2011 Dodge
Avenger Express
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Malibu LT

2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT

9.9

starting from

$24,115

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Malibu LT

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Average number of gears
6
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Power seats
Standard
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Has a semi-automatic transmission
2011 Dodge Avenger Express

8.9

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Express

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Fast 0-60 time
6.3 seconds
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Zippy 1/4 mile time
14.8 s s @ 94.9 mph mph
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OK cornering
0.82 g
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Spacious front seats
55.3 ft3
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Winner: Malibu 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 $4,120 cheaper (around 20% less), $19,995 vs $24,115
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Underpowered
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Good highway range
  • 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 9.9

Luxury Features

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu 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 Malibu 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 Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu LT
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MSRP $19,995 vs $24,115 The Avenger Express has a great price and the Malibu LT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 22 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

Road Tests

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu LT
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0-60 mph 6.3 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The Avenger Express can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Malibu LT is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 127 ft vs 130 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 14.8 s s @ 94.9 mph mph vs 16.8 s s @ 84.1 mph mph The Avenger Express's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Malibu LT's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.75 g The Avenger Express has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Malibu LT
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu 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

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 5 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

Performance

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu LT
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 169 HP @ 6,400 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Malibu LT has an OK number of gears, while the Avenger Express has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Malibu LT's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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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 Unknown
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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 Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu LT
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 507 miles vs 528 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 13.5 ft3 vs 15.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3 The Avenger Express has roomy front seats and the Malibu LT is OK
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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 Standard Both have power outlets
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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 Malibu LT Chevrolet
Malibu 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

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2011 Toyota Corolla Avenger Express vs Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Avenger Express vs Altima 3.5 SR
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT Malibu LT vs Cruze LT
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Malibu LT vs Impala LT
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Malibu LT vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2011 Nissan Maxima SV Malibu LT vs Maxima SV
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2011 Toyota Corolla Malibu LT vs Corolla

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