Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2010 Dodge Avenger

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2010 Dodge Avenger
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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4-Door Sedan Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $20,426 $21,230
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 21 30 $20,886 $21,730
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,506 $20,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,149
$20,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$21,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. The 2010 Dodge Avenger offers cool, chunky styling and innovative options; otherwise, it's several paces behind in the evolution of the mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 100.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
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)
10.87 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - TBC
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG TMP
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGG TMP
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAT ED3
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.57
Trans Order Code
ME7 DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Dodge Avenger
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.8

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