2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger Competitors

$25-44k sports car, designed & built in U.S.A. 14-18 city / 23-27 hwy 267-515 mile range, gas engine
305 to 470 hp 219 cu. in. V6 to 390 cu. in. V8 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph 0-60 in 5.9 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 0.89 g

As well as being compared against other sports cars, the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T is also often compared to super cars, luxury cars, cars and mid-size SUVs. The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T's top rivals come from Ford (such as the Mustang GT and the Taurus SHO) and Nissan (such as the GT-R Black Edition and the 370Z Touring)

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Challenger R/T compared to other sports car competitors include: it slightly higher top speed (170 mph vs 144 mph), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (458 miles vs 389 miles), has slightly more cargo space (16.2 ft3 vs 9.0 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3) and has smoother suspension (independent vs live).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), slightly slower 0-60 time (5.9 seconds vs 4.6 seconds), much longer braking distance from 60mph (142 ft vs 107 ft), slightly slower 1/4 mile time (14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph vs 13.0 s s @ 111.3 mph mph) and slightly worse cornering ability (0.89 g vs 1 g).

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 104 ft vs 142 ft
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 4.4 seconds vs 5.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Power seats not available
  • Navigation system not available

common strengths of the Mustang GT and Challenger R/T

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $30,720
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 142 ft
  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 5.9" vs 5.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Lower top speed: 144 mph vs 170 mph
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 389 miles vs 458 miles
  • Power seats not available

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and Challenger R/T

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,720 vs $30,720
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring

2011 Nissan 370Z Touring
$36,910

Significant advantages of the 370Z Touring (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 102 ft vs 142 ft
  • Much better cornering ability: 1.01 g vs 0.89 g
  • Much tighter turning radius: 32.8 ft vs 38.1 ft

Significant disadvantages of the 370Z Touring (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 16.2 ft3
  • More cramped front seats: 51.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the 370Z Touring and Challenger R/T

  • Good highway range: 494 miles vs 458 miles
  • Inexpensive: $36,910 vs $30,720
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan 370Z Touring vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
$44,635

Significant advantages of the Challenger SRT8 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 117 ft vs 142 ft
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 4.6 seconds vs 5.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger SRT8 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the Challenger SRT8 and Challenger R/T

  • Both vehicles can hit high speeds: 170 mph vs 170 mph
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 16.2 ft3 vs 16.2 ft3
arrow Compare the Challenger SRT8 vs the Challenger R/T

2011 BMW M3

2011 BMW M3
$70,125

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 107 ft vs 142 ft
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 1 g vs 0.89 g
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 4.2 seconds vs 5.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 332 miles vs 458 miles
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 216 miles vs 286 miles
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 51.1 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3

common strengths of the M3 and Challenger R/T

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power seats
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW M3 vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 142 ft
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Lower top speed: 144 mph vs 170 mph
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 334 miles vs 458 miles
  • Significantly fewer gears: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Challenger R/T

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $30,720
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

compared to super car competitors

Generally, compared to super car competitors the Challenger R/T doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), is much more sluggish (10.9 lb/hp vs 5.8 lb/hp), is much less powerful (376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 550 HP @ 8,000 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs twin turbocharger) and much slower 0-60 time (5.9 seconds vs 3.0 seconds).

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
$96,100

Significant advantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 2.9 seconds vs 5.9 seconds
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 101 ft vs 142 ft
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the GT-R Black Edition (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the GT-R Black Edition and Challenger R/T

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10

2010 Dodge Viper SRT-10
$96,681

Significant advantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Sportier performance: 5.8 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Much more powerful: 600 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the Viper SRT-10 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the Viper SRT-10 and Challenger R/T

  • None found
arrow Compare the Viper SRT-10 vs the Challenger R/T

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
$133,750

Significant advantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 101 ft vs 142 ft
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 3.0 seconds vs 5.9 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ 125.3 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the 911 Turbo (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the 911 Turbo and Challenger R/T

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
$196,995

Significant advantages of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Sportier performance: 5.5 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 11.2 s s @ unknown mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 112 ft vs 142 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore and Challenger R/T

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Challenger R/T compared to luxury car competitors include: it costs less ($30,720 vs $92,375), is slightly sportier (10.9 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 52.4 ft3) and slightly faster 0-60 time (5.9 seconds vs 6.8 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (15 mpg vs 18 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (286 miles vs 333 miles) and has slightly less spacious back seats (38.0 ft3 vs 55.3 ft3).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Sluggish performance: 15.7 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Significantly less powerful: 230 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 16.0 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph

common strengths of the 328i and Challenger R/T

  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $30,720
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Much lower top speed: 130 mph vs 170 mph
  • Sluggish performance: 16.7 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the A4 Premium and Challenger R/T

  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $30,720
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6

2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6
$42,605

Significant advantages of the CTS 3.6 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 108 ft vs 142 ft

Significant disadvantages of the CTS 3.6 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly lower top speed: 146 mph vs 170 mph
  • No rear spoiler
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the CTS 3.6 and Challenger R/T

  • Inexpensive: $42,605 vs $30,720
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Mercedes-Benz S550

2011 Mercedes-Benz S550
$98,525

Significant advantages of the S550 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the S550 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly more expensive: $98,525 vs $30,720
  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the S550 and Challenger R/T

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2012 BMW 650i

2012 BMW 650i
$92,375

Significant advantages of the 650i (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the 650i (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly more expensive: $92,375 vs $30,720
  • Fewer seats: 4 vs 5
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the 650i and Challenger R/T

  • None found
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Less powerful: 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 14.3 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the E350 and Challenger R/T

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • A standard folding rear seat on the {better} is a great way to free up space for road trips; requires optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • Both have power outlets
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Challenger R/T compared to car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (10.9 lb/hp vs 15.4 lb/hp), is slightly more powerful (376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.6 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3), has slightly more gears (6 vs 4) and has an auxiliary audio input jack.

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (15 mpg vs 21 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (24 mpg vs 30 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (286 miles vs 355 miles) and higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Chrysler 300 300C

2011 Chrysler 300 300C
$41,145

Significant advantages of the 300 300C (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 120 ft vs 142 ft
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 50.7 ft3 vs 38.0 ft3
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the 300 300C (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 300C and Challenger R/T

  • Fairly powerful: 363 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.0 s s @ 101.4 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
  • Both provide sporty handling: 12.4 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Chrysler 300 300C vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Infiniti G37

2011 Infiniti G37
$38,045

Significant advantages of the G37 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 142 ft
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 380 miles vs 286 miles

Significant disadvantages of the G37 (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Fewer seats: 4 vs 5
  • More cramped back seats: 31.4 ft3 vs 38.0 ft3

common strengths of the G37 and Challenger R/T

  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.0 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 330 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.1 s s @ 104.0 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2012 Honda Civic DX

2012 Honda Civic DX
$16,375

Significant advantages of the Civic DX (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 36 mpg vs 24 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 142 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Civic DX (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Front air conditioning not available
  • Worse brakes
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the Civic DX and Challenger R/T

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic DX vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 380 miles vs 286 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Only has rear-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive
  • No rear spoiler

common strengths of the Maxima SV and Challenger R/T

  • Both provide sporty handling: 12.3 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Fairly powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.7 s s @ 99.0 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Avenger Express

2011 Dodge Avenger Express
$19,995

Significant advantages of the Avenger Express (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 127 ft vs 142 ft
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 355 miles vs 286 miles
  • Child door locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Avenger Express (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Sluggish performance: 19.6 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp
  • Significantly less powerful: 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Fewer gears: 4 vs 6

common strengths of the Avenger Express and Challenger R/T

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 14.8 s s @ 94.9 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 6.3 seconds vs 5.9 seconds
arrow Compare the Avenger Express vs the Challenger R/T

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T

2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T
$25,565

Significant advantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • GTI 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 24 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 24 mpg vs 15 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the GTI 2.0T (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much lower top speed: 125 mph vs 170 mph
  • Significantly less powerful: 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 51.3 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3

common strengths of the GTI 2.0T and Challenger R/T

  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.89 g
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T vs the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Challenger R/T compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more powerful (376 HP @ 5,150 RPM vs 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (24 mpg vs 19 mpg), is much sportier (10.9 lb/hp vs 21.1 lb/hp), has much more airbags (5 vs 3) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (458 miles vs 428 miles).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (16.2 ft3 vs 86.8 ft3), much less ground clearance (5.1" vs 10.2"), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (286 miles vs 338 miles), has significantly less spacious back seats (38.0 ft3 vs 49.4 ft3) and has worse traction (rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive).

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

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$31,245

Significant advantages of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 10.2" vs 5.1"
  • Much more cargo room: 86.8 ft3 vs 16.2 ft3
  • Child door locks comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara (vs the Challenger R/T)

  • Much less powerful: 202 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Sluggish performance: 21.1 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp

common strengths of the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and Challenger R/T

  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
  • More gears: 6 vs 6
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