A lot of people who enjoyed the big engines of the 1960s and 1970s have a family now, which is why the four-door 2012 Dodge Charger may be a great fit. While both are sports cars that fit four adults, they obviously serve different markets. The Dodge Charger is available with a V6 with good fuel economy though slightly slow pedal response, or a V8 that can rip up asphalt. Either way, the packaging brings one back to the 1960s.
That makes it unlike any other sedan on the market, although the menacing lines can make the rear seats a bit of a tight fit. That extends to the trunk, too, which offers 15.4 cubic feet to pack up. The trim lines available manage to offer comfort with power, power without a ton of amenities, and both to accommodate the majority of the public. All models get a six-speaker stereo system with iPod/USB connectivity, as well as a lauded 8.4-inch infotainment screen.Read more »
A Dodge Charger R/T is like an SXT with a V8. To be fair, 370 horsepower is nothing to sneeze at by most buyers. It still gets to 60 MPH in less than six seconds, with 19 MPG on the highway, and the brakes are still above average. The suspension is stiffer, and racing bucket seats are available in the front only. If there are kids in back, the driver will have to adjust their habits accordingly. Available packages include adjustable pedals and steering, as well as a track pack for better suspension and and handling going through corners as well as the drag strip.
Buyers who look at the Charger SE can expect a fair amount of standard features, including alloy wheels and automatic headlights on the outside. Inside, drivers will appreciate the dual-zone climate control and infotainment system with a portable music player interface. In terms of safety, the steering wheel controls will help. So, too does the stability and traction control, as well as front and front side airbags, as well as side curtain airbags. To take advantage of the trunk, a 60/40 split rear seat is standard. The Dodge Charger SE has a 3.6-liter V6 that powers the rear wheels. In spite of producing 292 HP, the SE gets an 18/27 mpg city/highway split with its five-speed transmission.
470 horsepower and lb.-ft. of torque. If the driver has the skill to keep it in a straight line, 0-60 times around 4.5 seconds are possible. Fuel economy isn’t the best, with 23 miles per gallon on the highway, but that’s to be expected with stratospheric horsepower numbers which approach Porsche and Ferrari-like levels. Thankfully, adjustable stability control enables drivers to have more control while meaty brakes issue a much-needed dollop of confidence to lead-footed drivers. Inside the SRT8 is adorned with quality stitching and materials and also features heated and cooled cupholders. Even passengers can stay toasty and enjoy the music pumped out by 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. That may be too much for some who want the power without the flash, though. Which is why Dodge also offers the Superbee SRT8 (below).
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|Build & Price|
2013 Dodge Charger$17,985 | 24,510 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$18,500 | 20,031 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$18,500 | 23,522 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$18,995 | 35,078 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$19,126 | 24,370 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$19,626 | 24,863 mi
2013 Dodge Charger$21,795 | 18,560 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$16,995 | 34,549 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$17,500 | 35,364 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$17,500 | 31,308 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$17,800 | 34,866 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$18,900 | 33,606 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$19,900 | 29,146 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$19,900 | 35,164 mi
2012 Dodge Charger$30,995 | 11,544 mi
2011 Dodge Charger$17,495 | 27,408 mi
2011 Dodge Charger$23,995 | 27,082 mi
2010 Dodge Charger$10,900 | 70,841 mi
2010 Dodge Charger$13,000 | 57,024 mi
2010 Dodge Charger$13,000 | 57,094 mi
2009 Dodge Charger$16,677 | 57,102 mi
2008 Dodge Charger$10,995 | 105,305 mi
2008 Dodge Charger$14,980 | 67,898 mi
2007 Dodge Charger$17,995 | 67,117 mi
2006 Dodge Charger$15,995 | 80,967 mi
2006 Dodge Charger$17,995 | 46,181 mi
2006 Dodge Charger$17,995 | 44,500 mi
2006 Dodge Charger$20,995 | 58,182 mi
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