Compare 2012 Dodge Charger vs 2012 Chevrolet Impala

2012 Dodge Charger
2012 Chevrolet Impala
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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
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,677
$24,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$25,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$429 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Cue the Springsteen: Blue-collar virtues get the hero treatment in the 2012 Dodge Charger. The 2012 Impala has a dated design and lacks excitement, but a stronger, smoother powertrain should make its simple layout and excellent interior space more palatable.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 104.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 200.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 110.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 72.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 18.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 10.94 x 0.43
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)
12.6 x 1.1 11.93 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 13.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 QPX
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 QPX
Spare Tire Order Code
TBG NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 3555
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 125
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 262 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
ERB LFX
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 300 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.80
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.90
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.90
Trans Order Code
DGJ MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.40
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Chevrolet Impala
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Touring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Touring
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.3
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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