2011 Dodge
Charger R/T
vs. 2011 Subaru
Legacy 3.6R Limited

2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited

10.0

starting from

$29,020

Reasons to buy the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited

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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Premium radio
Standard
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CD changer
Standard
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Average range in the city
333 miles
2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.6

Runner-up

Dodge Charger R/T

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Good braking distance from 60mph
114 ft
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
13.7 s @ 102 mph
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More airbags
6
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Quite powerful
370 HP @ 5,250 RPM
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Winner: Legacy 3.6R Limited
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Legacy 3.6R Limited
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited Winner: Legacy 3.6R Limited
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Legacy 3.6R Limited
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Legacy 3.6R Limited

Cost

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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MSRP $29,020 vs $31,220 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Charger R/T has a good number of airbags, but the Legacy 3.6R Limited is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

Subaru
Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
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Charger R/T
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Horsepower 256 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM The Charger R/T is fairly powerful, but the Legacy 3.6R Limited is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.9 lb/hp vs 11.5 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The Legacy 3.6R Limited has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs 37.7 ft The Legacy 3.6R Limited is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Charger R/T is quite bad

Practicality

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 463 miles vs 478 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.5 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
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Number of speakers 9 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Legacy 3.6R Limited's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Legacy 3.6R Limited

Road Tests

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Legacy 3.6R Limited
2011 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The Charger R/T has a good 0-60 time, but the Legacy 3.6R Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs 114 ft The Charger R/T has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Legacy 3.6R Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 93 mph vs 13.7 s @ 102 mph The Charger R/T's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Legacy 3.6R Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.81 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 155 mph

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