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
Side airbags N/A
Curtain airbags Standard
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Assembly location Brampton, Ontario

Trim Transmission MSRP* Destination**
SE Automatic 5 Speed $27,495 $1,400
SXT Automatic 5 Speed $29,195 $1,400
R/T Automatic 5 Speed $36,895 $1,400
R/T Manual 6 Speed $38,895 $1,400
R/T Classic Automatic 5 Speed $38,890 $1,400
R/T Classic Manual 6 Speed $40,890 $1,400
SRT8 Automatic 5 Speed $49,495 $1,400
SRT8 Manual 6 Speed $50,495 $1,400

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