2011 Dodge
Charger R/T
vs. 2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

10.0

starting from

$40,040
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Good range in the city
394 miles
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Roof rails
Standard
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Dodge Charger R/T

9.2

Runner-up

Dodge Charger R/T

starting from

$31,220

Reasons to buy the Dodge Charger R/T

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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
13.7 s @ 102 mph
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Fast 0-60 time
5.4 seconds
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Very sporty performance
11.5 lb/hp
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Great braking distance from 60mph
114 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Grand Cherokee Limited
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Charger R/T
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 Grand Cherokee Limited's standard 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 Grand Cherokee Limited

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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MSRP $40,040 vs $31,220 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 Grand Cherokee 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 Uconnect vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 370 HP @ 5,250 RPM The Charger R/T is fairly powerful, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Charger R/T's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 11.5 lb/hp The Charger R/T is a very sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Limited has a good drivetrain for driving off-road or in poor weather
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 37.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 541 miles vs 478 miles The Grand Cherokee Limited has good highway range and the Charger R/T is reasonable
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 15.4 ft3 The Grand Cherokee Limited has OK cargo room, while the Charger R/T has very little
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size 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 Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Charger R/T cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Charger R/T
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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

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Number of speakers 9 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 Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The Charger R/T has a good 0-60 time, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 114 ft The Charger R/T has extraordinary brakes, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 13.7 s @ 102 mph The Charger R/T's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Grand Cherokee Limited's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.81 g The Charger R/T has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Limited
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Top speed Unknown vs 155 mph

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