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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE RWD
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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 RT 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT Plus 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $44,281 $45,925
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 Super Bee 14 23 $40,325 $41,625
4-Door Sedan LS Retail
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.4
Second Leg Room (in) 40.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 18.6
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 1.1 11.93 x 1.18
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 17.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.4 13.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R17 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code TW1 QPX
Front Tire Size P215/65R17 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TW1 QPX
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3961 3555
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.90
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Charger Chevrolet Impala
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
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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