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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE *Ltd Avail*
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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
4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,994
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,515
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$317 / month
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TCC Rating
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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 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 100.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 80.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4 15.8
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code TPX - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TPX - 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 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code ED3 99Z
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code DFF 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) multi-link w/Stabilizer bars
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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