Resale: $35,926
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MPG: 14 city/23 hwy

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

2012 Dodge Challenger Review

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

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
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 SRT8 Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.4L HEMI V eight-cylinder OHV
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 14 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 17 MPG combined and 323 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 470 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 470 ft lb of torque @ 4,200 rpm

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'12 Dodge SRT-8 Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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