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American brand Dodge has been known for its sporty coupes since it decided to make them a prominent part of its lineup in the late 1960s. One of the most popular coupes to ever make its mark in the auto world (which has been produced in three separate generations of vehicles) is the Dodge Challenger.

The first vehicle with the Challenger name was only produced for one year and was named the 1959 Dodge Silver Challenger. It was only available with a two-door body and silver paint, but... (full review continues below)

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Dodge Challenger Coupe

Dodge Challenger Coupe
Year
2012
MSRP
$24,995
Fuel Economy
18 City / 27 Highway
Engine
3.6L V6
Seats
4
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Dodge Coupe Reviews

American brand Dodge has been known for its sporty coupes since it decided to make them a prominent part of its lineup in the late 1960s. One of the most popular coupes to ever make its mark in the auto world (which has been produced in three separate generations of vehicles) is the Dodge Challenger.

The first vehicle with the Challenger name was only produced for one year and was named the 1959 Dodge Silver Challenger. It was only available with a two-door body and silver paint, but it came with many features at no extra cost that were considered luxury options on other vehicles at the time. What is considered the first generation Challenger was t built as a pony car 1970-1974 and was based on the Plymouth Barracuda. The second generation of Challengers was built from 1978-1983 and was very similar to the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda. The final, current generation arrived in 2008 to compete against such sporty American models as the fifth generation Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang models. For the 2012 year, the Challenger is the only coupe in the Dodge lineup, but that certainly isn't disappointing. It features styling clues that are similar to the original pony car and a ton of power, especially the new SRT8 variant.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger has a starting price of only $24,995 and comes in SXT, R/T, and the specialty SRT8 392 variant. The midlevel R/T trim has a starting price of $29,995, while the power-heavy SRT8 variant has a starting price of $43,995. For the 2012 year, the Challenger gets a new, optional premium audio system, available shift paddles for the 5-speed automatic transmission, and a fresh name for the base trim. The coupe competes with the Chevrolet Camaro, the Ford Mustang, and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and gets around 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. It's known for its versatility. Though the Challenger looks like muscle car, it also feels and acts as a grand touring coupe. In other words, it's powerful and comfortable.

The 2012 five-seater Dodge Challenge coupe has a plethora of standard features, including three engines( one which corresponds to each of the trim levels), keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, full power accessories, a trip computer, a 6-speaker sound system, and automatic climate control. The SXT Plus Package adds such features as leather, heated seats, lighted mirrors, Bluetooth/USB/iPod connectivity, and automatic headlights. The Interior Appearance Group, the Sound Group II, and the Electronics Convenience packages add their share of impressive features for the base SXT trim as well.

The Dodge Challenger R/T comes standard with a V8 engine and several package options: the R/T Plus, the Super Track Pack, and the Interior Appearance packages, while the Challenger SRT8 392 offers all of the R/T's standard equipment plus hydraulic power steering, sport seats, and an amazing one-day driver's training course at the Richard Petty Racing School. Sounds good to us!