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2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Test Drive Review

The car you’re about to read a review on is purple, packs 485 horsepower, and is just downright incredible. Meet the new 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack.

That’s right- this is a Dodge Charger R/T. However, under the hood is a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 from the Dodge Charger SRT 392. What’s the reason for this? Well, besides the fact the R/T Scat Pack has a lot to do with heritage, Dodge knows that its 6.4 liter HEMI V8 is extremely powerful and is now making it widely available in models other than just its SRTs with a lower price of entry. You don’t have to spend over $50,000 to enjoy the amazing 485 horsepower. Let’s take a closer look at the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Plum Crazy.

2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Exterior:

There is no way you can miss the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Plum Crazy. Why? Well, because it is painted bright purple. The Plum Crazy color theme made its debut in 1970 and ever since it has become a signature color for Dodge muscle cars.

Besides being this purple color, the exterior of the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack varies quite differently from other Chargers in the lineup. It has extra body kits and Scat Pack badging throughout the car. Speaking of badges, the exterior of the Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack has the famous bee badging on the grille and a 392 HEMI badge on the side fenders. Another unique touch to this model is the satin black spoiler.

The 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack sits on a wheelbase that measures 120.2 inches with an overall length of 200.3 inches. The overall width comes in at 74.2 inches and the overall height comes in at 58.2 inches.

2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Interior:

Take a seat inside and you’ll notice that the interior of the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is pretty stripped down. There are no leather seats, leather upholstery, or Alcantara trims. Since the Charger R/T Scat Pack is giving you the 6.4 liter HEMI V8, which is available in an SRT 392 that starts at more than $50,000 for around $10,000 less, the interior did take some hits. Nonetheless, it is still very comfortable and very sporty.

You have cloth performance seats, four-way adjustable automatic driver/passenger seats, optional heated and ventilated seats, and that’s really it. Tech-wise, you get the UConnect infotainment system with navigation, HD Radio along with Bluetooth and USB/AUX connectivity.

Measurements-wise, the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack offers 41.8 inches of front legroom and 40.1 inches of rear legroom.

Other then these major highlights, the interior is pretty simple and that’s not entirely a bad thing because it gives you the chance to enjoy all the power this car has to offer and not concentrate on all the gadgets and gizmos that are in many vehicles these days.

2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Performance:

Power for the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack comes from a 6.4 liter HEMI V8 engine making 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Charger R/T Scat Pack goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and that’s blistering fast for a car that’s in this price segment. Top speed comes in at 185 mph. For those that are hitting the track with this beast, there is also an adjustable launch control mode.

The eight-speed transmission shifts smoothly and quickly but if you want the transmission to perform the best, pop the beast into Sport mode and you can fully enjoy all the performance this car has to offer.

Keep in mind, that the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is pretty loud. Even in high gears, you can still hear the exhaust and the engine working hard to push this 4,000 pound plus beast. So while the ride is a bit noisy and harsh, these are amazing theatrics if you’re a true performance car enthusiast.

At this point, you may be wondering how much you’ll be spending on gas. The 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack gets an EPA-rated fuel economy of 15/25 mpg* (city/highway).

2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Safety:

The 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack comes with a long range of standard safety features including blind spot and cross path detection, advanced multistage airbags, electronic roll mitigation, rear view camera, rear park assist, ready alert braking and optionally you can get lane departure warning with lane keep assist.

Overall:

Prices for the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack start at just $39,995** – meaning you can enjoy 485 horsepower without paying $50,995** for a Charger SRT 392. That’s not a bad deal at all when it comes to enjoying extremely high performance at an affordable price tag. Visit your local AutoNation Dodge dealer for a test drive today.

*Fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.

**Vehicle MSRP excludes taxes, title, transportation, options, and dealer fees.

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