Dodge Accessories

Dodge Charger Accessories

Dodge Charger Introduction

Dodge created the Charger for consumers who need the convenience of four doors but loathe the idea of driving a generic family sedan. Even in base and mid-level forms the Charger's edgy lines and sporty wheels make a bold statement and, for those who can afford the HEMI V8 engine, the vehicle has bold moves to match. Sharing its engine and chassis with the Chrysler 300, the 2010 Dodge Charger merges American styling and muscle with suspension and transmission technology borrowed during the short-lived merger between Daimler and Chrysler. The result yields a car that can outrun just about everything in its price class and several others costing tens of thousands more. Dodge's 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is just as smooth and powerful under the Charger's hood as it is in all the other vehicles it graces.

But even the 3.5-liter V6 delivers enough power to have a little fun. The Charger also delivers ride and handling equal to that of the surprisingly eager and composed Chrysler 300. However, given the promise of its Charger badge and aggressive styling, some might hope for a more aggressive setup. As it stands, the Charger is sportier than the Chrysler 300 in image only, which will be enough for most. The inside of the 2010 Dodge Charger is marked by attractive, minimalist styling that, by offering nothing terribly interesting to look at, helps reinforce the notion that this car should be driven with a focus on the road ahead. When the road finally does get twisty, however, you might wish for more lateral support from the front seats.

Dodge Charger HeadlightsOtherwise, front and rear passengers are treated to a roomy cabin with adequately comfortable seating. Likewise, there's plenty of room for useful cargo liner in a spacious trunk that offers enhanced flexibility with an optional 60/40-split folding rear seat. Unlike so many of today's derivative designs, the 2010 Dodge Charger shows almost no resemblance to any other car on the road. Up front, a gaping crosshair grill flanked by scowling headlamps decisively distances the Charger from the more staid large-sedan entries from Toyota, Ford and Hyundai. From the side, a sloping roof line helps evoke the Charger's coupe heritage, while pronounced rear fenders help to further define the car's performance persona. Stylish rear tail lamps feature deep circular cut outs, a tribute to the Chargers of the late 60s.

A base 2010 Dodge Charger includes a 2.7-liter V6 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/MP3 sound system with auxiliary input jack, tilt and telescopic steering column, driver and passenger adjustable lumber support, power windows/locks/mirrors, outside temperature display, cruise control and 17-inch aluminum wheels. Standard Dodge Charger Accessories include front airbags, side-curtain airbags, stability and traction control systems, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and brake assist. Also on the list is an Enhanced Road/Track Performance Group, which includes 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, rear deck-lid spoiler, heated suede performance seats and a performance suspension.

Dodge Charger GrilleSome of the more significant options include a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, all-wheel drive, leather seats, seven-inch rear-seat DVD entertainment system, HID headlamps, DVD navigation system, uconnect tunes audio system with 30-gigabyte hard drive, Boston Acoustics eight-speaker 368-watt 5.1 Matrix surround sound system, power sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals and seat-mounted side-impact airbags. Either of the two 2010 Dodge Charger's V6 engines might surprise you with how well they move the nearly two-ton sedan, but once you get a taste of life with the 5.7-liter HEMI under your right foot you'll have a tough time settling for anything less.

And while we think a proper five-speed manual would be a natural for this car, the only way to move through the gears on your own is via the available five-speed automatic with AutoStick shifting. Imagine what it must have been like back in the '60s and '70s to walk into a dealership, point out the muscle car of your dreams and drive it off the showroom floor. Until recently, the only people who could recount the joy of driving a brand-new Camaro, Challenger or Boss Mustang were those who came of driving age during the 1960s. But, thanks to Dodge, the experience has been brought back to life, only this time the muscle car of your dreams isn't a cramped, poor-handling coupe, but a sophisticated and comfortable sedan.