesigned three-spoke blubbery rim action council caster and the buttons to ascendancy disciplinarian advice functions are now beyond and aflame to accomplish them easier to operate. Photo by Dodge
ASSOCIATE EDITOR GRAHAM KOZAK: The surest way to put an abhorrent beam on any man-child’s face is to bung him the keys to a badge car with ablaze confined and sirens and an advance burglarize army abaft the armrest. Alas, this Charger Following was missing the tacticool AR-15, but it ticked all the added boxes including the one for the Hemi.
What can I say? Active about in this is absolutely as abundant fun as you’d apprehend it to be.
A lot of that has to do with the atramentous and white faux-police accouter and all the cop-spec kit I mentioned; the allurement to flick on the lights, let the siren bawl and watch cartage allotment afore you is about irresistible. At the actual least, you’ll appetite to blur a bad cop-show pilot. One wonders how you anytime see cop cars canoeing about with the lights off.
But the blow of it is that the Challenger is, as Andy said, a well-executed booty on a adequate ol’ American sedan.
A avant-garde take? Only just. It’s got all-wheel drive, which agency that the car’s added than able of administration all 395 lb-ft you can arouse with a quick jab of the accelerator. There’s aloof the appropriate bulk of annoy bleat as you booty a bend (they’d accept to dub it in during post-production otherwise) but the LX anatomy is as anticipated as ever.
The flaws, such as they are, are anon attributable to the Charger Pursuit’s work-vehicle intent. The ride is a little harsher than I’d like for a long-distance cruiser, which I’d book up to the branch able suspension. The tradeoff is that it should, theoretically, angle up to years of on-the-job use and abuse. The Whelen siren/light ascendancy accessory replaces the centermost animate with lots of switches and buttons and metal panels, but what do you expect? It’s a cop car, and I’m abiding alike the abundant berth starts to feel chaotic back all that cop computer accessory is installed.
That accessory explains why Dodge had to move the animate shifter up to the column, but I absolutely didn’t apperception -- a cavalcade shifter is a bequest feature, yeah, but it additionally frees up a ton of amplitude in the centermost of the agent that could be added cupholders, connectivity cubbies or whatever. Why did automakers stop application cavalcade shifters, again?
Oh, and ammunition economy. I couldn’t get an authentic reading, but the aggregate of AWD and a Hemi, additional all those aero-killing accretion and whistles on the exterior, is not absolutely a compound for thriftiness. I’m not abiding how abundant this affairs on a cop car, which I’d accept sees lots of idling/low-speed stop/start active commutual with casual periods of pedal-down adamantine use (and it’s all on the taxpayers’ gas bill, right?), but until addition comes up with a Prius Pursuit, I don’t anticipate there’s any accepting about the inefficiency.
The Dodge Charger Following V8 with its 5.7-liter HEMI V8 agent unleashes 370 horsepower, and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Photo by Dodge
Options: Cop tires, cop suspension, cop brakes
Powertrain: 5.7-liter V8; AWD, five-speed automatic
Output: 370 hp @ 5,250 rpm, 395 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Curb Weight: 4,500 lb (est)
Fuel Economy: 15/23/18 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
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