Compare 2012 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2012 Dodge Challenger

2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 Dodge Challenger
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
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 Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
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
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2-Door Coupe SXT Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 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 R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,348
$24,359
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$25,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$420 / 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 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 116.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 16.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.5
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
R0B TWN
Front Tire Size
P245/55R18 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0B TWN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 3834
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.58 2.19
Trans Order Code
MN6 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Dodge Challenger
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
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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