The musclecar wars are in full effect, and the Challenger's pitch-perfect performance and styling have their equal at Chevy and Ford.
The latest Camaro is a thrilling straight-line performer, and the 580-hp ZL1 coupe and convertible promise Corvette performance in the Camaro's more distinctive retro body.
Like the Challenger, though, the Camaro's interior is disappointing, it's even tighter on space, and handling is more steamroller than scalpel.
The latest Mustang soldiers on with scrappy performance in Shelby and Boss 302 form, and a more user-friendly interior with nearly as many tech features as the Challenger, and more customizing options, too.
For a fresh take on the rear-drive pony car, there's the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, with turbo four or V-6 power and available track packages to sharpen up its handling.
And finally, Nissan's 370Z is the most compact of all these sports cars, and its sharp steering and snappy looks still resonate, even when you're tired of its too-loud exhaust note and its sometimes jarring ride.
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|2012 Dodge ChallengerBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet CamaroBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline||2-Door Coupe 1LS||2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Coupe Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||Coupe||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe|
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|2012 Dodge Challenger vs. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro||2012 Dodge Challenger vs. 2012 Ford Mustang||2012 Dodge Challenger vs. 2012 Nissan 370Z|