Dodge Charger SXT vs RT

December 23rd, 2022 by

There aren’t many vehicles on the market today that I would be quite as excited to own or drive as the Dodge Charger. This is a name that gets almost every passionate car enthusiast excited, and owning a Charger is a dream for many. In this article, we are going to help those of you in the market for a Charger determine which of the models may be the best fit. Specifically, we are going to take a closer look at the SXT and RT versions to highlight their similarities and differences.

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Getting the Lay of the Land

When you first start shopping for a car – any kind of car – it can be tricky to figure out what the various trim levels and packages mean. With the Charger, it will help to understand that the SXT is the base package, offering the lowest available price to purchase this vehicle. Going up to the RT requires that you reach the third level in the series. Of course, that means it will come with a higher cost than the SXT, but you are going to get more foryour money.

We’d like to point out here that saying the SXT is the “base” trim doesn’t mean that this is a bare-bones vehicle by any stretch of the imagination. It’s still a Charger, and it will still do plenty to impress any driver. If you are looking to get into the Charger experience but want to keep your spending down, the SXT is not going to disappoint.

An Engine Upgrade

The first, and perhaps most notable, difference between these two is what can be found under the hood. With the SXT, you are going to get a V6 engine that comes up just shy of 300 horsepower. That’s plenty of power to get you off the line and moving down the road, as a Charger should be able to do. However, going up to the RT package will turn that V6 into a V8, and boost the horsepower all the way up to 370. That will make a notable difference in the way the car drives and feels, although it will naturally cause it to burn more fuel at the same time.

Both Offer Comfort and Ample Features

There is nothing basic about any of the models in the Charger lineup. Having learned that the SXT is the base model, you might be surprised to find just how much equipment still comes on board as standard. Just a partial list of those features includes remote start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power front seats, a 7’’ screen, and more. This might be a car that is primarily focused on muscling its way down the road, but that didn’t stop Dodge from including a long list of comforts and conveniences.

As you would expect, the RT version comes with even more on top of what is included in the SXT. With the RT, you’ll additionally find a bigger display, heated side mirrors, a better sound system, and many other luxuries.

Take a Closer Look

At first glance, you might not spot much of a difference between the exterior of the SXT and that of the RT. The cars look basically the same, although if you look closer you can begin to tell them apart. One of the giveaways, when you look for it, is that the RT version has bigger wheels – 20’’ compared to 17’’ on the SXT. Beyond the bigger wheels, the other notable visual difference is the classic hood scoop that has been added to the RT. While not as big as a scoop seen on traditional muscle cars from decades ago, it’s a nice touch and speaks to the legacy of this model.

You really can’t go wrong with any version of the legendary Dodge Charger. Whether it’s an SXT or an RT that ends up in your driveway, you are still in for a thrill. Feel free to explore our online inventory here at Five Star CDJR Macon to see what we currently have available or stop by in person and talk to our team directly. Either way, it will be our pleasure to serve you!

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