Possibly due to the success of the movie franchise which Hulk smashed box office records recently, April 2012 marked a surge in Dodge Avenger sales. Or maybe the Avenger hasn’t gotten the credit it deserves recently, and people are starting to realize it. Un-shield your eyes and check out the 2012 Dodge Avenger.
Dodge Avenger Trims and Feature Highlights
The Avenger is a 5 seat midsize sedan build to compete with the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. For 2012 Dodge offers the Avenger in base SE, SE V6, SXT, SXT Plus, and R/T trims. SE and SXT trims are given a 172 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, while the SE V6, SXT Plus, and R/T trims are upgraded to a powerful 283 horsepower V6. Additionally, R/T trims are given a sport tuned suspension for upgraded handling. Avenger traits include the powerful V6 performance choice, strong safety ratings, a fresh interior with quality materials, and an economical price range- Avenger SE starts at just $18,995. Many of the toys you expect in a new car are available inside Avenger, including Uconnect voice command infotainment, navigation, XM radio, and Bluetooth.
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Dodge Avenger Performance
All trims are front-wheel drive. Avenger SE and SXE trims receive a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine that kicks out 172 horsepower and 166 lb.-ft. of torque. Avenger SE 4-cylinders are paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and Avenger SXE models get a 6-speed auto.
Avenger SE V6, SXE Plus, and R/T trims are upgraded to a 3.6 liter V6 worth 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. Avenger SE V6 trims are given a 6-speed automatic, while Avenger SXE Plus and R/T models get a 6-speed auto with Autostick for manual shifting.
Dodge Avenger Fuel Economy
Avenger often gets downgraded due to its pedestrian 4-cylinder fuel numbers. Avenger SE trims get 21/30/24 (city/highway/combined) MPG with the 4-speed transmission; the 6-speed Avenger SXE also receives 24 combined MPG by way of 20 city and 31 highway numbers. V6 Avengers dip to 19/29/22.
Dodge Avenger Interior Highlights
Dodge updated Avenger’s interior materials for 2011, so you get a fresh, quality feel overall, with an uncomplicated ‘watch inspired’ dash layout and easy to use controls. You’ll also get a pretty comfortable and quiet ride, though Avenger’s seats are a mixed bag. While most agree that they’re comfortable, some say that space can be an issue for the longer legged. You get 36.2” of rear legroom and 42.4” up front. The Uconnect system- with 6.5” touchscreen display- comes in handy for those who are busy driving.
Cargo space can be another source of lament, as Avenger’s 13.5 cubic foot trunk falls short of many rivals’ 15 cubed versions. Thankfully, the 60/40 split rear seats can fold to accommodate extra stuff.
Dodge Avenger Safety
2012 Avenger safety standards include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, and 2 row side curtain airbags. While you don’t get much safety tech, Avenger excels in the ratings. NHTSA crash testing gives 2012 Avenger 4/5 stars overall, by way of 4/5 across the board for frontal, side, and rollover damage, and the IIHS has made Avenger it a 2012 Top Safety Pick.
Dodge Avenger Summary
If the Avenger were to play a superhero, it’d probably be the average one that gets the least screen time. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its strongpoints- safety, performance, and price among them- it’s just that there is more emphasis on the ‘super’ sedans out there. Looks like Avenger will be playing the underdog role this time around, though if sales continue to rise, I’m sure Chrysler will gladly take the 2nd lead. Make the 2012 Avenger, or any member of the Dodge lineup, your ride by finding the perfect price. It’s all possible at CarWoo!