Used 2012 Dodge Challenger

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2012 Dodge Challenger

Pros

  • Compliant ride
  • spacious and comfortable cabin
  • strong V6 and V8 engines
  • huge trunk
  • upscale interior quality
  • distinctive exterior styling.

Cons

  • Compromised rear visibility
  • handling not as sharp as rivals.

Used 2012 Dodge Challenger for Sale

Dodge Challenger 2012 SRT8 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
24 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SRT8 392
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$27,697
Est.Loan: $504/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SRT8 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
79,408 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SRT8 392
(6)
Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
16.2 mi away
List$22,833
Est.Loan: $416/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT, FACTORY NAVIGATION, LEATHER, LOCAL TRADE-IN, POWER SUNROOF/MOONROOF, 20' x 9' Aluminum SRT Design Wheels, 40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available, 6.5' Touch Screen Display, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Garmin Navigation System, Media Center 430N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Navigation, Power Sunroof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUSXM Travel Link. 20' x 9' Aluminum SRT Design Wheels, 40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available, 6.5' Touch Screen Display, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Garmin Navigation System, Media Center 430N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Navigation, Power Sunroof, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUSXM Travel Link, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Adaptive suspension, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SIRIUS, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, DVD-Audio, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, High-Intensity Discharge Headlights, Illuminated entry, Leather Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power steering, Power windows, Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Radio data system, Radio: Media Center 430 CD/DVD/MP3/HDD, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. Black Clearcoat 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 RWD Tremec 6-Speed Manual SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!!
Dodge Challenger 2012 SRT8 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
46,158 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SRT8 392
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$25,821
Est.Loan: $470/mo
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Super Nice Very Low Mileage MD Inspected 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Coupe with only 46k Original Miles!!! Loaded New Tires, Navigation, Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, 5-Speed Automatic, 20 Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Rear Spoiler, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive WholesalePurchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http:www.cars.comdealers193733membercarreviews
Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
46,513 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
(1)
AMKO Auto of Manassas
18.7 mi away
List$18,699
Est.Loan: $341/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SRT8 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M)
26,423 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SRT8 392
(1)
Younger Nissan of Frederick
25.1 mi away
List$28,500
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
64,024 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(3)
Porsche of Arlington
26.6 mi away
List$14,951
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
92,712 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(2)
Guarantee Auto Maxx Corp.
36.6 mi away
List$15,915
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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Dealer Notes
The 2012 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat coupe available in Rallye Redline trim level. The Rallye Redline edition is a Super Sport Group variant with metal pedals, the T-handle shifter, red-accented 20-inch black wheels, a big red exterior stripe, red leather upholstery, a rear spoiler; a 3.06 rear axle ratio; performance-tuned suspension, steering and brakes; a Sport mode for the transmission, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, foglights, automatic headlights, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated visor mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an upgraded sound system with satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface, keyless entry and ignition, full power accessories, cruise control, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, and a trip computer. The Electronics Convenience group includes heated mirrors, remote start and displays for tire pressure and outside temperature. The 2014 Dodge Challenger is rear-wheel drive. The Rallye Redline is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard.GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX WE SPECIALIZE IN GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL PROGRAMS. WITHOVER 20 LENDERS AT HAND,WE FINANCE THE GOOD, BAD, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY EVEN REPO. NO PROBLEM! HELP ISHERE! WITH OUR 100% CREDIT APPROVAL EVERYONE RIDES! GUARANTEEAUTOMAXX WILL SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY AQUALITY USED CAR. WE OFFERA 3 MONTH/3,000 MILES POWERTRAIN WARRANTY **FREE OFCHARGE**. HEREAT GUARANTEE AUTOMAXX, WE BELIEVE THAT FAIR PRICES AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICELEADS TO AN OVERJOYED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE! CALLUS TODAY AT (703)445-1100 !!!
Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
78,412 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
National Motors of Ellicott City
40.3 mi away
List$17,430
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
83,323 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(14)
Kia of Waldorf
41.9 mi away
List$12,950
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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2012 Dodge Challenger SXT Tungsten MetallicOur Promise - Simple. Honest. Fair. Here at Kia of Waldorf we have been in business for over 40 years! Our Bayside For Life program includes Oil Changes, Tire Rotations, Car Washes and more! With a 4.7 out of 5 DealerRater rating our reputation precedes us! We would be honored to gain your business and trust. Give us a call! Odometer is 7916 miles below market average! 2718 HighwayCity MPGBayside For Life Oil Changes and Tire Rotations, Car Washes, Earn Points, and more Call for Details. 7 Day Exchange Policy - If you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, you may exchange it for full credit towards the next vehicle you buy from us - it is that easy! Recall Notice: We make every effort to ensure all manufacture safety recalls are addressed prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov.
Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
63,295 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
(1)
Nation Motors of Fredericksburg
48.6 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
2012 DODGE CHALLENGER Rear with powerful V8, 5.7L engine and driven only 63295 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-899-3300
Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
78,135 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(1)
OneTen AutoSales
49.5 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
64,534 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(1)
Hampstead Pre-Owned
52.2 mi away
List$12,997
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Dealer Notes
Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
149,648 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(1)
The Used Car Factory
58.6 mi away
List$10,996
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Check out this 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus. Its Automatic transmission and Gas V6 3.6L220 engine will keep you going. This Dodge Challenger comes equipped with these options: P23555R18 ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW TIRES (STD), DARK SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS, BRIGHT WHITE, 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (STD), 3.6L V6 VVT ENGINE (STD), 26G SXT PLUS CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG -inc: 3.6L V6 VVT engine, 5-speed auto trans, 276-watt amplifier, (6) Boston Acoustics speakers, auto headlamps, fog lamps, visors willum mirrors, heated front seats, leather-trimmed bucket seats, SiriusXM satellite radio w(1) year service, remote USB port, auto-dimming rearview mirror wmicrophone, UConnect hands-free communication wBluetooth, Bluetooth streaming audio, 18 X 7.5 ALUMINUM WHEELS (STD), Visors willuminated mirrors, Vehicle info center, and Variable-intermittent wipers. Stop by and visit us at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
67,606 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
(4)
Jones Toyota
67.6 mi away
List$16,698
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2012 Dodge Challenger is in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection where we completed an oil and filter change, replaced the front brake pads, and replaced the front and rear brake rotors.Its well equipped with a push button start, power windows, power locks, power seats, bluetooth, cruise control, an owners manual plus so much more!Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focused dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers.All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
8,594 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
(13)
Bob Ruth Ford
79.1 mi away
List$23,582
Est.Loan: $429/mo
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Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
78,017 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
(2)
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$18,900
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dodge Challenger 2012 R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M)
11,072 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
R/T
(2)
Faulkner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat
86.8 mi away
List$21,999
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Dodge Challenger ** Fresh PA State Inspection and Emissions*, 6 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SIRIUS, Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc HD Brakes, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Automatic temperature control, Body Color Exterior Mirrors, CD player, Electronics Convenience Group, MP3 decoder, Overhead console, Passenger vanity mirror, Performance Steering w/Variable Displacement, Power Heated Fold-Away Mirrors, Power Sunroof, Quick Order Package 27F, Security Alarm, Sport Suspension, Super Track Pak, Temperature & Compass Gauge, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, Universal Garage Door Opener.Odometer is 37907 miles below market average! Clean CARFAX.CALL US RIGHT NOW TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE @ (888) 419-4867!!! Hello, this is Lanny Kemble, Used Car Manager at Faulkner Dodge Ram Fiat personally inviting you to visit us at 6643 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. We are located just down the street from Cumberland Valley Highschool. Getting your next vehicle should be as fun and easy as the first time you drive it home. At Faulkner Dodge Ram we believe in a... *Transparent sales process that's FAST and EFFICIENT! * Friendly and Helpful Sales Team that WON'T PRESSURE you! *The best team of Finance Managers in town! * No hassle sell or trade ANY CAR! We need inventory and will pay TOP DOLLAR! So please put us to the test and experience the Faulkner way for yourself!!! Call us now at 1-888-711-7786 to schedule a test drive! Faulkner... TO BE SURE!!!
Dodge Challenger 2012 SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
15,619 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Challenger
SXT
CarMax
87.2 mi away
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Dodge Challenger might look and move like a muscle car, but its ability to double as a grand touring coupe confirms its status as the most livable of the reborn muscle cars.

vehicle overview

To the uninitiated, the 2012 Dodge Challenger might seem like just an overgrown retro-mobile. Indeed, when this classic nameplate returned for 2008, it certainly looked like a slightly plus-sized version of the original early 1970s Mopar icon. It was also very fast (at first just the 425-horsepower SRT8 was available), surprisingly comfortable and spacious enough to seat four adults with ease. But many people felt that the reborn Challenger was too bulky and not agile enough for a performance car. In other words, it was more like the original than perhaps some folks wanted. Furthermore, the later-introduced V6 version -- burdened as it was with nearly 2 tons of boulevard bruiser -- was too slow for something that made such a powerful visual statement.

Last year, however, revisions to the steering, brakes and suspension gave the Challenger the moves to match its muscle. And thanks to a new 305-hp V6 that also boasts better fuel economy than the lackluster engine it replaced, the base Challenger is now more competitive with its V6-powered rivals. Also introduced last year was a new engine for the top-dog SRT8: a mighty 392-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) 470-hp V8. The old-school, cubic-inches specification is a nod to the famous (for older car guys, anyway) 392 Hemi of the late 1950s.

In our opinion, the 2012 Dodge Challenger to get is the middle child of the family: the R/T with its plenty-potent 5.7-liter V8 and wide array of styling options (such as 1971-style stripes). The SRT8 is pretty darn cool, but it's also overkill given its price premium over the still-speedy R/T. On the other end of the spectrum, a muscle car with a V6 will always seem a little wrong.

Good as the Challenger is, you can't ignore its age-old competitors. The Chevrolet Camaro arguably has the flashiest styling, though it comes with the costs of even more compromised outward visibility and a lack of rear seat room. The Ford Mustang is still the most well-rounded choice, giving up the Dodge's rear passenger room and comfort for an edge in performance and handling. An outside consideration is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe for those who like the idea of a muscle car in a more modern wrapper.

Of course it comes down to personal taste, especially in such a style- and performance-conscious segment. But if you're looking for the muscle car that can take four adults on a road trip as easily as it leaves two long black stripes on the pavement, then it doesn't get any better than the 2012 Dodge Challenger.

2012 Dodge Challenger configurations

The 2012 Dodge Challenger is a five-seat coupe available in three trim levels that each correspond to a different engine: SXT, R/T and SRT8 392.

The SXT's standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, full power accessories, cruise control, automatic climate control, rear A/C outlets, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel (with audio controls), a six-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The optional SXT Plus package adds foglights, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated visor mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity/streaming audio and an upgraded sound system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The SXT also offers a number of other packages. The Super Sport group includes 20-inch chrome wheels (with performance tires), a rear spoiler, a 3.06 rear axle ratio, performance-tuned suspension/steering/brakes and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. An Interior Appearance group includes metal-accented pedals, a car cover, upgraded floor mats and a T-handle shifter. The Electronics Convenience group includes heated mirrors, remote start and displays for tire pressure and outside temperature. The Sound Group II package comes with a 6.5-inch display screen, Boston Acoustic speakers and digital music storage.

The Challenger R/T gets a V8 engine, the SXT's Super Sport group (except with 18-inch alloy wheels), automatic headlamps, foglamps, heated mirrors, a USB/iPod interface, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity/streaming audio. The R/T Plus package adds the rest of the features of the SXT Plus package that aren't already standard. The R/T Classic package includes the R/T Plus items as well as 20-inch "heritage-style" wheels, black side stripes, functional hood scoops and xenon headlights. The Super Track Pak (not a typo) includes higher-performance steering, brakes, shocks, tires and stability control programming. Audio/navigation options essentially mirror those of the SXT. The R/T also offers the Interior Appearance group.

Individual option highlights for the SXT and R/T include the UConnect voice command system (includes Bluetooth and steering-wheel-mounted controls), a sunroof and a variety of special Mopar trim pieces and styling enhancements.

The Challenger SRT8 392 gets all the R/T's basic equipment, but adds xenon headlamps, unique 20-inch wheels, sport seats, an upgraded trip computer with real-time performance data, hydraulic power steering (versus electrohydraulic), upgraded brakes and suspension and a one-day driver training course at the Richard Petty Racing School. Optional for the SRT8 are a navigation system and a premium 18-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Dodge Challenger lineup receives a renamed base trim, a new, optional premium audio system and available shift paddles for the five-speed automatic.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 305 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

The Challenger R/T gets a 5.7-liter V8 that when paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission cranks out 376 hp and 410 lb-ft. When hooked up to the available five-speed automatic, output drops slightly to 372 hp and 400 lb-ft. In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped Challenger R/T went from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds; the automatic raises that to 5.8 seconds. Fuel mileage estimates are 16/25/19 for the automatic with the manual getting about 1 mpg less.

The Challenger SRT8 392 gets a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard and a six-speed manual is available with the Track Pak. In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped SRT8 392 went from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Fuel mileage estimates are 14/22/16 for the automatic, with the manual getting about 1 mpg less.

Safety

Every 2012 Dodge Challenger comes standard with antilock disc brakes (size and power differs based on trim and certain option packages), stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, the SRT8 392 came to a stop in an excellent 114 feet.

Driving

While all 2012 Dodge Challengers are blessed with a ride quality that's comfortable enough to keep your mom happy when you pick her up from the airport, the base tuning of the SXT is pretty floaty. We highly recommend going for the Super Sport group's performance-tuned suspension, which brings with it more responsive steering and brakes. Or you could just get the R/T, which comes standard with those upgrades, plus the big V8 that, as expected, will have your mother screaming with anger or delight as you tear away from Arrivals. That goes double for the SRT8 392. Overall handling is pretty respectable, particularly with the R/T and SRT8 392, though competitors like the Mustang or Genesis Coupe are noticeably more agile.

Interior

Unlike the Dodge Challenger's distinctive-looking exterior, the interior is quite bland. A few styling cues, like the large beveled dashboard and distinctive shifter knobs, are reminiscent of Challengers past, but overall, the interior experience pales in comparison to its retro-themed rivals. Rearward visibility, because of the car's chunky rear roof pillars, is also poor.

Despite a slightly confusing audio interface, however, the interior is quite functional and its materials are of good quality, with plenty of soft-touch surfaces. The gauges feature a cool cobalt-blue glow. A relatively small-diameter steering wheel that's well-contoured makes for a pleasant interface between the car and driver.

The front seats in most Challengers are wide and flat, which doesn't do much for lateral support, but they're exceptionally comfy for long-distance drives. The SRT8's have better bolstering and are also covered in leather and faux suede. The rear seats are surprisingly roomy for two adults, with good headroom and decent legroom. The backseat also features a 60/40 split-folding back, a fold-down armrest and a middle seat for tiny/good-natured folks. At 16.2 cubic feet, the Challenger's trunk is positively enormous for this segment and bigger than those of many midsize sedans.


Consumer reviews

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SXT Plus, w/ SS pkg great alt for commute
misha1957,01/27/2012
I traded a 2008 Chev Malibu LTZ, that I liked a lot; but it had a ton of miles on it due to my long commute. I decided this time around I wanted something a little less family sedan, and a little more "Grand Touring." The Camaro was a little too cramped for my daily routine, but the Challenger hit all the sweet spots in a happy medium between performance and practicallity, with comfort and knock-out good looks. If you really don't need a sedan-league back seat, the Challenger is a fantastic car for daily duties. After driving it for a couple of weeks now, I am totaly impressed with how easy it is to live with in my daily commute.
I am in love with this car!
ponygal1,04/03/2012
R/T Plus package with Redline - you have to see it up close - the paint is gorgeous. Tons of power from the V8, most comfortable seats I've ever had, plenty of features, and gorgeous to boot. I get tons of comments and stares - maybe because there are only a few out here; I see the Jaguar XK more frequently than these. Haven't had it long enough to really tell about reliability, but I have my fingers crossed. May not be quite as sporty or fast as the Mustang or Camaro, but look at it! Those are as common as dirt. And not nearly as comfortable. If you think you want the V6, try the R/T and see if it changes your mind.
2012 SXT plus wSSG
raceurx,04/20/2012
I purchased my new Chally a few months ago and loved it! About 2 weeks into ownership I was rear ended.. the active head restriants worked as well as the emergency systems. The doors unlocked, the car shut off and the interior lights came on. I was hit pretty hard between 40 - 45mph and the interior was perfect, the car crumpled as it should and the hit was deflected from the interior. I pursauded the insurance company not to fix it even though it only had 10k worth of damage they totalled it and settled on a payout. I immediately went back and purchased the same car - I have kids and was very impressed with the way it handled a hit.
Challenger SXT Plus
marme987,06/15/2012
Have had my 2012 Challenger SXT Plus for about a month now, and I am very happy with it. I am a classic car guy, so I love the styling, and I like that it is a very livable car for day to day driving, powerful enough (although not as fun as an R/T), but decent gas mileage. I also got the car for road trips, and it seems very comfortable on the highway, with a large trunk. Larger inside than Camaros and Mustangs, I like that for a daily driver. Don't see many on the road, at least near me; to me that is a plus.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
305 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
375 hp @ 5150 rpm
MPG
14 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
470 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

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    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

More about the 2012 Dodge Challenger
Used 2012 Dodge Challenger Overview

The Used 2012 Dodge Challenger is offered in the following submodels: Challenger Coupe, Challenger SRT8 392. Available styles include SXT 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 5A), R/T 2dr Coupe (5.7L 8cyl 6M), and SRT8 392 2dr Coupe (6.4L 8cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Dodge Challenger?

Save up to $300 on one of 20 Used 2012 Dodge Challenger for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,996 as of11/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Dodge Challenger trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Dodge Challenger SXT is priced between $10,996 and$18,998 with odometer readings between 15619 and149648 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T is priced between $14,995 and$23,582 with odometer readings between 8594 and78412 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is priced between $22,833 and$28,500 with odometer readings between 24 and79408 miles.

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Which used 2012 Dodge Challengers are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2012 Dodge Challenger for sale near. There are currently 20 used and CPO 2012 Challengers listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $10,996 and mileage as low as 24 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2012 Dodge Challenger. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 2012 Challenger available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Dodge Challenger?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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