A full-size sedan with three different engine options, the 2012 Dodge Charger offers RWD and seating for five. The base SE trim is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission, that produces 292 hp while achieving 31 mpg highway. The SXT trim level upgrades the transmission to an 8-speed automatic. For increased performance Dodge offers an intermediate R/T trim level featuring a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine that produces 370 hp, 5-speed automatic transmission, and optional AWD. For maximum performance, drivers should opt for the SRT8® trim level which features a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine that produces 470 hp/470 lb-ft of torque, 20-inch SRT wheels, Brembo® brakes, leather trimmed bucket seats with SRT embroidery, functional hood scoop, SRT8 badging, and adaptive damping suspension. Available features include hill start assist, remote start, HID headlamps, heated front/rear seats, overhead LED lighting, Garmin® navigation, rear back up camera/park assist, and a 9-speaker sound system. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking, front/rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, emergency braking assist, engine immobilizer, stability control, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, and brake drying. The Charger is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
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.
Distinctive, uniquely American style; strong V8 performance; comfortable ride; supportive front seats; available all-wheel drive
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.