Compare 2011 Dodge Avenger vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA6

2011 Dodge Avenger
2011 Mazda MAZDA6
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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 Manual i Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 16.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TR1 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TR1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3258
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
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
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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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