2011 Dodge
Durango Citadel
vs. 2011 Subaru
Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel

9.9

starting from

$42,870

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Citadel

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Average number of gears
5
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Power locks
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 Limited

9.6

starting from

$29,220

Reasons to buy the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel's standard sun roof
Performance 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • The Durango Citadel has 5 more gears, which can improve performance, 5 vs Continuously variable
  • More than 70% more powerful, 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • The Durango Citadel's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.9 lb/hp vs 21.0 lb/hp
Cost 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Winner: Outback 2.5i Limited
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  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $13,650 cheaper (more than 30% less), $29,220 vs $42,870
Practicality 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Winner: Durango Citadel
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  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • The Durango Citadel's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Outback 2.5i Limited
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 566 miles vs 537 miles
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • The Durango Citadel has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Outback 2.5i Limited
  • More speakers
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Durango Citadel'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 Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Dodge
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Durango Citadel is of average power, but the Outback 2.5i Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 5 The Durango Citadel has an OK number of gears, while the Outback 2.5i Limited has very few
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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 2.5i Limited comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Durango Citadel
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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 21.0 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp The Durango Citadel has OK performance while the Outback 2.5i Limited gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Outback 2.5i Limited has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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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

Cost

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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MSRP $29,220 vs $42,870 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 16 mpg The Outback 2.5i Limited has great city mileage and the Durango Citadel is pretty reasonable
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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

Practicality

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The Durango Citadel has lots of passenger seats and the Outback 2.5i Limited is OK, too
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 566 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 71.3 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 The Durango Citadel has lots of cargo room and the Outback 2.5i Limited is pretty good
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front seats 57.2 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 The Outback 2.5i Limited 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 Optional vs Standard The Durango Citadel's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Outback 2.5i Limited
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Outback 2.5i Limited 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

Safety Features

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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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

Entertainment System

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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Number of speakers 9 vs 9 More speakers
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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 Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Outback 2.5i Limited's 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 Yes The Durango Citadel has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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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 Outback 2.5i Limited

Crash Test Ratings

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Outback 2.5i Limited
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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 2.5i Limited
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0-60 mph 10.7 seconds vs 7.3 seconds The Durango Citadel's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Outback 2.5i Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 125 ft The Durango Citadel has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Outback 2.5i Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 18.2 s @ 79 mph vs 15.5 s @ 91 mph The Durango Citadel's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Outback 2.5i Limited's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 123 mph vs Unknown

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