Compare 2012 Dodge Challenger vs 2012 Nissan 370Z

2012 Dodge Challenger
2012 Nissan 370Z
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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
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $31,457 $33,580
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $35,452 $38,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $30,241 $32,280
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $38,916 $41,660
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $34,250 $36,980
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $37,506 $40,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $41,205 $44,500
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $40,002 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,775
$31,457
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$33,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Performance per dollar, the 2012 Nissan 370Z is a bargain, and it's quick enough in absolute terms to reach toward the domain of much more expensive sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
48.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.5 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 12.6 x 0.6
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)
13.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TWN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4041 3283
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.7 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 150
Engine
Displacement
5.7L/345 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 5200 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4400 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
EZC VQ37VHR
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.19
Trans Order Code
DEC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
9.84 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 2.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Five-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 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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