2011 Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
vs. 2012 GMC
Acadia SLE

2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet

10.0

starting from

$22,090

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Mainstreet

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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$22,090
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Power outlets
Standard
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Tighter turning radius
36.5 ft
2012 GMC Acadia SLE

10.0

starting from

$37,890

Reasons to buy the GMC Acadia SLE

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Good cargo space
116.9 ft3
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More passenger seats
8
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Road Tests - vs -
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
Overall 10.0 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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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

Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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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 @ 94 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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MSRP $22,090 vs $37,890 The Avenger Mainstreet has a great price and the Acadia SLE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs Unknown
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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

Safety Features

Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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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 Uconnect vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK 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 5 stars

Performance

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Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Acadia SLE is of average power, but the Avenger Mainstreet is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of 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 for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.6 lb/hp vs 16.9 lb/hp The Acadia SLE has OK performance while the Avenger Mainstreet gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Acadia SLE has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.5 ft vs 40.4 ft The Avenger Mainstreet can make tight turns, and the Acadia SLE is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Acadia SLE can carry a soccer team, and the Avenger Mainstreet has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 524 miles vs Unknown
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Cargo space 13.5 ft3 vs 116.9 ft3 The Acadia SLE has lots of cargo room, but the Avenger Mainstreet has very little
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front seats 55.3 ft3 vs 59.8 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Avenger Mainstreet's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Acadia SLE
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power outlets Standard vs Optional The Avenger Mainstreet's standard power outlet will keep your gadgets charged; requires optional upgrade on the Acadia SLE
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Acadia SLE's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Avenger Mainstreet cannot be configured with them at any price
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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 Mainstreet
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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Number of speakers 6 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 Optional Like your tunes? In the Acadia SLE, you can upgrade to 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 Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2011 Dodge Charger Avenger Express vs Charger
2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS Avenger Express vs Cruze LS
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet 2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Avenger Mainstreet vs Galant ES
2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2011 Toyota Corolla Avenger Express vs Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet 2012 Ford Fusion SE Avenger Mainstreet vs Fusion SE
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Acadia SLE vs Terrain SLE
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 GMC Yukon SLT Acadia SLE vs Yukon SLT
2012 GMC Acadia Denali 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Acadia Denali vs Tahoe LT
2012 GMC Acadia SLE 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS Acadia SLE vs Equinox LS
2012 GMC Acadia SLT 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Acadia SLT vs Grand Cherokee Limited

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