Compare 2012 Audi A8 L vs 2012 Dodge Charger

2012 Audi A8 L
2012 Dodge Charger
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $24,677 $25,595
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT Plus 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT Plus 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 Super Bee 14 23 $40,325 $41,625
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $44,281 $45,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$24,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,700
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1412 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 200.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 16.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBG
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P215/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4453 3961
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
4.2L/254 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.16
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.41
Trans Type
8 5
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Dodge Charger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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