Dodge Viper Interior
Though test drivers say the 2015 Dodge Viper has nicer materials and more attractive styling than it did before it was redesigned in 2013, they note that it is still a performance-focused car with relatively few comfort-oriented features. Several say its seats are firm and uncomfortable on longer trips, and that its cabin is small and it has limited outward visibility. Reviewers do like the Viper's large trunk and easy-to-use touch-screen infotainment system.
- "Getting with the changing times, the latest Viper boasts a significantly more comfortable, stylized and attractive interior. But don't think Dodge went too soft on the interior: they also made a point of creating a very driver-focused cockpit-style layout to help drivers extract the most out of their car with minimal distraction." -- Left Lane News
- "With a narrower focus on performance than just about any car on the road, the 2014 SRT Viper understandably surrenders some creature comforts." -- Edmunds (2014)
- "2014 Viper is indeed more comfortable and amenity-laden than its predecessors, but it's still basically a street-legal racecar. And what makes it work as a track car hinders it as an ordinary one. The interior is tight, visibility is limited, the ride is rough, and there's the constant roar of the engine and tires." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
- "The Viper's all-new interior is a substantial improvement with its clean, modern and uncluttered instrument panel. The fit, finish and materials are impeccable, and the lower center console adds much-needed elbow room." -- MSN Autos (2013)
The 2015 Dodge Viper seats two and comes standard with nylon and vinyl upholstery and power-adjustable pedals. Leather upholstery and power-adjustable seats are available in higher trims. Though some reviewers are pleased with the Viper's heavily bolstered, racing-style seats, several complain that they are too firm and uncomfortable, especially on longer drives. They also say that the Viper's cabin feels tight and that outward visibility is poor.
- "Despite its more luxurious trappings and high-tech features, the Viper's cabin still has one major flaw - seats that many drivers regard as seriously uncomfortable. Built by Italian company Sabalt, they look sleek and purposeful, but are quite firm and lacking in necessary upper-body support. The misshapen thrones - along with an extremely stiff suspension - mean the Viper is best left in the garage when the time comes for a long road trip." -- Left Lane News
- "Taller drivers will physically fit, but they'll typically have to recline the seatback so far back that visibility can be a concern. Even for the averaged-sized driver, the view outward is a bit like peeking through a mail slot, thanks to the unusually low roof line." -- Edmunds (2014)
- "Heavily bolstered seats provide plenty of lateral support to hold you in place during enthusiastic driving, but we found them to be fairly uncomfortable for long trips." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
- "My six-foot, two-inch frame found the new seats snug and comfortable, without the slightest feeling of being cramped (there was even room for my helmeted head... but just barely)." -- Autoblog (2013)
Standard features in the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT include automatic climate control, push-button start and Dodge's Uconnect infotainment system, which features an 8.4-inch touch screen, voice command recognition, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. Newly standard features for 2015 include a rearview camera, navigation and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The Viper also comes standard with a 7-inch display in the gauge cluster that can show performance data like 0-to-60-mph times. An 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is available.
Test drivers report that the Viper's Uconnect infotainment system is easy to use, with a large screen, straightforward on-screen menus, excellent voice recognition and separate knobs for audio and climate systems. Some say it's one of the most uncomplicated infotainment systems available in any new car.
- "Generally regarded as one of the more user-friendly infotainment setups on the market, Uconnect Access integrates most of the snake's audio, navigation and climate control functions into one unit. An 8.4-inch touchscreen mounted on the dashboard is the central component of the system, but redundant buttons and knobs for climate and audio volume and tuning are also included." -- Left Lane News
- "The SRT Viper is meant for driving, not fidgeting with electronics. Fortunately, the Viper's Uconnect system is perhaps the most user-friendly infotainment platform available. From its massive 8.4-inch touch screen to its conversational voice-recognition software, Uconnect is the new standard in vehicle connectivity." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
- "The center stack controls are logical, and we particularly like the large central display screen and its easy-to-use virtual buttons and menus." -- Edmunds (2014)
The 2015 Dodge Viper has 14.65 cubic feet of trunk space, which is more than many sports cars offer. However, some auto writers report that the Viper’s cabin doesn’t have many storage spaces for small items.
- "Interior storage is limited, but the team at SRT installed as many small bins and pockets as they could. On the other hand, the trunk is surprisingly spacious, measuring just over 14 cubic feet." -- Edmunds (2014)