2012 Dodge Charger West Palm Beach
The changes for 2012 include a newly available eight-speed automatic. New paddle shifters are standard on the SXT and SXT Plus Chargers that allow the driver to engage in a performance-oriented drive. Also for 2012 is an all-new full-color Electronic Vehicle Information Center in the instrumentation gauge that is brightly colorful in an eye-pleasing manner. Another new feature for the 2012 Charger is a Blacktop Package that comes with a "blacked out" look, performance-tuned suspension and a big infotainment system for what Dodge calls a sinister, street cred appearance. The Blacktop comes with Pitch Black paint on 20-inch wheels, the spilt crosshair grille. Even without a packaged sinister look, the Charger snarls with contained aggression with a fierce, muscular design. Although a 370-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 and all-wheel drive remain options, the base engine is Chrysler's 292-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. The Dodge Charger is packed with the latest auto technology, read more about the auto industry's latest technology, and learn what you can expect from the Charger in coming years.
2012 Dodge Charger Design
One of the Charger's signature elements is its rear-end styling. It incorporates full-width illumination when the headlights are on and helps make the Charger as distinctive from the rear as it is from the front. Other features include Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18-, 19- or 20-inch rims optional, Standard halogen headlights; high-intensity-discharge headlights optional, standard dual chrome exhaust tips, standard LED taillights, optional fog lights, optional heated side mirrors, standard acoustic windshield and front side glass for reduced noise and optional power sunroof and an optional rain-sensing windshield wipers.
Driving Impressions of the '12 Dodge Charger
The AWD system on the Dodge Charger transitions from RWD to AWD with no driver intervention. The Charger has an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect system. When AWD is not required it is automatically disconnected from the front axle to help maximize fuel efficiency.
Charger Model Lineup
Charger SE comes standard with cloth upholstery, 6-way power driver's seat, 60/40 split rear 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, auxiliary input jack, power door locks, keyless remote, push-button start, power trunk-lid release, two 12-volt outlets, intelligent battery sensor, LED-illuminated front cup holders, rear seat armrest with cup holders, map pockets front and rear, illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors, front overhead console, 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 boasts a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 with 470 hp plus a special 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.
The Dodge Charger delivers pony car excitement and style and recalls a bygone era, all while providing the roomy accommodations of a full-size car. The availability of all-wheel drive is a bonus for customers in the north, and the range of engines and suspension setups allows buyers to choose between fast and comfortable models.Some of the information for this review was obtained through newcartestdrive.com