Compare 2012 Dodge Avenger vs 2012 Dodge Charger

2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Dodge Charger
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4-Door Sedan SE V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $18,740 $18,995
4-Door Sedan SE V6 21 30 $18,740 $18,995
4-Door Sedan SXT 20 31 $20,660 $21,495
4-Door Sedan SXT Plus 19 29 $22,960 $23,995
4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,800 $25,995
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $24,677 $25,595
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT Plus 19 31 $27,437 $28,595
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $28,725 $29,995
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT Plus 18 27 $29,599 $30,945
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $30,887 $32,345
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 Super Bee 14 23 $40,325 $41,625
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $44,281 $45,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,740
$24,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,995
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a better interior and a better V-6, the 2012 Dodge Avenger has grown more interesting--but it execution, it still leaves a lot to be desired. Cue the Springsteen: Blue-collar virtues get the hero treatment in the 2012 Dodge Charger.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 104.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 200.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 16.3
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 12.6 x 1.1
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 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC TBG
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TR1 TW1
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TR1 TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3400 3961
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
ERB ERB
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 292 @ 6350
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.19
Trans Order Code
DG2 DGJ
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Dodge Charger
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
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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