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5 Reasons The 2019 Dodge Charger Is King (& 5 Reasons The 1966 Is Better)

Comparing the 2019 Dodge Charger with the 1966 Dodge Charger is a tough exercise because there are plenty of reasons why one is better than the other.

There are several reasons why the Dodge Charger of 2019 is king to current cars. There are five solid explanations of why this is one of the best vehicles on the road, but there are a few reasons why the 1966 version is even better. Let's look at what we got right now: endless engine options, the impressive brake and shock system, alongside all the decorating decisions to be made with the wheels. This car features cutting edge technology, such as Uconnect, with the option to interlink your devices with your vehicle.

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So, after all this talk on the new and improved Dodge Charger, I'm sure you're wondering what could be better? Well, the 1966 model, of course! There are still five practical reasons you should still envy this original model.

10 2019: The Engine Options

There are several options for the 2019 Dodge Charger. You can stick with the standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with up to 300HP. This isn’t a bad option but there are more superior engine types. There is a 5.7L HEMI option or a 392 V8 HEMI, if you are looking for something a little bigger. You can also suit up with a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT, the Hellcat V8 engine option. This is also available with up to 707 HP for the Supercharged HEMI.

9 1966: It’s A Mid-Sized Coupe

This vehicle resembles a clash of the Mustang with an AMC Marlin. This style was loosely based on the Coronet, though sharing none of its visual glory. The 1966 Dodge Charger is one of a kind, especially in its prime.

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With this B-body platform, the potential is tipping more towards endless than anything. The year it was released, there was talk of it being the Leader of the Dodge Rebellion.

8 2019: Wheel Systems

The wheel systems, both mechanically and decoratively, are great highlights with the Dodge Charger of 2019. There is a five-link rear suspension to look forward to, alongside an available adaptive damping system. There is both the four- and six-piston Brembo brake system option for this model Charger. There is also the option of Bilstein front and rear shocks if that better fits what you are expecting from your shock system.

There are quite a few options when it comes to the aluminum wheels, such as the option to have them painted, but then even more. As for cosmetics, there is also a Satin Carbon painted aluminum wheel in the Plus Group on GT if you’re looking for something sharper. Choose from the 20x9 or 20x8 sized wheel, selecting Granite Crystal, Black Noise, or SRT low gloss black wheel styles. These are all available in their separate wheel packs, such as the Scat Pack.

7 1966: It Won The 1966 NASCAR

The 1966 Dodge Charger was driven by David Pearson when it crossed the finish line for the Grand National Championship. This was a big win for the manufacturers who were trying to get this vehicle in the market. After the winning, it was clear to the public what a monster machine the 1966 Dodge Charger was.

6 2019: Technological Advancements

You can have your smartphone work as a handy co-pilot for the tougher terrain. Don’t get lost, or in an accident, again- or even once! You can connect either Android or iPhone with their connecting service. Certain apps will become available through the Uconnect screen, opening up gateways for ease in the car while remaining busy. There are a lot of gadgets in this vehicle, enough to satisfy even the most in-depth technological advocates.

Expect features such as adaptive cruise control, with stopping mechanisms for the safest of experiences. There is a 7-inch cluster display, alongside technologies such as keyless entry and Bluetooth connectivity. Consider this your media hub for USB ports and auxiliary outlets. Features such as voice command make a world of difference when driving and remaining active in your life. Six speaker alpine audio systems are available for the 2019 Dodge Charger, bringing ultimate entertainment to consumers everywhere.

5 1966: Engine Model Options

There are quite a few options with this year, and they all should be accounted for, credit going where it is due. This vehicle offers four different engine styles; the base model 318, which was a 5.2L 2 -barrel motor, the 361 cu in 5.9L 2-barrel option, the 383 cu in 6.3L 4-barrel type, and then the glorious 426 Street Hemi. There were only 468 Chargers built with the 426-engine model, so they are a hot commodity in the market.

4 2019: Horsepower

The horsepower of the Dodge Charger can range from a measly 292 with basic models, up to 707 HP for the best of the options available. The Charger rests just below the Challenger, which sets at 305, to potentially 797.

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If you are seeking a more family-friendly opportunity, go with this vehicle as it has versatile uses.

3 1966: It Was Made To Go Fast

Reaching speeds of 120 mph and more make this car a worthy piece to compare to the new Dodge Charger, released this year. The acceleration rate is 8.3 mph per second, jumping this ride to the top of the list in potential. There were even some cases where different models were able to reach acceleration speeds of even 9.3 mph per second.

2 2019: Spacious Set Up

There are 2964 Liters of space in this compacted sports car, bringing both luxury and spacious confinement to the table. There is immense room for five passengers; three in the back two in the front as with most cars. This vehicle offers an assortment of features, but the spacious set up is of the most favored based on consumer ratings.

1 1966: Preferred Body Style

Everyone has their preference to the style of car they prefer, but correctly this one has received several reviews throughout history to be one of the more favored forms of the Dodge Charger. With the hood swoop coming into action and showing off the boxy frame, this vehicle steals the show every time. You can get it in both a convertible build or without.

The Dodge Charger is a favored American icon, making riptides in every water it enters. This vehicle is both styling and sound in construction, bringing forth the desire for such a commodity. If you are considering the risks and rewards with the newest Dodge Charger, consider what is available in the 1966 model as well. These are harder to come by, but worth every penny.

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