Compare 2012 Dodge Avenger vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA6

2012 Dodge Avenger
2012 Mazda MAZDA6
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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 Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 22 31 $25,786 $27,310
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $20,286 $21,480
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $21,839 $23,125
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $23,352 $24,730
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,146 $29,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $26,033 $27,570
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,343 $20,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,800
$25,786
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$27,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$455 / 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 Mazda6 is just as comfortable, practical, and refined as most other mid-size sedans, but it's a little more enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.5 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.8 x - 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 11.0 x - 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 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
TQP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3607 3329
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.29
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.00
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Mazda Mazda6
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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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