2011 Dodge Charger

Rating7.6

Ranked #6 in Midsize Sedan

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$25,395 - $30,395

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Key Spec of 2011 Dodge Charger
fuel economy

18/21/27

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent powertrain options

Not so fuel-efficient

New Base V6 engine

High-safety scores

Vague steering on AWD

Improved interior

Proper American Muscle car design

Uncomfortable ride

Retuned suspension system

Standard interface and touchscreen

Electric-assist power steering and a new electronic interface

More standard features 

SRT8 trim dropped from the lineup

2011 Dodge Charger Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The Dodge Charger was made to add more practicality to the maddening Challenger, and it rightfully managed to do so. The Dodge Charger shows the essence of a great American muscle car while also being a luxury performance sedan at the same time. The 2011 Charger is available in 4 trims and 2 powertrain options, where the higher trims are available in an all-wheel-drive configuration.

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Over All Rating

7.6

Out of 10

6.00
8.00
8.00
8.60
5.00
7.90
8.00
9.30
6.00
Notable Rankings

#6 in Midsize Sedan

#9 in Sedan


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Trims

Rallye$25,395 onwards

  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • Cruise control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Keyless start
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

Rallye Plus$25,395 onwards

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Led daytime running lights

Police$29,170 onwards

  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite

Mopar$30,395 onwards

  • Heated & ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles
  • Touchscreen display

Base$30,395 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • AM/FM/Satellite-Prep
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Dual zone manual front air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry

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2010 Dodge ChargerHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $500009 Jul 2022

2010 Dodge Charger SXT

SXT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

$4,500
Est. $61/mo
Excellent Deal
$1,765 Below market
RMV: $6,265
North Branch, MN
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2011 Dodge Charger
18
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $790013 Jul 2022

2011 Dodge Charger

4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

$6,900
Est. $93/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,694 Below market
RMV: $9,594
Rock Hill, SC
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2012 Dodge Charger
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2012 Dodge Charger Police

Police 4dr Sedan (5.7L 370 hp 8cyl 5A)

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,056 Below market
RMV: $12,051
Vincennes, IN
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2011 Dodge Charger Mopar

Mopar 11 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)

$14,990
Est. $203/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,033 Below market
RMV: $20,023
Pensacola, FL
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2012 Dodge Charger Police Sedan

Police

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,000 Below market
RMV: $11,995
Valparaiso, IN
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2012 Dodge Charger SXT Plus

SXT Plus 2dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$9,999
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,302 Below market
RMV: $13,301
Hollywood, FL
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2012 Dodge Charger SXT

SXT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$6,999
Est. $95/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,265 Below market
RMV: $9,264
Wichita, KS
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2012 Dodge Charger SE

SE 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

$7,995
Est. $108/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,485 Below market
RMV: $10,480
Kenner, LA
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2012 Dodge ChargerHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $958826 Jul 2022

2012 Dodge Charger Police

Police 4dr Sedan (3.6L 292 hp 6cyl 5A)

$8,988
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,799 Below market
RMV: $11,787
Louisville, KY
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Colors and Styles

2011 Dodge Charger in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat color
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2011 Dodge Charger competes directly with the likes of theChrysler 300 along with Ford's Taurus and Chevy’s Impala. This Dodge provides an overall better performance apart from the better ride and handling compared toChrysler,Chevy, andFord but lacks in terms of interior comfort and fuel efficiency. 


Features
8.0/10

The 2011 Dodge Charger is available in four major variants, a standard SE trim, Rallye trims, Mopar, and RT. Obviously, the SRT is also available but hasn’t got any new changes for this year, and we believe a new model is in the works. As standard, the Charger comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that comes mated to an automatic transmission. It is channeled as a rear-wheel-drive variant. All-wheel drive is available for the RT trim. The base trim, the SE, costs $25,395, while the RT costs $32,545. The Mopar trim is a deal-breaker at $30,395. The performance variants and special editions will be reviewed separately.

Trim

SE

Rallye

Rallye plus

MSRP

$25,395

$27,645

$29,345

 

Key Features

Rear Spoiler

Heated front seats

8.4-inch touch screen display

 

Cruise Control

Power driver seat

Uconnect Voice Command with Bluetooth

 

3.6L V-6

Bluetooth

SIRIUS Satellite radio

 

Leather seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

276-watt amplifier and six premium speakers

 

Navigation system

Illuminated vanity mirrors

Touring suspension 

 

Emergency trunk release

Keyless entry 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel 

We Recommend

We would recommend you get the Rallye Plus trim as it brings in better features to the interior, adding to the comfort and convenience. Some features like a dual-zone climate control system, Nappa leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 18-inch wheels, etc are available as standard. It also gives you access to optional packages like the Driver Confidence package, Rallye Appearance package, power sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and Driver Convenience Group package. 

Engine and Performance
8.6/10

Unfortunately, the V8 engines are kept for the SRT and RT models, and we expect new engines for both in the upcoming years. This year’s trims get a V6 engine, and Dodge has updated the entire lineup with a Pentastar 3.6L V6 producing 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The engine performs exceptionally well, and Dodge manages to tickle your inner thrill even with the smaller V6. The car comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission along with a manual mode.

As standard, the Charger comes in RWD configuration. All-Wheel Drive is also available but only for the V8-equipped trims, and it makes the car feel bulkier due to the heavier steering wheel. For those who entertain more performance, the humongous HEMI V8 can make your every inner bone scream. The 5.7 Liter V8 can accelerate you to 60 mph in 5 seconds and produce 370 horsepower.

Models

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chevrolet Impala

MSRP

$25,395

$27,170

$25,420

$24,495

Engine 

3.6L Gas V6

3.6L Gas V6

3.5L Gas V6

3.5L Gas V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-Speed Automatic

5-Speed Automatic 

6-speed automatic 

4-Speed Automatic

Power 

292hp @ 6350 rpm

292hp @ 6350 rpm

263hp @ 6250 rpm

211hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque

260lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

260lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

249lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

216 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.2

6.1

7.1

8.7

Quarter mile (sec)

13.8

14.6

15.5

15.9

Top Speed (MPH)

143

151

146

136

In comparison, the 2011 Charger clearly nails all the parameters, even though having a similar powertrain and transmissions as the rivals. Also, Dodge’s fine-tuning and experience in this department results in faster and better performance from the Charger compared to both the Chrysler and the Ford. The Impala, on the other hand, is a poor performer in the segment, owing to less firepower from the engine.

Fuel Economy
5.0/10

The fuel efficiency of the 2011 Charger is a point of concern among the competition. It returns a mileage of 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. In combined conditions, the Charger manages a mediocre fuel efficiency of 21 mpg, which is average for a car in its segment. It features a big size fuel tank in the segment at 19.5 gallons, and coupled with the fuel efficiency, it can cover a total distance of 343.8 miles and 515.7 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively.

Models

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chevrolet Impala

MPG (City)

18

18

18

19

MPG (Highway)

27

27

28

29

MPG (Combined)

21

21

22

23

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

19.1

19.1

19.0

17.5

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

343.8/515.7

343.8/515.7

342/532

332.5/507.5

Except for the Chevrolet, all three cars return subpar mpg ratings and fail to impress on the streets. With a similar fuel tank size as well, the Ford Taurus offers better averages that too by a margin while both the Dodge and the Chrysler have similar ratings. The Chevrolet, on the other hand, stands out mostly because of its smaller engine, giving the best average in the segment.

Interior
7.9/10

The 2011 Charger welcomes you with a simple dash design along with bucket seats as soon as you enter the cabin. Also, there’s a big LCD screen in the center of the dash and a lot of consoles in red. Some of the bits and pieces on the dash can be seen in a mixture of metal and plastic. The materials used overall in the cabin have taken a leap, and we appreciate that. The clever use of plastic, metal, and chrome in the car makes it look plush and keep the costs down at the same time.

The seats provide a lot of support and are suited even for long drives. The Dodge Charger can seat five passengers. It has a total cargo capacity of 20.1 cubic feet, which is adequate for cars in this segment. While the standard feature list is minimal, you have nearly a dozen packages to spice up your Charger the way you deem fit. As standard, you get air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, and a power driver seat. Opting for the Rallye or Rallye Plus gets you more interior and infotainment features.

Models

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chevrolet Impala

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.0/57.9/41.9

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.0/57.9/41.9

39.4/58.7/42.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.8/56.9/38.1

37.9/57.7/40.1

37.8/56.9/38.1

37.8/58.6/37.6

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

20.1

16.3

20.1

18.6

All the cars in the competition offer 5 seats as standard, and the interior space difference is also very tight. While the Chrysler 300 has the smallest trunk at 16.3 cubic feet of capacity, both the Ford and Dodge share the same trunk size at 20.1 cu-ft. The second-row space is more in the Chrysler, while the first-row space is very similar in all three cars. Some of the standout interior features are:

  • Front reading lamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power driver seat

How intuitive is the 2011 Dodge Charger’s infotainment unit?

The 2011 Charger’s infotainment system comprises a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod interface, an auxiliary audio jack, and a 4.3-inch touchscreen interface. It now has USB ports and can share your 3G data via a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Garmin navigation system, Bluetooth, and Sirius TravelLink. Overall, the system is smooth and can easily be navigated through. Some of the standout infotainment features are: 

  • 4.3-inch touchscreen interface
  • USB connection
  • Sirius TravelLink
  • Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.
  • Garmin Navigation setup
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2011 Charger's new flares and filigrees "pop" on camera and strike a deep macho nerve, but not all of the changes are quite so striking. The front is styled aggressively, which is expected from a muscle car, but the lower-leaning grille and the headlamps might be just too aggressive for some. The side profile’s bracket scoops show taller sides, and the angled window cut is a good addition. The rear profile is the best of the lot, with 164 LEDs in the tail lamps and the squarish bottom along with a spoiler (if you opt for it). The wheelbase is the longest in the segment at 120.1 inches. The ground clearance is 5.0 inches, and drivers will have a tough time navigating through rough terrains.

Model

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Chevrolet Impala

Curb Weight (lbs)

3961

3961

4015

3555

Length (in.)

199.9

198.6

202.9

200.4

Width (in.)

75.0

75.0

85.7

72.9

Height (in.)

58.4

58.5

60.7

58.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.0

4.7

NA

NA

Wheelbase (in.)

120.1

120

112.9

110.5

In comparison, the Ford Taurus is the longest car in the segment at 202.9 inches and has a long wheelbase that stands at 112.9 inches. The Chrysler 300 has a low ground clearance at 4.7 inches, while the ground clearance of the Taurus isn’t known. The curb weight in ascending order starts with the Chevrolet being the lightest at 3,555 pounds, followed by the 300, Charger, and Taurus. Some of the standout exterior features are:

  • Rear spoiler
  • 20-inch wheels
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic headlights
  • Sunroof
Safety
9.3/10

The Dodge Charger maintains its dominance over other cars in the segment when it comes to safety and reliability. The 2010 model was given a 5-star rating by the NHTSA, and the IIHS ratings were also impressive. The 2011 model hasn’t been tested yet, but a similar result is expected. Standard safety features on the Dodge Charger include electronic stability control, full-length side curtain airbags, and driver side-knee airbags. Available options are adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a rear-cross traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. Some of the standout safety features are:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise control
Final Verdict

The 2011 Dodge Charger is a very well-built car under the $30,000 mark and should be your choice of option if you prefer performance over luxury. The sedan isn’t the most luxurious in the segment but has to be the most thrilling. It is a proper sedan with good practicality and style at the given price point. Adding the optional packages will definitely spice things up for you inside and outside of this sedan.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$29170

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

220 cu in

horse power

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

5-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

200 in

wheelbase

120 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3961 lbs

Height

58 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

104.7 cu ft

cargo volume

15.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/18/23 mpg

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Dodge Charger 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$35,700
5 Year Cost To Own
$51,104
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $51,104
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,659$1,758$1,575$1,895$1,812$15,699
Insurance$1,579$1,619$1,702$1,738$1,864$8,502
Fuel$2,040$2,095$2,175$2,289$2,337$10,936
Maintenance$136$693$363$2,015$1,425$4,632
Repairs$40$-43$91$311$517$916
Financing Interest$2,195$1,810$1,374$811$325$6,515
Taxes and Fees$2,995$274$206$198$231$3,904
Total Cost-To-Own$17,644$8,206$7,486$9,257$8,511$51,104
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