2011 Dodge
Avenger Express
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LT

2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

9.8

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LT

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Sporty performance
11.8 lb/hp
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More passenger seats
6
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Quite powerful
300 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Average number of gears
6
2011 Dodge Avenger Express

8.9

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Express

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Power outlets
Standard
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OK braking distance from 60mph
127 ft
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Average range in the city
355 miles
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Average city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Winner: Impala LT
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Winner: Avenger Express
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  • The best price we've seen is $8,000 cheaper (around 30% less), $19,995 vs $27,995
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 8.9 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Impala LT's power seats; not available on the Avenger Express
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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MSRP $19,995 vs $27,995 The Avenger Express has a great price and the Impala LT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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0-60 mph 6.3 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 127 ft vs 135 ft The Avenger Express's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Impala LT is quite bad
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1/4 mile 14.8 s s @ 94.9 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Performance

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Impala LT is fairly powerful, but the Avenger Express is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Impala LT has an OK number of gears, while the Avenger Express has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.6 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp The Impala LT is a sporty car, but the Avenger Express is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.5 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Passengers 5 vs 6 The Impala LT can carry a soccer team, and the Avenger Express has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 507 miles vs 493 miles The Avenger Express has good highway range and the Impala LT is reasonable
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Cargo space 13.5 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 56.6 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Avenger Express's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Impala LT
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 6 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Impala LT vs Malibu LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Ford Fusion SE Impala LT vs Fusion SE
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Toyota Corolla Impala LT vs Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Chrysler 200 LX Impala LT vs 200 LX

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