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Dodge Avenger

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Dodge Avenger 2009 sedan
Trim Shown: Sedan
Dodge's version of the Chrysler Sebring uses the same noisy and unrefined 2.4-liter engine. The four-speed automatic was not very responsive. The 3.5-liter, V6 engine is punchy and refined with a responsive six-speed automatic. Our tested Avenger had a stiff and unsettled ride with pronounced suspension noise. Handling is ungainly but ultimately secure. The styling compromises rear-seat access and visibility and the front seats are uncomfortable. Head-protection air bags are standard, but electronic stability control is optional. Overall, the Avenger is one of the least impressive vehicles we've recently tested. Reliability is much below average.

See Reliability page for the latest 2009 Dodge Avenger recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2008. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC available from 2008, standard from 2012.

Road Test

The Dodge Avenger ranks at the bottom of its class. The car feels cheap and underdeveloped. It has a stiff ride, suspension noise, poor agility, tight quarters, uncomfortable seats, and substandard interior fit and finish. The Avenger's unique rear d...


  • Powertrain, controls, heated and cooled cup holders, crash-test results.


  • Agility, ride, suspension noise, visibility, front-seat comfort, fit and finish.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (173 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 (186 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (235 hp)