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Keyless engine start is available, as is Chrysler's uconnect multimedia suiteConsumerGuide »
There's also a power sunroof ($950 option), push button start and power seatsCars.com »
Challenger SE with the Popular Equipment Package forms a respectable but not class-leading packageMotor Trend »
FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Keyless engine start is available, as is Chrysler's uconnect multimedia suite
There's also a power sunroof ($950 option), push button start and power seats
Challenger SE with the Popular Equipment Package forms a respectable but not class-leading package
The Dodge Challenger comes equipped with a lengthy list of desirable standard features, even in base SE trim, and moving up to the SRT8 only adds to the interior goodies. Taking a longer look at the options list reveals that several tech features you wouldn't expect to see in a muscle car are offered on the Challenger.
ConsumerGuide is impressed that the base Challenger Dodge SE offers a "tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control," an "eight-way power driver seat," full power accessories, and an "AM/FM/CD/MP3 player," all as standard features." Most of the price bump that comes with upgrading to the R/T trim of the Dodge Challenger is due to the extra two cylinders under the hood, but ConsumerGuide does note that a "leather-wrapped steering wheel" and "illuminated visor mirrors" are added to the standard features list.
Most of the popular options for the 2010 Dodge Challenger have been piled into options packages, which are more convenient but can also be pricier for those who are only interested in one or two particular extras. For those looking for the middle-of-the-pack power of the Dodge Challenger R/T but the features load-out of the SRT8, you'll be pleased to hear that Motor Trend says a "popular equipment package gets you such SRT standards as leather interior, Boston Acoustics six-speaker, 276-watt amp, satellite radio, heated front seats and Keyless Go." The Challenger Dodge in R/T trim offers another appealing bundle: the "$995 'Track Pack' manual package" that Jalopnik says brings "a Hill-start Assist...a limited-slip differential," and "a tuned exhaust system" that the Dodge Challenger SRT8 gets as standard.
The aforementioned options are all nice to see on the Dodge Challenger, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the real gem is the available MyGIG Multimedia system. MyGIG, according to ConsumerGuide, includes a "navigation system" with "traffic information," and "in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer" and a "hard drive" that can store thousands of songs.
The 2010 Dodge Challenger offers a lot of features for a reasonable base price, but those who option up an R/T or SRT8 might be shocked at the sticker.