Compare 2012 Dodge Avenger vs 2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,800 $25,995
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $18,740 $18,995
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE V6 21 30 $18,740 $18,995
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 20 31 $20,660 $21,495
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus 19 29 $22,960 $23,995
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,800
$26,437
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$28,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a better interior and a better V-6, the 2012 Dodge Avenger has grown more interesting--but it execution, it still leaves a lot to be desired. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 99.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP T7C
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TQP T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 3720
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
ERB 993
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 191 combined
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 41
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 NA
Trans Order Code
DG2 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.57
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Ford Fusion
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 4.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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