2011 Dodge
Durango Crew
vs. 2011 Subaru
Outback 3.6R Premium

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

9.8

starting from

$36,270

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Crew

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Power locks
Standard
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Entertainment system
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More passenger seats
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2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium

9.4

starting from

$29,920

Reasons to buy the Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Average-sized back seats
48.2 ft3
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Average 0-60 time
7.1 seconds
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Average 1/4 mile time
15.5 s @ 90 mph
Entertainment System 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Winner: Durango Crew
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Crew; no amount of money can buy it on the Outback 3.6R Premium
  • The Durango Crew's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Durango Crew has 5 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 4
Luxury Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Winner: Durango Crew
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Durango Crew
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium Winner: Outback 3.6R Premium
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  • The Outback 3.6R Premium comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Durango Crew
  • The Outback 3.6R Premium's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.2 lb/hp vs 17.2 lb/hp
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Winner: Durango Crew
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  • The Durango Crew offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Outback 3.6R Premium
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • A single tank lasts around 20% longer, 541 miles vs 463 miles
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium Winner: Outback 3.6R Premium
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $6,350 cheaper (around 20% less), $29,920 vs $36,270
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.4 vs 9.8

Entertainment System

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Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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Number of speakers 4 vs 9 The Durango Crew has more speakers, but the Outback 3.6R Premium 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 Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Outback 3.6R Premium, you can upgrade to 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 No vs Yes The Durango Crew has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Crew; no amount of money can buy it on the Outback 3.6R Premium

Luxury Features

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Outback 3.6R Premium
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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 Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Durango Crew

Performance

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Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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Horsepower 256 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Outback 3.6R Premium comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Durango Crew
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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 14.2 lb/hp vs 17.2 lb/hp The Outback 3.6R Premium is a sporty car, while the Durango Crew is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.8 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Outback 3.6R Premium
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2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The Durango Crew has lots of passenger seats and the Outback 3.6R Premium is OK, too
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Highway driving range 463 miles vs 541 miles The Durango Crew has good highway range and the Outback 3.6R Premium is reasonable
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Cargo space 71.3 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 The Durango Crew has lots of cargo room and the Outback 3.6R Premium is pretty good
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front seats 57.2 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The Outback 3.6R Premium has average-sized front seats, while the Durango Crew 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 Not Available vs Optional The Durango Crew offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Outback 3.6R Premium
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Outback 3.6R Premium has a good number of cupholders, but the Durango Crew 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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Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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MSRP $29,920 vs $36,270 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 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

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Outback 3.6R Premium
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2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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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 None vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

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Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Dodge
Durango Crew
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The Outback 3.6R Premium's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Durango Crew is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 131 ft vs 119 ft The Durango Crew has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Outback 3.6R Premium is just OK
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 90 mph vs 16.6 s @ 85 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs 0.76 g The Durango Crew has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Outback 3.6R Premium
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Top speed 142 mph vs Unknown

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