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2014 Dodge SRT Viper Review

The 2014 Dodge SRT Viper’s brawny engine and sharp handling aren’t enough to keep it from ranking toward the bottom of its class. A rough ride, poor visibility, and a low reliability rating make it an impractical option. 

Pros & Cons

  • Rapid acceleration
  • Agile handling
  • Harsh ride
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Low reliability rating




Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.6
Total Cost of Ownership:
This model has never been fully tested for total cost of ownership. Its overall score is being calculated without total cost of ownership.
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2014 Dodge SRT Viper Overview

Is the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper a Good Used Car?

If you’re looking for a coupe that has quicker acceleration than most cars on the road, the SRT Viper might be the luxury sports car for you. However, if you want a car that’s just as practical as it is fun, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

Used 2014 Dodge SRT Viper Performance and Interior

With a 640-horsepower V10 engine and a zero-to-60 time of less than four seconds, you’ll have no issues passing most cars on the highway. Yet, this power comes with a catch. While the Viper corners effortlessly, the brakes could be a bit more responsive. Also, the Viper’s firm suspension gives it a brutal ride. You’ll feel every bump and pothole, making the Viper a poor choice as a commuter car. Some models come with an upgraded suspension that includes street and track modes. The Viper gets an EPA rating of 12 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway, which is low for the class. All models come with a six-speed manual transmission.

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The 2014 SRT Viper has a nice-looking interior with easy-to-use audio and climate controls. Its standard Uconnect infotainment system is user friendly, with a generously sized 8.4-inch touchscreen and responsive voice recognition. The standard vinyl sport seats can feel too snug and firm at times, and a low seating position might make entry and exit a challenge. However, most occupants won’t have a problem with space in this two-seater. With over 14 cubic feet of trunk space, you’ll be able to fit more items than most competitors.

Standard features include Bluetooth, satellite radio, a USB port, a nine-speaker audio system, and automatic climate control. Some models feature leather seats, a navigation system, a 12- or 18-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and six-way power-adjustable seats.

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Used 2014 Dodge SRT Viper Prices

The 2014 Dodge SRT Viper ranges from about $47,400 to nearly $59,400 in the GTS trim. Prices vary based on condition, mileage, and demand.

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How Reliable Is the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper?

J.D. Power gives the Viper a reliability rating of 2.5 out of five – one of the lowest ratings it offers. Most rivals, like the Porsche Cayman, earn higher ratings.

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How Safe Is the SRT Viper?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t perform any crash tests on the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper. You might find a rearview camera in some models.

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Should I Consider Another Used SRT Viper?

The 2014 Dodge SRT Viper is a part of the coupe’s third generation, which started in 2013 and includes the 2017 model year. The 2014 model year brings no major changes. You can get the nearly identical 2013 SRT Viper at a lower cost. The 2015 Dodge Viper adds a GT trim level and more standard equipment, including a rearview camera and a Harman Kardon audio system.

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Which Used Dodge SRT Viper Is Right for Me?

There are two trims for the 2014 Dodge SRT Viper: SRT and GTS. The base trim has enough features for the average luxury sports car shopper. The performance-oriented GTS ups the ante with leather sports seats, a rearview camera, and a Harman Kardon audio system. It also adds an even more aggressive two-mode suspension system for race-inspired performance.

Given the Viper’s low reliability score, you might consider a certified pre-owned model. For certified pre-owned Dodge vehicles, the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. CPO vehicles also get a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Coverage Care warranty. There are restrictions related to mileage and models, so read the Dodge warranty page carefully.

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2014 Dodge SRT Viper and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2014 Dodge SRT Viper or 2014 Chevrolet Corvette?

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is a favorite among luxury sports car shoppers for a reason: better overall performance. Its engine might produce 185 less horsepower than the SRT Viper, but it has no problem with acceleration. Some models even come with an automatic transmission (not found in the SRT Viper). Unlike the Dodge, the Chevy rewards drivers with strong brakes and a good balance between agility and ride comfort. The Corvette offers a little more interior and cargo space as well as a longer list of standard features, including a rearview camera and push-button start. With a reliability rating that’s marginally higher and a price tag that’s much lower, the Corvette is the clear choice.

Which Is Better: 2014 Dodge SRT Viper or 2014 Nissan GT-R?

The 2014 Nissan GT-R has breathtaking acceleration (more so than the Viper), a standard rearview camera, and a slightly higher reliability score. While the GT-R has a smaller trunk, it boasts two additional seats and more head- and legroom in the first row. Neither car places high in our rankings, but the GT-R’s score is a little better. Nonetheless, if you don’t need the extra seats, you could save more than $20,000 by going with the Viper.

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