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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $30,570 to $70,570
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2021 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

MSRP*: $37,100 to $43,400
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Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $33,391 to $39,060
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 43 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.5 ft3 16.1 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 292 - 797 hp 176 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 198.4 - 201.0 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 78.3 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.4 - 38.5 in
Rear 37.1 - 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Dodge Charger than in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, due to the Dodge Charger's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the Dodge Charger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Dodge Charger, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Dodge Charger is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Charger is much higher than that for the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Charger, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Charger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Dodge Charger as you will in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Warranty
The Dodge Charger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.