2011 Dodge
Avenger Express
vs. 2012 GMC
Acadia SLE

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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Average number of gears
6
2011 Dodge Avenger Express

7.8

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Express

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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Very inexpensive
$19,995
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Power outlets
Standard
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Tighter turning radius
36.5 ft
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Acadia SLE's power seats; not available on the Avenger Express
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Cost 10.0 vs -
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
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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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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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Overall 7.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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 Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Acadia SLE'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

Road Tests

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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 Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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MSRP $19,995 vs $37,890 The Avenger Express has a great price and the Acadia SLE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 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 Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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 None vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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 Express is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Acadia SLE 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 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 Express 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 Express can make tight turns, and the Acadia SLE is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Dodge
Avenger Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
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 Express has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 507 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 Express 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 Express'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 Express'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 Express 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 Express
2011 Dodge Avenger Express
2012 GMC Acadia SLE GMC
Acadia SLE
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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 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 Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Acadia SLE; but it's not available at all on the Avenger Express

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