2 Areas of Concern to Consider Before Picking a 2015 Dodge Charger
Before you get behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger with some miles on the dash, you might want to steer clear of a 2015 model-year Charger if you are looking to avoid some headaches. Here is everything you need to know about the 2015 Dodge Charger and the areas of concern regarding these vehicles.
The 2015 Dodge Charger has high projected ownership costs
According to U.S. News, Dodge vehicles typically have higher than usual ownership costs throughout the life of the vehicle. One good way to showcase a vehicle’s overall cost of ownership is to look at open recalls for a vehicle. While recalls are covered by the manufacturer, a long list of recalls only shows what is in store for the future.
As of February 2023, the 2015 Charger has eight different recalls ranging from issues with the cruise control system, which can make it impossible to deactivate the cruise control, to issues with the front driveshaft, which has ejected from the vehicle in some instances.
Again, these recalls are covered by Dodge, but with such a long list of dangerous recalls, there will only be more issues in the future as these Chargers continue to age.
The 2015 Dodge Charger is at the bottom of its class in reliability
According to J.D. Power, the 2015 Dodge Charger received a 2 out of 5 rating in overall reliability. This low reliability rating is attributed to the cheap plastics and sub-par materials found throughout the vehicle’s cabin and exterior.
The 2015 Charger sounds great and performs well on the road and the track, but the build quality is simply not up to the standard set by other vehicles in its class for 2015 like the Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet SS.
Again, with eight open recalls on the 2015 Dodge Charger and every single 2015 Charger warranty expiring as of 2023, the 2015 Charger can be a very tough vehicle to recommend to anyone.
Is a low used price worth the risk?
The 2015 Dodge Charger has an average low-end price of around $15,370 on the used market. On the other hand, a brand new, base model Dodge Charger starts at around $32,645. Even though a used 2015 model is less than half the price of a new base model, it is tough to recommend the 2015 Charger to anyone due to its low-reliability ratings and lack of any type of factory warranty.
Unless you have deep pockets and don’t mind spending money on an old used muscle car from 2015, we think you should steer clear of a 2015 Dodge Charger, despite the low prices found on the used market.