Dodge Introduces Sportier-Looking Sport Package for 2013 AWD Chargers
To refresh your memory, the Charger AWD Sport’s stuff that was swiped from the Blacktop includes a gloss-black grille insert, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters (the Sport is the only all-wheel-drive Charger to get them), sport seats, sport calibration for the transmission, and a thumping Beats Audio sound system. The Sport also gets unique 19-inch aluminum wheels with black-painted inserts, as opposed to the Blacktop’s 20-inch, all-black units. Dodge is making the snow-friendly Sport package available on Charger SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, and R/T Plus models. SXT-based cars share their V-6 power with standard SXT Chargers, but get a sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air intake that bump output from 292 hp to 300; R/T-based models get the same 370-hp Hemi V-8 as regular versions.
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Buyers can order a Charger AWD Sport now, but Dodge will only build the winter-ready model between now and February. Specifying the package adds just $1395 to the price of an all-wheel-drive Charger SXT or SXT Plus, and only $1195 above the cost of an all-wheel-drive R/T or R/T Plus. Doing the math, that means buyers get the Sports, er, sporty looks for between $33,685 and $36,685.