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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Express
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Mainstreet 20 31 $20,527 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $18,985 $19,245
4-Door Sedan Lux 20 31 $22,740 $23,745
4-Door Sedan Heat 19 29 $20,527 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $18,481 $19,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $19,405 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $20,923 $22,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $22,406 $24,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 22 31 $24,788 $26,820
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $25,030 $27,080
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $27,098 $29,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,985
$18,481
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,245
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 Mazda Mazda6 is a great pick for practically-minded family-car shoppers who also value driving enjoyment.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.5 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.9 109.8
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 190.9 193.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 11.0 x - 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 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code TR1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TR1 NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3243 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code ED3 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
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 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
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 Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent E-Type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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