The Dodge Charger charges ahead of the pack yet again for 2012, leaving its competitors wondering what the Dodge design and engineering team will release next. The unique and bold grille is the very face of a design that blends rugged tradition with subtle originality, and it houses an interior and power train that is more than worthy of the proven Charger name.
Power is what the Charger is about, and the exterior design is indeed one that properly conveys and pays respect to the power that is under its hood. That power is available in the form of a 3.6-liter, 292 horsepower V-6, that can be combined with a new and exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission for great response at any speed and in any conditions. The R/T trim package includes a thrillingly powerful 5.7 liter HEMI V-8 that produces 370 horsepower of pure power, and for those who want the absolute pinnacle of power, the top-of-the-line 475 horsepower, 6.4 liter HEMI V-8 with its lightning-rapid acceleration times cannot possibly disappoint.
Quick and nimble steering that is enhanced to the utmost of maneuverability in the more advanced trim packages is another hallmark of the Dodge Charger experience for 2012. The adaptive suspension combines with an improved steering column and mechanism so that the Charger can quickly handle any necessary change in position or direction quickly and comfortably, whether it is just passing a slow-moving vehicle on the freeway or turning away from danger on the open road.
The Charger is a rugged vehicle, and rugged comfort is the best way to describe its seating, interior and road feel. Charger drivers want to feel the road, even though they want to be shielded from the discomfort caused by its worst imperfections. The thick seating does just that; drivers and passengers feel the power of the car, but in a solid way that protects them from the bumps of even the most poorly maintained and seldom-traveled country road.
A car like this must be designed for safety, and indeed the 2012 Dodge Charger has earned itself the distinction of being chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. A rear view camera and blind-spot monitors are optional additions to the full complement of air bags and other safety features such as anti-lock brakes and traction control.
Power and finesse, inside and outside, are the themes that make the 2012 Dodge Charger a leader on the road and give it a unique niche among American-made automobiles. It is the real 21st century version of the powerful cars of the 70s and 80s, redesigned so well that it can even do family duty as an everyday and commuter sedan. However, it is at its best as a weekend sports car that turns even mundane family outings, like a trip a few exits along a highway to a fashion and electronics outlet mall, into a motoring adventure where drivers and passengers alike have a chance to appreciate the power of the Charger.
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