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