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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SXT
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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
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,506
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,230
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$310 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 44.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 56.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 100.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 109.3
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code TPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code TPX NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3243 3112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code ED3 QR25
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.95
Trans Order Code DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.39
Trans Type 4 6
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Dodge Avenger Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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