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2012 Dodge Charger Sedan

Price Range: $25,595 - $45,925 | 14 MPG City - 23 MPG Highway

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2012 Dodge Charger Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Dodge Charger Sedan

The Dodge Charger's aggressive looks hint at the classic muscle car that shared its name, yet the car is a roomy, practical and comfortable mid-size 4-door sedan for the 21st century. At the top of the line, the new Charger SRT8 brings serious high performance. Chargers come in both rear- and all-wheel-drive form. The Charger features a near-50/50 weight distribution, so it has surprising poise on curvy roads. Prices start at a very affordable $25,495.

What's new for 2012?

Big news for the 2012 Dodge Charger is the addition of a new SRT8 model to the lineup. With a 6.4L, 470-horsepower Hemi V8, big Brembo brakes and 20-inch wheels, and 2-mode adaptive dampers, the new model is a menacing performance sedan. Elsewhere, SXT models come standard with a new 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while the unit is optional on SE models.

Model Strengths

  • Distinctive, uniquely American style
  • strong V8 performance
  • comfortable ride
  • supportive front seats
  • available all-wheel drive

Model Review

The Dodge Charger was re-introduced in 2006, with much of the same muscle-car character as its 1960s ancestor. Featuring a big, roomy interior, a choice of powerful V6 or V8 engine as well as rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, it has a lot of appeal for any mid-size car buyer.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Dodge Charger Sedan

4dr Sdn SE RWD

Engine

Engine Type 3.6L Gas V6
Horsepower 292 @ 6350 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 260 @ 4800 RPM
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Fuel

Fuel Capacity 19.5 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 526.5 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.0 in.
Tires P215/65R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.6 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.9 in. / 40.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 16.3 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 120.2 in.
Curb Weight 3961 lb.
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2012 Dodge Charger Sedan

4dr Sdn SE RWD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard