Compare 2011 Buick Lucerne vs 2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 Dodge Charger
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye Plus 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Mopar 11 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,540
$24,508
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$25,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Charger R/T is a passionate play in a niche full of milquetoast four-doors. You don't have to wear a mullet to love it and own it.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 104.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 199.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.5 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TW1
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBG
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P215/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 3961
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LGD ERB
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Dodge Charger
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Touring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Touring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.63
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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