Compare 2011 Dodge Avenger vs 2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Dodge Avenger
2011 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $18,985 $19,245
4-Door Sedan Heat 19 29 $20,527 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Mainstreet 20 31 $20,527 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Lux 20 31 $22,740 $23,745
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,985
$18,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,245
$19,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$331 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new V-6 and interior refresh makes the 2011 Dodge Avenger more intriguing, but in execution this mid-sizer still leaves a lot to be desired. The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 16.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 39.0
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
16.6 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TR1 T7E
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TR1 T7E
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 99A
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code
DFF 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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