Compare 2012 Chevrolet Impala vs 2012 Dodge Charger

2012 Chevrolet Impala
2012 Dodge Charger
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
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4-Door Sedan RT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $24,677 $25,595
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $44,281 $45,925
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD 14 23 $40,325 $41,625
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$30,887
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$32,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Cue the Springsteen: Blue-collar virtues get the hero treatment in the 2012 Dodge Charger.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 104.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 200.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 120.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 13.6 x 1.0
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)
10.94 x 0.43 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX TDX
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX TDX
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 4450
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 160
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5300 395 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LFX EZH
Displacement
3.6L/217 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 370 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGJ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Dodge Charger
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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