Compare 2009 Dodge Avenger vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2009 Dodge Avenger
2008 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 21 30 $20,855 $22,450
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $18,994 $20,515
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,458 $20,915
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,855
$20,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,450
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Styling and roominess are reasons to consider the 2009 Dodge Avenger, but otherwise it simply doesn’t stack up. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 89.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 55.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 7.4
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 11.7 x 1.02
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 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TMP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TMP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3245 3095
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
ED3 QR25
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 NA
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.35 - 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Nissan Altima
Body Style
4dr Sdn 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
multi-link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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