2017 Dodge Charger Daytona

Base price: $39,890 (including Daytona package).

As tested: $46,315.

Standard equipment: 5.7-liter engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-drive, and a considerable litany of sporting touches and comfort gear provided by the $5,100 Daytona package.

Options: Includes a premium sound system, a full menu of electronic safety devices ranging from adaptive cruise control to power, heated memory mirrors with blind- spot indicators.

Fuel economy:

16 city and

25 highway.

Engine performance: Guts to the third power.


Quite capable.


In thy face.

Ride comfort: Surprisingly good.

Warranty: Three years/60,000 miles bumper to bumper.

The Ben key: Four Bens, excellent; three Bens, good; two Bens, fair; one Ben, poor.