35 reviews
2012 Dodge Charger
2012 Dodge Charger
Available Price Range $7,912-$26,048 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18-24 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Dodge Charger

Our Take

There aren't many full-size family sedans like the Charger. It's a rear-wheel-drive muscle car with an available V-8 engine. The Charger was redesigned last year with more aggressive exterior styling, a revised interior and a new base V-6. There are more changes for 2012 including a ne... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Despite RWD layout, not especially dynamic
  • Front seats are too spongy
  • No manual transmission offered

Notable Features

  • High-performance SRT8 version returns for 2012
  • Newly available eight-speed automatic transmission for V-6 sedans
  • Available V-8 power
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Optional 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system


Our Expert Reviews

Being a stay-at-home mom who's in charge of the family budget, I sometimes let my practicality get in the way of enjoyment. Considering that the 2012 Dodge Charger is better known for its performance than its fuel efficiency, I automatically put this muscle car into the impractical category. After my weeklong test drive, I learned that it can be a practical choice for a family of four. T... Read full review for the 2012 Dodge Charger

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Performance and comfort

by Female Driver from Yorkville, IL on June 14, 2012

I just got my Special Order wiith my name on window sticker SXT Plus AWD V6 8 speeds Black on Black with matching spoiler. Leather seats are awsome everything you need for $37K. The special AWD wheels... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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