2011 Chevrolet
Camaro SS
vs. 2011 Dodge
Charger R/T

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

10.0

starting from

$31,920

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Camaro SS

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OK cornering
0.92 g
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Quite powerful
426 HP @ 5,900 RPM
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Fast 0-60 time
5.1 seconds
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Average top speed
160 mph
2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.8

Runner-up

Dodge Charger R/T

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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OK braking distance from 60mph
114 ft
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Very spacious back seats
49.2 ft3
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Passenger power seats
Standard
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Spacious front seats
55.6 ft3
Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Winner: Camaro SS
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  • The Camaro SS can change direction more than 10% faster, 0.92 g vs 0.81 g
  • The Camaro SS hits 60mph around 10% faster, 5.1 seconds vs 5.4 seconds
  • Almost the same, 160 mph vs 155 mph
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Charger R/T is particularly good (including Knee)
Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Good highway range
  • Both have power outlets
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 9.8

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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0-60 mph 5.1 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The Camaro SS has a good 0-60 time, but the Charger R/T is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 129 ft vs 114 ft The Charger R/T's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camaro SS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 108 mph vs 13.7 s @ 102 mph The Camaro SS's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Charger R/T's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.92 g vs 0.81 g The Camaro SS has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Charger R/T
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Top speed 160 mph vs 155 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

Cost

Chevrolet
Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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MSRP $31,920 vs $31,220 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Both get OK mileage 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

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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 Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the Charger R/T is particularly good (including 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 Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Charger R/T; optional upgrade on the Camaro SS
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs Uconnect

Performance

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Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Horsepower 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM The Camaro SS is fairly powerful, but the Charger R/T is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Camaro SS has an OK number of gears, while the Charger R/T has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Charger R/T's semi-automatic transmission and the Camaro SS's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available 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 9.1 lb/hp vs 11.5 lb/hp The Camaro SS is a sporty car, while the Charger R/T is just average
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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 Unknown vs 37.7 ft

Practicality

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Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Charger R/T has lots of passenger seats and the Camaro SS is OK, too
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 478 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 11.3 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 The Charger R/T has lots of cargo room and the Camaro SS is pretty good
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Charger R/T 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 Not Available vs Optional The Charger R/T offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camaro SS
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Cupholders 2 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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Camaro SS
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Charger R/T; no amount of money can buy it on the Camaro SS

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