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2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Coupe

2012 Dodge Challenger Review

(0 Stars)  '70s look with modern muscle.

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The original Challenger was a latecomer to the pony-car party in 1970, and it ducked out early. As a result, it didn't have the lasting impact of the Ford Mustang or the Chevrolet Camaro, but it still drew enthusiasts and Mopar gearheads, and that was enough to encourage Dodge to come out with a modern iteration. For 2012, the Challenger's Trim Levels have been renamed in an attempt to make them more consistent with the rest of Dodge's lineup. The Dodge Challenger SXT and SXT Plus models are powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that makes 305 hp, the Challenger R/T has a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 375 hp, and the SRT8 model gets a nostalgically named "392" 6.4-liter Hemi that puts out 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Challenger isn't just a blunt instrument that was made to go fast, although that is a task it performs very well, if we do say so ourselves. There are an abundance of high-tech features available for the Challenger lineup, from a Uconnect 6.5-inch touchscreen display with a hard drive on which more than 150 hours of music and photos can be stored to an available 900-watt, eighteen-speaker premium audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon. The Challenger is a modern muscle car that can be outfitted to be as functional as it is fast.

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2012 Challenger R/T Classic Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.7L HEMI V 8 OHV with variable valve timing and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 15 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 344 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 375 hp @ 5,150 rpm; 410 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm

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