Best Bet
  • (4.8) 91 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,303$33,511
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 18-22
  • Engine: 372-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2012 Dodge Challenger

Our Take on the 2012 Dodge Challenger

Our Take

This big, retro two-door coupe seats five. It's offered with a choice of V-6 or V-8 power, and it is also available in high-performance SRT8 392 form with a 470-horsepower V-8 engine. Competitors include the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.(Skip to details on the: SRT8 392)New for 2012The... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Retro styling limits visibility
  • V-6 lacks low-end power
  • Minimal steering feedback
  • Overstuffed front seatbacks

Notable Features

  • Dramatic retro styling
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • Three available suspensions
  • High-performance 470-hp SRT8 version

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Dodge Challenger is the kind of car that can bring a smile to the face of even the most jaded car enthusiast. Try as you might, it's impossible to escape the considerable charm of this ultimate modern-day boulevard cruiser. The Challenger's classic muscle car styling will draw you in, but its refined ride and handling and spacious interior make this big coupe appealing to dri... Read full review for the 2012 Dodge Challenger

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 91 reviews

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2012 dodge challenger sxt

by cliff2727 from kingman az. on November 6, 2011

well bought the car for the wife cant believe she went for the OLDSCHOOL look.We went with the v6 SXT. knowing were not pay gas prices from the 70's but MAN THE CAR IS DEFFENTLY A DREAM.The car is set... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

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NHTSA Ratings

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Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

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Overall Rollover Rating
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Dodge Challenger.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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