2011 Dodge
Charger
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LTZ

2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

9.9

starting from

$31,010

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LTZ

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Average number of gears
6
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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Leather
Standard
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Passenger power seats
Standard
2011 Dodge Charger

9.8

starting from

$26,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger

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Power outlets
Standard
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More airbags
6
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OK drivetrain traction
rear-wheel drive
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Entertainment system
Optional
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Winner: Impala LTZ
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Impala LTZ
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Dodge Charger Winner: Charger
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  • The best price we've seen is $4,790 cheaper (around 20% less), $26,220 vs $31,010
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  • Child door locks come standard
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  • Both provide sporty handling
  • Fairly powerful
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

Dodge
Charger
2011 Dodge Charger
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
2011 Dodge Charger
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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MSRP $26,220 vs $31,010 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 19 mpg The Impala LTZ has OK city mileage, while the Charger 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
2011 Dodge Charger
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 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

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Charger
2011 Dodge Charger
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
2011 Dodge Charger
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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Horsepower 292 HP @ 6,350 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 '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 13.6 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 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
2011 Dodge Charger
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 516 miles vs 493 miles The Charger has good highway range and the Impala LTZ is reasonable
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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 '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 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

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Charger
2011 Dodge Charger
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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Charger ; but it's not available at all on the Impala LTZ

Road Tests

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Charger
2011 Dodge Charger
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Chevrolet
Impala LTZ
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs 135 ft
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T Impala LTZ vs Sonata Limited 2.0T
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