Compare 2009 Dodge Avenger vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Dodge Avenger
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $18,994 $20,515
4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,880 $21,500
4-Door Sedan R/T 16 27 $23,404 $25,415
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,994
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,515
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Styling and roominess are reasons to consider the 2009 Dodge Avenger, but otherwise it simply doesn’t stack up. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 112.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3415
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
DFF MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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