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2011 Dodge Charger 2011 Ford Taurus 2011 Buick LaCrosse
     
4dr Sdn RT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Rallye RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Rallye Plus RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Plus RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Road/Track RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Max RWD
  • 4dr Sdn Mopar 11 RWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Plus AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RT Max AWD
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
CX
  • CX
  • CXL FWD
  • CXL AWD
  • CXS

Prices

MSRP $30,395 $25,420 $27,130
Invoice $29,108 $23,573 $26,045
Avg. Paid $23,350 $13,901 $14,912

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 9.0 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.3 8.7
Performance 7.8 8.3 8.4
Interior 8.0 9.5 9.0
Operating Cost 7.8 8.0 7.9
Safety 10.0 9.3 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Standard USB/iPod interface and touch screen
  • Great safety scores
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Attractive cabin
  • Ford’s available Sync infotainment system
  • Smooth and balanced ride
  • Luxurious interior rivals a Lexus
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Vague steering feel
  • Rear-seat headroom may be tight for taller passengers
  • Low reliability score
  • Lack of steering feel
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.7L/345 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas L4 2.4L/147
MPG 16 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 120.2 112.9 111.7
Length, Overall (in) 199.9 202.9 196.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 85.7 73.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 60.7 59.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4253 4015 3829

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.7 102.2 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 57.9 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.3 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 40.1 38.1 40.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 56.9 56.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.8 53.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.4 20.1 13.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Optional
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas L4
Displacement 5.7L/345 3.5L/213 2.4L/147
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 370 @ 5250 263 @ 6250 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 395 @ 4200 249 @ 4500 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Turning diameter 37.7 41.0 38.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.1 19.0 18.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Performance Independent MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Performance Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard