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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2014 Dodge Avenger
R/T FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,385
12 listings nationwide

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2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,950
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Dodge Avenger
R/T FWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Proving no nemesis for the rest of the midsize marketplace, the Avenger takes its final bows for 2014 as an unedited carryover from its previous years. Originally launched for 1995 and...

2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Eric Tallberg Review:

In value and basic hauling needs, the 2012 Dodge Caliber lineup is sur...

The Good: A practical and feature-rich cabin, standard cooled beverage compartme...

The Bad: Lazy acceleration, a noisy and inefficient continuously variable trans...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2014 Dodge Avenger
R/T FWD
writes:
This was a great little care for me. Unfortunately I became disabled & had it repossessed as I couldnt pay fo...
Power Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan better.
"Power to weight ratio better Hence has better acceleration."
Handling Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan better.
"Corner as if on rails. No noticeable lean when cornering"
Looks/Style Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan worse.
"More sporty looking with raised haunches over rear tires. Color"
Front Seats Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan worse.
"More adjustable"
Back Seats Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan worse.
"More room"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan worse.
"Actually they look about the same but long items can pass between two rear seats without folding them down allowing full use of rear seats."
Family Car Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan worse.
"Quieter & smoother riding but not by much."
Value Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan better.
"Low cost of ownership, better fuel mileage, more fun to drive & less expensive to buy used due to old age compare to SL2 & the SL2 still has a lot of life left even at 175,000+ miles. "
Would Buy Ranked 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL2 Sedan better.
"Low Price, Great performance & known reliability."
writes:
Nice ride very comfy fun pretty cute car
30
writes:
Very nice car with good power
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
writes:
Great. Needs more power.
10
writes:
My 5-speed manual was a pleasant surprise to me from the moment I gave it a test drive. My only persistent dis...
Power Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Caliber felt like a lighter vehicle that was easier for the small 4-cylinder engine to handle."
Family Car Ranked 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4WD worse.
"Overall, my Caliber was a very honest, very reliable, very economical, and very unpretentious vehicle. It never left me wishing I had FWD under regular driving conditions and, on the few occasions I drove it on unpaved roads or other mild off-road conditions it performed capably. Even though it was the base model it met every need I had for a durable, comfortable, economical daily driver."

Specs

2014 Dodge Avenger
R/T FWD
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 13.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
283 hp @ 6,400 RPM
158 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
141 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.28 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 4 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 3 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 2 stars 1 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 36.2 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.5 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.6 in 173.8 in
Width 81.3 in 68.8 in
Height 58.4 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 103.7 in

Available Options

2014 Dodge Avenger
R/T FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Blue Streak Pearlcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Redline 2 Coat Pearl
  • True Blue Pearlcoat

Option Packages

  • Radio: Uconnect 430N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Nav
  • Power Express Open/Close Sunroof
  • Sun/Sound Group
2012 Dodge Caliber
SE FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Redline 2-Coat Pearl
  • Tungsten Metallic

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