2013 Dodge Charger Interior
The Charger earns high marks for its attractive interior design and solid build quality. Most reviewers say that its materials are upscale, noting the cabin’s soft-touch surfaces, vibrant colors and well-lit gauges. The Charger also offers user-friendly tech features and spacious front seats, but some reviewers say that the back seat isn’t spacious enough for adult passengers.
- "We noticed a few semi-cheap-looking plastics here and there, but nothing drastic." -- Consumer Guide
- "The 2013 Charger sedan has one of the nicest interiors Dodge builds, with quality soft-touch materials, vivid colors and stylish instrument-panel backlighting." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Its interior design is also a cut above most other family sedans." -- Edmunds (2012)
- "Inside, fit and finish were good; the materials used much improved, in a layout that will be familiar to any driver." -- MarketWatch (2012)
The Charger seats five and comes with cloth upholstery and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated rear seats are optional or available on higher trims. The automotive press generally agrees that the Charger’s interior is roomy, but a few critics point out that there might not be enough headroom in the back for taller passengers. Additionally, one test driver says that the Charger’s roofline cuts into rearward visibility.
- "Spacious, as you'd expect a large car to be, though tall drivers will want to be cautious of ordering the optional sunroof as its housing cuts into headroom." -- Consumer Guide
- "The Charger's spacious back seat can comfortably fit two adults, although the slanted rear roofline somewhat limits headroom for taller passengers." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Cabin space is excellent in the Charger, though the car's slanting roof line restricts headroom for taller backseat passengers and limits rearward visibility." -- Edmunds (2012)
- "There was plenty of room up front for two adults, even with a sun roof, but the back seat is strictly for tiny tots only." -- MarketWatch (2012)
The base Dodge Charger SE comes with push-button start and a six-speaker stereo with a 4.3-inch touch-screen display, an auxiliary input and a USB port. Options and features available on higher trims include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and cooled cupholders, navigation, a backup camera, forward collision and blind spot monitoring systems and an upgraded stereo with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, an 8.4-inch touch-screen display and satellite radio.
Inside, most reviewers are pleased with the 2013 Dodge Charger’s controls. They like the optional 8.4-inch touch-screen navigation system, which some say is among the best they’ve tested. However, one auto writer says that the system doesn’t always respond well to voice commands.
- "The central touchscreen absorbs most audio and some climate controls. It works fine for the audio, but some of climate adjustments are a bit awkward." -- Consumer Guide
- "The UConnect radio features an enormous 8.4-inch touch screen with navigation supplied by Garmin. A simple and intuitive interface plus voice-activated controls for the phone, radio and Sirius Travel Link make this one of the best factory-navigation systems we've tested." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "We're big fans of the available 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, which features large, well-marked ‘buttons’ and a clear menu structure." -- Edmunds (2012)
- "The voice-control for the navi can't always understand you. Never could find the Obama residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., no matter how clearly or casually the address was enunciated. It did manage to find an amazing number of other cities with a 1600 Pennsylvania." -- USA Today (2012)
Test drivers agree that the Charger’s 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space is adequate, but rivals like the Ford Taurus have more room for cargo. One reviewer notes that the trunk lid opens too high for shorter people to reach, while another says that its small trunk opening may make it difficult to load larger items.
- "Charger's trunk is usefully sized and shaped, but a relatively small opening complicates loading bulky objects." -- Consumer Guide
- "The trunk's 15.4-cubic-foot volume is merely adequate for a large sedan, although 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks are standard for occasions when you need more room." -- Edmunds (2012)
- "Trunk lid lifts too high for less-tall users to easily reach and close. And the trunk, while adequate, is space-stingy by full-size car standards." -- USA Today (2012)