The 2012 Dodge Charger is a classically high-power muscle car with room enough for the whole family. Last year's redesign carries over to 2012 with an array of upgrades and improvements that make the Charger a top pick among family sedan buyers and sports car enthusiasts alike.
Changes seen in the 2012 Dodge Charger include an available eight speed transmission and sporty paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel for quick, effortless shifting. The improvement to the automatic transmission makes for heightened gas mileage on the highway, which is reported to be in the range of approximately 31 miles per gallon. This is not only particularly impressive for a sporty
car such as the Charger, but is surprisingly high in the full-size family sedan class as well.
Another new standard feature is the Charger's full-color computer and updated multimedia system. This new technology can process driver voice commands in order to more fully utilize the navigation interface and to control an iPod connected to the audio system.
For additional aesthetic appeal and performance, a new Blacktop Package is optional in the 2012 V-6 Charger. This package includes black 20" aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension and an aggressively attractive black grille. Additional options in this package include a choice of premium cloth or black leather interior and specialty sports seats for the performance-minded driver. Driver and passengers will enjoy an enhanced audio experience with the premium stereo system from Alpine, available in a variety of colors. Choose from pitch black, metallic silver or metallic tungsten details.
As one of the most classically sporty family sedans on the market, the 2012 Dodge Charger is as distinctive in its appearance as it is in its performance. 17" aluminum wheels come standard, but an upgrade gives you the option of 18, 19, or 20" rims as well. Halogen headlights are also standard and are available in an optional high intensity discharge version.
Other standard amenities include attractive LED tail lights, sporty dual chrome tips for the exhaust and acoustic glass for the windshield and front windows. The latter of these features reduces noise for a more tranquil feel within the cabin. Add optional heated side mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers for even more convenience.
Standard interior features include dual-zone manual air conditioning, cruise control and premium cloth upholstery. Opt for enhanced style and usability with the available heated and ventilated seating, Alpine premium audio system, leather upholstery and Bluetooth connectivity.
Powering all of this comfort and luxury is your choice of two powerful engines that can hold their own among the competition in this class. The 3.6 liter V-6 is the base engine offered and is capable of producing a formidable 292 horsepower. The more advanced 5.7 liter V-8 puts out 370 horsepower and offers specific cylinder deactivation for fuel efficiency at the touch of a button. Five speed automatic transmission comes standard, but the V-6 model is primed for an optional eight speed automatic as well. Select from three different suspension setups, including Performance, Touring and Super Track Pak.