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2012 Dodge Challenger Coupe

Price Range: $25,195 - $44,125 | 14 MPG City - 23 MPG Highway

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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.

Model Strengths

  • Classic muscle-car appearance
  • modern tech and entertainment features
  • smooth ride
  • responsive handling
  • cargo space

Model Review

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.

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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.

Rollover Resistance
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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 Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

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

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Dodge Challenger Coupe

2dr Cpe SXT

Engine

Engine Type 3.6L Gas V6
Horsepower 305 @ 6350 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 268 @ 4800 RPM
Optional Engines V6-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline 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
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 7.5 in.
Tires P235/55R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.3 in. / 42.0 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.4 in. / 32.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 16.2 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 116.0 in.
Curb Weight 3834 lb.
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2012 Dodge Challenger Coupe

2dr Cpe SXT

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats 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
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional
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