2012 Dodge Charger Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,595-$45,925
$24,677-$44,281
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What's New for 2012:
- Sporty SRT8 trim is revived, featuring V-8 engine
- V-6 engine is available with 8-speed automatic transmission
- SXT trim adds a mid-range level of luxury

Exterior Features
The Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan that traces its roots to the late 1960s muscle-car era. Today's 2012 Charger is a large sedan available with sporty performance features. The high-performance SRT8 trim, which disappeared from the 2011 lineup, is revived for 2012.

Interior Features
The Charger is sold in four trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T, and SRT8. Standard equipment on the SE includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, power driver's seat, full power accessories, keyless entry, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The SXT adds the 8-speed automatic transmission, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and more. The R/T steps up to a V-8 engine, 18-inch wheels, sport suspension and front seats, and Xenon headlights. The SRT8 employs a larger V-8 engine, 20-inch wheels, high-performance suspension, and upgrades to the brakes, tires, steering wheel, audio system, and interior. Heated rear seats are also standard with the SRT8.

Optional Features
All-wheel and rear-wheel drive (AWD and RWD) are available; leather upholstery is optional on the R/T and SXT; and some of the SRT8's performance features are also available on other trims. A navigation system is optional on the upper trims, and a sunroof is available on all but the SE trim.

Under the Hood
The Charger's standard power plant is a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine that delivers 292 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5.7-liter V-8 engine that generates 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on Charger R/T. The SRT8 exclusively features a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Charger are:
- Charger SE: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Charger R/T with RWD: 16/25/19 mpg
- Charger R/T with AWD: 15/23/18 mpg
- Charger SRT8: 14/23/17 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Dodge Charger include traction control; anti-lock brakes; front-seat side air bags; and side curtain air bags. A blind-spot warning system, rearview camera, and other safety features are optional.

In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Charger received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for all impact tests.


What's New for 2012:
- Sporty SRT8 trim is revived, featuring V-8 engine
- V-6 engine is available with 8-speed automatic transmission
- SXT trim adds a mid-range level of luxury

Exterior Features
The Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan that traces its roots to the late 1960s muscle-car era. Today's 2012 Charger is a large sedan available with sporty performance features. The high-performance SRT8 trim, which disappeared from the 2011 lineup, is revived for 2012.

Interior Features
The Charger is sold in four trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T, and SRT8. Standard equipment on the SE includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, cruise control, power driver's seat, full power accessories, keyless entry, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The SXT adds the 8-speed automatic transmission, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and more. The R/T steps up to a V-8 engine, 18-inch wheels, sport suspension and front seats, and Xenon headlights. The SRT8 employs a larger V-8 engine, 20-inch wheels, high-performance suspension, and upgrades to the brakes, tires, steering wheel, audio system, and interior. Heated rear seats are also standard with the SRT8.

Optional Features
All-wheel and rear-wheel drive (AWD and RWD) are available; leather upholstery is optional on the R/T and SXT; and some of the SRT8's performance features are also available on other trims. A navigation system is optional on the upper trims, and a sunroof is available on all but the SE trim.

Under the Hood
The Charger's standard power plant is a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine that delivers 292 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5.7-liter V-8 engine that generates 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on Charger R/T. The SRT8 exclusively features a 6.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Dodge Charger are:
- Charger SE: 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Charger R/T with RWD: 16/25/19 mpg
- Charger R/T with AWD: 15/23/18 mpg
- Charger SRT8: 14/23/17 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Dodge Charger include traction control; anti-lock brakes; front-seat side air bags; and side curtain air bags. A blind-spot warning system, rearview camera, and other safety features are optional.

In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Charger received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for all impact tests.


Available Trims for the 2012 Dodge Charger
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SE (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25595.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/31
Name SXT (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28595.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/31
Name SXT Plus (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28595.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 19/31
Name RT (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name RT Plus (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name Road/Track (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name RT Max (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29995.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 16/25
Name RT Plus (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32345.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name RT (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32345.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name SXT Plus (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30945.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name SXT (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30945.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
Name RT Max (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32345.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 15/23
Name SRT8 (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 45925.00 Engine 6.4L/392 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
Name SRT8 Super Bee (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41625.00 Engine 6.4L/392 City/Hwy MPG 14/23
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats
  • 6-way pwr driver seat
  • Reactive head restraints
  • 60/40 rear folding seat
  • Rear armrest w/cupholder
  • Full-length floor console
  • Center console 12V pwr outlet
  • Floor carpeting
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 4.3" touch screen display
  • 140-MPH speedometer
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up & down feature
  • Speed-sensitive pwr door locks
  • Keyless go
  • Speed control
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Tip start
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Sentry Key theft deterrent system
  • Pwr trunk lid release
  • Dual zone temp control air conditioning
  • Air filtering
  • Front & rear climate control outlets
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box lamp
  • Woven micro aluminum interior accents
  • Cell phone storage
  • Illuminated front cupholders
  • Front map lamps
  • Rear reading lamps
  • Rearview mirror
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Trunk lamp
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Rear illuminated assist handles
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Cargo compartment dress-up
  • Cargo net
  • 4-way pwr driver lumbar adjust
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Compass gauge
  • Remote start system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Dual zone auto temp control air conditioning
  • Humidity sensor
  • Front & rear LED map pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • 4-way front pwr lumbar adjust
  • Pwr front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Security alarm
  • Heated & cooled front console cupholder
  • Front lower LED lamps
  • Sport cloth front bucket seats
  • 8.4" touch screen display
  • 160-MPH speedometer
  • Sport leather front bucket seats
  • Front overhead LED lamps
  • Performance perforated leather front bucket seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Audio, driver seat & exterior mirror memory
  • Pwr tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel mounted shift controls w/sport mode
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Sport perforated leather front bucket seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive speed control
  • Garmin navigation system
  • Illuminated rear cupholder
  • Electroluminescent instrument cluster
  • Instrument cluster w/display screen
  • 180-MPH speedometer
  • Dark engine turn aluminum interior accents
  • Bright pedals
  • Super Bee cloth front bucket seats
  • Instrument cluster w/display screen, Super Bee performance info
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 7.0" painted aluminum wheels
  • P215/65R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • No rear spoiler
  • Lower bodyside body-color cladding
  • Black grille w/bright surround
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • Manual fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Acoustic front door glass
  • Solar control glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Decklid liner
  • Fog lamps
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season performance BSW tires
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • Low beam HID headlamps
  • 20" x 8.0" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • P245/45R20 all-season performance BSW tires
  • Rear body-color spoiler
  • Black grille w/black honeycomb
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors -inc: memory, reverse auto adjust, driver-side auto-dimming
  • Auto-dimming drivers mirror
  • Reverse auto adjust mirrors
  • Auto high beam headlamps controls
  • Manual fold-away pwr heated mirrors w/memory
  • Courtesy mirror lamps
  • Rain sensitive windshield wipers
  • 19" x 7.5" cast aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R19 all-season performance BSW tires
  • 20" x 9.0" aluminum SRT wheels
  • P245/45ZR20 all-season performance tires
  • Tire service kit
  • Hood scoop
  • Body-color fascias
  • Black grille
  • 20" x 9.0" aluminum wheels
  • Black rear spoiler
  • Black grille w/Super Bee badge
MECHANICAL
  • 3.6L 24-valve VVT V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Base engine controller
  • Autostick automatic transmission
  • Hill start assist
  • 2.65 axle ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Standard duty engine cooling
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 730 CCA maintenance-free battery
  • 160-amp alternator
  • Touring suspension
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr steering
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 180-amp alternator
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • 5.7L Hemi VVT MDS V8 engine
  • Performance suspension
  • 4-wheel anti-lock performance disc brakes
  • Performance exhaust
  • High speed engine controller
  • 3.06 axle ratio
  • All wheel drive
  • Active transfer case w/front axle disconnect
  • Normal duty suspension
  • 3.07 axle ratio
  • 6.4L SRT Hemi MDS V8 engine
  • Adaptive dampening suspension
  • Severe duty II engine cooling
  • 220-amp alternator
  • High performance suspension
  • Performance tuned pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Red brake calipers
  • Black brake calipers
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • All-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
    • ParkSense rear park assist system
    • ParkView rear back-up camera
    • Blind spot & cross path detection
    • Forward collision warning
    • (3) mode electronic stability control
    • SRT performance info
    • SRT track experience
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • UConnect Touch 4.3 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • Aux audio input
    • Remote USB port
    • (6) speakers
    • Integrated rear window antenna
    • UConnect Touch 8.4 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD/MP3 player
    • Bluetooth streaming audio
    • SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: (1) year service
    • (6) premium speakers
    • 276-watt amp
    • UConnect hands-free communication w/Bluetooth
    • UConnect Touch 8.4N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, Garmin navigation system
    • SiriusXM Travel Link -inc: (1) year service
    • SiriusXM Traffic -inc: (1) year service
    • (10) speakers w/subwoofer
    • 552-watt amp
    • (19) SRT high performance speakers
    • 900-watt amp

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