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2008 Dodge Avenger at MSN Autos

Well, overall it seems as though the cars aren't nearly as bad as portrayed!

However, I am rather irritable at the fact they see an estimated 27 miles per gallon highway as horrible for a V6.

Um, you know, my 5-cylinder Rabbit is only rated at 29 highway.

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However, I am rather irritable at the fact they see an estimated 27 miles per gallon highway as horrible for a V6.

The Avenger (and Sebring) have V6s with worst-in-class fuel economy (3.5) and lowest-in-class horsepower (2.7), so maybe that's why...

Accord - 271 hp, 19/29 mpg

Sonata - 249 hp, 19/29 mpg

Camry - 268 hp, 19/28 mpg

Altima - 270 hp, 19/26 mpg

Fusion - 221 hp, 18/26 mpg

Malibu - 252 hp, 17/26 mpg

Avenger - 235 hp, 16/26 mpg

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Ignorant. I'm sorry I had to say it only for the aspect that Cadillac and Dodge aren't ment to be compared.

Besides, these engines were developed in the early 1990's with an introduction in 1998. They're old and to be replaced by advanced V6's known as the Phoenix Engines.

However, the point is that yes it has relatively poor fuel economy so if that's the argument then Avenger 2.7=27 mpg/Rabbit 2.5=29 mpg (and it's a compact sort of car remember)/Accord=29 mpg.

If we are going to include the size of the car and type of engine, in this case V6's rated in the upper-20's, then why not compare the 2.5L I-5 rated upper-20's too and discuss how miserable that is in a smaller car with 5 cylinders, 170hp, and a manual only gets 29 mpg then.

Because if a V6 Accord gets better mileage than a 5-pot VW Rabbit, then something seems cery wrong with all the statistics. Sorry. I was ranting.

It just bothered me so I had to vent it. If Chrysler doesn't die as all of you hope it will then I am sure we'll see better things from them.

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