Dodge Charger Interior
Critics, for the most part, are pleased with the interior of the 2007 Dodge Charger. While some are disappointed with what they perceive to be low quality materials, most others find it well-designed, functional and refreshingly spare.
With seating for five, the Charger's interior, writes Kelley Blue Book, "is marked by attractive, minimalist styling that helps reinforce the notion that this car should be driven with a focus on the road ahead."
Road and Track notes, "The Charger's cabin is tastefully designed and looks clean without appearing austere." And Playboy writes, "The interior of the new Charger is a lot like one of those generic store brands -- basic and simple but filling."
The 2007 Dodge Charger seats five adults. "And that's five American adults," notes The Auto Channel. Reviewers liked the standard seats. U.S. News' Rick Newman writes, "The seats are comfortable. The armrests are soft and inviting." MSN says, "Seats are big and comfortable, as is the driving position." And New Car Test Drive says, "The standard, fabric-covered seats are comfortable, with adequate thigh support and side bolstering."
Consumer Guide finds the interior "spacious," with "ample head and leg room." Headroom received good, but not great, reviews from other reviewers. Observes Cars.com, "Headroom in models equipped with a sunroof is good but not vast." And Automobile.com writes, "Headroom is plentiful, as is space around the hips and shoulders, and you'd need to be pretty tall to fill the foot wells."
About.com calls the backseat "positively cavernous." And New Car Test Drive writes, "The rear seat is especially roomy," though mentions the lack of a rear center seat head restraint, "making this car better for four adults than five." With a size big enough for families, U.S. News' Rick Newman points out the "big back seat will accommodate three kids handily."
Some reviewers, while liking the seats, found a lack of support when driving aggressively. Kelley Blue Book writes, "When the road finally does get twisty, you might wish for more lateral support from the front seats." And Consumer Guide says that in spite of the "generously sized seats," the "flat cushions allow occupants to slide during aggressive cornering." Nevertheless, SRT-8 and R/T trims offer sport bucket seats, which Consumer Guide says "address this problem" with "good lateral support, outstanding comfort."
"The choice and quality of materials are quite good," writes Road and Track, "and seem almost European in texture and appearance." And The Auto Channel says, "Interiors are well designed, with single piece dashboard and minimal fascia pieces," and also points out that the Chargers' interiors, "while handsome, are light on luxury, heavy on functional design." MSN finds the layout and interior features "very user-friendly."
Some reviewers noted an overabundance of cheap plastic effects. "There is too much uninterrupted plastic on the interior surfaces," says Forbes. And Edmunds also notes "some low-grade interior plastics." In spite of those plastics, AutoMedia.com says, "satin finished metal trims spiff up the console and ring the gauges." Some reviewers like the nice convenience touches. U.S. News' Rick Newman observes, "Packaging is smart. The cell phone outlet is tucked into the center storage box, for example, with a slot for the cord to pass through."
Stereo and Entertainment
The 2007 Dodge Charger comes standard with a 66-watt, four-speaker AM/FM and CD stereo. While reviewers had nothing particularly bad to say about the base system, MSN makes note of "small sound system controls." The SXT comes with a similar system that upgrades with 6 Boston Acoustics speakers, and which Edmunds thought "is well worth the extra" money. And there is an optional Comprehensive DVD Entertainment System, which AutoMedia.com observes, "integrates nicely with the center console and boasts a 7-inch LCD screen, battery powered remote control and two wireless multi-channel headsets."
The 2007 Dodge Charger offers good cargo capacity for its class. With 16.2 cubic feet of trunk, "There's an enormous amount of cargo space," says MSN. This is a "capacious trunk," thinks Road and Track. And "Should you go nuts at Costco and the 16.2-cubic-foot trunk isn't enough," writes Edmunds, "you can always employ the 60/40-split folding rear seat." However, Consumer Guide notes that the trunk opening is "among smallest in class."
Reviewers also appreciate the storage space available in the 2007 Dodge Charger. "The glove box is roomier than many in this and larger class cars," observes New Car Test Drive, also pointing out that "a bin in the forward-most part of the front center console is large enough for coins and the like."