• Feb 5th 2008 at 11:02AM
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Click above for a gallery of the leaked Challenger images so far

Some official photos of the Dodge Challenger's interior have been posted on Allpar's forums, and our spirits have been buoyed. It's always hard to get a read on the real-world look and feel of the interior plastics, but from what we can make out amidst the dither, all is not lost when it comes to the Challenger's front office. In these pictures, the interior looks very presentable, though it seems to be pretty standard LX fare. The SRT8 models get nicely trimmed seats, with contrasting french stitching on the deep bolsters, suede inserts to grip your backside, and a nice splash of orange to set off the SRT logo. Lesser Challengers will obviously not get quite the full boat luxe treatment that the SRT gets, with its MyGig, bespoke gauges, and leather adornments, but just what will get pulled out remains to be seen. The Mustang and Camaro might have more exciting designs, but the ergonomics and controls in the revived Dodge ponycar look well thought out. We've breathed a half-sigh of relief after our last round of interior spy shots, which left some of us certain that the Challenger's interior was going to be bested by what came in the unlamented K-Cars. Thanks for the tip, indymcsc!

[Source: Allpar]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Well it's better than the New Camaro interior, This is undeniable yet anything would be better than retro trash.

      Yet this Dodge Challenger's interior just seems too vanilla to me. Looks like an homage to a1990's Toyota interior. Not impressed but kudos to Chrysler for not following GM's missteps.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah except this is an LY vehicle. Which really is just a shortened LX. Seriously this looks like a 2008 Charger interior. But one thing you can't complain about are those seats. I have to admit the bolstered seats in my charger are some of the best ones I've sat in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Same here. Retro designs never quite work on the inside. I wish they'd stop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      what a disappointment; what on earth happened to my pistol grip shifter!?!?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I rather enjoy this interior. Parkerman is right about the interior. The Dash is the same dash as the concept, it's just got a stock radio and steering wheel.

      The fact that the shifter looks like it came from a Charger is because it's an Automatic. I can't understand why everyone is surprised. It wasn't a secret, Chrysler said the first 6400 were Automatics.

      The spy photos of the pistol grip shifter were probably taken from the 2009 R/T model. Since the R/T and 09 SRTs will come with the option of a manual. Or should I say standard manual and optional Auto? Either way you have a choice.

      Those who hate the interior probably weren't Mopar fans to begin with. They know that Chrysler interiors were crap at one point and refuse to acknowledge that they might be getting better. Sure the design is the same but the materials are much better. Anyone sit in an 08 Charger R/T lately? It's VERY nice. And so is the Challenger's.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the interior on this! Of course it has corporate parts bin sharing but it still has its own look to it. The door panels are rally nice and look close to the original Challengers. Steering wheel is ok, I like the audio/EVIC buttons on the front. And really, the Corvette has the same steering wheel as a Cobalt, so Chrysler using this steering wheel for the LX/LY cars is perfectly acceptible!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it. It's no overwrought like the Camaro's and doesn't suffer from minor egonomic issues the Mustang's does. It's not shocking, but it's functional and ergonomically sound. I'd like a nicer wheel, though. I agree that a smaller three-spoker (see the Pontiac Vibe or anything by Mazda) would be more appealing.

      And, really, how can you tell it's cheap? I mean, other than Chrysler's deserved reputation, press photos tell you nothing about materials quality. These are airbrushed PR shots that give the car in it's best light. If you can somehow infer the softness of the dash plastics and the fit of panels from some romantically-lit airbrush jobs, then you must be clairvoyant.

      Hey, it still might (and probably will) be on-par with the Challenger's interior. But saying so based on a press shot is rather presumptious.

      And no, I still don't like this car (I think it's oddly proportioned and I hate that it's replacing the much more striking Magnum, but that's me) , but I do think it's important to be fair.
      • 7 Years Ago
      3 spokes are usually a bit better balanced. This is why you always see 3 spoke steering wheels inside race cars and why most aftermarket ones are also 3 spoke
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes the car does have autostick on it. Look at the shifter.

      with a plus and a minus under the "D". There is no separate gate for autostick.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From the pic it looks pretty good, nice simple and clean, not to busy. It will be between the challenger and mustang for best interior. I would like to see the challenger’s interior more illuminated to see more detail, because the picture adds that dark shadow effect, obviously to tease, and add drama. Yes and I do agree if you pay say 25 grand and up you deserve a good interior, to bad for Camero fans.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks nice and fits the car. Now we need spy shots of the moonshine compartment and the cages for the chickens and sheep + lots of room for manure.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, you know becuase the number of spokes on a steering wheel makes it "Sporty".

      WTF are you talking about that 3 spokes are sportier than 4 or 2, explain this to me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's obvious that you have no idea what you're talking about. Go read some books on car aesthetics and design. And 2 spoke wheels? Have you been living in a cave?
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