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

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

10.0

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
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

10.0

starting from

$33,040
"Plush ride."
caranddriver.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's ride quality
"Up-trimmed wagon that is equally ready for the mall or an off-road maelstrom."
caranddriver.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's external styling

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

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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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Average cargo space
68.7 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
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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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Grand Cherokee Laredo
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • The Charger R/T has extraordinary brakes, and the Grand Cherokee Laredo is pretty good, too
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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MSRP $33,040 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

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Safety Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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 Laredo 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 None vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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 Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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 Laredo 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 16.1 lb/hp vs 11.5 lb/hp The Charger R/T is a very sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Laredo is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Laredo 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 Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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 Laredo 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 Laredo 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 Laredo'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 Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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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

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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Number of speakers 6 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 No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Grand Cherokee Laredo

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2011 Dodge Charger R/T Dodge
Charger R/T
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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 5.4 seconds The Charger R/T has a good 0-60 time, but the Grand Cherokee Laredo is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 114 ft The Charger R/T has extraordinary brakes, and the Grand Cherokee Laredo is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile 16.4 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 Laredo's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs 0.81 g The Charger R/T has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Top speed Unknown vs 155 mph

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