2014 Dodge Avenger vs. Its Competition

2014 Dodge Avenger
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Avenger's unique style really is its best attribute.

Otherwise, models like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are more fuel-efficient, better-performing, and in most cases, more comfortable.

On the other hand, those models aren't offered with a V-6.

The Ford Fusion was all-new last year, and it's now a step beyond the Avenger in every conceivable way.

The Volkswagen Jetta is another value-oriented alternative to the Avenger, but its design is more cohesive, and its optional clean-diesel engine earns significantly better fuel economy.

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Quick Specs
7.4
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.
9.0
The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
8.4
The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
8.6
With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
MSRP From     
$20,595$21,970$21,500$15,695$20,995$20,895
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-5Gas I4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsSmall Station WagonLarge Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan SE4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan LX4-Door Manual Base4-Door Manual S4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanWagonSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift