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2012 Dodge Challenger Overview (See Available Styles)

With an abundance of raw power under the hood and retro-styling, the 2012 Dodge Challenger two-door coupe looks and sounds like the classic muscle cars you know and love.

Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the automatic transmission and an 18-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo are new for 2012. The 2012 Dodge Challenger has three different engines to choose from and competes with the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang.

Speaking of those engines, it all starts with a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 268 pounds-feet of torque, followed by the R/T’s 372-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 that cranks-out 400 pounds-feet of torque when mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. When paired to an optional six-speed manual, the R/T produces 375 horsepower and 410 pounds-feet of torque. The R/T’s automatic transmission saves fuel with cylinder deactivation, which operates only four cylinders when less power is needed. Fuel estimates vary between 14-18 mpg in the city and 23-27 mpg on the highway depending on which engine you choose.

For rocket-like power, the SRT8 392 and it’s 470-horsepower, 6.4-liter V-8 generates 470 pounds-feet of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph under five seconds and can be paired to a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. 

Even though you’ll find the 2012 Dodge Challenger at a modern new car dealership, it might look like you walked onto a lot from the several decades ago. The Challenger features a broad grille, standard 18-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust tips, body-colored door handles, front and rear bumpers, and mirrors. Fog lights, high-intensity-discharge headlights, a sunroof, and 20-inch rims are optional.

Inside of the 2012 Dodge Challenger, you’ll find the retro design in the black headliner and gauge cluster. Although the Challenger looks retro, its tech options are very modern with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, remote start (automatic transmission models), CD stereo with auxiliary input jack and cloth upholstery all standard. Leather seating, heated front seats, navigation system, and touch-screen stereo with 30GB hard drive round out the list of available options.

Because you’ll be traveling at the speed of light, it’s nice to know that the 2012 Dodge Challenger has side curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, front-seat side-impact airbags, antilock brakes, active front head restraints and an electronic stability system.

Take the classic look and power of the 70's, add modern technology and you have the powerful 2012 Dodge Challenger.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 14 - 18 MPG
  • Highway: 23 - 27 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

94 of 96 (97%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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