2012 Dodge Charger Salt Lake City
The 2012 Dodge Charger is American made at its finest. It blends together pure power and muscle with superior performance. The Charger was redesigned for the 2011 model year, and from that there were no real significant model changes in one years time, with the exception of the new Charger SRT8 being added to the lineup. Safety features on all Dodge Chargers includes electronic traction control, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, rain brake support, hill-start assist, automatic headlamps, active front head restraints, all federally mandated airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, lower anchors and tethers for children, occupant restraint controller. Available all-wheel drive can improve handling stability in adverse conditions, and the available rearview camera can help the driver spot a child behind the car when backing up.
'12 Dodge Charger Power and Handling
The word HEMI is branded on the side of the vehicle, and with it the Charger is part of a proud heritage of American made muscle. This V8 engine comes with serious torque and horsepower, but also shows great discipline and fuel consumption with an EPA-rating of 15 city, and 23 highway miles per gallon. The 2012 Charger R/T AWD offers the same push, but with better traction and balance while driving, no matter the conditions. The ride is smooth, and from the cabin all you can hear is the growl from under the hood. The structure of the vehicle is sturdy, and because of that even the most uneven of grounds provide remarkable comfort while driving. Now for the SRT8, pure power at its finest. The SRT8 can accelerate from 0-60 in under 5 seconds, and reach a top speed of about 175-mph. Of course reaching such speeds shouldn't be necessary, but having such horsepower in your grasp can be felt even at regulated speeds.
Exterior of the '12 Dodge Charger
From the front of the Charger there is no hiding the fact it is indeed a Dodge, with the bolstering front, and aggressive grill. It is quite an achievement what Dodge has been able to do with the frontend of all their models, that makes it stand out with such ease, and the 2012 Charger is no different. From the rear, you get that nostalgic feel that the ' Chargers had with the full-width taillamps that glow like burning embers. What has changed since the earlier models, is an edgier and more muscular look. The combination of looks and performance without a doubt appeal to a much broader range of drivers than the original muscle cars.
Interior of the '12 Dodge Charger
With any car that is meant to push horsepower, there is usually something taken away from its purpose, and that is usually the interior space. More specifically the rear seating space. The leg room for tall passengers in the rear may be limited, but they still will fit quite easily, while those of average height fit without any problem whatsoever. The seat cushions are firm, but comfortable, and offer sufficient arm rest for each passenger. Now to the front seat and dashboard. The front seats are firm, yet comfortable like the back, but the dashboard with its white on black gauges and instrumentation display are classy and crisp looking. The navigational display is easily accessible and viewable. The screen is bright and readable, and has a simple user-interface, as to not over complicate things. Along with hands-free texting and voice activated technology, the 2012 Charger navigation system is one of the best on the market. Lastly for those commuters, the center console offers cup holders that heat and cool based on settings.
Model Lineup for the '12 Charger
The 2012 Dodge Charger lineup is made up of the Charger SE, Charger SXT, Charger R/T, and Charger SRT8.
Charger SE comes standard with a 3.6-liter 292-hp V6, rear-wheel drive, 5-speed automatic transmission with manual selection, cloth upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, cruise control, manual tilt-telescopic steering column, power windows with express front up/down, rear window defroster, 4.3-inch touch-screen audio and media center, six audio speakers, USB port with iPod control, push-button start, power trunk-lid release, LED-illuminated front cup holders, rear seat armrest with cup holders, map pockets front and rear, LED-illuminated rear handles and reading lamps, electronic color vehicle information center, urethane shift knob and steering wheel, trunk cargo net and full trunk liner with emergency deck-lid release, dual deck-lid lamps.
Charger SXT upgrades with halogen fog lamps, heated power mirrors, dual-zone front climate controls, humidity sensor, LED-illuminated front/rear map pockets, front overhead console with dome lamp and universal HomeLink, LED front-row illumination, 8.4-inch touch-screen display with voice command, premium Alpine 8-speaker audio, 12-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, 180-amp alternator, automatic defog, remote start.
Charger SRT8 comes with a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 horsepower plus a SRT heated steering wheel with paddle shifters for manual shifting, a two-mode adaptive damping suspension, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon 900-watt audio system.
Although it is still redesigned to become not just appealing but perform with a satisfying EPA-rating, the Charger still has that muscular look and power that we expect from American made vehicles. With convenient interior features, comfort and afford ability, the 2012 Dodge Charger attracts a much broader audience than ever before.