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 SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $19,506 $20,230
4-Door Sedan Express 21 30 $20,426 $21,230
4-Door Sedan R/T 21 30 $20,886 $21,730
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 32 $17,922 $18,700
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV GLS 22 32 $19,056 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 32 $19,436 $20,520
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 32 $20,867 $22,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 29 $21,466 $22,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 29 $22,737 $24,050
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV Limited 22 32 $22,959 $24,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 29 $24,809 $26,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,506
$17,707
$17,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,230
$19,035
$18,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$317 / month
$312 / 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 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.9 57.2 58.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.8 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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
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 Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TPX - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3243 3181 3292
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 9.7 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 160 @ 6250 175 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.84 1.79
Trans Order Code
DFF 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.39 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23 1.55
Trans Type
4 5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76 0.97
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 7

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