In the past, getting a Dodge Charger without a Hemi V8 was something you kept quiet. Usually it meant you were driving a rental car or couldn't pony up for the extra horses. Thankfully, this is no longer the case, as Chrysler's new 3.6-liter V6 puts down strong power and returns good fuel economy. The addition of the eight-speed automatic improves efficiency even more.
So, you no longer have to get the V8, but this is still a Charger we're talking about. The big V8 transforms the Charger from a handsome, pleasant-to-drive sedan into the muscle car its name evokes. Step all the way up to the SRT8 and you'll give Corvette drivers a run for their money in a straight line.
The 2012 Dodge Charger also earns high marks for a suspension that delivers a
good balance between ride comfort and competent handling. The car's sheer girth
makes it tough to hustle along a tight road, but precise steering and a composed
suspension make it a more involving drive than most other full-size sedans. This
is especially true for Chargers fitted with the many performance upgrades
available throughout the lineup.
Review and pictures from Edmunds.com