Compare 2010 Dodge Avenger vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2010 Dodge Avenger
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,506 $20,230
4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $20,426 $21,230
4-Door Sedan R/T 21 30 $20,886 $21,730
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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
$19,506
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,230
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Avenger offers cool, chunky styling and innovative options; otherwise, it's several paces behind in the evolution of the mid-size sedan. 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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.0
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 Volume (ft³)
100.5 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 112.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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