NEW FOR 2010:
– Standard Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off (iDFSO) and fuel saver indicator
– SE adds standard luxury floor mats
– R/T adds standard LED-lit door pull handles and cupholder
– UConnect Tunes 30GB hard-drive MP3 stereo with steering wheel audio controls replaces six-DVD/MP3 stereo available on SXT and R/T; available six-CD/MP3 stereo dropped
– Sound Group II adds steering wheel-mounted audio controls, available on R/T
– Keyless Go added to Electronics Convenience Group
– Exterior colours: Plum Crazy added; B5 Blue and Detonator Yellow carried forward for a limited time
For 2010, changes to the Dodge Challenger are mostly trim, although it now receives standard Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off, which shuts off fuel during deceleration for improved fuel economy. The SE adds luxury floor mats and the R/T receives interior LED lighting, while the company’s available UConnect Tunes hard-disc-drive stereo replaces the previous available six-CD/MP3 stereo.
Based on the LX platform that it shares with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, the Challenger is available with a choice of three engines. The SE and SXT use a 3.5-litre V6 with five-speed automatic; the R/T uses a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 with five-speed automatic or optional six-speed manual transmission; and the SRT8 uses a 6.1-litre Hemi V8 with five-speed automatic or optional six-speed manual. The five-speed automatic also includes a manual shift mode. The 5.7-litre features the company’s Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which shuts off half the cylinders under light load for improved fuel economy, but only when ordered with the automatic transmission; when mated to the six-speed manual, the engine runs on all cylinders all the time. The six-speed also includes Track Pak with pistol-grip shifter, hill start assist, anti-spin rear axle, bright pedal covers, performance steering, and electronic stability control shutoff switch.
Features on the SE include 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, power locks with keyless entry, floor mats, power mirrors, cloth seats, eight-way power driver’s adjustment, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cruise control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, touring suspension, tire pressure monitoring system, auto-down front windows, and variable intermittent wipers.
The SXT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program, fog lamps, leather-wrapped wheel, and illuminated vanity mirrors.
The R/T adds performance brakes, polished aluminum fuel filler door, automatic headlamps, pushbutton start, heated mirrors, rear spoiler, heated leather-faced seats, Boston Acoustics speakers, Sirius satellite radio, performance steering, and performance suspension. Automatic-equipped models include a remote starter.
The R/T Classic adds racing-style fuel cap, dual square chrome exhaust tips, hood scoop, and body stripes.
The SRT8 adds 20-inch forged alloy wheels, high-performance brakes, electronic vehicle information centre, severe-duty engine cooling, automatic xenon headlamps, garage door opener, illuminated cupholders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, security alarm, premium leather-faced heated seats, UConnect hands-free connectivity, performance-tuned steering, wheel-mounted audio controls, high-performance suspension, outside temperature display, and tire pressure monitoring display.
|Type||2-door, 5-passenger full-size coupe|
|Layout||Front engine/rear-wheel drive|
|Engine||3.5-litre V6, SOHC, 24 valves|
|5.7-litre V8, OHV, 16 valves|
|6.1-litre V8, OHV, 16 valves|
|Horsepower||250 @ 6400 rpm|
|372 @ 5200 rpm (A/T)|
|376 @ 5150 rpm (M/T)|
|425 @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque (lb-ft)||250 @ 3800 rpm|
|401 @ 4400 rpm (A/T)|
|410 @ 4300 rpm (M/T)|
|420 @ 4800 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed automatic (6-|
|speed manual optional)|
|Tires SE||P215/65R17 all-season|
|Tires SXT||P225/60R18 all-season|
|Tires R/T||P235/55R18 all-season performance|
|Tires SRT8||P245/45ZR20 performance|
|Curb weight SE||1732 kg (3819 lbs)|
|Curb weight R/T||1832 kg (4041 lbs)|
|Curb weight SRT8||1878 kg (4140 lbs)|
|Wheelbase||2946 mm (116.0 in.)|
|Length||5021 mm (197.7 in.)|
|Width||1923 mm (75.7 in.)|
|Height||1447 mm (57.0 in.)|
|Ground clearance||140 mm (5.5 in.)|
|Cargo capacity||458 litres (16.0 cu. ft.)|
|Fuel consumption 3.5||City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 8.1 L/100 km (35 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel consumption 5.7 A/T||City: 13.5 L/100 km (21 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 8.0 L/100 km (35 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel consumption 5.7 M/T||City: 13.3 L/100 km (21 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 8.1 L/100 km (35 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel consumption 6.1 A/T||City: 16.0 L/100 km (18 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 10.6 L/100 km (27 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel consumption 6.1 M/T||City: 15.6 L/100 km (18 mpg Imp)|
|Hwy: 9.2 L/100 km (31 mpg Imp)|
|Fuel type||Premium recommended|
|Warranty||3 yrs/ 60,000 km|
|Powertrain warranty||5 yrs/100,000 km|
|Powertrain warranty SRT||3 yrs/ 60,000 km|
|Assembly location||Brampton, Ontario|