2010 Dodge Challenger Coupe
Benefits of Driving a 2010 Dodge Challenger Coupe
The 2010 Dodge Challenger is instantly recognizable and one of the most distinctive new cars of any price. With a thoroughly modern design, the Challenger manages to maintain an aggressive V8 muscle-car personality while meeting modern expectations for ride comfort, handling and safety. It's certainly not old-tech inside either; Chrysler is offering some of the best tech features inside, like a hard-drive-based music jukebox system. Among coupes, the Challenger is surprisingly practical; Dodge says that it has best-in-class rear headroom and legroom; it's also best in class in trunk space.
What's new for 2010?
The Challenger carries into its second year with only a few minor feature and option changes. Electronic stability control is newly standard across the entire Challenger model line. R/T models get a few more standard features: automatic headlamps, an LED-lit cupholder and door-handle lights. UConnect Multimedia and UConnect Navigation now include steering-wheel audio controls and UConnect Multimedia features have been combined with the Sound Group.
- Classic muscle-car appearance
- modern tech and entertainment features
- smooth ride
- responsive handling
- cargo space
The Challenger remains offered in three different primary trims--SE, R/T, and SRT8--that correspond to different engines, while a number of packages can help give the Challenger quite a range of possible styles and driving characteristics. The base SE model comes with a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. For those who must have a V8, the Challenger R/T is the entry model, offering a 372-hp, 5.7-liter 'Hemi' V8 and 5-speed automatic transmission. And at the top of the range is the SRT8, featuring a 425-hp, 6.1-liter version of the Hemi. All three Challenger variants are rear-wheel drive, and automatic transmissions feature Chrysler's AutoStick manual control. On V8 models, a 6-speed manual gearbox is optional.