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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,348
$24,359
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$25,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package. A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 91.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 63.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 116.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 33.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.5 75.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.7 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.3 16.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.9 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P245/55R18 P245/45R20
Rear Tire Order Code R0B TVJ
Front Tire Size P245/55R18 P245/45R20
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code R0B TVJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3780 3834
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 160
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4800 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LFX ERB
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 323 @ 6800 305 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.58 2.19
Trans Order Code MN6 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.59
Clutch Size (in) 10.2 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.16
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Camaro Dodge Challenger
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Five-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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