Compare 2014 Dodge Avenger vs 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2014 Dodge Avenger
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $20,214 $20,595
4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $22,286 $23,295
4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,586 $25,795
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4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $23,890 $24,885
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $25,503 $26,565
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof 23 30 $25,617 $26,685
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $26,558 $27,665
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,230 $28,365
4-Door Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $27,998 $29,165
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof 29 39 $28,287 $29,465
4-Door DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 29 39 $29,054 $30,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,214
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,595
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Avenger looks great and comes with a long list of features, but it's just not rewarding to spend time behind the wheel.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 91.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 101.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 66.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 32.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.3
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 10.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TRJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3400 3186
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.12
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Wagon
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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