What will change? Styling and the transmission used with the V-8 engines. A complete redesign isn’t likely until model-year 2017 but expect this full-size sedan to see sheetmetal freshening beyond what it got for model-year 2011. A V-6 and a pair of Hemi V-8s will almost certainly return, but the Hemis will shelve a five-speed automatic transmission for the more efficient eight-speed automatic already linked to the V-6.
Why wait for the 2015 Dodge Charger? Performance junkies should wait if they believe a Hemi will be even faster and more fuel-efficient with Chrysler Group’s excellent eight-speed automatic. We do. V6-powered 2015 Chargers probably won’t get mechanical changes but will receive the benefits of any exterior and interior updates.
Why buy a 2014 Dodge Charger? Because you like the looks of the current model and want to get in before the almost-inevitable price increase that would accompany the 2015 Dodge Charger. And those Hemis are plenty fast already with the five-speed automatic transmission so incremental increases in performance and fuel economy might not be worth the higher purchase price.