Dodge Charger

Fifth-Generation (1982-1987)

After a brief break, the Charger returned as a 1981-1/2 as a dramatically different car. In the fifth generation, it was a front wheel drive subcompact hatchback couple with either a three-speed automatic transmission, or five-speed manual. Packaged as an economy model, the Charger was available with a 2.2-liter SOHC or turbocharged 2.2-liter SOHC. A Shelby Charger was available starting in 1983, and a turbocharged version was available in 1984.