Compare Dodge Avenger vs. Nissan Altima

Compare the Dodge Avenger against the Nissan Altima. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Avenger stacks up against the Altima in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Avenger or Altima. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Dodge Avenger 2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Dodge Avenger 2013 Nissan Altima
4dr Sdn SE
  • 4dr Sdn SE V6
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 4dr Sdn SXT
  • 4dr Sdn R/T
4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SV
  • 2dr Cpe I4 2.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn I4 2.5 SL *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn V6 3.5 SL


MSRP $19,795 $21,760  
Invoice $19,482 $20,356
Avg. Paid $14,345 $15,946

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.2  
Critics' Rating 6.7 8.4
Performance 7.1 8.2
Interior 6.7 8.2
Cost to Own 9.2 9.2
Safety 8.8 9.4
Reliability 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Athletic handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Fun handling
  • Smooth transmission
  • Very good fuel economy estimates
  • Base model’s poor fuel economy
  • Cramped back seat
  • Small trunk
  • Loud four-cylinder engine
  • Some confusing tech features

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 21 City / 29 Hwy 27 City / 38 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 108.900 109.300  
Length, Overall (in) 192.600 191.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.800 72.000
Height, Overall (in) 58.400 57.900

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3400 3108  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.200 101.900
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 40.000
Front Leg Room (in) 42.400 45.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 56.400
Front Hip Room (in) 52.600 54.000
Second Head Room (in) 38.300 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 36.200 36.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 56.400
Second Hip Room (in) 52.800 52.100
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.500 15.400


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard  


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Optional
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 6000 182 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 4400 180 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 36.500 36.100


Flexible Fuel Capability Optional  
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.000


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
4-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.