2011 Dodge
Charger
vs. 2012 Audi
R8 GT

2011 Dodge Charger

9.8

starting from

$26,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger

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Very inexpensive
$26,220
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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More airbags
6
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Good range on the highway
516 miles
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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Quite powerful
560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
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Very sporty performance
6.0 lb/hp
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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
Cost 7.0 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Charger Winner: Charger
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  • The best price we've seen is $171,830 cheaper (7.6x less), $26,220 vs $198,050
  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 13 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
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 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
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.6 vs 9.8

Cost

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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MSRP $198,050 vs $26,220 The Charger has a reasonable price, while the R8 GT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 18 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The R8 GT's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Charger 's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The R8 GT's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Charger 's is very short

Luxury Features

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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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 R8 GT

Crash Test Ratings

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
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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

Audi
R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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Horsepower 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM vs 292 HP @ 6,350 RPM Both the R8 GT and Charger are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 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 Standard vs Unknown
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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 6.0 lb/hp vs 13.6 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the R8 GT in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-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 Unknown vs 37.7 ft

Practicality

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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Passengers 2 vs 5 The Charger has the usual number of seats, while the R8 GT has very few
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Highway driving range 376 miles vs 516 miles The Charger has great highway range, but the R8 GT is very limited
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Cargo space Unknown vs 15.4 ft3
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front seats Unknown vs 55.6 ft3
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Charger '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 Standard vs Optional The R8 GT's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Charger
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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0-60 mph 3.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 100 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 11.6 s @ 122 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 1 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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R8 GT
2012 Audi R8 GT
2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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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 4 vs 6 The Charger 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 Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Charger ; optional upgrade on the R8 GT
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Entertainment System

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R8 GT
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2011 Dodge Charger Dodge
Charger
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Number of speakers 7 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 Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the R8 GT, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Charger ; but it's not available at all on the R8 GT

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