2012 Dodge Challenger

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2012 Dodge Challenger Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Sporty Car of 2012

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#3 Dodge Challenger

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Dodge Challenger after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Dodge Challenger during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Vehicle acceleration

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 18


23 - 27


305 - 470


5 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Gas V6, Gas V8


Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Dodge Challenger Review

After more than 1 000 concept sketches and years in the making THE ICONIC Challenger is back. The 2012Challenger boasts the DNA of its legendary predecessor flawlessly sculpted with improved proportions plus modern comforts and cutting edge technology. Powerful. Practical. Efficient. Challenger's versatile engine lineup doesn't just uphold its legendary performance reputation — it takes it to an entirely new level. Choose from 3.5-liter High-Output SOHC V6 the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 or the 6.1-liter SRT HEMI V8 with 425 ponies and 420 pound feet of torque. Challenger's available six-speed manual transmission features a two-disk clutch design that ensures exceptional engagement comfort low driver pedal efforts and optimized spinning inertia. Challenger's interior might throwback to another era but when it comes to comfort it's on the leading-edge. Connecting you to the things that matter most the available uconnect system[1] is your comprehensive hub of information entertainment and technology. Backing up Challenger's iconic style and high-performance ride is a focus on passenger safety and security. The government has awarded Challenger with the Five-Star Frontal and Side Crash Rating. The 2012 Dodge Challenger. More than a throwback. A huge leap forward.

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Performance Award Winner

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