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The Avenger, like the related Chrysler 200, is an outdated and outclassed design that is uncompetitive among family sedans. 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 six-speed automatic doesn't shift particularly smoothly or quickly. Though the soft suspension provides decent isolation, it also allows frequent body motions, and handling lacks agility but is secure. Rear visibility is lousy, but the interior is nice and most controls are straightforward.

See Reliability page for the latest 2013 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The Avenger, like the related Chrysler 200, is an outdated and outclassed design that is uncompetitive among family sedans. The Dodge Avenger was freshened in 2011 with an exterior facelift, a new interior, revised suspension, and a new V6. But none...

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)