2011 Dodge
Charger R/T
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LTZ

2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

10.0

starting from

$31,010

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LTZ

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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
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Average number of gears
6
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Leather
Standard
2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.8

Runner-up

Dodge Charger R/T

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Good braking distance from 60mph
114 ft
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Power outlets
Standard
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Entertainment system
Standard
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More airbags
6
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Impala LTZ
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features - vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs -
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  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Fairly powerful
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System - vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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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 Impala LTZ

Cost

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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MSRP $31,220 vs $31,010 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 19 mpg The Impala LTZ 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

Safety Features

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Charger R/T has a good number of airbags, but the Impala LTZ 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 OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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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

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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Horsepower 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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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 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 11.5 lb/hp vs 12.2 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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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 Unknown

Practicality

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 478 miles vs 493 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 15.4 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.6 ft3 vs 56.6 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 Not Available The Charger R/T's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Impala LTZ
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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 Impala LTZ
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown 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 Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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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 Impala LTZ

Road Tests

Dodge
Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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0-60 mph 5.4 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 114 ft vs 135 ft The Charger R/T has above average braking ability, but the Impala LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 13.7 s @ 102 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 155 mph vs Unknown

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