Advertisement
Go
2010 Dodge SRT Viper Photo

2010 Dodge SRT Viper - Features Review

 
 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Browse Used Listings
 
6.0
/ 10
On Features
BASE
INVOICE
$85,790
BASE
MSRP
$90,255
On Features
Modern conveniences? The 2010 Dodge Viper thinks that stuff is for wusses, but it gives in on satellite radio and navigation.
6.0 out of 10
Browse Dodge SRT Viper inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

FEATURES | 6 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

I'm a little disappointed by the lack of cruise control
Cars.com

after a week I longed for a cupholder
Cars.com

offers a "seven-speaker, 300-watt audio system with a six-disc CD changer
Edmunds

You'll likely be shocked to find out that the 2010 Viper is still around-it survived Chrysler's bankruptcy by the skin of its fangs-and stunned that it offers niceties like satellite radio, power windows and locks, and a couple of airbags for good measure. There's even an option for a navigation system.

The 2010 Dodge Viper comes with few standard features, and even less on its options list. Edmunds lists standard "power-adjustable pedals, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel, keyless entry and a seven-speaker, 300-watt audio system with a six-disc CD changer." Reviewers from around the Web seem to accept the lack of features as part of the Viper's mission. Cars.com thinks the omission of this equipment "seems to say, 'if you disapprove, buy something else.'" Edmunds concurs that the Viper "makes no apologies for its lack of key luxury and safety features." And while the Cars.com reviewer confesses "that after a week I longed for a cupholder," they also "respect Dodge's exclusion of one." All of this makes it even more surprising, as Kelley Blue Book confirms, that "a navigation system combined with SIRIUS Satellite Radio" is on the options list. One downer is noted by Cars.com: "I'm a little disappointed by the lack of cruise control...I find cruise control helps me keep from inadvertently creeping above the speed limit...cruise would add little cost and practically no weight."

The Viper would rather you remove stuff, anyway. In the case of the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR, drivers can even choose to strip out some features. Motor Trend reports that "40 pounds can be removed by opting for the 'Hard Core' package, which deletes the audio system" and "underhood silencer pad, trunk carpet, and tire inflator" on the Dodge Viper ACR, making for an even quicker and more formidable racer.

The Dodge Viper offers more finishes and customization options than it did just a few years ago, and a tan interior package lifts some of the gloom that a black-upholstered Viper can show. It's not luxurious by any means, but it's a big improvement over the first Viper-and with its recent reprieve from death row, maybe the Viper will grow up like the Corvette and 911 have.

Conclusion

Modern conveniences? The 2010 Dodge Viper thinks that stuff is for wusses, but it gives in on satellite radio and navigation.

« Prev: Safety
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.