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The Dodge Charger emerged in the early ’60s as a concept car, and soon became an iconic fixture in the muscle car world (except for a few unfortunate years from 1975 to 1978 which won’t mention). Today, the Dodge Charger has earned its place as the most popular large car in the United States.

A 2020 Dodge Charger on display
The 2020 Dodge Charger | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Dodge Charger is America’s bestselling large car

According to, the Dodge Charger outsells other cars in its category by a large margin. The large car category includes the Charger, the Toyota Avalon, the Nissan Maxima, the Ford Taurus, the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Impala, and the Chrysler 300.

The Dodge Charger outsold them all during every single month of 2019. The Kia Cadenza and K900 didn’t even crack 200 sales per month in 2019, so these are barely worth mentioning. 

To get an idea of how much more popular the Dodge Charger is than the rest, take a look at the Q4 2019 sales numbers for large cars. The Dodge Charger stood at 25,830 units sold. The next closest were the Chevrolet Impala at 9,545 and the Nissan Maxima at 8,877. That’s quite a large margin, so what is it about the Charger that makes it so popular?

Why people love the Dodge Charger so much

The Charger has dominated the large car segment because of its powerful big block engine, comfortable interior, and nostalgia for the hot rod glory days. It offers what you need from a sedan — four doors, spacious seating for 5, and technology like Uconnect and Apple CarPlay. 

It’s a driver-friendly vehicle that is easy to handle, despite its power and speed. The Dodge Charger gives you the thrill of high performance combined with the practicality you need for everyday life. 

Safety is always a top consideration for buyers, and that’s also one of the reasons Dodge Charger has remained so popular. It has a safety frame built with high-strength steel, and advanced multi-stage airbags, and a suite of standard safety features. 

What’s new for 2020?

The 2020 Dodge Charger has size and strength of epic proportions, along with comfort and convenience designed for modern life. It’s available in multiple trims: SXT, GT, R/T, Scat Pack, Scat Pack Widebody, and SRT Hellcat Widebody. 

The muscle of the Charger engines is mated to its class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission that has available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. 

The 2020 Dodge Charger features other exclusive performance features like available on-demand all-wheel drive, three driver-selected steering modes, and a performance suspension. The Scat Pack model offers a best-in-class 485 horsepower engine, and there’s also an available class-exclusive V8 engine in the SRT Hellcat. 

Its display gives you vehicle stats along with navigation, and it has an available UConnect system that hooks you up with your world. The Dodge Charger has the technology to start your vehicle remotely, make the horn go off, send destinations from your phone to your navigation system, and a lot more. Everything is controlled via voice command, so drivers can concentrate on the Chargers driving performance and handling ability. 

Another reason the Charger continues to dominate the large car market is it’s safety and security features. It has available driver-assist technology, and a standard rear back-up camera. Also included is a rear park assist system that alerts you to obstacles behind.

The 2020 Charger protects you by reacting to situations as they happen with all-speed traction control, hill-start assist, and electronic stability control.

The combination of raw power, iconic looks, and sought-after features mean if the past few years are any indication, the 2020 Dodge Charger will continue to outsell every other car in its category. 


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