2010 Dodge Avenger: The Avenger is carryover for 2010 with no changes.
2010 Dodge Caliber: The big news for 2010 is a thoroughly revised dashboard and center console. There are also new wheels on the SXT model.
2010 Dodge Challenger: Stability control is now standard, there is a new multimedia pack with steering wheel-mounted controls, and a performance Super Track Pack aimed at enthusiasts.
2010 Dodge Charger: Side air bags are now standard across the model range, and there are minor cosmetic updates to all trim levels.
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan: All models receive an updated 3-zone climate control system, new obstacle warning system, and the 4.0-liter V-6 engine gets taller gearing for better fuel economy.
2010 Dodge Journey: All models are fitted with improved brakes, and the 3.5-liter V-6 engine has been retuned for improved fuel efficiency.
2010 Dodge Nitro: The trim level names have been reconfigured and the 3.7-liter V-6 engine reclibrated to increase fuel economy.
2010 Dodge Viper: The flagship high-performance sports car is a carryover for 2010.
The Dodge Avenger is a midsize front-wheel-drive 4-door sedan-it is the counterpart to the Chrysler Sebring. The 2010 model is offered with a choice between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V-6. While the 4-cylinder earns an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway, the 6-cylinder model is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, allowing it to earn 27 mpg on the highway. The Avenger is a carryover for 2010.
Designed as a replacement for the Dodge Neon, the Caliber is a compact sedan offered with a choice of 4-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive. The SRT4 model, fitted with a turbocharged engine, is the sportiest model in the Caliber lineup. Dodge redesigned the interior for 2010, fitting the model with a new instrument panel and center storage area and dressed-up the cabin with more accents. There are also new 18-inch wheels on the SXT model.
Recognized for its retro-styled sheetmetal, the Dodge Challenger is a large 2-door coupe offered with 6- and 8-cylinder powerplants. The top-of-the-line variant is the SRT8, with its 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter, HEMI V-8 engine and appropriate performance upgrades. New for 2010, stability control is now standard on the base SE model and there are several minor equipment changes. Later in 2010, Dodge will introduce the Super Track Pack with 20-inch wheels, upgraded suspension, larger brakes and a performance rear axle.
Sharing platforms with the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger replaced the Dodge Intrepid when it was launched in 2006. The rear-wheel-drive sedan is offered with a choice of 6- and 8-cylinder engines in rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Like the Dodge Challenger, the Charger is available in a performance-tuned SRT8 trim with a 425-horsepower, 6.1-liter, HEMI V-8 engine. The 2010 model year improvements are minor. They include standard side curtain air bags across the model range and cosmetic enhancements to the exterior.
Often credited with launching the minivan segment, today's Dodge Grand Caravan is much larger, safer and more technically advanced when compared to its original predecessor from 1984. Dodge offers the Grand Caravan in a handful of trim levels and with a choice between two 6-cylinder engines, each mated to a different automatic transmission. After a significant makeover for the 2009 model year, there are only minor changes for 2010.
New in 2009, the Dodge Journey is a midsize crossover utility vehicle sharing platforms with the Dodge Avenger. The standard Journey is fitted with a 4-cylinder engine, but those wishing for more power will seek the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder (standard on the all-wheel-drive variants), which has been recalibrated for slightly better fuel economy in 2010. As it debuted in 2009, there are only a few changes for the 2010 model year.
Sharing its platform with the Liberty-but not the low off-road gearing of its Jeep counterpart-the Nitro is a compact SUV built on a unibody platform. All models share a 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. For 2010, the standard 6-cylinder engine receives fuel shutoff technology to increase economy, and there have been minor content changes.
Dodge's highest-performing model line is the Viper. Offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, all are powered by a massive 8.4-liter V-10 engine churning out 600 horsepower. As expected, the Viper is fitted with oversized brakes, race-bred suspension, and minimal creature comforts. The special Viper SRT10 ACR takes things to the extreme as it is ready for racing right off the showroom floor. The 2010 model is a carryover.