2012 Dodge ChargerBarbara - North Carolina09/10/2012
I love my new charger! I have always owned Dodge products and now I am the owner of a awesome charger. I love it!!!
2012 Dodge ChargerRobert Williams - DALLAS, TX02/20/2017
2012 Dodge ChargerJim Ro - Corning, NY12/31/2016
I've had the 5.7L V-8; Smooth riding, handles awesome, safe (crash test results), most reliable car I've had - not a single problem with the car, not even a light bulb burned out - powerful, fun and satisfying to drive!
2012 Dodge Charger Overview
A new generation of the Dodge Charger was introduced in 2011, with very few changes into 2012. In this iteration, the Dodge Charger has minor tweaks in its appearance and interior quality. It more closely blends its muscle car influences with a more modern, refreshing look.
Features & Specs
The 2012 Dodge Charger base model comes with feature packages that include air conditioning, a sound system with CD player and an aux jack. The Dodge Charger SE receives aluminum wheels and an upgraded interior with LED lights for cup holders. The SXT has the same feature package with the optional LED illuminated door map pockets, which are standard on the R/T. Other available features include heated seats, power sunroof and Sirius Backseat TV system to entertain passengers with live satellite television.
Design & Performance
The 2012 Charger operates smoothly and responsively, though the ride is a bit firm. The vehicle drives smoothly and responsively, even if the ride is a bit firm. Four engine choices are available across trim levels, with fuel economy taking a backseat to engine performance. A four-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is available at higher trim levels.
Powertrain & Engine
Offered with a wide range of engines and trim levels, the 2012 Dodge Charger can be customized to appeal to many audiences and preferences. The base engine in the four-door sedan is a 2.7L V6. The SE trim level offers a 3.5L V6 engine available as an option, and the same 3.5L V6 engine comes standard on the SXT. For anyone seeking higher performance, the Dodge Charger R/T comes with a 5.8L V8 engine. The Dodge Charger's highest trim level, the Dodge Charger SRT8, delivers a 6.1L V8 engine with supercharged acceleration. Each trim level operates well as a daily-use vehicle, though drivers who value performance over fuel economy should seek out the higher trim levels.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
As a part of the second generation of Dodge Chargers, the 2012 Charger is still reminiscent of muscle cars from the past, but takes additional style cues from modern vehicles for its a completely new body. Across all trim levels, the exterior is largely the same. On the inside, the Dodge Charger has a well-planned, attractive dashboard and center console. Upholstery is high-quality and seating is spacious.
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