2011 Dodge
Charger R/T
vs. 2012 Audi
R8 GT

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.8

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Very inexpensive
$31,220
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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More airbags
6
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Below average highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
2012 Audi R8 GT

8.6

Runner-up

Audi R8 GT

starting from

$198,050

Reasons to buy the Audi R8 GT

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Great cornering ability
1 g
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Quite powerful
560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
Cost 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Winner: Charger R/T
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  • The best price we've seen is $166,830 cheaper (6.3x less), $31,220 vs $198,050
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 13 mpg
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Audi R8 GT Winner: R8 GT
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the R8 GT
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  • Both the R8 GT and Charger R/T are quite powerful
  • Both cars are sporty, but the R8 GT in particular is a responsive car
  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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  • The R8 GT's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Charger R/T
Safety Features - vs 10.0
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Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • The R8 GT's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Charger R/T is pretty good, too
  • The R8 GT has extraordinary brakes, and the Charger R/T is pretty good, too
  • The R8 GT has lightning fast acceleration, and the Charger R/T isn't bad, either
Overall 9.8 vs 8.6

Cost

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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MSRP $31,220 vs $198,050 The Charger R/T has a reasonable price, while the R8 GT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 13 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The R8 GT's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Charger R/T's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The R8 GT's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Charger R/T's is very short

Luxury Features

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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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 Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the R8 GT

Crash Test Ratings

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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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

Performance

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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Horsepower 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM Both the R8 GT and Charger R/T are quite powerful
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Standard
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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 6.0 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the R8 GT in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The R8 GT has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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Passengers 5 vs 2 The Charger R/T has the usual number of seats, while the R8 GT has very few
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Highway driving range 478 miles vs 376 miles The Charger R/T has OK highway range, but the R8 GT is very limited
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Cargo space 15.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Charger R/T's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the R8 GT
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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 Standard The R8 GT's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Charger R/T
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Cupholders Unknown vs 2
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Charger R/T
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2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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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 4 The Charger R/T has a good number of airbags, but the R8 GT does not (missing Head / Curtain, 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 Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Charger R/T; optional upgrade on the R8 GT
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Entertainment System

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Charger R/T
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R8 GT
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 7
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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 Optional Like your tunes? In the R8 GT, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Yes
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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 R8 GT

Road Tests

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Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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0-60 mph 5.4 seconds vs 3.4 seconds The R8 GT has lightning fast acceleration, and the Charger R/T isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 114 ft vs 100 ft The R8 GT has extraordinary brakes, and the Charger R/T is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 13.7 s @ 102 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph The R8 GT's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Charger R/T is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 1 g The R8 GT has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the Charger R/T is below average
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

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