Compare 2009 Dodge Avenger vs 2009 Hyundai Sonata

2009 Dodge Avenger
2009 Hyundai Sonata
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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 I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,994
$17,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,515
$18,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Styling and roominess are reasons to consider the 2009 Dodge Avenger, but otherwise it simply doesn’t stack up. TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 105.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 16.3
Brakes
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 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3292
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.79
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Double-wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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