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Dodge Gives the Charger Some Needed Updates

It finally has a proper gearbox.

The Dodge Charger is without question one of the coolest-looking large sedans on the market. Sadly, it's always had one major drawback: its five-automatic gearbox. Quite frankly, it sucks. If you’ve ever driven one you’ll understand why. Fortunately, Dodge has taken it upon itself to correct this problem by adding an eight-speed automatic for 2015. The changes don’t stop there either because the 2015 Charger has been given a full-blown facelift.

There are styling changes along with updates to the electric power steering for better ride and handling. But let’s start with the styling: Whether it’s a good or bad thing, the new front end has clearly been influenced by the smaller Dart. There’s now a blacked-out grille and projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The lower front bumper has also been restyled and comes with LED lights. Both the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 are carried over with no changes. However, fuel efficiency, now rated at 31 mpg highway for the V6, has been improved thanks to the new eight-speed. Official pricing and an on sale date aren’t yet available.

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