2011 Chrysler
200 LX
vs. 2011 Dodge
Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.8

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Quite powerful
370 HP @ 5,250 RPM
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Sporty performance
11.5 lb/hp
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High top speed
155 mph
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Entertainment system
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2011 Chrysler 200 LX

8.8

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 LX

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 LX

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Average highway fuel efficiency
30 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average range in the city
355 miles
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Very inexpensive
$19,995
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Winner: Charger R/T
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  • Almost the same
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Road Tests 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Winner: Charger R/T
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  • The Charger R/T can go around 30% faster than the 200 LX, 155 mph vs 120 mph
  • The Charger R/T needs around 10% less space to stop from 60mph, 114 ft vs 123 ft
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 13.7 s s @ 102.8 mph mph vs 14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Winner: 200 LX
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  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $11,225 cheaper (around 40% less), $19,995 vs $31,220
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Safety Features - vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.8 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Charger R/T's power seats; not available on the 200 LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Charger R/T

Road Tests

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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0-60 mph 5.4 seconds vs 6.4 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 114 ft vs 123 ft The Charger R/T has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK
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1/4 mile 13.7 s s @ 102.8 mph mph vs 14.9 s s @ 94.9 mph mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.82 g The 200 LX has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Charger R/T
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Top speed 155 mph vs 120 mph The Charger R/T can hit high speeds, but the 200 LX is below average for this class of vehicle

Cost

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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MSRP $31,220 vs $19,995 The 200 LX has a great price and the Charger R/T is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 21 mpg The 200 LX has OK city mileage, while the Charger R/T 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

Crash Test Ratings

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Rollover resistance Unknown 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

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Charger R/T has a good number of airbags, but the 200 LX 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 Uconnect vs None

Performance

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Horsepower 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM vs 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Charger R/T is fairly powerful, but the 200 LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The Charger R/T has an OK number of gears, while the 200 LX has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The Charger R/T's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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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 11.5 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp The Charger R/T is a sporty car, but the 200 LX is sluggish
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Charger R/T has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 36.5 ft The 200 LX is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Charger R/T is quite bad

Practicality

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 478 miles vs 507 miles The 200 LX has good highway range and the Charger R/T is reasonable
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Cargo space 15.4 ft3 vs 13.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 55.4 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 Not Available The Charger R/T offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 200 LX
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Cupholders Unknown vs 4
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Chrysler
200 LX
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 4
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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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 Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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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 Charger R/T; no amount of money can buy it on the 200 LX

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