2013 Dodge Charger: Is a Used Pre-Facelift Charger Right for You?

The 2013 Dodge Charger is one of the last models before the namesake received an aggressive aesthetic redesign. Still, although the newer LD generation Chargers have more modern styling and, in some cases, supercharged engines, the older models are nothing to dismiss. For instance, the 2013 Dodge Charger offered everything from affordable SEs with less than 300 horsepower to tire-shredding 6.4L SRT8s

Is a 2013 Dodge Charger a good used car?

Depending on the trim and your expectations, a 2013 Dodge Charger is a good used car option. For instance, if you want a V8-powered Charger, you can get a used 2013 Charger R/T with 50,000 miles for around $15,137. 

A 2013 Dodge Charger SE and other trims like the R/T is a great way to get into a pre-facelift Charger for cheap.
Dodge Charger | Stellantis

However, if the R/T’s 370-horsepower 5.7L Hemi V8 powerplant doesn’t move you, the 2013 model year offers a 3.6L Pentastar V6 and a range-topping 470-horsepower 6.4L Apache V8 in its SRT8 sleeper sedans. The 2013 Charger arrived a bit before the lunacy of the soon-to-end Hellcat era, but the SRT8 and SRT8 Super Bee represent unique performance bargains. For instance, KBB says you can get a 2013 SRT8 for a fair purchase price of around $19,386 with average mileage.   

Is a Dodge Charger a good daily driver?

The 2013 Dodge Charger SE and SXT are good daily drivers due to their manageable power, generous space, and tolerable fuel economy. The SXT returns EPA fuel economy ratings of around 19 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. 

Moreover, TrueCar says the 2013 model year packs 16.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. That gives the Dodge model more than two additional cubic feet of storage space over a comparable Nissan Maxima of the time. Furthermore, with a four-door sedan application and ample room for five occupants, the Charger is much more practical than its Dodge sibling, the Challenger.  

Are 2013 Dodge Chargers expensive to insure?

Insuring the entry-level 2013 Dodge Charger SE should cost around $1,719 annually based on a nationwide average. The SXT raises that yearly full-coverage cost just $2.00 to $1,721. 

A used Dodge Charger R/T with a 5.7L Hemi V8 is an affordable used performance bargain.
A Dodge Charger R/T’s 5.7L Hemi V8 | Stellantis

Of course, annual full-coverage insurance gets much more expensive for the more powerful trims. For instance, Insure.com says the 2013 Charger R/T has an annual average rate of around $1,797. Moreover, the blacktop-bullying SRT8 will cost you an average of about $1,951 to insure. Still, insurance costs depend on several factors, including age, gender, location, and driving history.   

How long can a 2013 Dodge Charger last?

A 2013 Dodge Charger could last between 200,000 and 300,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. However, U.S. News reports that the Charger has poor reliability scores, so judicious preventative maintenance is essential. Still, your Dodge sedan has the potential to last. 

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Dodge refreshed the Charger in 2015, and with it, they introduced the R/T Scat Pack, SRT 392, and the venerable SRT Hellcat. The result was an aesthetically upgraded Charger with a 485-horsepower 6.4L V8 or a 707-horsepower Hellcat capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of over 200 mph.  

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