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The Avenger sedan has been reworked for 2011 and is similar to the Chrysler 200. While the interior is much nicer now, the Avenger is still an aging design. On the plus side, the ride is compliant and the optional V6 is strong and smooth. The noisy and unrefined 173-hp four-cylinder gets only 21 mpg overall, the same as the 283-hp V6. The slow-shifting six-speed automatic doesn't shift particularly smoothly. While the soft suspension provides decent isolation it also allows frequent body motions, and handling is underwhelming even at moderate speeds. Knee space is a little tight but leg and head room are OK and most controls are straightforward.

See Reliability page for the latest 2011 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 2011 Dodge Avenger was freshened with an exterior facelift, a new interior, revised suspension, and a new V6. But none of this was enough to make this aging design competitive. The Avenger still ranked at the bottom of family sedans in our Rating...

Highs

  • Controls.

Lows

  • Engine noise, acceleration, braking, handling, rear visibility, transmission, driving position, fuel economy.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

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
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (173 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (283 hp)