2011 Dodge
Avenger Express
vs. 2011 Toyota
Corolla

2011 Dodge Avenger Express

9.9

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Dodge Avenger Express

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Power windows
Standard
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OK brakes
Disc
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
2011 Toyota Corolla

9.2

Runner-up

Toyota Corolla

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Has speed-sensitive volume
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Average number of gears
5
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Winner: Avenger Express
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  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • The Corolla has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 5 vs 4
  • Almost the same, 35.4 ft vs 36.5 ft
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have a good number of cupholders but the Corolla is particularly good
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.2 vs 9.9

Luxury Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
Avenger Express
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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 Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Avenger Express; not available on the Corolla
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
Avenger Express
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Corolla 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Avenger Express does not
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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 Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
Avenger Express
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Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The Corolla has an OK number of gears, while the Avenger Express has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Avenger Express's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 20.7 lb/hp vs 19.6 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 35.4 ft vs 36.5 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
Avenger Express
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MSRP $16,660 vs $19,995 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 28 mpg vs 21 mpg The Corolla has great city mileage and the Avenger Express is pretty reasonable
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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

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express 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 Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc 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 None

Practicality

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Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 462 miles vs 507 miles The Avenger Express has good highway range and the Corolla is reasonable
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Cargo space 12.3 ft3 vs 13.5 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 51.3 ft3 vs 55.3 ft3 The Avenger Express has roomy front seats, but the Corolla is very cramped
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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 8 vs 6 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Corolla is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
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 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2011 Dodge Avenger Express Dodge
Avenger Express
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs 6.3 seconds The Avenger Express can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Corolla is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 127 ft The Avenger Express's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Corolla is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs 14.8 s s @ 94.9 mph mph The Avenger Express's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Corolla 's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs 0.82 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

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2011 Dodge Avenger Express 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Avenger Express vs Altima 3.5 SR
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2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Nissan Versa SL Corolla vs Versa SL
2011 Toyota Corolla 2011 Toyota Yaris Corolla vs Yaris
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