Compare 2008 Dodge Charger vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2008 Dodge Charger
2008 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $21,009 $22,510
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 24 $24,641 $26,545
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 15 22 $26,756 $28,895
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 15 23 $29,204 $31,615
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 22 $31,094 $33,715
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 18 $34,679 $37,215
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4-Door Sedan XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,009
$24,414
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,510
$27,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 106.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 14.4
Brakes
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)
12.6 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3637 3490
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
EER NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.90
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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