2012 Dodge Challenger Coupe
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Dodge Challenger Coupe
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is instantly recognizable and one of the most distinctive new cars at any price. With thoroughly modern underpinnings, the Challenger manages to maintain legitimate V8 muscle-car credibility while meeting modern expectations for ride comfort, handling and safety. New tech continues inside too--Dodge offers a completely modern hard-drive-based music jukebox system. Among coupes, the Challenger is surprisingly practical; Dodge says that it has best-in-class rear headroom and legroom; it's also best in class in trunk space.
What's new for 2012?
Dodge has revised their trim names again and a new SXT entry-level trim was added. It comes with the 3.6L V6 engine and includes anti-lock brakes, 18-inch aluminum wheels, a power seat and keyless entry. Last year's base trim is now the uplevel SXT Plus.
- Classic muscle-car appearance
- modern tech and entertainment features
- smooth ride
- responsive handling
- cargo space
The Challenger remains offered in four different trims--SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus and SRT8--that correspond to different engines, while a number of packages can help give the Challenger quite a range of possible styles and driving characteristics. The base model comes with a 305-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission. For the V8 it comes on the Challenger R/T, which offers a 379-hp, 5.7L 'Hemi' V8 and either a 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. At the top of the range is the SRT8, featuring a 475-hp, 6.4L version of the Hemi.