2011 Dodge
Charger R/T
vs. 2011 Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited

10.0

starting from

$29,720

Reasons to buy the Subaru Impreza WRX Limited

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Good cornering ability
0.93 g
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Moon roof
Standard
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Average city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.8

Runner-up

Dodge Charger R/T

starting from

$33,370

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Spacious back seats
49.2 ft3
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More airbags
6
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Passenger power seats
Standard
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Good braking distance from 60mph
114 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Winner: Impreza WRX Limited
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Impreza WRX Limited's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Impreza WRX Limited
Cost 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Winner: Impreza WRX Limited
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  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 15 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $3,650 cheaper (more than 10% less), $29,720 vs $33,370
Road Tests 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather
  • Both provide sporty handling
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Impreza WRX Limited
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Impreza WRX Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Charger R/T's power seats; not available on the Impreza WRX Limited
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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 Impreza WRX Limited

Cost

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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MSRP $29,720 vs $33,370 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 15 mpg The Impreza WRX Limited 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

Road Tests

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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0-60 mph 5.3 seconds vs 5.4 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 114 ft The Charger R/T has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Impreza WRX Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 14.0 s @ 98 mph vs 13.7 s @ 102 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.93 g vs 0.81 g The Impreza WRX Limited has good cornering abilities, but the Charger R/T is not very good for this class of vehicle
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Top speed 144 mph vs 155 mph The Charger R/T can hit high speeds, but the Impreza WRX Limited cannot

Crash Test Ratings

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Rollover resistance 4 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

Practicality

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 422 miles vs 439 miles The Charger R/T has OK highway range, but the Impreza WRX Limited is very limited
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Cargo space 11.3 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.2 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 The Charger R/T has roomy front seats and the Impreza WRX Limited 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 Unknown vs Not Available
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
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 The Charger R/T has a good number of airbags, but the Impreza WRX Limited 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 None vs Uconnect

Performance

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM The Charger R/T is fairly powerful, but the Impreza WRX Limited is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Charger R/T's semi-automatic transmission and the Impreza WRX Limited'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 Turbocharger vs None The Impreza WRX Limited's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.2 lb/hp vs 12.0 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 38.7 ft The Impreza WRX Limited is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Charger R/T is quite bad

Entertainment System

Subaru
Impreza WRX Limited
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited
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 No 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 Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Impreza WRX Limited

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