The 2014 Dodge Charge remains a standout in the segment, even though it hasn't changed all that much since its debut in 2005.
With its crosshair grille, unmistakable bar of LED taillights, Coke-bottle silhouette and high beltline, the sedan has a retro-mod look that's both commanding and decidedly masculine. Try to look past its NASCAR and Dukes of Hazzard associations–this thing is exotic all in its own right.
The Charger looks most like a muscle car from its rear and profile–especially in burnt orange with the packages that add lower aero-work. In back, 164 LED taillamps comprise a racetrack of rear lights that spans across, and the squarish tail is topped off with a spoiler on some trims.
A couple of years ago the dash was smoothed over, with a design that's less flamboyant but a lot more pleasant and practical—and driver-oriented. The materials are better-coordinated than before—almost up to the level of a luxury car—with metallic-printed plastic with some wide but nicely contoured stretches.