Dodge has been on a roll with their performance driven vehicles, even when it comes to the four-door version. The new 2015 Dodge Charget SRT 392 is a perfect example of the U.S. automaker’s dedication to the muscle.
We spent a week with the new Charger SRT 392 and were blown away by its capabilities. Sure, on the outside it looks like a family sedan, and that’s because it is, but what’s underneath the hood is 100 percent muscle car. Powering the car is a potent 392 6.4-liter HEMI engine that can pump out 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Not many family sedans can achieve this feat. Mated to this engine is an agile TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, complete with rev-matching. To say this transmission is quick on the up and downshifts is an understatement. This transmission allows your to utilize every bit of power the HEMI can muster, without losing it between shifts.
Being an SRT, there are a lot of added features in the 2015 Charger SRT 392. Some of the most useful additions, aside from the mechanical, come in a technological form. On the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen media center, a multitude of performance-based options are available. Here you can change between Drive Modes, which include Eco, Default, Sport, Track and Custom. The most interesting mode is Custom, where the driver can control the gear shifts, engage the paddle shifters, change traction control settings, soften or harden the suspension and change the how the steering behaves. This just goes to show that Dodge is really pushing for a car that is capable of being both a daily driver and a fun weekend car on the track.
And why wouldn’t you want to take this car everywhere? It’s gorgeous. The front and the rear have been updated with headlights and taillights that feature LED lights , which make a world of difference. This addition is what really pushed the 2015 model year Charger ahead, in terms of looks. Inside is a comfortable cabin for both the driver and side passenger, as well as the rear passengers. Sitting in the driver’s seat, the chairs feature large side bolsters and comfortable padding: a perfect combination for a muscle family car. And, you’ll need that comfort and extra support when you are trying out the car’s launch control.
While the Charger SRT 392 may not be the almighty Charger SRT Hellcat, it is still a fantastic car. It has power, looks, comfort and four doors. Those four aspects are not typically talked about unless you are referring to a high-end luxury brand. Do yourself a favor and check out the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT 392 if you are looking for a car that can haul from the grocery store and on the race track.
(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article featured images of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The content has since been updated with images of the SRT 392)
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