The Dodge Charger is one of the most storied American cars still on the market today. It began as a limited production package for the Dodge Dart GT in 1965, became its own rear-wheel drive coupe "pony car" in 1966, then a front-wheel drive subcompact hatchback in 1983, and finally a four-door sports sedan in 2006.
The 1966-1967 Dodge Charger is known as the "B-body" Charger built as a two-door fastback version of the Coronet. It met with limited sales success, however, but saw sales jump when a new-generation was introduced in 1968, which created the Charger most-often associated with the now-classic Charger look. In 1971, more design changes were made, this time introducing the four-light split grille popular among collectors today. The Charger saw yet another change in 1975, ultimately leading to its drop from the market in 1977 as sales plummeted due to the oil crisis and the car's half-hearted attempt to move from sports car to luxury car.
In 1982, the Dodge Charger was revived as an economy model with sporty styling and good engine performance. This fifth-generation met with mixed success and was produced until 1987. When production ended, most believed that the Charger name was gone from the Chrysler-Dodge lineup for good.
Then in 2006, the sixth-generation of the Dodge Charger was unveiled. This completely new car changed the concept of the Charger entirely, making it a four-door performance sedan to fit alongside the two-door Challenger. Offered with V6 and V8 engine options as well as trim packages to denote its performance and interior refinement, the new Charger proved to be successful among American buyers who were once again looking for sports cars, but whose practical needs trumped owning a two-door car. On the used market, this generation of the Charger has proven to be very popular, especially in its sport packages (e.g. the R/T and Daytona trims).
In 2011, the Charger was revamped for a seventh-generation. Building on the success of the previous-gen, the new design was a more retro look meant to evoke images of the now-popular 1960s Chargers through its stamped hood and side panels and revised tail lamps. The new eight-speed transmission was soon introduced, greatly improving fuel economy, and performance packages continued to be a large portion of total sales. All versions of this generation of the Charger are good used market vehicles.
There are 15,087 used Dodge Chargers in our used car listings, including the Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Avenger. 54% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 84% have no accident history.