2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Dodge
Durango Citadel

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel

9.8

starting from

$42,870

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Citadel

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Great braking distance from 60mph
125 ft
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Better suspension
Independent
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Moon roof
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$42,870
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.6

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Average cargo space
108.9 ft3
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Average power
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3
  • The Tahoe LTZ has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • Almost the same
Cost 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • The best price we've seen is $12,650 cheaper (more than 20% less), $42,870 vs $55,520
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 15 mpg
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • The Durango Citadel's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.9 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 37.1 ft vs 39.0 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Practicality

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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Passengers 8 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has OK cargo room, while the Durango Citadel has very little
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats, but the Durango Citadel is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs 1,280 lb Average towing capacity
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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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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Tahoe LTZ has an OK number of cupholders while the Durango Citadel has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard 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 Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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MSRP $55,520 vs $42,870 The Durango Citadel has a reasonable price, while the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 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 Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Tahoe LTZ has an OK number of gears, while the Durango Citadel has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for 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 for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp The Durango Citadel has OK performance while the Tahoe LTZ gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Durango Citadel
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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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 OK number of airbags
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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 OnStar vs Uconnect

Entertainment System

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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Number of speakers 10 vs 9 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Tahoe LTZ's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Durango Citadel 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 Yes vs Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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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 Tahoe LTZ

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 7.3 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 125 ft The Durango Citadel has extraordinary brakes, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 15.5 s s @ 91.8 mph mph The Durango Citadel's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Tahoe LTZ's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
Durango Citadel
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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