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STYLING | 8 out of 10
Handsome exterior styling
Car and Driver
Instruments are large and easy to read
“sloping roof line makes rear-seat access more challenging than in other sedans”
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that this retro-styled four-door sedan is still a hit after four years on the market. The Dodge Charger was one of Detroit's first modern reincarnations of the late 1960s muscle cars that scorched drag strips so many decades ago. The nostalgic appeal of the Charger runs deep and is only boosted by the tasteful modern styling updates.
There’s no doubt that the 2010 Dodge Charger is bulky. Edmunds explains that it’s "based on the same Mercedes-derived platform used for the Chrysler 300 and [now discontinued] Dodge Magnum. As such, the Charger has four doors and is a bit larger than the average midsize sedan." According to Edmunds, the Charger is available in several varieties, which lists the available trims as "base SE, well-equipped SXT, the performance-themed R/T and the powerhouse SRT8." The exteriors of the first three trims are largely the same, though Cars.com finds that the Dodge Charger SRT8 is distinguished by "a hood scoop and a more aggressively styled lower bumper with air inlets"—styling cues that "makes it look angry." Car and Driver reviewers contend that the Dodge Charger features "polarizing styling," while Autoblog claims that "the look has grown on people over the years and remains fairly unique." It's similar to the rest of the Chrysler range, though Edmunds reviewers point out that "its front-end styling is much more aggressive than that of its siblings, and the rear roof line slopes downward in a coupe-like fashion."
Despite all the power offered on old muscle cars, much thought was rarely given to their interiors. In this latest incarnation, Chrysler knows that in order to move the 2010 Dodge Charger off dealer lots, they have to feature a well-planned, attractive interior. Across the board it seems that they've managed it, with Autoblog reviewers lauding the "design and control layout, which was straightforward and functional." ConsumerGuide also likes the interior, highlighting that the "instruments are large and easy to read, but the steering-wheel rim cuts into view of turn-signal arrows and gauges for fuel and temperature." Car and Driver reviewers also hail the "easy-to-use controls" and note that "cup-holder lighting" is maintained. Motor Trend reviewers stretch it a little, claiming that the 2010 Dodge Charger's "interior provides the feeling of a sophisticated fighter plane cockpit," right down to the instrument cluster and shifter knob that "resembles a fighter pilot's joystick."
The 2010 Dodge Charger matches its daring exterior with a dashing interior.