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2016 Dodge Charger Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Dodge Charger was new.


Interior: 8.0

The 2016 Dodge Charger features mostly quality cabin materials and an appealing look, according to automotive writers, though some say that the lower trims feature too many hard plastics. They note that the interior offers plenty of room and a good number of features. Critics like the Uconnect infotainment system and praise its responsive touch screen. The Charger has average trunk space for the class.

  • "Although the 2016 Dodge Charger is oriented toward performance, its cabin has a much broader appeal thanks to a sleek dashboard design and quality materials. The lower trim levels have some rather large expanses of plastic that may be off-putting, but overall, this is one of the nicer interiors you'll find for the money." -- Edmunds
  • "As with other cars in the full-size class, the Charger offers plenty of interior space and cargo room; that's expected. What might not be is the number of luxury-league features available such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and power-adjustable pedals." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "In these cheaper models, which will comprise a vast majority of Charger sales, the seats are wide and covered in rental-grade fabrics, and the aluminum trim looks duller, but the dashboard will pass the soft-touch knock-knock test, and the graphics on the info screens and dash are sufficiently upscale." -- Yahoo Autos (2015)
  • "Inside, Chrysler continues to earn forgiveness after decades of crap-plastic interiors. Drivers can stroke softly padded surfaces, a range of UConnect infotainment touchscreens, and a faux-aluminum IP bezel, while viewing a standard 7-inch driver's display." -- Automobile Magazine (2015)


The 2016 Charger seats five and comes standard with cloth upholstery and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals and performance seats with added side support are available. Critics report that the front seats offer tremendous space and that the rear seats are mostly roomy, though they say taller passengers may want more headroom. Test drivers say the front seats offer adequate support but not enough to remain comfortable on long drives. They add that the window pillars impair visibility.

  • "There's a vast amount of shoulder room in the 2016 Charger, and the front seats are as roomy as you'd expect in a full-size sedan. … The mix of leather and suede upholstery in certain models is appealing and improves support during spirited driving. Those in the rear also enjoy a wealth of hip- and shoulder room, though the massive tunnel for the driveshaft to the rear wheels compromises rear footwell space, and headroom can be tight for taller occupants." -- Edmunds
  • "Seats are well-bolstered, but the cushions are too squishy for long-distance comfort -- the most glaring flaw of many Chargers we drove." -- Automobile Magazine (2015)
  • "Sliding behind the new three-spoke wheel reveals the same spacious interior dimensions that sizable drivers have come to know and love." -- Car and Driver (2015)
  • "Visibility isn't the best. Front and side pillars are quite thick, as are the rear pillars, though the last aren't as much of a problem on models with a rearview camera." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Charger include three USB ports, an SD card reader, a six-speaker audio system and the Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth and a 5-inch touch screen. Available features include push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert and an upgraded Uconnect system with voice recognition, satellite radio, HD Radio, navigation, an 8.4-inch touch screen, Siri Eyes Free and Uconnect Access, which features several apps and an on-demand Wi-Fi hot spot.

The Uconnect infotainment system’s touch screen (both the large and small versions) is responsive, according to reviewers, and they appreciate its user-friendly design. Some say the screen is hard to reach, but they point out that audio system controls are conveniently located.

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  • "We're also fans of the 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, as it has large 'virtual' buttons, an intuitive layout and fairly quick responses. Even the smaller 5-inch screen in the base SE model looks good and works well." -- Edmunds
  • "Although the volume and tuning knobs for the audio system are easy to reach, the touchscreen that contains the station-select buttons is a bit of a stretch. The same goes for the mode ‘switches’ for the climate-control system, which are also on the touchscreen, though the rotary fan-speed knob and less-convenient repetitive-step temperature controls are handy." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "Dodge is deftly playing up its muscle car heritage inside, with tunneled primary instrument dials bracketing a slick new seven-inch information display for the driver, with Dodge's highly acclaimed 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen to the right, all encompassed by a large aluminum bezel." -- Yahoo Autos (2015)


The Charger offers 16.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is average for the class. The Charger also has split-folding rear seats. Automotive writers say that the Charger’s trunk lid lifts high, which makes closing the trunk a hassle for shorter individuals. They praise the abundant interior storage and split-folding rear seats, which makes it easy to haul larger items.

  • "The Charger's 16.5-cubic-foot trunk capacity is respectable for this class. All models feature folding rear seatbacks, so it's possible to carry bulkier items if you don't need the rear seats for passengers." -- Edmunds
  • "In all models, interior storage is impressive, with a smallish 2-tiered glovebox, a couple of console bins, 2 covered cupholders, a large 2-tier console box, and map pockets with cupholders in the doors." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "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)

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