Compare 2010 Dodge Avenger vs 2009 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Hyundai Sonata

2010 Dodge Avenger
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2009 Ford Fusion
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2009 Hyundai Sonata
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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
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS PZEV 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited PZEV 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE PZEV 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
Sonata 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Sonata 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,426
$17,707
$19,056
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,230
$19,035
$19,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$317 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
7.8
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. TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.0 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.2 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.3 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.4 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 100.4 105.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.5 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 28.3 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 80.1 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.2 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.2 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.8 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD - 3.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 38.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TMP - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TMP - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3181 3327
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 156 @ 4250 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 99Z NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/140 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250 175 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84 2.06
Trans Order Code
DFF 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23 1.42
Trans Type
4 5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17 3.81
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Stabilizer bars Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 7

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