2012 Dodge Charger Overview
The 2012 Dodge Charger is a full-size sedan that comes with rear-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. The 2012 Charger is available in SE, SXT and R/T editions.
All 2012 Dodge Charger SE and SXT models are powered by a 292-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard on the base model. An eight-speed automatic is optional on the Charger SE and is included with the SXT.
All R/T models are outfitted with a 5.7-liter V8 engine making 370 horsepower. This engine comes paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Dodge Charger is rated at 19/31 mpg city/highway when it equipped with the V6 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 model takes regular grade gasoline. The V8 engine is rated 16/25 mpg city/highway and takes midgrade gasoline.
The Charger comes equipped with standard halogen headlamps, an aluminum hood, LED tail lamps, power-adjustable side mirrors, aluminum wheels, all-season tires and a sport-tuned suspension. Air-conditioning, 12-volt outlets, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, a 6-speaker audio system and cloth seating are also standard.
The Charger SXT edition brings in fog lamps, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an overhead console, an upgraded infotainment system with SiriusXM satellite radio and an Alpine audio system. Heated rear seats are available.
The Charger R/T edition comes with HID headlamps, available puddle lights and available rain sensing wipers. This model also includes heated and cooled front cup holders, sport cloth seating, a power tilt and telescopic steering column and a performance brake system. R/T decaling and interior embellishments are included.
Cargo space measures 15.4 cubic feet, which is small for this segment. Every model includes a cargo net, a fully lined trunk and a power release switch.
The 2012 Dodge Charger is a Top Safety Pick recipient from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This model comes equipped with a collection of air bags, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, traction control and stability control. Blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera and forward collision warning are available.