Can somebody please tell me why Dodge is so in love with putting drab gray interiors in their cars? What you are seeing here is an interior shot of the new 2011 Dodge Challenger and unfortunately it’s not as exciting as I would have hoped. One of the main criticisms of the redesigned Challenger, when released in 2008, was an interior that was lifted directly from the Charger, Magnum (now defunct) and Chrysler 300 sedan. It was functional, but not overly exciting as it lacked the visceral “POP” of the automobiles exterior.
We knew that for 2011 Dodge was going to give the exterior a few redesigned highlights, but more importantly was the much anticipated updated interior. Thanks to Left Lane News we can finally see what Dodge had in mind. A new refaced gauge cluster, 3-spoke steering wheel and aluminum pedals are about all we get for this go around, and although a bit sportier than the original, it still doesn’t cut the mustard as far as I’m concerned. The Challenger is a beautiful car on the outside that deserves much better on the inside, especially since it’s a premium price car. A loaded SRT8 for example will set you back a cool $45,000, not exactly chump change, and when compared to other cars at that price point, the interiors of not only the Challenger, but most Chrysler products is simply not up to snuff.