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Compare 2010 Dodge Avenger vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2010 Dodge Avenger
2009 Ford Fusion
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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
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,426
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,230
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 100.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 - TBD -
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)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TMP - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TMP - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ED3 99Z
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code
DFF 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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