Compare 2014 Dodge Avenger vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata vs 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Dodge Avenger
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2013 Hyundai Sonata
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2014 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan R/T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avenger 4-Door Sedan R/T 19 29 $24,586 $25,795
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $20,214 $20,595
Avenger 4-Door Sedan SXT 21 30 $22,286 $23,295
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,248 $25,650
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Panoramic Sunroof Pkg 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
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4-Door Sedan EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan EX 23 34 $22,429 $23,950
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX 23 34 $23,877 $25,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SX Turbo 20 31 $25,763 $27,500
Optima 4-Door Sedan SXL Turbo 20 31 $32,963 $35,300
Optima Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,586
$25,790
$22,429
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,795
$27,595
$23,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$430 / month
$460 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Avenger looks great and comes with a long list of features, but it's just not rewarding to spend time behind the wheel. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans. The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 55.2 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.9 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.2 103.8 102.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.7 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 45.5 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 110.0 110
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.5 62.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 189.8 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.5 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 16.4 15.4
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 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11.2 x - TBD - 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr-Assisted 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.94 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.5 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TQP NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50TR18 P225/45R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
TQP NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50TR18 P225/45R18 P215/55VR17
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)
3607 3452 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 x 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 x 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6400 274 @ 6000 192 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 269 @ 1750-4500 181 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.0L/122 2.4 L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.385 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.637 2.64
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.386 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.772 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.13 4.212 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.885 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.800 1.80
Trans Type
6 6 6
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Avenger Hyundai Sonata Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.6 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.9 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 7.1 6.8 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 2.8 -
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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