Unlike most new cars, the maximum width is carried well out to the ends resulting in a broad, menacing car. The very wide, horizontal grille, spoilers and taillamps accentuate the width, as does a turret-like roof and window treatment, and the haunches over the rear wheels where the roof fairs into the trunk and the character line kicks up. The proportions all seem just right, from the carrier-deck expanse of flat hood larger than most modern pickups, to the foot-high side glass and dark lower body trim, and into the massive rear roof pillars.
Part of the Challenger's appeal comes from its commanding presence. Many of the Challenger's parts, systems and structures are shared with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans. It's a big car, just two inches shorter than the Charger but wider and lower. The Challenger is also about nine inches longer than the Ford Mustang, and seven inches longer than the Chevrolet Camaro. The 2012 Challenger SXT name replaces SE as the entry-level Challenger.
The Classic American muscle car is well represented by the 2012 Dodge Challenger. Much different than the somewhat crude versions of the pony cars from back then, the Challenger includes fuel efficiency, handling, safety features, technology and quality that is expected from a contemporary coupe.
Some information for this review was obtained from NewCarTestDrive.com
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