2010 Dodge Challenger Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Dodge Challenger - Road Test Specs

2010 Dodge Challenger Coupe

(3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleSE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$22,945
Options on test vehicleCustomer Preferred Package 25G ($2,740 -- includes 1-year Sirius radio service, 18-by-7.5-inch aluminum wheels, Continental brand tires, foglamps, leather-wrapped shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, P225/60R18 black sidewall touring tires, security alarm, Sirius Satellite Radio, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors); Media Center 730N ($1,775 -- includes CD/DVD/HDD/NAV Radio, 1-year Sirius traffic service, GPS navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, Sirius traffic, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, UConnect phone with voice command, iPod control); Power Sunroof ($950); Leather Interior Group ($855 -- includes heated front seats, leather-trimmed bucket seats); Rallye Group ($750 -- includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright fuel filler door, dual stripes, instrument panel mini carbon bezel, body-color rear spoiler); Sound Group ($645 -- includes 276-watt amplifier, six Boston Acoustics speakers); Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat Exterior Paint ($225).
As-tested MSRP$31,400


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,518cc (215 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)250 @ 3,800
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.59; II=2.19; III=1.41; IV=1.00; V=0.83; R=3.16; Final=2.87


Suspension, frontIndependent, coil springs over gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiProContact
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP225/60R18 99H
Tire size, rearP225/60R19 99H
Wheel size, front18-by-7.5 inches
Wheel size, rear18-by-7.5 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.6-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.2
0-45 mph (sec.)5.2
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)11.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.9 @ 88
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.78
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.0
@ Full throttle (dB)79.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith barely enough torque to overwhelm rear tire grip, there's virtually no difference between traction control on and traction control off runs. Upshifts are smooth and at redline. Also no sense in manual shifting the automatic, as it still auto upshifts at redline.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsNoisy, busy ABS as it hunts for grip on these all-season tires. The result is also less-than-arrow-straight with moderate dive. Adequate fade resistance.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Stability control settings match available grip, hence near identical off/on figures. Pronounced understeer at the limit of grip -- hence throttle closure and equal lateral g. Steering feels OK, a little "wooden" with moderate build-up in effort. Slalom: With ESP off, the big car feels remarkably athletic despite slalom mph on par with a Honda Odyssey. Responds to throttle by slightly adding rotation to quell understeer. With ESP on, a tidy line to minimize jerky yaw angles keeps the system happy. Otherwise wild brake application.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)59.8
Relative humidity (%)45.9
Wind (mph, direction)5.25, head

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/25 highway/20 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,720
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,819
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.1/46.9
Length (in.)197.7
Width (in.)75.7
Height (in.)57.1
Wheelbase (in.)116.0
Track, front (in.)63.0
Track, rear (in.)63.1
Turning circle (ft.)38.9
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)32.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.2


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetNot tested

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