The 2012 Dodge Challenger delivers exactly what muscle car enthusiasts want — a powerful and efficient engine lineup, a performance suspension designed for maximum grip, and athletic head-turning styling — all executed with quality and precision.
New for 2012, the Challenger lineup has been renamed to give the Dodge brand an even more consistent product portfolio focused on performance and value. The Dodge Challenger SXT model and Challenger SXT Plus package feature the lightweight, aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 305 horsepower (227 kW), responsive 268 lb.-ft. (363 N•m) of torque and up to 27 mpg highway. With legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engines under their hoods, the 2012 Challenger R/T model delivers up to 375 horsepower (280 kW), 410 lb.-ft. (556 N•m) of torque and 25 mpg highway.
With its world-class ride, power, handling and braking performance, the 2012 Dodge Challenger now features a world-class 900-watt, 18-speaker premium surround-sound system from Harman Kardon®. The system offers world premier innovations, including a 32-volt Tracking Power Supply (TPS) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.
Available on Dodge Challenger SXT Plus package and the R/T model with five-speed Auto Stick transmission are all-new die-cast zinc steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters that enable even more spirited driving. Race-inspired with precision feel, Challenger's all-new paddle shifters are ergonomically located behind the sporty thick-rimmed three-spoke Dodge steering wheel for maximum control.
Dodge Challenger's second-generation rear-wheel-drive architecture delivers world-class ride and handling with all of its three available suspension tunings and high-performing wheel and tire combinations (in order of increased handling and braking performance):
Sport-tuned -- standard on Dodge Challenger SXT and SXT PluS
18 x 7.5-inch aluminum wheels with P235/55R18 tires
Touring Brake Package
Performance-tuned -- standard on Dodge Challenger R/T, available on Challenger SXT Plus with Super Sport Group
18 x 7.5-inch aluminum wheels with P235/55R18 tires (R/T and R/T Plus)
20 x 8-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45R20 performance tires (standard on R/T Classic, available on R/T and R/T Plus, included with Super Sport Group)
Performance Brake Package
Super Track Pak: available on the Dodge Challenger R/T
20 x 8-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Three-season performance tires
High-performance monotube shock absorbers and springs
Performance brake package with high-performance brake linings
Three-mode electronic stability control (ESC) with "ESC-off" modE
2012 Dodge Durango
With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution
and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike
what you typically find in a sport utility. No other SUV on the road
compares with the all-new Dodge Durango's distinctive bold Dodge design
that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional,
flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango
features more than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear
cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for
coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat.
Utility may be one of Durango's key attributes, but safety did not take a
back seat during development. The 2012 Dodge Durango was recently named a
"Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
New for 2012 is an automatic transmission on HEMI® V-8 equipped Durango
that allows drivers to choose between six speeds when shifting in manual
mode. The V-6 AWD models now get 23 miles per gallon, a 1 mile per gallon
improvement compared to last year's model.
Also new for the 2012 model year are second-row captain's chairs in the
already well equipped Durango interior (delayed availability).
A simplified model line-up for the 2012 model year includes SXT, Crew, R/T
and Citadel models.
Dodge Durango SXT — Includes a tremendous level of equipment,
including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 290 horsepower, seven-passenger
seating, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, bright chrome exterior
accents, Sirius Satellite Radio, Uconnect hands-free, ABS, Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), Brake Assist, traction control, side-curtain
airbags, front-seat-mounted side airbags and much more
Dodge Durango Crew — Adds 6.5-inch touchscreen media center,
ParkView® rear back-up camera, premium Alpine audio system, Keyless
Enter-N-Go, power liftgate, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter,
power driver and passenger seats, and much more. Crew also features
available premium leather-faced seating and distinctive 20-inch aluminum
Dodge Durango R/T — R/T adds the powerful 5.7-liter 360 horsepower HEMI V-8 with
Fuel Saver technology, distinctive monochromatic appearance, unique 20-inch
aluminum wheels, 20-mm lowered ride height, unique front fascia,
performance suspension and steering, unique interior trim, remote start to
name a few
Dodge Durango Citadel — The top-of-the-line Durango adds to the Crew
with premium Nappa ventilated and heated leather seating, 20-inch
chrome-clad aluminum wheels, power sunroof, HID headlamps, premium
navigation, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, power
heated and tilting steering wheel and much more.
2012 Dodge Avenger
The 2012 Dodge Avenger provides customers a sculpted, smooth exterior
design, a world-class interior and performance attributes that put the
"fun" in functional. With a powertrain lineup that includes the most
powerful V-6 engine in the segment, sporty, refined driving dynamics and
useful, intuitive technology like Uconnect® handsfree phone with
Bluetooth® and a 40 gigabyte (GB) (28 GB available storage) 6.5-inch
touchscreen radio, the Dodge Avenger is a vehicle packed with value and a
style all its own.
New for 2012, the Dodge Avenger offers a model lineup comprised of the SE,
SXT, SXT Plus and the new for 2012 Avenger R/T. The 2012 Dodge Avenger
sports two new exterior colors: Copperhead Pearl Coat and Blue Streak Pearl
The 2012 Dodge Avenger, America's most affordable sedan, delivers agile,
confident handling performance in all driving situations, whether it's a
spirited adventure on twisty roads or an emergency maneuver. The 2012 Dodge
Avenger comes with the standard 2.4-liter World Gas Engine, which has been
recalibrated and is mated to a four- or six-speed automatic transmission
for a fun and fuel-efficient driving experience. The Avenger powered by the
2.4-liter engine produces 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166
lb.-ft. (225 N•m) of torque and is rated up to an EPA estimated 31 mpg
Buyers can opt for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, a Ward's "10 Best
Engine" in 2011, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that gives
them the best of both worlds -- best-in-class V-6 horsepower and exceptional
fuel economy. The new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine produces a
best-in-class 283 horsepower (211 kW) and 260
lb.-ft. (353 N•m) of torque and has an EPA estimated 29 mpg highway fuel
The Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, an IIHS "Top Safety Pick" in 2011,
provides customers an abundance of standard safety and high-tech features
designed to keep drivers connected with their hands on the wheel and eyes
on the road. Standard safety features include advanced multi-stage front
passenger air bags, front seat side air bags, electronic stability control
with electronic traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, supplemental
side curtain air bags and LATCH child seat anchor system.
The 2012 Dodge Avenger offers four models packed with a surprising amount
of standard content from which to choose: SE, SXT, SXT Plus and R/T.
The Dodge Avenger SE -- America's Most Affordable Mid-size Sedan at a
starting U.S. MSRP of only $18,995, offers a tremendous level of standard
equipment, including a 2.4-liter 173 horsepower
four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Electronic stability control (ESC),
four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, advanced, multi-stage front
driver and passenger air bags, all-row side-curtain air bags,
front-seat-mounted driver and passenger air bags, acoustic, laminated front
windshield and front-row side glass, power windows, power locks, power
mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control a 60/40 split folding rear
seat, 17-inch wheels, LED taillamps and much more.
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan will be available in five models for 2012 that
fit almost any lifestyle and budget: the AVP, SE, SXT, Crew and R/T. Every
model across the Dodge Grand Caravan range features added value for 2012.
The American Value Package (AVP), with a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,995,
includes the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with 283 horsepower and six-speed
automatic, air conditioning, anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability
control (ESC), seven airbags, second-row Super Stow 'n Go seating and
storage system, third-row Stow 'n Go, power windows, locks and mirrors,
remote keyless entry, cruise control and much more
The SE has been repositioned by $1,000 to a starting U.S. MSRP of
At a starting U.S. MSRP of $26,495, the Dodge Grand Caravan SXT is the
only minivan in America priced less than $30,000 to include the
functionality of power dual sliding doors, power liftgate and
power-adjustable pedals. The Grand Caravan SXT model now includes $1,800 in
no-extra-charge equipment, including dual power sliding doors, power
liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, segment-exclusive Super Console and Stow
'n Place™ roof rack system
The Grand Caravan Crew adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, bright chrome
exterior accents, 6.5-inch touchscreen media center and backup camera,
eight-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter,
Sirius XM Satellite radio, ambient interior lighting and automatic
temperature control, to name a few
The Grand Caravan R/T includes a very distinctive monochromatic
exterior and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels, premium black leather interior
with red accent stitching, nine speakers with amplifier and subwoofer, a
unique suspension and more
The Grand Caravan Crew and R/T models also include $820 in
no-extra-charge equipment for 2012, including remote start, power liftgate
and security alarm. Added value can also be found in the available DVD rear
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T (Warranty Navigation HEMI)
This is a Dodge Classic that is reborn in this 2009 model Challenger. It
has the 5.7L Hemi, the R/T stripping, Leather, Sirius Navigation system,
and Electronic Stability Control. It has a flawless exterior and very
luxurious interior. If you have any questions contact Mitchell Watts at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 205.283.0075.
Making A Dodge Challenger
We sent a team to the Brampton Assembly Plant to get a "behind the scenes"
look at the elements that go into the creation of a Dodge Challenger. So if
you love this iconic muscle car, follow us on the journey...
MVS - 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Today's Vehicle Spotlight shines on the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. We will
take a look at everything from the exterior features to the interior
features and everything else in between.
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Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350
Video of our muscle car showdown between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
and the 2012 Shelby GT350. Only 1492 Challengers like this one will be
built, and Shelby has a cap of 2200, with only 500. Read the Dodge
Challenger SRT8 392 vs. Shelby GT350 photos and comparison test here:
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
In this review, we take a very in-depth look at the 2011 Dodge Challeger
SRT8 392. The vehicle was provided courtesy of yet another one of our good
friends, Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, of Denton, TX for us to review.
This review is designed to provide accurate information to both car
enthusiasts and potential consumers alike.
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Rips Up Calico Salt Flats - World's Fastest Car Show 12
We take the new 2012 Dodge Challenger on a classic road trip en route to
Las Vegas and let 'er rip at the salt flats near Calico, California. Then
we drive a pre-production mule of the Jaguar XKR-S that no one else has got
their hands on. Justin takes a look at an all-new vehicle in its prototype
form long before it hits the road. Check out those air traps on the front
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/dodge/challenger/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 Dodge
Challenger R/T is one good looking automobile and this muscle car exudes a
road presence unmatched by the Mustang or Camaro. Outside the Challenger
has remained true to its heritage with nice broad shoulders and retro front
end. The Challenger R/T has a base price of just under $30k but offers the
best deal of the bunch. The base V-6 model costs $25k ($5k less) but with
the R/T model you get the 5.7 HEMI V-8 engine that produces 410 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of
torque. The Challenger SRT-8 is almost $14k more than the R/T. The 2012
Dodge Challenger R/T gets 15 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway but
you do not buy a muscle car for its gas mileage. The Challenger is built
on the Chrysler 300 chassis which is why it has the most comfortable ride
of all the new muscle cars that are currently for sale.
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