Here in Edmonton, you can’t go at least six seconds without seeing a Ram truck or Jeep Wrangler in the streets throughout the winter season. While most Albertans will try to conquer the snowstorms with pickup trucks or SUVs, you’d be surprised by how well Dodge’s four-door muscle car holds up in the colder seasons. With available All-Wheel Drive (AWD), great fuel-efficiency, and a wide array of accessories you can add, the Dodge Charger comes well-equipped to handle the harsh Edmonton winters just as well as any Ram or Wrangler.
On the SXT version of the Charger, you have the option to pair the 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 engine with the responsive AWD system. It’s the most technologically advanced drivetrain system in its class, and you don’t even have to lift a finger to change it because it automatically transitions from Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) to AWD in an instant.
The seasons may have changed, but the Charger’s fuel-efficient performance on the 3.6L V6 hasn’t. The 3.6L Pentastar has consecutively won Wards 10 Best Engines for three years straight, with it’s 10.3 L/100km fuel consumption on the highway. While AWD may take up more gas in comparison to its RWD counterpart, the Dodge Charger still rates as having the best-in-class AWD fuel economy compared to other family-sized sedans.
You can customize the Dodge Charger however you want, both inside and out. For the colder months, we recommend adding or upgrading to heated seats for both the front and back rows. Each seat comes with a high and low setting to adjust the level of heat, keeping those buns toasty after a hard half-hour of shovelling before work. Speaking of which, the worst part of shovelling has to be feeling like your fingers are going to fall off, which is why you also have the option of adding a heated steering wheel to your Charger.
An Overall Badass Winter Machine
Come on guys, it’s a Dodge Charger. Of course, it’s gonna look cool no matter what season. The added benefits above make it even more compelling and practical to drive, but at the end of the day, a Charger effortlessly trudging through the snow is one of the most badass sights to behold.
Want to learn more about driving the Dodge Charger for the winter? Come book a test drive here at Great West Chrysler and see this beast in action for yourself!