2011 Dodge
Avenger Express
vs. 2011 Dodge
Caliber Mainstreet

2011 Dodge Avenger Express

10.0

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Express

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OK brakes
Disc
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Fewer gears
4
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Good range on the highway
507 miles
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Average number of airbags
5
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet

10.0

starting from

$19,370

Reasons to buy the Dodge Caliber Mainstreet

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Ample cargo space
47.4 ft3
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Entertainment system
Optional
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Average city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
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
  • Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • 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 satellite radio
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Cost

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Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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Caliber Mainstreet
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MSRP $19,995 vs $19,370 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 23 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

Luxury Features

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Avenger Express
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Caliber Mainstreet
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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 Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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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

Road Tests

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Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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Caliber Mainstreet
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0-60 mph 6.3 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 127 ft vs Unknown
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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

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Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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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 4 The Avenger Express has an OK number of airbags while the Caliber Mainstreet has very few (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Avenger Express has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

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Avenger Express
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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 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 3 stars

Performance

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Avenger Express
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs Continuously variable Fewer gears
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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 19.1 lb/hp Both {better} and {worse} are sluggish relative to their competitors
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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 35.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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Caliber Mainstreet
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 507 miles vs 367 miles The Avenger Express has great highway range, but the Caliber Mainstreet is very limited
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Cargo space 13.5 ft3 vs 47.4 ft3 The Caliber Mainstreet has lots of cargo room, and the Avenger Express is OK, too
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 53.3 ft3 The Avenger Express has roomy front seats and the Caliber Mainstreet 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

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Avenger Express
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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 Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Caliber Mainstreet; but it's not available at all on the Avenger Express

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Avenger Express vs Impala LT
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
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Caliber Mainstreet vs Journey Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2011 Jeep Compass Limited Caliber Mainstreet vs Compass Limited
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Caliber Mainstreet vs PT Cruiser Classic
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2012 Honda Civic Si Caliber Mainstreet vs Civic Si
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2011 Toyota Matrix Caliber Mainstreet vs Matrix

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