I know 300's have them, and should be similar seats. Chargers...maybe on the higher end ones. LA is getting them for '15 I'm sure, those would likely direct bolt in, though you'd be on your own with the wiring. It'll be a completely different electrical architecture. If you're talking about just parts, Rams have them as well.
Because the Charger got a complete redo in 2012 while Challenger still hasn't.
Both cars are in different development cycles: Charger started in 2006; Challenger in 2008.
Also, Challenger's lower sales volume makes it harder to justify (financially) doing updates as often; it has fewer units over which to amortize the developmental costs.
Challenger should get most of the improvements Charger got: the 8.5-inch screen with more user-friendly interface and intergrated backup camera, the new heated and ventilated seats (the controls are built into the new screen interface), the 8-speed auto, the new corporate steering wheel (shown on the spy shots), nicer fobs, LEDs, superior quality of materials and assembly inside and out, and the availability of adaptive cruise control, forward collision and cross-path detection sensors, and blind spot monitor.
Of all these, I prefer the manual transmission anyway (although that 8-speed is SWEET!), I like the current steering wheel just fine, I don't need the ventilated seats here on the coast, I can live with the current Navigation system, I HATE adaptive cruise controls and those frantic safety nannies (especially on a sports car), but I would love the improved quality of assembly and materials, and could really use the integrated backup camera.
We just bought a '14 Durango as a sister to my Challenger. The Durango has all those fancy bells and whistles, including heated/ventilated seats. It is NICE. Build quality and features are both outstanding. The 8 speed transmission is super smooth. I expect the Challenger's update in '15 will feel somewhat similar, in which case it will be really tempting. In addition to the Charger, 300, and Ram noted above, you could look at Durangos for donor vehicles for the heated/cooled seats.
Edit: Incidentally, on the Durango those nanny electronics like adaptive cruise/braking were an optional tech package for $2k. We rejected that item hard, did not want any of that nonsense.
I had the SafetyTec Package in my 300 SRT: it was REALLY irritating! The Adaptive Cruise Control leaves so much space in front of you that other drivers keep cutting in front; the Forward Collision Monitor would freak out every time I drove the car a little hard on a fun road. The Blind Spot a Monitor I liked, but I just as easily turn my head.
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The stock ones didn't hold the trunk up on cold days here in Ontario, resulting in some bumps to the head!
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