2010 Dodge Charger Review

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old.

TheCarConnection.com has read a wide range of reviews that evaluate the 2010 Dodge Charger, then handpicked highlights for this conclusive full review. TheCarConnection.com's editors have also driven several versions of the Dodge Charger, including the HEMI-powered Dodge Charger SRT8, to provide you with a definitive Bottom Line opinion of this reinvented muscle car.

The latest incarnation of the Charger is entering its fourth year of production, though lack of sales is not something Dodge is worried about. This can be attributed to its unique styling, which still looks fresh after all these years. The 2010 Dodge Charger has hardly changed, maintaining its sleek profile, which blends modern sedan styling accents with a traditional muscle-car appearance.

The Dodge Charger is offered with a wide range of engines and trim levels, and it appeals to a very wide audience. The base engine in this four-door sedan is a 2.7-liter, 178-horsepower V-6 that moves the SE model, while a 3.5-liter, 250-horsepower V-6 is optional for the SE and standard on the SXT. For those who are a little more performance minded, the Dodge Charger R/T comes with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 that pumps out 368 horsepower and can rocket the car from 0-60 mph in just six seconds. Last year saw the introduction of variable valve timing and a revised optional all-wheel-drive system for the Charger R/T that helps boost fuel economy. As the ultimate edition of the Dodge Charger, the SRT8 is offered with a pavement-pounding 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 that produces 425 horsepower. Engineered by Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology (SRT) group, the STR8 gets to 60 mph in about five seconds, while still being complacent enough to be used as a daily driver. Last year, Dodge boosted the fuel economy of the model.

Against the decades-old heritage of American muscle cars, the Dodge Charger is surprisingly good at going around corners—just one of the many points it has to boast about. It sits on top of a chassis that was developed when Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz were still together, which serves the Charger well, offering good handling and acceleration. The Dodge Charger SRT8, for example, has a sub-14-second quarter-mile time and a top speed in excess of 150 mph. Performance is adequate with even the base V-6 engine, though it’s really not that much more fuel-efficient than the bigger V-8s.

Anti-lock disc brakes and stability control are standard on all Chargers except for the base SE, which has them as options. Side curtain airbags have been made standard for 2010, but front-seat side airbags are no longer available for 2010. The Charger has a mix of good and bad crash-test ratings; it's been rated "good" for frontal impact but only "moderate" for side impact from the IIHS. However, the federal government gives it five stars in all frontal and side tests.

The 2010 Dodge Charger is equipped decently but not lavishly. Standard features include air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering column, and a sound system with CD player and auxiliary iPod jack. The Dodge Charger SE also gets standard aluminum wheels and upgraded interior accents. Standard LED lighting for the cup holders provide extra illumination inside the cabin, while the SXT gets optional LED illuminated door map pockets (these pockets are standard on the Charger R/T).

Among the available features offered by the Dodge Charger lineup are heated seats, the MyGIG hard-drive entertainment package, and the superb Sirius Backseat TV system that brings live satellite television into the Charger.

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February 21, 2016
2016 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD

Infuriating Garbage

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Where to start? So I bought this car based on expert reviews. Do not trust them. This car is the prime example of what is wrong with the American auto industry. Great ideas that are poorly executed. The... + More »
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January 17, 2017
2015 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD

Good mileage 20 in town 30 Hwy.

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The 120 in wheel base gives a smooth ride on long trips. Adding 30+ mileage makes it an outstanding road car.
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September 16, 2016
2015 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD

Most bang for the buck...and we saved at least 30k for a comprable foreign make...absolutly no problems for 1.5 years

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We looked at Acura's, Mercedes, Infinity, Caddy V, Mustang, etc. at a trade show...this car blows all of them away...more bells and whistles than a lot of them + a Hemi ....great reliability..no probs. in 1.5... + More »
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July 11, 2016
2015 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD

Great car and ride

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Fun car to own and drive. Great on gas. Comes in at a good price
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September 27, 2015
2014 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT 100th Anniversary RWD *Ltd Avail*

An Overgrown Paperweight

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I bought my 2014 Dodge Charger 100th Anniv. Edition new. Biggest mistake of my life. At 2500 miles, I began having issues with the transmission (slipping, clunking, lurching forward after coming to a stop)... + More »
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July 10, 2015
2014 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD

great car love driving it

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so far its been an great car .....lots of room but dosent feel big when driving it and the v6 has plenty of power and a great sound.
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June 3, 2015
2014 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD

Super Track Pack

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Comfort, style, fuel economy, and performance. What more could you ask for?
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April 28, 2015
2014 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD

My 2014 Dodge Charger SE

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I love my Charger SE even if it is 3.6 292hp just wish it sounded more like the Hemi but all in all the car gets up and moves,it should have a better stereo system ,bigger touch screen no matter what trim... + More »
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April 10, 2015
For 2014 Dodge Charger

Best value for a sporty, comfortable family sedan.

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If you hate to give up the sporty car due to an expanding family, you may find the Dodge Charger to be THE vehicle to handle all your needs. The Charger gives you a very comfortable ride, while allowing you to... + More »
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March 2, 2016
2013 Dodge Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD

Splendid automobile.

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Absolutely no complaints. Beautiful styling, great power, clean lines. I traded a 2006 Charger RT with 150,000 miles. Expect to continue with the Charger line in the future.
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