The full-size rear-drive 2014 Dodge Charger harkens back to the muscle-car era of the 1960’s and early 70’s with aggressive-looking styling, a spacious five-passenger interior, and a range of powerful V6 and V8 engines. The base 3.6-liter 300-horsepower V-6 is mated to an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission and should be sufficient for most drivers, while a 370-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 is available for additional acceleration. Either of those engines can be fitted with all-wheel-drive to improve the car’s limited wet-road traction. Though it’s more powerful than practical, the top 2014 SRT8 packs a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 and a five-speed automatic transmission. The base model is well balanced in terms of ride and handling, with the 2014 V8 models trading off smoothness for crisper cornering abilities.