2011 Chevrolet
Camaro SS
vs. 2011 Dodge
Challenger SRT8

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

10.0

starting from

$44,635

Reasons to buy the Dodge Challenger SRT8

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OK braking distance from 60mph
117 ft
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
13.0 s @ 111 mph
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High top speed
170 mph
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Fast 0-60 time
4.6 seconds
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

9.5

starting from

$31,920

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Camaro SS

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OK cornering
0.92 g
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Average range in the city
304 miles
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Average city fuel efficiency
16 mpg
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Has speed-sensitive volume
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Winner: Challenger SRT8
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  • The Challenger SRT8 has 2 more cupholders, 4 vs 2
  • The Challenger SRT8 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camaro SS
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.6 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Winner: Challenger SRT8
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Challenger SRT8; no amount of money can buy it on the Camaro SS
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Winner: Challenger SRT8
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  • The Challenger SRT8 needs around 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 117 ft vs 129 ft
  • Almost the same, 13.0 s @ 111 mph vs 13.6 s @ 108 mph
  • The Challenger SRT8 can go around 10% faster than the Camaro SS, 170 mph vs 160 mph
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Winner: Challenger SRT8
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Challenger SRT8
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Winner: Camaro SS
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $12,715 cheaper (around 30% less), $31,920 vs $44,635
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Fairly powerful
  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Practicality

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Passengers 5 vs 4 The Challenger SRT8 has lots of passenger seats and the Camaro SS is OK, too
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Highway driving range 439 miles vs 456 miles The Camaro SS has good highway range and the Challenger SRT8 is reasonable
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Cargo space 16.2 ft3 vs 11.3 ft3 The Challenger SRT8 has lots of cargo room and the Camaro SS is pretty good
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3 The Challenger SRT8 has roomy front seats and the Camaro SS is OK
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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 Not Available The Challenger SRT8 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camaro SS
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Cupholders 4 vs 2 The Challenger SRT8 has a good number of cupholders, but the Camaro SS does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Camaro SS's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Challenger SRT8 does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Challenger SRT8; no amount of money can buy it on the Camaro SS

Road Tests

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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0-60 mph 4.6 seconds vs 5.1 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 117 ft vs 129 ft The Challenger SRT8's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camaro SS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 13.0 s @ 111 mph vs 13.6 s @ 108 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.89 g vs 0.92 g The Camaro SS has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Challenger SRT8
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Top speed 170 mph vs 160 mph The Challenger SRT8 can hit high speeds, but the Camaro SS cannot

Luxury Features

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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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 Challenger SRT8

Cost

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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MSRP $44,635 vs $31,920 The Camaro SS has a great price and the Challenger SRT8 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 16 mpg The Camaro SS has OK city mileage, while the Challenger SRT8 is very inefficient
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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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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 Both have good airbag coverage
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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 Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 5 stars The better is 1.5x safer than the Challenger SRT8
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Challenger SRT8
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Horsepower 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 8.9 lb/hp vs 9.1 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.5 ft vs Unknown

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Camaro SS vs Impreza WRX STI
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T 2012 Ford Mustang GT Challenger R/T vs Mustang GT
2011 Dodge Challenger 2011 Dodge Charger Challenger vs Charger
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Challenger SRT8 vs Corvette Z06
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 2011 Ford Taurus SHO Challenger SRT8 vs Taurus SHO
2011 Dodge Challenger 2012 Nissan GT-R Premium Challenger vs GT-R Premium

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Ron (5:48 AM, April 17, 2014)
I have never seen a new ss camaro selling for low 30s that price is about 8 thousand light.
 
Hector (11:47 AM, June 14, 2013)
So have the Z's. Put it up against a GTR; Id'e like to see a drag against the NISMO as well since the 350Z cleans it in the 0-60 and since Chevy posted a 5.1 s time for it vs the Z's 4.6 s...6.4 s for the new Camaro V6. My money is on the NISMO & GTR as the new Z/28 is a disappointment & slower than the LZ1. The Z brakes better, beat the SS by 4 sec. at Tsukuba, pulls a G and is tied for the best drag coefficient & aero - not to mention it has ZERO lift on all Z models. The transmission alone is better: synch rev, adaptive shifting, manual mode, 7 gears, & dual synch rev clutches. The 370Z is a class A car, the Camaro SS is a class D car.
 
Avatar for Jeremy Jeremy (5:21 PM, July 29, 2012)
You need to check the 1/4 mile time's for the Camaro SS. They have gotten into high 12's completely stock.