Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Dodge Challenger

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 Dodge Challenger
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2-Door Conv 1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
Camaro 2-Door Conv 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
Camaro 2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
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2-Door Coupe R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
Challenger 2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,972
$28,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,180
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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)
35.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
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)
54.7 57.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 16.2
Brakes
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 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)
12.6 x 1.2 13.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B TWN
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0B TWN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4041
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4800 400 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LFX EZC
Displacement
3.6L/217 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
323 @ 6800 372 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10.2 9.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.10
Trans Order Code
MN6 DEC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.97
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Dodge Challenger
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Five-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA SLA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 10.2
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
--
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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