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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
looks and feels great
ample space for even larger and taller drivers
The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is not only a serious performance car, but is also more practical and comfortable than one might expect in this segment.
Chrysler's SRT (short for "Street and Racing Technology") performance division is known for adorning its interiors with suede, leather, and a special "carbon-fiber weave." The shifter, door pulls, and steering wheel are wrapped with this material, and Motor Trend says, "This stuff looks and feels great." TheCarConnection.com found that the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is widely praised for the high quality of the materials used in its interior, although ConsumerGuide is less impressed than most, calling these materials "not cheap looking, but certainly not special, either."
The seats in the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 are highly regarded by most, including ConsumerGuide, which says, "The aggressively bolstered [front] seats provide long-trip comfort" and "Compared to the similar-mission Ford Mustang, Challenger's rear-seat accommodations are palatial." In fact, the rear seat is designed to properly accommodate three passengers instead of only two and, as Edmunds reports, "features a fold-down armrest and a [60/40] split/folding back that opens up to the 16.2-cubic-foot trunk." The trunk is also larger than in the Mustang.
Unlike in sport coupes of yore, this Challenger's rear windows don't go down, and there's a B-pillar, which creates a blind spot. Visibility and access to the rear are not among the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8's strong points, but as Motor Trend writes, this is "not uncommon in any coupe."
The 2008 Dodge Challenger has a nicely finished interior with front seats that are supportive and comfortable.