A Used 2010 Dodge Charger Has Pros and Cons

The 2010 Dodge Charger was the last model year of the car’s sixth generation. It offered some cool options that have since been discontinued, such as AWD paired with a V8 engine and an SRT-8 trim. It was also may be more reliable than some newer Chargers. But used car shoppers may find the 2010 Charger lacking in modern features and styling.

Is a 2010 Dodge Charger a V6 or V8?

Every trim of the 2010 Dodge Charger featured a different base engine. Options included two V6s and two V8s. The base Charger came standard with a 2.7-liter, 178 horsepower V6. The SXT enjoyed the 3.5-liter, 250-horsepower V6 standard.

Promo photo of a 2010 Dodge Charger driving in front of a city skyline.
2010 Dodge Charger | Stellantis

One common trim was the Charger R/T which shipped with a 340 horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Finally, the rare Charger SRT-8 boasted a 425 horsepower, 6.1-liter HEMI V8. The Charger Hellcat didn’t arrive until 2015.

Dodge chose to replace both the 2010 V6s with the more modern Pentastar V6 for the 2011 model year. But the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 has stood the test of time and is still available today. Dodge also discontinued the SRT8 for the 2011 model year.

Are 2010 Chargers reliable?

Fewer 2010 Dodge Charger owners have reported problems with their cars than owners of the redesigned 2011 model. For the 2010 Charger, issues reported the most include engine problems and electrical problems.

Red 2010 Dodge charger driving along a remote road, a pond visible in the background.
2010 Dodge Charger | Stellantis

The site CarComplaints.com compiles issues owners have with their older cars. The site has 12 reported Dodge Charger engine issues and points out that 57 additional owners have recorded 2010 Dodge Charger engine issues with the NHTSA. Seven of these drivers reported premature engine failure, while two complained of excessive noise. Only one reported a timing chain tensioner failure.

While the NHTSA has recorded 64 complaints of electrical problems with a 2010 Dodge Charger, there is no pattern of a single problem. For comparison’s sake, the 2007 and 2011 Chargers both received about five times as many complaints as the 2010 Dodge Charger.

It’s worth noting that the 2010 Dodge Charger AWD featured a relatively new part-time AWD system. This system can put up to 40% of power to the front wheels but only does so when the wheels begin to slip. Shortly after, Dodge decided to limit this system to the less powerful V6-equipped sedans. Dodge may have been concerned about the reliability of this system when subjected to V8-levels of torque, but few 2010 Dodge Charger owners complained of AWD issues.

How much does a used 2010 Dodge Charger cost?

The gray and black interior of a 2010 Dodge Charger sedan.
2010 Dodge Charger | Stellantis

You may be able to get into a 2010 Dodge Charger for as little as $5k, or a special edition may still command over $12k. With a used car over ten years old, the final sale price will depend on condition and mileage as much as anything else.

According to KBB.com, a base model 2010 Dodge Charger lists for around $6,148 on average, then sells for anywhere between $5,000 and $6,200. The 2010 Dodge Charger SXT tends to list for $6,700 and go between $5,600 and $7,000. The R/T lists for $9,000 on average and sells anywhere between $7,500 and $9,300. Finally, the SRT8. Teds to list for $12,300 and sell between $10,700 and $12,700.

No 2010 Dodge Charger came with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Reviewers felt the interior featured cheap materials, so Dodge upgraded the interior in 2011. For a modern buyer, aspects of the 2010 Dodge Charger may seem outdated. But some trim levels offer a lot of value on the used car market.

Next, see a couple of reliable used Dodge Charger alternatives or see more about how the 2006-2010 Dodge Charger holds up on the used car market in the video below:

And if you’re still interested in a 2010 Dodge Charger, watch a buyers’ guide in this final video: