2011 Dodge
Challenger R/T
vs. 2012 Nissan
GT-R Black Edition

2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

9.7

starting from

$96,100

Reasons to buy the Nissan GT-R Black Edition

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Great braking distance from 60mph
101 ft
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Great cornering ability
1.05 g
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

9.3

starting from

$30,720

Reasons to buy the Dodge Challenger R/T

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Very inexpensive
$30,720
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Average-sized back seats
38.0 ft3
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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Average number of airbags
5
Road Tests 10.0 vs 8.0
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • The GT-R Black Edition needs around 30% less space to stop from 60mph, 101 ft vs 142 ft
  • The GT-R Black Edition can change direction around 20% faster, 1.05 g vs 0.89 g
  • More than 20% faster in the 1/4 mile, 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph
Cost 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Winner: Challenger R/T
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  • The best price we've seen is $65,380 cheaper (3.1x less), $30,720 vs $96,100
Performance 10.0 vs 8.8
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same, Twin turbocharger vs None
  • The GT-R Black Edition's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • Almost the same
  • The GT-R Black Edition's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The GT-R Black Edition has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 11 vs 6
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Winner: Challenger R/T
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  • The Challenger R/T has 1 more airbag (including Rear Curtain), 5 vs 4
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Winner: GT-R Black Edition
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the GT-R Black Edition
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs 10.0
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  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
Overall 9.7 vs 9.3

Road Tests

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger R/T
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0-60 mph 2.9 seconds vs 5.9 seconds The GT-R Black Edition has lightning fast acceleration, and the Challenger R/T isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 101 ft vs 142 ft The GT-R Black Edition has extraordinary brakes, but the Challenger R/T is quite bad
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1/4 mile 11.2 s s @ 122.7 mph mph vs 14.3 s s @ 102.0 mph mph The GT-R Black Edition's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Challenger R/T is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 1.05 g vs 0.89 g The GT-R Black Edition has phenomenal cornering abilities, and the Challenger R/T is not bad, either
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Top speed 193 mph vs 170 mph Both cars have extraordinary top speeds for this class of vehicle

Cost

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger R/T
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MSRP $96,100 vs $30,720 The Challenger R/T has a reasonable price, while the GT-R Black Edition is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 15 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

Performance

Nissan
GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger R/T
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Horsepower 530 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM Both the GT-R Black Edition and Challenger R/T are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the GT-R Black Edition's semi-automatic transmission and the Challenger R/T's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The GT-R Black Edition comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Challenger R/T
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The GT-R Black Edition's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 7.2 lb/hp vs 10.9 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the GT-R Black Edition in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The GT-R Black Edition has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.6 ft vs 38.1 ft The GT-R Black Edition is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Challenger R/T is quite bad

Entertainment System

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GT-R Black Edition
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Challenger R/T
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Number of speakers 11 vs 6 The GT-R Black Edition has more speakers, but the Challenger R/T has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The GT-R Black Edition's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Challenger R/T does not
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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 GT-R Black Edition's 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 Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Challenger R/T; but it's not available at all on the GT-R Black Edition

Safety Features

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GT-R Black Edition
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2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger 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 Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 5 The Challenger R/T has an OK number of airbags while the GT-R Black Edition has very few (missing Rear Curtain)
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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 None vs Uconnect

Luxury Features

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GT-R Black Edition
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2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger 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 GT-R Black Edition

Crash Test Ratings

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger R/T
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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GT-R Black Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Dodge
Challenger R/T
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Challenger R/T has the usual number of seats, while the GT-R Black Edition has very few
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 458 miles
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Cargo space 8.8 ft3 vs 16.2 ft3 The Challenger R/T has OK cargo room, while the GT-R Black Edition has very little
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front seats 53.4 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Challenger R/T has roomy front seats and the GT-R Black Edition is OK
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Challenger R/T's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GT-R Black Edition
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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 Standard vs Optional The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
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Cupholders 3 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition 2012 Audi R8 GT GT-R Black Edition vs R8 GT
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