GoodCarBadCar.net has been both kind and harsh in commenting on the Dodge Challenger. In V6 SE form, the Challenger appears weak-kneed and geared towards the same people who buy the Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Found to be neither powerful nor sporty, the Dodge Challenger SE was afflicted with a dose of The Bad 8 leading up to 2009. It’d still be there if it weren’t for even worse cars.
But then there’s the decent R/T and oh-so-appealing Dodge Challenger SRT8. Perhaps even better than the SRT8’s overwhelming Hemi V8 engine is its sublime styling. An aggressive, shark-nosed front end marries the heavy-duty slab sides to an evocative rear that’s all very retro but in a classy way.
Not until a Dodge Challenger drives by do you get a sense for its vast dimensions, however. The Challenger, my friends, is a mighty car; far larger than it should be; far larger than a truly sporty car can be. Okay, that’s just The Good Car Guy’s opinion, right? So how big is the 2010 Dodge Challenger? Have a look at the Numbers after the jump for a detailed breakdown.
197.7 – total length bumper-to-bumper, in inches, of the Dodge Challenger.
9.6 inches longer than the 2011 Ford Mustang
7.4 inches longer than the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
52.1 inches longer than the 2010 Mini Cooper
As long as 1 LeBron James, plus 1.47 more LeBron on top of the first LeBron
57.3 – total height, in inches, of the Dodge Challenger
Almost 2 inches taller than the 2011 Ford Mustang
6.1 inches taller than the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Taller than 1,445 iPhone 4Gs stacked on top of one another
75.7 – total width, in inches, of the Dodge Challenger
Nearly 2 inches wider than the 2010 Chrysler 300
Half an inch wider than the 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec
If The Good Car Guy laid out across the front of the Challenger, the Dodge would stick out an extra 4.5 inches