2012 Dodge Challenger  -  $26,190


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,190
Base Invoice: $25,354
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe SXT
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2dr Cpe SXT
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.6L V6 VVT engine

Pros

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


Model News

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.

An R/T Plus trim is also new. It builds on the base R/T trim, and adds both heated mirrors and heated leather seats.


Model Highlights

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.

Base Challenger models have the same retro muscle-car silhouette as the others, but they're a little bit more sensible, with a low base price and reasonable fuel economy on the highway, while still providing satisfying enough acceleration for most everyday driving. The V8 models however have a different attitude, with a rumbling exhaust sound, tremendous torque just off idle and a true muscle-car feel. Thanks to Dodge's multi-displacement system, which shuts down some of the cylinders during coasting or cruising to save fuel, either the 5.7L or 6.4L Hemi engine has the power to lay rubber, but can behave itself when cruising.

Seating rests rather low in the Challenger, and the car's tall shoulders lend a protective feeling. Front seats have plenty of space for the largest folks, and although technically the Challenger is a 5-person coupe its back seat can be quite tight, and entry and exit from the back seats can be a challenge. The trunk however is huge and easily accessed-- Dodge says it's as big as that of the Charger sedan.

The high-performance SRT8 model that's at the top of the Challenger model range is truly where the muscle-car cues all come together. The SRT8 includes hood stripes, a rear spoiler, a functional hood scoop, a satin chrome grille and special SRT-design 20-inch alloy wheels, and the appearance extras make the most of the blunt, aggressive shape and low, wide stance.

Standard features across the Challenger model line include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, side airbags and side-curtain bags. The bargain-priced base Challenger isn't luxurious but it includes nearly all the features that are expected at its price level, including keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, power foldaway mirrors and a CD/MP3 sound system with auxiliary input. In addition to the V8, suspension, steering, and wheel upgrades, the R/T adds fog lamps, satellite radio, Bluetooth and a spoiler.

The SRT8 adds a host of extras in addition to the performance improvements, including HID headlamps, power heated mirrors, a remote start system, heated leather seats, a media center with hard-drive system and Boston Acoustics sound.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
526.50 mi

Engine Order Code
ERB

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.6L/220

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6350

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800

Trans Order Code
DGJ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.8 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
91.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in

Front Hip Room
54.6 in

Second Head Room
37.4 in

Second Leg Room
32.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Second Hip Room
48.6 in

Wheelbase
116.0 in

Length, Overall
197.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.7 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.0 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Liftover Height
33.0 in

Trunk Volume
16.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3834 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Five-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.06 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Order Code
TWN

Rear Tire Order Code
TWN

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P235/55R18

Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Yes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.1 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V435000

Mfg's Report Date
July 10, 2017

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
442,214

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Durango, and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. The affected vehicles have electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and are equipped with a 5.7L or a 3.6L engine and a 160, 180 or 220 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.

Consequence
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator and depending on the part number, will replace the alternator, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 24, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T36.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V352000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,319,513

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...

Consequence
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V634000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 08, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
434,600

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Durango; and 2012-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured April 22, 2010, to January 2, 2014, and equipped with a 3.6L engine and a 160 amp alternator. In the affected vehicles, the alternator may suddenly fail.

Consequence
If the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the alternator, free of charge. The recall began on February 27, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P60.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.1%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

3.6L V6 VVT engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Engine oil cooler

Autostick automatic transmission

Hill start assist

2.65 axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Heavy duty engine cooling

730 CCA maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

Independent touring suspension

Rear stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Electro hydraulic pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Dual rear exhaust

Dual bright exhaust tips

18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels

P235/55R18 all-season performance BSW tires

Compact spare tire

Body-color fascias

Satin chrome grill

Halogen headlamps

Solar control glass

Fold-away pwr mirrors

Body-color mirrors

Variable-intermittent wipers

Bright fuel filler door

Body-color door handles

Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player

(6) speakers

Aux audio input

Rear window antenna

Cloth low-back bucket seats

6-way pwr driver seat

Pwr 4-way driver lumbar

Active head restraints

Rear 60/40 split-folding bench seat

Rear seat armrest w/cupholder

Floor console w/armrest

Floor carpet

Luxury front & rear floor mats

Tilt & telescopic steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Instrument cluster w/display screen

140-MPH speedometer

Vehicle info center

Traveler/mini trip computer

Pwr accessory delay

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Speed-sensitive pwr locks

Satin silver lock knobs

Keyless entry

Keyless go

Remote proximity keyless entry

Speed control

Tip start

Pwr trunklid release

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Air conditioning w/auto temp control

Front & rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

Illuminated cupholders

Illuminated door pull handles

Instrument panel mini carbon bezel

Cell phone storage

12V pwr outlet

Rearview mirror

Driver side visor w/mirror

Passenger side visor w/mirror

Passenger assist handle

Front reading/map lights

Rear courtesy lamps

Illuminated entry

Trunk lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Cargo compartment dress-up

Brake/park interlock

All-speed traction control

Electronic stability control

Brake assist

Hydraulic assist brake booster

Rain brake support

Ready alert braking

Knock back mitigation

Advanced multi-stage front airbags -inc: passenger airbag cutoff

Supplemental front side airbag

Supplemental side airbag

Supplemental front & rear side-curtain airbags

(5) 3-point seat belts

Front passenger seat belt alert

Child seat upper tether anchorages

Tire pressure monitor warning lamp

Dual-note electric horns

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.6L V6 VVT ENGINE
$0

 
FLEX-FUEL SYSTEM
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
26E CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
18" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
P235/55R18 ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW TIRES
$0

 
TUNGSTEN METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
HEADER ORANGE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BLACKBERRY PEARL
$0

 
REDLINE (3) COAT PEARL
$500

 
BLUE STREAK PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MOPAR INTERIOR APPEARANCE GROUP
$945

 
SOUND GROUP
$450

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$95

 
3.06 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
SPARE TIRE DELETE
$-75

 
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
MOPAR KICKER SPEAKERS STAGE I
$0

 
MOPAR KICKER SPEAKERS STAGE II
$0

 
MOPAR KICKER SPEAKERS STAGE III
$0

 
UCONNECT HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION W/BLUETOOTH
$395


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