2012 Dodge Challenger User Reviews

2012 Dodge Challenger Review Ratings

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"seat" 6 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Kyle writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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This car is a maniac

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heavy

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Dodge Challenger 2012 — This all american Challenger is stylish and powerful. It has 376 horses and rear wheel drive, 0-60 is around 5 and a half seconds. It has decent fuel economy compared to some of my other cars. 15 City / 23 HWY.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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inkstain writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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Style, the car looks amazing and turns heads no matter where you go. You will always be drawing attention.
Cargo Capacity is huge! You can haul anything inside this beast.

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Family car nope getting in and out of the backseats is a chore, would not be easy with car seats. Fuel Economy on this car is terrible there is no way it averages what they say it averages.

inkstain
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I Loved It :p — Power, I think the R/T classic 5.7 liter V8 with 6-speed transmission should be 400 HP out the door not 376. Maintenance- Only had to replace tires and brakes that's because I had too much fun. Backseats, are huge and roomy lots of things took place back there. Handling- amazing for a large car still very nimble. Front seats amazingly comfortable you can road trip in them for sure. Reliability 100%. Price and power go together on a sports car if it had 25 more horsepower this would have made 5 stars in the power and price categories.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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FCempa writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Plus Review
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The Challenger RT Plus has a mean, muscle car look!  It handled well and has plenty of power when you need to accelerate.

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Really built for 1-2 people, but can squeeze a smaller person in back seat.

FCempa
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Muscle — This car is a true muscle sports car that has the look and performance! Fuel economy was average for this 8 cylinder sports car and maintenance costs were fairly inexpensive. A new set of tires will put you back about 1000.00. The car handles the highway well and was comfortable for 2 on our trips to Dallas, Texas from the Houston area. Challenger is a keeper and hated to sell my dream car due to a new house purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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FabianM65 writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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powerfull, nice look

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back seat very small

FabianM65
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Fast — the car is fast and also reliable, gas is ok and the best thing on this car is the look, catches a lot of people attention, I had this car for 1 year and is being excellent , the only down side is the back seat and the space in the back, not comfortable at all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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magnumforc writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Review
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Retro look, turns heads, fast, roomy, comfortable

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Poor gas mileage, blind spots, no rear camera or perimeter collision avoidance system offered in 2012

magnumforc
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A Great Tribute To The Muscle Cars Of The 70's — The Dodge Challenger is a great tribute to the muscle cars of the 70's. True, it's a bit on the heavy side, but the snarling Hemi under the hood puts all that into proper perspective with a press of the gas pedal and the lift of the clutch. The Challenger is more roomy than the Mustang or the Camaro and while not as nimble in some respects, makes up for it as a great cruising machine, and can be driven long distances in comfort, in the well appointed leather interior, with steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, cruise control, and choices in display for the readouts in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, even including a 0-60 time for those wondering just how fast this beast really is. The ride is crisp but not overly rough. It won't remind you of a luxury car in any case, but won't rattle your fillings out either. Solid on any terrain with little axle tramp or wander. I prefer the 6 speed over the automatic, as I prefer to row my opwn boat. Also, the exhaust on a stock R/T has a much better sound on the stick than the automatic, a throaty growl that just can't be ignored. Plus, the sutomatic comes standard with the MDS multi cylinder displacement system where 4 cylinders are cut out at cruising to save fuel. Great for the EPA and very bad on timing chains acording to the Challenger forums where many failures have been reported. The manual transmission cars do not have the MDS system and suffer a mile or two in fuel mileage on the highway, but the longevity in engine reliability sure makes up for that in my book. One downside of the stick vs auto is the auto uses regular grade fuel, the stick uses premium, so there is another trade-off at about twenty cents a gallon if cost is to be a significant factor in your choice of transmissions. The R/T Classic includes many upgrades including power drivers seat, HID headlights, stripes, 20 inch Envy Alloy wheels, and with the Super Track Pack option, you get Goodyear Supercar F1 performance tires as well. The navigation system is by Garmin and the stereo options are good. I opted for the 430N package with Sound Package II and the Nav package and find it to be very good. Not audiophile by any means, but very good for the listening I do. The trunk is voluminous, and the fold down rear seats are a big plus for skiers or others needing extra space. Avery versatile car for the small family, or, in our case, a nostalgic trip to the past for the two of us cruising the Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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salvy59 writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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4

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Car rides and sounds awesome very comfortable and fast!!

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Only thing I can think of is gas millage maybe

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Beatifull Beast, Attracts On Lookers!! — I like everything about this car I have no regrets!! Car was bought to show it off at car meets... My Advice: Any one that is interested deciding to get a fast and comfortable car with lots of room this is the car to get what ever color you;re looking for!

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jdough writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Review
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Very good lookin car

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Police magnet

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Best Retro Version To Date! — After owning this redesigned classic i do believe its the most fun and best performing car i have owned. Now that being said its also the worst car i have owned that saw the dealership more than any other car i have owned. Overall i will keep her till i die with more mod's of course.

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SJLGG writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Review
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- Great performance
- Style unique along with color
- Cargo space beats competition
- Beautiful in the sun

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- Heavy
- Hard to maneuver in weather

SJLGG
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Beautiful Car With Unique Features Tailored. One Of A Kind That's Never Forgotten — Enjoyed the traveling in Europe, how many Europeans enjoyed the beauty of the interior/exterior of the Challenger. Handled great during summer but had difficulties in the winter season especially with snow/ice that was a scare to drive in at times.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chooe writes:
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Review
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The power and handling is just awesome.

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back seat has no room for adults..unless you move the driver and passenger seats up.

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One Fantastic Muscle Car.. — It gets the compliments, the looks to say nothing of it's 470 HP 392 Hemi powerplant. This car is a beast at times but then very docile when driving in town. Depends on how much gas is applied. The brakes are awesome also.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fast and a fun car to drive

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none that I can think of.

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'darth' Is Sooo Bad. — The best car I've ever owned. I have had a 2007 Dodge Magnum R/T, a 2010 Chrysler 300S and a 2011 Chrysler 300C...and it far exceeds the pleasure and power of all other cars I've owned. That's it.

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2013 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Great, Relaxing To Drive By rmontgo

Power, for a modern car it reminds me of the HEMI I had in a 1971 Challenger. Looks great and draws lots of attention. Overall it is best newer car that I have seen I traded a 2012 Camero with 640 m... Read More

Awesome By DakotaI

Love the car but want to do other things, have had many cars in my life but this one is all thumbs up. Took it on a trip and cruising 80 MPH on the interstate we managed to get 28 MPG Read More

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2011 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Super Sharp Ride! By Iris1953

This car is so much fun to drive! A real head-turner, too! It is very good-looking and has lots of comfort features. If you are looking for a really cool car and a great ride, this car is highly recom... Read More

My 2011 Dodge Challenger Srt8 392... By rodnh4

I bought this car in November of 2013. I found it by accident while looking for a small car for my everyday driving...I traded in my 2009 Chrysler 300C for it...I've always wanted a Dodge Challenger ... Read More

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2010 Dodge Challenger Reviews

My Car Takes Me Places That I Would Have Never Gone Without It. By Dustin

My car is very reliable, but it is not a family car. It moves quickly, and has good steering. It is red so it stands out in the parking lot. It is my dream car, and it always gets looks where ever I d... Read More

It's An Eye-turner! By Terree

My wife and I love the body style. I'm actually a Camaro guy, but Chevy ruined it with the contemporary boxy look. Mustangs are nice, but the first time I saw the recent Challenger, I knew it was my... Read More

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2009 Dodge Challenger Reviews

This Car Is Beast. Nuff Said. By green_twista_605

Buy one, you will enjoy it. This car truly lets you feel its power. The six speed transmission is a blast. I constantly get thumbs ups from people for it. This car is just awesome. I can only imag... Read More

Look At The That Sexy Retro By LB4667

What I like the most is the power. But I also like it when windows are up because they are dark and I step out and everyone sees it is a "girl" driving a hot rod car. I have had many make comments a... Read More

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2008 Dodge Challenger Reviews

Love My Black Beauty By Seenon

Car handles great despite what others would call a overweight beast. I enjoy the ride and comfort level this car provides, tons of leg room and comfy seats that hold you in place when you want to get ... Read More

Get One - Pure Naturally Aspirated Fun! By eculizar

This is nothing short of pure naturally aspirated fun! So far I have a 0-60 in 4.9 sec with another passenger. It is pretty much fully loaded and will run like a scared rabbit! A few upgrades are t... Read More

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