2011 Dodge
Durango Citadel
vs. 2011 Subaru
Outback 2.5i

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel

10.0

starting from

$42,870

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Citadel

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Power locks
Standard
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Power windows
Standard
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Average 1/4 mile time
15.5 s @ 91 mph
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i

8.8

starting from

$23,920

Reasons to buy the Subaru Outback 2.5i

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Average-sized back seats
48.2 ft3
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Very inexpensive
$23,920
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Average highway fuel efficiency
27 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Durango Citadel; the Outback 2.5i only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Durango Citadel's power seats; not available on the Outback 2.5i
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Citadel; no amount of money can buy it on the Outback 2.5i
  • The Durango Citadel's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Durango Citadel has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 4
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • You won't find this in the Outback 2.5i, but the Durango Citadel's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • A single tank lasts more than 10% longer, 566 miles vs 500 miles
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Winner: Outback 2.5i
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  • The best price we've seen is $18,950 cheaper (more than 40% less), $23,920 vs $42,870
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 16 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • More than 70% more powerful, 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • The Durango Citadel's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic, Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • The Durango Citadel's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.9 lb/hp vs 19.9 lb/hp
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
Missing information
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Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Durango Citadel's power seats; not available on the Outback 2.5i
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Durango Citadel; the Outback 2.5i only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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Number of speakers 9 vs 4 The Durango Citadel has more speakers, but the Outback 2.5i has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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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 Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Durango Citadel has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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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 Durango Citadel; no amount of money can buy it on the Outback 2.5i

Practicality

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The Durango Citadel has lots of passenger seats and the Outback 2.5i is OK, too
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Highway driving range 566 miles vs 500 miles The Durango Citadel has good highway range and the Outback 2.5i is reasonable
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Cargo space 84.5 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3 The Durango Citadel has lots of cargo room and the Outback 2.5i is pretty good
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3 The Outback 2.5i has average-sized front seats, while the Durango Citadel is very cramped
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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 Standard Both come standard with roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Outback 2.5i, but the Durango Citadel's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Outback 2.5i has a good number of cupholders, but the Durango Citadel is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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MSRP $42,870 vs $23,920 The Outback 2.5i has a great price and the Durango Citadel is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 19 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

Performance

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Durango Citadel is of average power, but the Outback 2.5i is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The Durango Citadel's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 16.9 lb/hp vs 19.9 lb/hp The Durango Citadel has OK performance while the Outback 2.5i gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Outback 2.5i has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 36.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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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 None

Crash Test Ratings

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Road Tests

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Durango Citadel
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Subaru
Outback 2.5i
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 9.6 seconds The Durango Citadel's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Outback 2.5i is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 136 ft The Durango Citadel has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Outback 2.5i is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 91 mph vs 18.2 s @ 79 mph The Durango Citadel's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Outback 2.5i's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.78 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 123 mph

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