2010 Dodge Challenger

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Recognized for its retro-styled sheetmetal, the Dodge Challenger is a large 2-door coupe offered with 6- and 8-cylinder powerplants. The top-of-the-line variant is the SRT8, with its 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter, HEMI V-8 engine and appropriate performance upgrades. New for 2010, stability control is now standard on the base SE model and there are several minor equipment changes. Later in 2010, Dodge will introduce the Super Track Pack with 20-inch wheels, upgraded suspension, larger brakes and a performance rear axle.
  • Stability control standard on SE model
  • Automatic headlights now standard on the R/T model
  • New multimedia package with steering wheel controls
  • New Super Track Pack targets enthusiasts with performance upgrades
  • New Plum Crazy exterior color

The Dodge Challenger took its initial bow in the 1970 model year as a \"pony car\" in the tradition of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Plymouth Barracuda. During the economic doldrums of the late 1970s, it was downgraded to a subcompact, but now has returned to its original status as a \"muscle car\". For 2010, the Dodge Challenger adds two classic colors from its early years: Detonator Yellow and Plum Crazy.

The base-level SE trim of the 2010 Challenger features a five-speed automatic transmission and stability control, in addition to full power accessories, an eight-way power driver seat, and basic amenities. The R/T has 18-inch alloy wheels, sport steering and suspension, and upgraded interior and exterior lights. The SRT8 trim level includes black stripes and dual scoops on the hood to go along with 20-inch wheels, an even sportier level of steering and suspension upgrades, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an upgraded sound system, and many other amenities, most of which can be had as options on lower trim levels. The optional Track Pack is available on the R/T. It features a six-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential, hill start assist, and other features, with a Super Track Pack adding even more upgrades.

The SE trim receives a 250-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine. The R/T is powered by a 372-hp, 5.7-liter V8. The SRT8 has a 425-hp, 6.1-liter V8 engine with a choice of a five-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. According to the EPA, fuel efficiency ranges from 14 to 17 mpg in the city, and 22 to 25 mpg on the highway.

Safety features include stability control and side curtain airbags, with antilock disc brakes optional on the SE and standard on the R/T and SRT8. NHTSA gave the 2010 Dodge Challenger five stars in all categories.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Challenger ranges from $22,735 to $41,230.


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  • Name SE (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 23245.00 Engine 3.5L/214 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
  • Name R/T (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 30860.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
  • Name R/T Classic (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 30860.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/24
  • Name SRT8 (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 41230.00 Engine 6.1L/370 City/Hwy MPG 14/22
  • Cloth low-back bucket seats
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Driver & passenger manual lumbar
  • Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat
  • Rear seat armrest w/cupholder
  • Floor console w/fore/aft slide armrest
  • Floor carpet
  • Luxury front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 140-MPH speedometer
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down
  • Speed-sensitive pwr locks
  • Satin silver lock knobs
  • Keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Tip start
  • Pwr trunklid release
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Air conditioning
  • Front & rear climate control outlets
  • Rear window defroster
  • Cell phone storage
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Driver side visor w/mirror
  • Passenger side visor w/mirror
  • Passenger assist handle
  • Front reading/map lights
  • Rear courtesy lamps
  • Illuminated entry
  • Trunk lamp
  • Cargo compartment dress-up
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 160-MPH speedometer
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • Illuminated door pull handles
  • Visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Instrument cluster w/SRT performance display screen
  • 180-MPH speedometer
  • Vehicle info center
  • Traveler/mini trip computer
  • Temp & compass gauge
  • Keyless go
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Security alarm
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • 17" x 7.0" aluminum wheels
  • P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color fascias
  • Satin chrome grill
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Solar control glass
  • Pwr mirrors w/fold-away
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Variable-intermittent wipers
  • Body-color fuel filler door
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season performance BSW tires
  • Rear body-color spoiler
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Bright fuel filler door
  • 20" x 8.0" aluminum wheels
  • P245/45R20 all-season performance BSW tires
  • Functional hood scoop
  • Dual black R/T side stripe
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/fold-away
  • 20" x 9.0" aluminum SRT design wheels
  • P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
  • Tire service kit
  • Hood stripe
  • Rear spoiler
  • HID headlamps
  • 3.5L MPI 24-valve HO V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Autostick automatic transmission
  • 2.87 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Heavy duty engine cooling
  • 730 CCA maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Independent touring suspension
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 5.7L Hemi VVT MDS V8 engine
  • 3.06 axle ratio
  • Independent performance suspension
  • Performance pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes
  • Dual rear exhaust
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • 6.1L Hemi V8 engine
  • Anti-spin rear differential
  • Severe duty II engine cooling
  • Independent high performance suspension
  • Performance tuned pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Remote start system
    • Brake/park interlock
    • All-speed traction control
    • Electronic stability control
    • Brake assist
    • Advanced multi-stage front airbags -inc: passenger airbag cutoff
    • Supplemental front side airbag
    • Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags
    • (5) 3-point seat belts
    • Child seat upper tether anchorages
    • Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp
    • Dual-note electric horns
    • Tire pressure monitoring display
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, aux audio input
    • (4) speakers
    • Rear window antenna
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: (1) year service *SIRIUS not available in Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas/US Virgin Islands and Barbados*
    • (6) Boston Acoustics speakers
    • 276-watt amplifier
    • Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, USB port, 30GB hard drive w/6700 song capacity, 6.5" touch screen, aux audio input
    • iPod control
    • UConnect hands-free communication w/Bluetooth

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