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2012 Dodge Charger Specifications

MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan RT AWD
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  • 4-Door Sedan RT AWD$32,345
  • 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD$32,345
  • 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD$29,995
  • 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD$32,345
  • 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD$29,995
  • 4-Door Sedan RT RWD$29,995
  • 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD$29,995
  • 4-Door Sedan SE RWD$25,595
  • 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD$45,925
  • 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD$41,625
  • 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD$30,945
  • 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD$30,945
  • 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD$28,595
  • 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD$28,595
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Quick Specs

Gas Mileage15 mpg City/23 mpg Hwy
Style Name4dr Sdn RT AWD
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Transmission5-speed automatic transmission

Dimensions

EPA ClassificationLarge Car
Base Curb Weight (lbs)4450
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)104.7
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Second Hip Room (in)56.1
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)4.9
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)19.5
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)23

Performance Specs

SAE Net Torque @ RPM395 @ 4200
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM370 @ 5250
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.59
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)NA
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.19
Trans Description Cont. AgainNA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.41
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.6 x 0.9
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.6 x 1.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)NA
Steering TypePwr rack & pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall16.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)3.1
Front Tire Order CodeTDX
Front Tire SizeP235/55R19
Rear Tire SizeP235/55R19
Spare Tire Order CodeTBK
Front Wheel Size (in)19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)19 x 7.5
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in)Compact
Suspension Type - Front- TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)NA
Suspension Type - Rear- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.3
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)0.6

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-DriverYes
Air Bag-Frontal-PassengerYes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off)No
Air Bag-Side Body-FrontYes
Air Bag-Side Body-RearYes
Air Bag-Side Head-FrontYes
Air Bag-Side Head-RearYes
Child Safety Rear Door LocksYes
Daytime Running LightsYes
Rollover Protection BarsNo
Tire Pressure MonitorYes
Other FeaturesAll-speed traction control
Electronic stability control
Brake assist
Brake/park interlock
Hydraulic assist brake booster
Rain brake support
Ready alert braking
Daytime running lamps
Front advanced multi-stage airbags -inc: passenger airbag cutoff
Supplemental front & rear side curtain airbags
Supplemental front & rear side airbags
Front height adjustable shoulder belts
Rear center 3-point seat belt
Child seat upper tether anchors
Rear door child protection locks
Tire pressure monitor display
Emergency trunk lid release
Dual-note horn

Warranty

Corrosion Miles/km100,000
Drivetrain Miles/km100,000
Roadside Assistance Miles/km36,000
Roadside Assistance Years3

Other Specs

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)14.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)160
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)NA

compare features & specs

Compare 2012 Dodge Charger different trims:
4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD
4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD
4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD
4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD
4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD
4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD
4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD
4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD
Sours: https://www.thecarconnection.com/specifications/dodge_charger_2012

2012 Dodge Charger RT Max 4dr Sdn AWD Features and Specs

Sport perforated leather front bucket seats

4-way front pwr lumbar adjust

Pwr front seats

Heated front seats

Heated rear seats

Reactive head restraints

60/40 rear folding seat

Audio, driver seat & exterior mirror memory

Rear armrest w/cupholder

Full-length floor console

Center console 12V pwr outlet

Floor carpeting

Front & rear floor mats

Pwr tilt & telescopic steering column

Heated steering wheel

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

8.4" touch screen display

160-MPH speedometer

Compass gauge

Outside temp display

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr windows w/1-touch up & down feature

Speed-sensitive pwr door locks

Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory

Keyless go

Adaptive speed control

Remote start system

Remote proximity keyless entry

Tip start

Remote fuel door release

Universal garage door opener

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Security alarm

Pwr trunk lid release

Garmin navigation system

Dual zone auto temp control air conditioning

Humidity sensor

Air filtering

Front & rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

Glove box lamp

Woven micro aluminum interior accents

Cell phone storage

Illuminated front cupholders

Heated & cooled front console cupholder

Front map lamps

Front lower LED lamps

Front overhead LED lamps

Rear reading lamps

Front & rear LED map pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone

Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Trunk lamp

Passenger assist handles

Rear illuminated assist handles

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Cargo compartment dress-up

Cargo net

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Dodge Charger ›› 2012 ›› 2012 Dodge Charger Dimensions

Dimensions

Find 2012 Dodge Charger interior, exterior and cargo dimensions for the trims and styles available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding dimensions.

SE 4dr Sedan SE RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.0
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -
Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

SXT 4dr Sedan SXT RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.0
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -
Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

SXT Plus 4dr Sedan SXT Plus RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.0
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -
Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT 4dr Sedan RT RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.1
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT Plus 4dr Sedan RT Plus RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)5.1
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -
Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

Road/Track 4dr Sedan Road/Track RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.1
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT Max 4dr Sedan RT Max RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.1
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

SRT8 Super Bee 4dr Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)- TBD -
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

SRT8 4dr Sedan SRT8 RWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)- TBD -
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1
Front Leg Room (in)41.8

SXT 4dr Sedan SXT AWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.0
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

SXT Plus 4dr Sedan SXT Plus AWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)5.0
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT 4dr Sedan RT AWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)4.9
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT Plus 4dr Sedan RT Plus AWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)58.2
Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)4.9
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1

RT Max 4dr Sedan RT Max AWD

Cargo Area Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in)120.2
Length, Overall (in)200.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.2
Height, Overall (in)58.2
Track Width, Front (in)63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)4.9
Liftover Height (in)- TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)59.5
Front Hip Room (in)56.2
Second Head Room (in)37.9
Second Leg Room (in)40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.7
Second Hip Room (in)56.1
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume (ft�)104.7
Front Head Room (in)36.9
Front Head Room (in)38.6
Front Leg Room (in)41.8
Sours: https://www.iseecars.com/car/2012-dodge-charger-dimensions
Dodge Charger SRT8 2012 \u0026 HEMI Engine Technical Review

2012 DodgeCharger Pricing and Specs

Compare 7 Charger trims and trim families below to see the differences in prices and features.

Trim Family Comparison

SE

View 1 Trims

Features

  • 3.6L V-6 Engine
  • 5-spd w/OD Transmission
  • 292 @ 6,350 rpm Horsepower
  • 260 @ 4,800 rpm Torque
  • rear-wheel Drive type
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • 17" silver aluminum Wheels
  • front air conditioning, dual zone manual
  • AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan Radio
  • 1st row LCD monitor
  • keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
  • cloth Seat trim

SXT

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Additional or replacing features on SE

  • 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission
  • front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
  • driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats
  • SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  • front Fog/driving lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • driver Lumbar support

R/T

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Additional or replacing features on SXT

  • 5.7L V-8 Engine
  • 5-spd w/OD Transmission
  • 370 @ 5,250 rpm Horsepower
  • 395 @ 4,200 rpm Torque
  • 18" polished aluminum Wheels

SRT8 Superbee

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Additional or replacing features on R/T

  • 6.4L V-8 Engine
  • 470 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower
  • 470 @ 4,300 rpm Torque
  • 20" machined aluminum Wheels
  • front air conditioning, dual zone manual
  • AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan Radio

SRT8

View 1 Trims

Additional or replacing features on SRT8 Superbee

  • 5-spd auto w/OD Transmission
  • 20" machined forged aluminum Wheels
  • front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
  • driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats
  • SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  • Heated mirrors
  • simulated suede/leather Seat trim
  • driver and passenger Lumbar support
  • Navigation system
  • ParkView Parking assist
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Technical Specifications:
2012 Dodge Charger SE

AM/FM stereo radio

AM/FM stereo radio/satellite-capable

Air Conditionning

Dual zone manual air conditioning

Antenna

Glass-printed antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Option)

UConnect voice command with Bluetooth

Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Option)

Yes

Courtesy Dome Light

Courtesy lights with fade-out

Driver Vanity Mirror

Illuminated driver vanity mirror

Front Wipers

Variable intermittent wipers

Interior Air Filter

Cabin air filter

Number of Speakers

6 speakers

Passenger Vanity Mirror

Illuminated passenger vanity mirror

Power Outlet

3 12-volt power outlets

Power Windows

Power windows with front one-touch down feature

Reading Light

Front and rear reading lights

Rear View Mirror (Option)

Auto-dimming day/night rear view mirror with microphone

Rear View Mirror

Day/night rear view mirror

Remote Audio Controls

Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls

Special Feature (Option)

UConnect Touch 4.3S CD/MP3/SAT

Special Feature

1st row monitor

Special Feature

Uconnect Touch with 4.3 touch screen

Special Features

Cargo carpet floor trim

Steering Wheel Adjustment

Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Trunk/Hatch Operation

Remote trunk release

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Review: 2012 Dodge Charger R/T
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Dodge Charger Expert Review

MotorTrend Staff

The Dodge Charger comes into the 2012 model year with new changes that make it better than ever. The biggest change to the 2012 Charger applies to Pentastar V-6-equipped models that get a brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission as either optional or standard equipment, depending on trim level. When equipped with the new eight-speed automatic, rear-drive Chargers are capable of 19/31 mpg city/highway, while all-wheel-drive Chargers are EPA-rated for 18/27 mpg city/highway.

The other tweak for the menacing-looking 2012 Charger is the return of the 470-hp Charger SRT8 which features a sport tuned suspension, more-aggressive exterior, and a revised interior among other things. For 2012 Dodge has also revised its trim level names, replacing names like "Rallye" with SE, SXT, Plus, and Max.

The 2012 Charger is the last full-size rear-drive family sedan you can buy today and it carries on that American tradition with pride. The Charger is notable for its distinct muscle car flair and is a real head-turner no matter what the trim level. Inside, the 2012 Charger features a well-sorted interior layout with soft touch plastics and materials that would put the previous generation Charger to shame.

Body style: Sedan
Engines: 3.6L V-6, 5.7L V-8, 6.4L V-8
Transmissions: 5-speed automatic, 8-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Charger SE, Dodge Charger SXT, Dodge Charger R/T, Dodge Charger SXT Plus, Dodge Charger R/T Plus, Dodge Charger R/T Road and Track Package, Dodge Charger R/T Max, Dodge Charger SRT8

A lot is new for the 2012 Dodge Charger, chief among them the new eight-speed automatic transmission on V-6-equppied Chargers, and the return of the tire-scorching Charger SRT8 model. The new eight-speed automatic is currently only available with the 3.6-liter 292-hp V-6 engine, and improves the Charger's performance and fuel economy as compared to the old five-speed automatic, even upping fuel economy to an impressive 19/31 mpg city/highway. The Charger SRT8 is back for 2012 too; it gets the Challenger SRT8's 6.4-liter 470-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque Hemi V-8, as well as large 20-inch wheel wrapped in performance rubber, an adjustable sport-tuned suspension, and a truly menacing look.

The Dodge Charger's exterior remains much the same for 2012 on most trim levels. The biggest exterior change this year comes to high-power Charger SRT8 models. The 2012 Charger SRT8 is distinguished from the rest of the Charger lineup by a high-gloss black grille and grille-surround, giving the SRT8 an intimidating maw. The Charger SRT8 also gets a unique hood with functional venting to help cool the engine, unique side-sills, 4-inch dual exhaust tips, and brushed-aluminum 20-inch wheels with black accents. Also new for 2012 Charger SXT and SXT Plus models is the Charger Blacktop package, which "murders out" the sedan with Pitch Black paint and wheels.

The biggest change for the 2012 Dodge Charger comes to models equipped with the new eight-speed automatic transmission, and SRT8 models. Eight-speed equipped Chargers get a new gear shift lever that looks like a direct copy of the Audi A8's aircraft-throttle inspired lever. The Charger SRT8 gets a revamped interior with an SRT-exclusive flat-bottom steering wheel, SRT-embroidered sport seats, and unique aluminum trim. The Charger SRT8 also uses the screen from its standard navigation system to display performance metrics like 0-60 mph, one-eighth, and quarter-mile times, a g-force meter, as well as a horsepower and torque display.

The Dodge Charger's looks certainly don't write a check the car can't cash. When equipped with the 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and the all-new eight-speed automatic transmission, the Charger is capable of a 6.6-second 0-60 mph time, while returning an EPA-estimated 19/31 mpg city/highway. Step up to the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and its 370 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque will net a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds and an EPA-estimated 16/25 mpg city/highway. The all-new Charger SRT8 gets a 470 hp and 470 lb-ft 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that's good for a tire-scorching 4.4-second 0-60 mph time and an EPA-estimated 14/23 mpg city/highway. Currently, all V-8-equipped Chargers are only available with a five-speed automatic.

The 2012 Dodge Charger comes with a host of safety features. All 2012 Chargers come standard including front driver and passenger airbags, driver's knee airbag, full-length side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side-thorax airbags. 2012 Chargers also get standard traction control, electronic stability control, Ready Alert Braking (which preloads the brakes in the event of a panic stop), and Rain Brake Support (which helps to dry the brake disks to shorten stopping distances in the rain).

Charger SE: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway (five-speed automatic); 19 mpg city/31 mpg highway (eight-speed automatic)
Charger SXT: 19 mpg city/31 mpg highway (rear-wheel drive); 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)
Charger R/T: 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (rear-wheel drive); 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)
Charger SXT Plus: 19 mpg city/31 mpg highway (rear-wheel drive); 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)
Charger R/T Plus: 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (rear-wheel drive); 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)
Charger R/T Road and Track Package: 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway
Charger R/T Max: 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (rear-wheel drive); 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway (all-wheel drive)
Charger SRT8: 14 mpg city/23 mpg highway

  • Street presence
  • SRT8 lunacy
  • Pentastar V-6 and eight-speed auto combo
  • Hemi power
  • Five-speed auto of R/T and SRT8

Finally a real contender

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Sours: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/dodge/charger/2012/

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