2008 Dodge Charger Interior
This interior review was written when the 2008 Dodge Charger was new.
Auto critics are pleased with the 2008 Dodge Charger's interior, finding it spacious, functional and refreshingly spare. For the new model year, the Charger's interior has been mildly refreshed.
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 adds "The Charger's cabin is tastefully designed and looks clean without appearing austere." In end, calls the Chargers interior "basic and simple but filling."
For the new model year, Cars.com quotes that the Charger SXT package adds "a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, an eight-way power driver's seat, illuminated visor mirrors and a Boston Acoustics sound system. For 2008, the package also includes air filtration, power-adjustable pedals and satellite radio." Reviewers from The Car Connection add that "dash materials have been upgraded as well, and the center console has been redesigned." Some other new interior additions include cabin air filtration, heated front seats, a power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Reviewers agree that the Charger is roomy, especially noting the backseat is spacious. The Charger seats five adults comfortably, and "that's five American adults," explains The Auto Channel. Edmunds says: "Thanks to the Charger's long wheelbase, the interior is spacious and the backseat is particularly generous." Road and Track concludes that "there's plenty of room inside for five: two in the bucket seats up front, and there on the bench seat in the rear."
Most reviews claim the Charger's seats are comfortable, with plenty of room in all directions. U.S. News' Rick Newman writes, "The seats are comfortable. The armrests are soft and inviting." Auto writers from MSN add that the seats are "big and comfortable, as is the driving position." New Car Test Drive adds that the Charger's seating provides "adequate thigh support and side bolstering." 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." In contrast, Kelley Blue Book mentions that "when the road finally does get twisty, you might wish for more lateral support from the front seats."
The backseat is "positively cavernous," says About.com. And New Car Test Drive writes, "The rear seat is especially roomy." With a size big enough for families, U.S. News' Rick Newman points out the "big back seat will accommodate three kids handily."
Most reviewers agree that the interior is refined and attractive, with easy to use instrumentation. U.S. News' Rick Newman says that the interior is "elegantly spare, with very little extraneous junk to complain about." Road and Track reviewers call the interior "tastefully designed and looks clean without appearing austere" adding that the "choice and quality of materials are quite good and seem almost European in texture and appearance." Yet, some reviewers noticed a lack of quality materials. "There is too much uninterrupted plastic on the interior surfaces," says Forbes. And Edmunds also notes "some low-grade interior plastics," but concludes that the interior styling is "nothing to write home about, but does make the effort to look attractive and sporty."
For 2008, the Dodge Charger can include an optional MyGIG infotainment system and a SIRIUS backseat TV video entertainment system.
The Charger comes with 16.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which reviewers find generous.
MSN says that this Dodge is fitted with "an enormous amount of cargo space." Kelley Blue Book adds that there is "plenty of room for cargo in a spacious trunk with enhanced flexibility available via an optional 60/40 split folding seat." However, Consumer Guide notes that the trunk opening is "among smallest in class."
New Car Test Drive observes that the Charger "glove box is roomier than many in this and larger class cars," also noting that a "bin in the forward-most part of the front center console is large enough for coins and the like."