With a sorely unrefined base four-cylinder engine and interior appointments that look and feel downright cheap, the 2010 Dodge Avenger lags behind most of the competition.
These rivals offer more refined, responsive four-cylinder powertrains.
The Sonata and Optima provide a more comfortable, hushed ride and nice interiors that feel better, even if they aren't as exciting to look at as the Avenger's.
Compared to the 2010 Dodge Avenger, the Ford Fusion feels especially sporty and nimble, and though its interior also has a basic design, the materials in the Ford are better—especially after a recent refresh.
Interior space is the Avenger's one undeniable strength; while the backseats in several of these vehicles—especially the Altima—can be tight, the Avenger has enough space for four adults, or five in a pinch.
At the six-cylinder level, the Avenger R/T brings a lot of features and a sporty feel but falls short of offering a strong value overall.
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|2010 Dodge AvengerBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet MalibuBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2009 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings||2008 Kia OptimaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan SXT||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4dr Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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