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2014 Dodge Avenger vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Dodge Avenger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Dodge Avenger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Avenger as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Dodge Avenger or the Volkswagen Jetta, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Avenger is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Jetta.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Avenger is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Avenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
The Dodge Avenger has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Dodge Avenger has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Avenger has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Avenger and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Dodge Avenger has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Dodge Avenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2014 Dodge
Avenger

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MSRP*: $20,595 - $25,795
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2014 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $15,695 - $29,775
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.39% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 33 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,214 - $24,586 $15,067 - $28,584

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